December 18, 2017

Airline oligopoly advances as American and US Airways announce merger

Fasten your seat belts, the ride for airline passengers is going to get if not bumpier, more expensive. Completing this stage of the consolidation of the legacy airline sector, American Airlines, currently in bankruptcy, will merge with US Airways. In a short period of time, United has merged with Continental, Delta with Northwest, and now […]

Obama Playing Chicken with American Men

The Obama administration’s current warpath against so-called “gun violence” — which is Newspeak for non-violence committed by non-criminals with their non-illegal private property — is a brazen challenge to America’s manhood. The progressives have apparently decided that this is the moment when they can play their ultimate authoritarian hand, and let the chips fall where […]

The Obama Doctrine: American Lives Are Expendable

The Obama White House, the Clinton State Department, and Panetta’s Department of Defense have guiding principles in Afghanistan that, if applied to Benghazi, explain the administration’s decision to deny air support to the Americans fighting for their lives on 9/11/12. The denial of air support to our troops in battle is normal operating procedure for […]

Middle East a Tinderbox, American Leadership Absent

The winds of war are blowing stronger in the Middle East, all because President Obama refuses to realize the threat posed by radicals in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East. Protesters in what seemed to be a coordinated effort attacked the U.S. Consulate in Libya Tuesday, killing the American ambassador and three staffers, and […]

Dreaming Up a New America: Progressive Education and the Perversion of American Democracy

As opposed to the 2008 election, which had many frustrated and emotionally charged voters dreaming up a new America with a historic presidential candidate leading the charge, the 2010 midterms had people doing the exact opposite.  In 2010, a majority of Americans stopped dreaming and started to face reality.  America was accelerating toward an irreversible […]

The Childishness of the American Left

The American left is the most self-indulgent, arrogant, and spoiled group of people on the face of the earth.  They live in a nation facing national bankruptcy and societal upheaval — a country presently subsisting on the residue of past economic achievements.  Yet the only things that matter to them are their lifestyles and imposing […]

Chen Guancheng and the Myth of American Decline

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Reid Smith on 5.4.12 @ 1:14PM There has been an ongoing discussion, these past few years, among those scholarly opinion-makers in politics, the media and the professoriate that America is in a state of inevitable and irreversible decline. Let’s call them the “declinists.” They readily accept the […]

Arab Winter Watch: UAE Detains Staff of American Pro-Democracy Group

Via Washington Post: United Arab Emirates authorities temporarily detained members of a U.S.-funded democracy group as they tried to leave the country after their office was ordered closed, U.S. officials said Thursday. The group included the local director of the National Democratic Institute, or NDI, who was briefly held and left the country, and another […]

‘The Blacks: A Clown Show’ (Revisited as an American Tragedy)

In 1961 a play  titled “The Blacks : A Clown Show” by the  French petty criminal and homosexual  prostitute  Jean Genet, was the avant garde sensation of New York.  At the St. Marks Playhouse it starred a cast of Black actors, then young  but now well-known to us all — people like James Earl Jones, […]

The American Left and the Erosion of Public Discourse

Much has been made of the precipitous decline in the level of discourse in the United States.  Many attribute this to the coarsening of the language and the ever-widening gulf between the various factions in the political spectrum.  However, these factors are a symptom of a current underlying and foundational dilemma: the inability of not […]