Ex Malo Bonum

By Plebius Common One of the translations is “From bad comes good”. And the Pope rails against nationalism.  The pope who lays a reasonable claim to being the “Pope of the People.”  How aberrational can one get? “From bad comes…
The Toxic Rot of Meritocracy

By Plebius Common Brief thoughts on “the rot of Meritocracy” in the establishment arena on loyalty, “Fake News” and the FDR (Roosevelt) and Churchill mandate, “Loyal Opposition, Deep State, Fourth and Fifth Estate”, Leaders and Individualism, and the “shadow government.”…
Leaders Have Always Been Fallible

By Plebius Common Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.  He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for work to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human…
Canada is Not Happy

Canadian officials are more than a little upset over the results of our 2016 election.  No, not so much about President Trump, but more about what didn’t happen.  Explains Canada Tourism czar Henley Matthews, “We were given assurances from some…
Fade to Black

By Plebius Common Fade to Black is a screenwriter’s clue that the story has ended.  If you were entertained, mission accomplished.  If you were challenged to think, the process should start!!! David Lean opined that movies should entertain and instruct,…
It’s Morning In America Again

President Reagan had a campaign ad that stated, “It’s morning in America. Today more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country’s history.” This will be a mantra when President Elect Trump transitions to President…
What Now?

Obama thinks Washington is so psychologically broken that it then projects his inadequacies and dysfunction. He therefore believes the next president will need a specific skill set to function. And, he thought Hillary, the William Safire “Congenital Liar”, had that…
The World According to Forbes

The last eight years have produced evidence of political bungling at home and abroad that is politically producing results that are appalling, dangerous and seditious. This is a far different picture than the one created, out of whole cloth, by…
Beyond the Promises

By Plebius Common The genius of Renaldo Magnus was his focus on patriotism, in the arena both foreign and domestic.  Reagan understood that the spread of Communism was the strategy of an ideology which had as it core, world dominance…