[Updated August 18, 2016]

[July 2016 Feature, "Trump: The Issue," follows note on novel. September 2016 Essay on Trump tops Menu.]

A Challenge To 21st Century "Liberalism"

Truth Based Logic
Return Of The Gods

By Jacob van Flossen

Kipling themed Novel demonstrates the spirit & dedication of this web site: As Federal entitlements & a grievance mentality continue to grow; economic confusion, intrigue, conflict & violence, reflect the social & psychological dynamics of a gathering disaster that threatens the continued existence of America.

Before Obama, Americans were subjected to a Century long propaganda barrage, influenced by Marxist & Jacobin values. Answering that attack is the purpose of this web site. In dynamic interactions of the novel, you will find the most compelling argument. Carefully plotted, Return Of The Gods combines graphic realism, raw sexuality, historic perspective, chivalric romance & numerous subplots, to directly challenge the wisdom of what has passed for political analysis for the past sixty-five years. The scene is America--the mainstream media in the throes of a "politically correct" mythology--as the Welfare State breaks down under the weight of entitlements, and chaos & revolution appear inevitable. [A Novel so clearly tuned to contemporary America, that it describes in detail the exact techniques that the New York Times used in 2016, to smear Donald Trump, among tactics that "newspaper" employs to try to defeat the Novel's protagonist in 1994!]

In the midst of a Kiplingesque day of reckoning--title & theme taken from the Kipling poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings," who return "with terror & slaughter" whenever a people follow the false Gods of the Market too far down the path of wishful thinking--normal men & women pursue survival, love & romance; while conspirators on both the Left & Right maneuver for advantage.

Combining ideological conflict with a story of elemental passion, the author puts both politics & passion into a perspective seldom, if ever, found in contemporary literature. In projecting challenges to traditional values, through well drawn & appealing characters, the author offers a sense of the timeless quality of the human drama.

Tired of an intrusive culture, which treats Government as the ultimate solution to human failure, while denying each of us, tradition & privacy? You will love RETURN OF THE GODS!

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Essays On Social, Economic, Political, Legal, Cultural, Ethnic & Philosophic Issues

[A Perspective On Our Time.]

Trump: The Issue

July, 2016 Feature--Truth Based Logic

America First: The issue in 2016 Presidential Campaign. Constitution requires putting America & the Americans first. All duties flow from that requirement.

Whether or not there is ambiguity as to American Constitutional intent on some matters, there is absolute clarity as to functional intent with respect to one overriding issue. The primary issue in the 2016 Presidential campaign is clearly to determine whom an American President has the duty to serve; whose interests must be honored; who favored. To address this issue, consider the stated purpose of the Constitution--the avowed intent of the framers--the ratified intent of subscribing States--the Preamble:

We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

"The people," in defining the Constitutional purpose & function, were beyond question the people of the specific ratifying States (1787 to 1791). "Justice" can sometimes be rather abstract; but "domestic tranquility" is, obviously, our domestic tranquility; not the promotion of anything abroad, not meddling with any other people's lives. (Nor will reviewing the specific grants of power or function that follow, suggest any non-American focus or purpose for either.)

The "common defence," both from the obvious context-- as from the related grants of function that follow--is clearly the common protection of the people of the sovereign States that ratified. The "general Welfare" is what will generally benefit those specific peoples.

Finally, with unmistakable clarity, the charter identifies the intended beneficiaries of those secured "Blessings of Liberty": The Founders & their "posterity"; the lineal descendants of a specific people; the descendants of the Founders, down through the generations.

Is anything in our interpretation, even arguable? Does this statement of intent waffle in any way as an indication of whose interest is to be favored on any Constitutional question that involves Americans on the one hand, and any other people on the other? Is there anything that suggests a duty to allow those of any other nation, a Constitutional right to demand entrance into America; to demand anything from an American Government under any claim of legal or moral right?

Now, a great many of us, ourselves included, trace ancestry to those who came after the Constitutional Union was established. Our rights to participate grow out of acceptance into those communities Blessed with that secured Liberty in the various States. That does not, not by anything in the Constitution, justify departure from the Constitutional concept or purpose. Nor can anyone in office claim a moral right to alter the function & intent, each has sworn to uphold.

