Marxism is Democracy

Marx’s communism failed because
He conflated feudalism with modernism

To understand Marx’s philosophy, Marxism, we need to understand his worldview. A passive reader takes his {her} worldview with them when they view, read or even think about the past. Their worldview informs the context of events in terms of their current understanding. I believe Marx was also a victim of his worldview without his realization. Thus, the formation of his philosophy was a rejection of feudalism and the implementation of pure democracy. Continue reading “Marxism is Democracy”

Tyranny of Americanism

Benevolent Populist Tyrant

The rhetoric of populism never seems to get old no matter how obvious the lessons of tyranny. Peisistratos was to seize power {illegal by definition} with the consent of the poorer folks of Athens. He did give them a slice of the pie but at what expense? Though he reads as a “good” dictator one must ask, “What was the overall economic cost to everyone?” Continue reading “Tyranny of Americanism”

Election of Tyranny by Democracy

Plato's Ship Captain Election

Who Shall Captain Our Ship of State?
Those with Experience?

Those with Popularity?

I am deeply troubled that I squandered my years in meaningless entanglements of profundity rather than learning wisdom thereby living much of my life in ignorance. Lost in pop culture and empty causes I came late to salvation and even later to wisdom. Continue reading “Election of Tyranny by Democracy”

The Myth of Tyranny

Guardian Angel Children

Guardian Angel of Gnosticism

The title is a double entendre designed to grab your attention. The modern definition of tyranny bears little resemblance to its origins. The modern definition of tyranny is, “arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.” However, this definition is not supported by history. Continue reading “The Myth of Tyranny”

Political Rhetoric or Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Early Attack Ad

Early Political Attack Ad
Against Thomas Jefferson

I am amused at the rhetoric of the pundits, the politicians and the news manipulators (cannot truly call them news reporters) as they deplore what they describe as, “dirty politics” or “political attack ads”. They act as if these personal attacks are a symptom of the degradation of the modern, current political landscape showing how someone needs to come along and make everyone get along! Continue reading “Political Rhetoric or Can’t We All Just Get Along?”