Monthly Archives: December 2011

In Defense of Abraham Lincoln

β€œThe shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.”
– Abraham Lincoln

No American, perhaps, has been so mythologized as Abraham Lincoln. In part, the myths were of his own making. Lincoln often concealed an immense intellect and political fortitude behind language, imagery and ideas familiar to the common man. Other myths created and repeated by scholars, historians and public figures of the last 150 years have elevated Lincoln to messianic heights and debased him with unfounded innuendo and accusation, both obscuring his true legacy. Continue reading

Ron Paul: Oligarchs’ “Operation Briar Patch”

“Drown me! Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please,” said Brer Rabbit. “Only please, Brer Fox, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.”

In the “conspiracy” media, few conclusions more closely approach consensus than that: 1) Ron Paul is the last and only hope of America, and 2) The manifold forces of darkness are arrayed against him.

I will not accuse the good doctor of being a secret zionist, freemason, jesuit or interdimensional reptile. I think he has in some respects been a courageous and useful public servant. I do, however, suppose that Ron Paul – whether he knows it or not – is a perfectly acceptable option, and perhaps favored by some elements of the power elite, to be elected in 2012. Continue reading