Republicans, such as Speaker Ryan, who wring their hands in the public media, over Donald Trump's sometimes blunt way of explaining choices, may seek to cloud these points. They cannot rebut them if we stick to the obvious. If you honor Constitutional intent, in all things relevant to the behavior of an American Government, you must put America & the Americans first.

When challenged, the unapologetic Conservative American should simply reiterate the basic concept!

Yet note: Nothing, stated above, need prevent anyone, who feels a calling to preach his Faith to the people of another land; or to become a medical missionary in a far off country; or to pursue any calling or interest anywhere on earth, from doing so. We simply define limitations on what can be done, legally, with the resources, functions, powers or policy imperatives, entrusted to the Government of the United States.

That is the point. And properly argued, it is the key to victory--to Donald Trump's victory & to America's victory!

Cruel Indifference Towards America & The Americans

The policy choices of Leftist politicians repeatedly demonstrate a cruel indifference to the rights & interests of rooted Americans. Consider the incessant demand to limit the right of American citizens to keep & bear arms--even at a time when neglected borders create a far greater than usual risk to the persons & property of many Americans.

Despite the crocodile tears such politicians shed at every public mike or photo opportunity, their voices of misdirected concern actually demonstrate virtual total indifference to the safety & tranquility of rooted citizens. Examples of this indifference to the real problems of real Americans, may be observed in the many instances, where President Obama has interjected himself into local situations to challenge the necessary use of force--whether by Police or citizens--to deal with savage criminal behavior.

Instances, such as that in Ferguson, Missouri where the Administration intervened to muddy an incident where a Police Officer had to shoot a neighborhood bully, who had just robbed a Convenience store, illustrate such indifference to the real problems of real people. The uncontrolled robber/bully, not the Police officer acting to protect the citizens, was the clear problem to the neighborhood. Their daily fears not likely to be allayed by an Administration attacking both Law Enforcement & the Second Amendment.

Hillary Clinton shows the same indifference towards the real problems of American citizens, when she openly embraces the Obama war on American coal mines & coal miners. Whether or not this policy is based on rationalizations by humanist internationalists, seeking to curb the sovereign independence of nations; it is obvious that the Obama/Clinton policy deliberately ignores improved technology for limiting any actual pollution from the industrial use of coal--as well as manifest benefits to plant life from whatever improves the level of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere.

Instead of embracing benefits from that improved technology, Mrs. Clinton & the like prefer to cater to international theorists seeking to force uniformity on the earth's very diverse peoples. Whatever drives Mrs. Clinton; indeed, whatever may give her reason to pause & reflect; empathy--the ability to actually understand & appreciate the feelings of others--has no role in her decision making. Nor does simple respect for other Americans. She showed this, when she told coal mining families--people rooted in coal country for generations--that she would solve their problem by an expensive Federal retraining program.

The obvious flaw, from a compassionate perspective, is that there is no demand in communities afflicted by the Obama/Clinton war on coal, for any even remotely equivalent sized employment. Mrs. Clinton's solution, ultimately, is to uproot whole communities, at taxpayers' expense, so that Obama & Clinton can pose as international benefactors in pseudo-scientific circles, that have adopted the war on coal as a celebrated cause.

Another extreme example of cruel indifference to the interests of America & the Americans, is the arbitrary way that Obama has resettled "refugees" from backgrounds completely dissimilar to those of native Americans, in small to medium sized American cities. Such resettlements, without consulting the rooted inhabitants, not only undermine social cohesion in each afflicted community; they have seriously disrupted public school systems, to the disadvantage of American children. (This is, of course, the same tactic that Stalin adopted to destroy social cohesion in parts of the Ukraine & Baltic States after World War II. But then, no one ever suggested that Stalin was anything but indifferent to the well being or tranquility of potential foes. His "indifference" was the least of their problems.)

Treating Americans Like Lab Rats

Perhaps the cruelest example of Leftist indifference to the rights & interests of rooted Americans, is Obama's announced project to attack relatively homogeneous neighborhood cohesion by arbitrarily placing persons, who do not have a similar culture, to promote "diversity" in each community. This experiment in social engineering, treats American property owners & tenants, who have voluntarily settled in communities found congenial, as only so many "lab rats"; subjects for experiment in pursuit of a pretense that all are interchangeable products of an immediate social environment. To understand the enormity of the Obama experiment in the American context, one must recall settlement of the original colonies.

