“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” This writing begins with a meditation on the quote above, the slogan of the authoritarian, repressive Party in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, often referred to as 1984, published in 1949. I’ll let the process take me wherever it […]
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In 1983, The National Alliance—a white activist organization founded and headed by William Pierce—held its annual convention in Washington, D.C. A young mine worker from the Pacific Northwest by the name of Bob Mathews was scheduled to give a talk at the convention. Mathews had been an Alliance member for three years and actively recruiting […]
The cause of white people has historically been linked to the far-right end of the social/political spectrum, which I find problematic both philosophically and practically. For my taste, the far right is too authoritarian and statist. By authoritarian, I refer to somebody calling the shots at the cost of someone’s else’s personal freedom and self-determination, […]
In late March, I wrote an article, posted here, on the public response to the COVID-19 virus called “Thoughts from a Leather Couch on Covid-19.” My focus was on the U.S., as it will be in this writing. I saw COVID, as I will call the article, as being about a breaking news story and felt […]
Note: I wrote this article on March 30th. After I finished it, I thought, “You’re ancient and losing it and unqualified to be writing about this topic. Everybody is on board with how to come at this COVID-19 pandemic and there has to be something wrong with you.” I set the article aside. It’s now […]
I read with interest Professor Thomas Dalton’s article posted here on December 8th, 2019, “The ABC’s of the Alt-Right: A Guide for Students.” As has Professor Dalton, I have spent many years on American university campuses (I recently retired)—in my case, 42 years as a professor, plus an additional five years at the instructor rank […]
Recently, I wrote an article, posted here, on the 1969 Academy-Award-winning film “Midnight Cowboy.” I’m old enough to have seen it in a theater back when it was first released—of course, no DVDs or streaming in those years. I hadn’t seen it again until this year, a gap of a half-century no less. What particularly […]