Never Say It"s Never Too Late
I've always considered myself very blessed in that my circle of friends here in East Tennessee are for the most part somehow related to one another, and that I've grown so close to these people over the years as to be considered a part of that family; so much so that I had often been welcomed into many of their homes during the frequent periods of trouble that I found myself in during my younger...
Anarchism as Constitutionalism, Part 2
In response to my column Anarchism as Constitutionalism: A Reply to Bidinotto, Robert Bidinotto writes:
Dear Roderick Long: Your online critique of my anarchism piece was just called to my attention. Let me assure you that I still stand firmly behind what I wrote in 'The Contradiction In Anarchism.' Briefly, I don't believe your commentary begins to satisfactorily address...
Wal-Mart: Immoral Monster?
Some sheeple are up in arms again, this time over low retail prices on everyday goods. If one listens to their pleas, you will hear that Wal-Mart is an immoral monster and all of its stores should be run out of town on a rail yesterday, if not sooner. Lower prices, great selection, ready availability, pervasive presence, a state-of-the-art ordering, delivery, and payment system, and a no-...
Congressman Danny Davis and Special Education
Unlike many of my redstate conservative counterparts, in Illinois, the public servants who represent me seldom share any of my views or beliefs, and this will be even truer when Peter Fitzgerald retires from the Senate next year. That is why, upon receiving a mailing from my Congressman, Danny Davis, I instinctively headed for the kitchen trashcan. However, on the way, I saw the headline, '...
Enough Is Too Much
Dead sheep shuffle. Do the dead sheep shuffle. Get in line. Waste your time.
Get yer gonads groped and your belongings touched by strangers' fingers.
Get shoved, get yelled at.
"No, you ASS, don't go down THAT line, I said THIS ONE HERE."
Reaction of the other sheep not, "Where do you get off telling this guy what to do?"
Reaction of other sheep was, "Where do you get off not following...
Did the War Party Kill Chandra Levy?
Gary Condit sues tabloids for $209 million'recent CNN news item
It was the Black Dahlia Case without the nude body. But unlike that sensational and still unsolved Hollywood murder case, the unsolved Chandra Levy case probably has more sinister undertones than we shall ever be permitted to know.
Gary Condit never killed Chandra Levy. Something bigger than both of them killed her. One year after...
What Should Be Done With Saddam?
In this space I have written about the relation between's Saddam's capture and the success of the so-called War on Terror. In the months following the Iraqi invasion, opponents of the war pointed out the irony of the coalition's inability to locate the Hitler du jour. Predictably, when Saddam finally was captured, the war hawks gloated as if this proved their point. (To the best of my...
Does God Want Bush Reelected?
A bumper sticker one often sees along Colorado's Front Range asks: 'If God is not a Bronco fan, why are sunsets orange?' Dallas Cowboy fans will tell you that Texas Stadium has an opening in the roof so God can watch His favorite team.
This is good fun. Certainly, no one believes that God has a favorite football team. However, I cannot help thinking that a lot of people seriously believe that God...
George F. Smith
The State continually fails and destroys, yet it persists. You say, 'Of course it persists ' it has the guns.' True, but it's not like we're standing around with our hands up, nor is that what the State wants us to do. Its destructive interventions notwithstanding, it wants us to create as much wealth as possible so it will have an ample source of plunder. How it goes about...
Sharon's Speech: The Decoded Version
He read out the written text of his speech, word for word, without raising his eyes from the page.
It was vital for him to stick to the exact wording, since it was an encoded text. It is impossible to decipher it without breaking the code. And it is impossible to break the code without knowing Ariel Sharon very well indeed.