Up & down the 17th Century Atlantic coast of British North America, largely Anglo/Celtic settlers created varied ethnic communities, each reflecting a unique cultural, social & theological, value system. These values differed sufficiently from community to community--were sufficiently in conflict--that corresponding factions in the Nations of origin had fought a series of civil wars over them.

When in 1787, descendants of those early settlers came together, as Americans, to form a Federal Union, they embraced, not an arrogant abuse of power by social engineers; but a Constitution that clearly accepted the rights to maintain differences in social values within the States & diverse individual communities, as essential elements of Liberty. The Founders knew we were not lab rats, nor Pavlovian dogs, to be reconditioned--programmed--by an overreaching Government. Sadly, the Left's social theorists--with little basis for self-respect--never learned to respect the basic rights of others.

William Flax

Our Novel: The hero, a young Conservative who thinks like Donald Trump. The principal antagonist, The New York Times>

Return Of The Gods

September, 2016>>
"Who We Are?" (Trump Supporters)

Hillary Clinton: Confused As Well As Corrupt

March, 2016>>
Donald Trump--Metaphor For American Conservatism

February, 2016>>
Conservative Or Egoist? (Support For Trump & Cruz)

September, 2015>>
Reality Is Not A Grievance

May, 2015>>
A "Gift" That Keeps On Taking

February, 2015>>
How You Define A Problem May Define You

November, 2014>>
A Lesson In Absurdity [Multi-Culturalism]

August, 2014>>
To Respond To Anti-American Lies

June, 2014>>
Prosperity & Peace Depend On Mutual Respect

April, 2014>>
Significance Of Crimea's Return To Russia

March, 2014>>
Another Variation On Demonic Theme

February, 2014>>
Variations On Demonic Theme

January, 2014>>
Short Term/Long Term: Perspective Governs Values

September, 2013>>
Corporate Managers & "Immigration Reform"

Tribute To Virginia Byrd Family (Rebuke To Critics)>>
Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr.

July, 2013>>
Compassion Or Compulsion? (Egalitarianism)

June, 2013>>
Jason Richwine & The Assault On America's Future

May, 2013>>
Agenda Serving Bullies, Crack-Pots Betraying Duty?

April, 2013>>
Implied Powers? Clear Limitations!

March, 2013>>
Compounding Disintegration

February, 2013>>
Missing Link To An Armed Citizenry

December, 2012>>
Whither American Conservatism?

Hans Christian Andersen's Perspective On Human Folly>>
The Emperor's New Clothes

November, 2012>>
Obama Or America--Irreconcilable Differences

October, 2012>>
Losing America's Multi-Generational Purpose

September, 2012>>
Why We Supported Romney/Ryan

August, 2012>>
Social Reform: Confusion & "Unintended Consequences?"

July, 2012>>
Cloud Dancing Revisited--A Spreading Contagion

May, 2012>>
Blame & Envy--Demagogues' Path To Power

April, 2012>>
"Diversity" In Context: Reality vs. Leftist Fantasy

March, 2012>>
World Government? Norman Cousins & Surrender By Subterfuge!

February, 2012>>
Conflicting Views On Core Social Premises

January, 2012>>
Pseudo Pragmatism--Political Folly, Foreign & Domestic

December, 2011>>
"Occupy Wall Street": Fruits Of Corrupt Education

November, 2011>>
Reality--Paths To Success & A Path To Failure.

October, 2011>>
Socialist Policy Effects On Specific Groups

September, 2011>>
Debt Default In America

August, 2011>>
Egalitarian Collectivism Sabotages Human Potential

July, 2011>>
Pursuit Of "Diversity," A Return To Babel?

June, 2011>>
Gold & Money In America, II

May, 2011>>
Freedom Of Choice? Gulliver Discovers America!

April, 2011>>
Libya, America & The Law Of Nations

March, 2011>>
How To Avoid Economic Crises!

February, 2011>>
Threats To Social Security Cont,

January, 2011>>
Social Security? Enemy Of Social Security!

