Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Collective’s & Re-Engineering of Chaos

“From the volumes of history we witness repetitions; lessons the student seems most unwilling to learn.” 

This opening quote is from the book Valor in Prosperity and is one of many anecdotal references designed to crystalize a series of observations into a single phrase; likewise the case with the title of this offering, The Collective’s Re-Engineering of Chaos. In as much as I suspect that there are few who argue the facts affirming government failure I acknowledge in advance there will be far less who will agree as to the cause.  

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Falling Over the Finish Line

In the third volume of the Blind-Vision Series, Valor in Prosperity, we dedicate a section of one chapter to the discussion of a topic I refer to as “Succeeding at Failure”.  The purpose of the section is to illustrate a point which seems to be quite a common attribute of contemporary political and social order.  The following is an excerpt: 

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In Defense of Reason

This past Thursday (November 10, 2011) the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the first legislative hurdle by voting in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act. The proposed legislation, sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca), marks the first successful attempt by any component of Congress toward overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by then President Bill Clinton. As expected the vote (10-8) ruled strictly along party lines including two Senators, Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill) who had previously voted for the original DOMA.  Senator Leahy, with a level of skill and venality well refined over his thirty-seven years in office, captured the moment’s success by stating:

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Care to Dance?

“The sun had long since bid its parting adieu though its presence lingered in the canopy of stars; a soft evening breeze eases itself across the bay to fan the buckeye and maple trees which line the esplanade and though not immediate to his view the occasional scent of polish sausage and sauerkraut tethers one to the thought of a nearby vendor and his push-cart.

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