Helena Blavatsky on Government Systems: “They have no sway over the inner man…”

“…Whether the physical man be under the rule of an empire or a republic, concerns only the man of matter. His body may be enslaved; as to his Soul, he has the right to give to his rulers the proud answer of Socrates to his Judges. They have no sway over the inner man.” H.P. Continue reading Helena Blavatsky on Government Systems: “They have no sway over the inner man…”

The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

A PASSAGE FROM THE LI JI THAT DEFINES THE AMERICAN MINERVAN, REFLECTING ITS IDEA OF PERFECTIBILISM AND REPUBLICANISM. This single passage defines all that we aim toward in this life; and is therefore, the most important to the ideal of The American Minervan. It also tells you, as the reader something you find curious, rather Continue reading The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

Note on Benjamin Rush and Early Federalist Republicanism: Fear of Democracy, Moral Degradation, and Corruption

FEDERALIST REPUBLICANISM: BENJAMIN RUSH ON FEARS OF DEMOCRACY, PARTY POLITICS, MORAL DEGRADATION AND CORRUPTION The stories of Marius, Tacitus, Livy and Sallust stress importance of morals, reason and the rule of law in a virtuous republic; also corruption of these through avarice, luxury, parties, factions and venality. According to the Roman statesman, Sallust, a republic Continue reading Note on Benjamin Rush and Early Federalist Republicanism: Fear of Democracy, Moral Degradation, and Corruption

I once defined myself as a Black Conservative. Why I consider it a mistake today

MY VIEW OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM NOW, INCLUDING EXPERIENCES WITH REPUBLICAN PARTY AND TRUMP ERA VOTERS I once defined myself as a ‘Conservative,’ because I was finding the closest description to my views as it was then. So, I do not define myself in this sense anymore. However, mostly, it has to do with Trumpism, after Continue reading I once defined myself as a Black Conservative. Why I consider it a mistake today

James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

“What then is the American, this new man? . . . He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds.” J. HECTOR ST. JOHN DE CRÈVEŒUR, LETTERS Continue reading James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

Recondita Armonia | Plácido Domingo

The supreme tranquility of Plácido, when Plácido Domingo sings Recondita armonia. Romanticism never dies in us. . . But our Floria is Sophia. English What subtle harmony of different beauties!Floria, my passionate lover is a brunetteAnd you, unknown beauty,Are framed by fair hairYou have blue eyesTosca has dark eyesThe mysterious artMixes the different beauties together:But Continue reading Recondita Armonia | Plácido Domingo

Abraham Lincoln Letter to Joshua F. Speed lays into Anti-Immigrant Nativist Party ‘Know-Nothing’

“We are the Party of Lincoln.” HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY (R-CA) No, you’re not. You are false, as if entirely alien to the very name you claim. You delude the members, and disrespect the origins of the Republican Party. Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we Continue reading Abraham Lincoln Letter to Joshua F. Speed lays into Anti-Immigrant Nativist Party ‘Know-Nothing’

Fox News and El Paso Gunman are on same Page: Fox Repeats Shooter’s Manifesto Verbatim

Fox News has echoed talking points from the El Paso shooter’s manifesto regarding a Hispanic “invasion” for some time. The attempt of Trump to relate the Dayton’s shooter’s left-wing sentiments to Elizabeth Warren is a cunning distraction and a deceitful comparison. “Will leaders sit back as invasion happens?” TUCKER CARLSON, COMING TO AMERICA SEGMENT Perhaps, Continue reading Fox News and El Paso Gunman are on same Page: Fox Repeats Shooter’s Manifesto Verbatim