December, 2010>>
Job Creation Or Egalitarianism

November, 2010>>
Perception Of Reality--Or Lack Of It

October, 2010>>
Plastique In The Foundation--Martin Luther King

September, 2010>>
Time--Oft Neglected Dimension In Social & Economic Analysis

August, 2010>>
A Place For The America We Knew?

July, 2010>>
American Essentials

June, 2010>>
Ultimate Insult--A Perspective On Egalitarianism

May, 2010 Response To April Feature>>
Return To Ground--America, Built On Experience & Reason

April, 2010>>
Cloud Dancing--Social Medium For Scoundrels, Neurotics & Dolts

March, 2010>>
Keynesian Harvest, 2008 & Beyond

February, 2010>>
Trust In Government Or Education? Why We Dare Not

January, 2010>>
Saving For A Future

December, 2009>>
Gold & Money In America

November, 2009>>
Leftist Intolerance--2009

October, 2009>>
Health Care--The Real Issue

September, 2009>>
Health Care Or Armageddon?

August, 2009>>
Self-Destruction--A Conditioned Reflex?

July, 2009>>
Gaming The Question--Staple of Demagogues

June, 2009>>
The Better Term: "Liberal" Or "Mipip?"

May, 2009>>
"Social Justice"--Not Social & Not Just

April, 2009--Economics Of A Sociopath>>
Keynes & The Keynesian Appeal

March, 2009>>
Addiction: An Economy Dependent Upon Easy Credit

February, 2009>>
Function Of Money--A Medium Of Exchange

Keynes At Harvard--Quacks In Education & Government

Congress & The Regulation Of Commerce

January, 2009>>
Conservatives In 2009--Living With Obama

December, 2008, Conservative Political Future>>
America: Clear Vision Or Confusion, Fear & Corruption

November, 2008>>
Obama: The Week After: A Dissent

October, 2008>>
Obama: Community Organizer

September, 2008>>
The Price Of Egalitarianism

August, 2008>>
An Unfortunate Milestone--The Accidental American

July, 2008>>
Our Duty, If Present Trends Continue?

June, 2008>>
Conservative Political Dilemma--2008

May, 2008>>
Leftwing Chickens Coming Home (Obama)

April, 2008>>
Race & Ethnic Politics--America, 2008

March, 2008>>
Playing With Matches: Peter Pan In The Great Rift Valley

February, 2008>>
The Issues: You Decide

January, 2008>>
Ron Paul--Response To Common Questions

December, 2007>>
Ron Paul--Let The Second Phase Begin

November, 2007>>
Liberty: The Basics

October, 2007>>
John Edwards & A New Bondage

September, 2007>>
Bicentennial Ignored [Bringing In Others To Do Work Americans Do Not Want]

August, 2007>>
International Relations: The A & Q Personality

July, 2007>>
Ron Paul For President

June, 2007>>
The Responsibility Factor

Letter To Senator Lindsey Graham

May, 2007>>
Putting 'Diversity' In Context: Reality vs. Leftist Fantasy

April, 2007>>
The Greatest Mischief Ever Wrought

March, 2007>>
Redefining Victory--Turning Quick Victory Into Pursuit Of Fantasy

February, 2007>>
Reason Or Compulsion--The Future At Stake

January, 2007>>
Talk With Your 'Kids' About Drugs, Truth & Family Purpose

The Left Creates Hate In America>>
Promoting Hate--A Case Study: SPLC In Action

December, 2006>>
Conservative Dilemma: Rove Directed Republican Disaster

November, 2006>>
Death Of Community

October, 2006>>
'Clueless'--Dangerous Intellectual Confusion Of A President

September, 2006>>
A Vicious Circle--A Corkscrew Into The Heart Of America

August, 2006>>
Beyond Contemptible: George Bush's Address To The NAACP

July, 2006>>
Tactics To Redeem America's Betrayed Heritage

President Bush On Immigration--May 15, 2006

Dancing Judas Goats: A Fire Bell In The Night

Police/Community Relations--Origins Of A Problem

Context--Essential, Nearly Lost, Attribute Of Reason

George Washington & George Bush Debate Foreign Policy

The Neo-Con Phenomenon

Faces Of Fanaticism

Senator Reed On Intrusive Government>>
The Pestilence of Fanaticism

Senator Reed On "One Man, One Vote" Majority Rule>>
Majority Rule

Racial Denial Hurts Everyone>>
Racial Denial In America--Life & Politics In A Pavlovian Kennel

