Monthly Archives: February 2015

Brian Williams – The Greater Rule of Duty; Broken!

The First Amendment protects Free Speech and, among other points, it provides an affirming sanctuary for The Press. Typically one finds both of these components conjoined such as in the case of Larry Flynt (of Hustler magazine fame) and offensive as it may be, to protect the right of the unseemly and the sensational.
So the question is this: Is Brian Williams actions (no different than any other media personality or politician) more an issue of duty than it is a matter of truth-telling? Given the manner in which the breach has been handled, by either Williams or NBC, I believe we are obligated to extend our inquiry a bit further. We should ask if the core issue of the Williams/NBC response is more a function of economics or are their reactions truly an affirming demonstration of a core feature long held to be a necessary component of a true democracy, the duty of the press to faithfully inform the public, and also an effort to demean the use of sensationalism as a tool for contorting the shape of public opinion?
Do we accept, perhaps even tolerate that we expect the bias of misstatements simply because we’ve come to prefer that the illusion continuing uninterrupted?  If so then the real problem is not Brian Williams or NBC (or any element of the media or political bouillabaisse). Mired within the illusion is the faithfulness of truth; peril unseen and unspoken yet no less absolute.
Whatever your perspective may be it remains inevitable that we will no less proceed at our own and individual risk. Even if the lie is repeated with sufficient frequency and ultimately is accepted as the truth, it remains, as an absolute, that the foundational reference upon which it rests remains a lie. Contradictions do not exist.
“Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” -Ayn Rand
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ON AIR with Host Mike Miller of WIMA 1150

The Foundations Weekly On-Point Series continues with Host Mike Miller of 1150 WIMA in Lima, Ohio and Policy Analyst, Curtis Greco. This week features “Brian Williams | The Greater Rule of Duty; Broken!” This vignette appears throughout the week during Michael’s 6-9 a.m. (ET) Show. Ohio’s In-Tune & In-Touch Host, catch him Live in-market or online at

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The State of Leadership – Failure’s Support System

Absent a common ambition any interest can be served; for a time!

The notion of diversity, seemingly hip and peevishly altruistic, is nothing more than functional lethargy overtaking the natural order of form. The charade that is diversity is right up there with the iconic and authoritative defense often raised and known as a Conspiracy Theory.

In truth, if you care to consider the theory, isn’t any/every outcome a conspiracy? The deliberate ambition of those preferring one outcome over that of another’s, have they, forces and interests, not conspired to affect their cause? In either instance the outcome is still the same; the overtaking of the natural order of functional form.

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Union Logic Challenged

NYT Columnist, Nick Kristof, last week penned an Op-Ed piece “The Cost of Decline in Unions” and he makes many of the same pro-union claims attributing various benefits. The 40 hour work week, productivity improvements and the causal force behind the both,  the creating and maintaining of the middle-class or, conversely, the loss of the middle-class (increase in the wealth-gap) due to losses in union rolls.

I find these arguments quite weak in the presence of facts as none of these either occurred because of Unions or due to their diminishing influence. Much of this argument, as with many others which feign the need for more government intervention are weak on substance or simply a lure in search of greater political influence.

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U.S. State Dept. Illustrates Ideological Nepotism

The State Departments Deputy Spokesperson’s, Marie Harf, command of reality is sorely warped but then again the former Obama campaign workers’ robotic diatribe demonstrates a unique form of gravitas. Her crafted policy statements regarding serious National Security Crisis is pure pseudo-intellectual fantasy. Here’s a reality news flash for you Ms. Harf; if you or your handlers believe the ISIS Caliphate is rooted in economic depravity you’re seriously misguided. Given your transparent lack of historical knowledge, including the draconian history of Islam and its internal divisions, it is no surprise that your statement suggesting that “We cannot kill our way out of this war” ignores a critical attribute of the kinetic forces behind the expansion of ISIS. It is, and there should be no doubt about it, a War of Ideology and to defeat the Rouges of Ideology there is only one decisive mechanism; you kill them.

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