A Lawyer Misuses Clients' Trust For Political Purposes>>
Letter To James G. Sokolove

Destroying Cultural Continuity--The Leftist War On Social Cohesion

European Union--Letter To The Conservatives Of Europe

War On Terror>>
Shortest, Surest Path To Victory

War On Heritage>>
The Big Truth

Assault On American Youth>>
Boy Scouts Of America & Leftwing Agenda

Tactics Of Confrontation That Undermine Heritage>>
Civil War, Reconstruction & Creating Hate In America Today

American Declaration of Independence--With Study Guide

Attack On Normal Motivations=Suicidal Rage In American High Schools>>
School Killings vs. "Something of Value"

Youth, Guns & Sovereignty In An American Future>>
America In The 22nd Century

Conservative Debate Handbook>>

Chapter One---A Simplified Overview of the Constitution

Chapter Two--The Right To Keep & Bear Arms

Chapter Three--Leftist Word Games & Religious Freedom

Chapter Four--James A. Reed of Missouri's Summary Of League Of Nations Debate

Chapter Five--The Rape Of Tolerance (How The Left Keeps Indians and Negroes Dependent)

Chapter Six--James A. Reed Address on the "Voice Of The World"--Case Against Disarmament

Chapter Seven--The Lies Of Socialism

Chapter Eight--The Feminist War On Love & Reason

Chapter Nine--The Moral Bases Of A Political Society

Chapter Ten--Universal Suffrage: Threat To Liberty, No Guarantee of Virtue

Chapter Eleven--The Battle Over Patterns Of Personal Identification

Chapter Twelve--The Political Spectrum

Chapter Thirteen--How To Recognize The Bigot In The Argument

Chapter Fourteen--Economics & Common Sense

Chapter Fifteen--Immigration & The American Future

Chapter Sixteen--Myths & Myth Makers In American "Higher" Education

Chapter Seventeen--Issues In The Debate Over Abortion

Chapter Eighteen--An American Foreign Policy

Chapter Nineteen--"Civil Rights" vs. A Free Society

Chapter Twenty--Medicare--Panacea Or Death Potion?

Chapter Twenty-One--The Semi-Autonomous Family

Chapter Twenty-Two--Perspective & Focus--A Closer Look

Chapter Twenty-Three--Notes On Method & Purpose

Chapter Twenty-Four--Senator James A. Reed Demonstrates Effective Use Of Irony & Satire

Chapter Twenty-Five--Democracy In The Third World, Destructive Egalitarian Myth

Chapter Twenty-Six--A "Progressive" Income Tax--Destructive Socialist Misnomer

Chapter Twenty-Seven--The Persuasive Use Of Images

Chapter Twenty-Eight--Public Schools: Issues & Reality; Education & Politics

Chapter Twenty-Nine--Cause & Effect, Avoiding Obvious Error

Chapter Last--Conservative Potpouri

Postscript--A Note Of Caution As To Other People's Motives

American Foreign Policy At The Crossroads (Kosovo)

How The Welfare State Works!

Reverence In School>>
George Washington Thanksgiving Project

More Relevant Than Ever>>
George Washington's Farewell Address

Classic On State & Federal Relations>>
John C. Calhoun's Fort Hill Address

Rudyard Kipling On Absurdity Of Modern "Liberalism">>
"The Gods Of The Copybook Headings"

Kipling's "An Imperial Rescript"

Answer To Feminism

Fake "Liberalism" (Social Democracy), Communism & National Socialism>>
Compulsion For Uniformity

Left Undermines Biblical Faith>>
Cult Of "The Holocaust"--Golden Calf Of The 20th Century

Edgar Allan Poe On British Utilitarians

Poe On Creative Writing>>
Philosophy Of Composition

A Developing Literary Corner

Constitution of the United States of America

Introduction, Truth Based Logic

Archive: Older Essays & Historic Documents

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