[Updated December 28, 2018]

[September 2018 Feature, "The Last Chance?" follows note on novel. January 2019 Essay, "Grievances & Grievance Mongers!" tops Menu.]

A Challenge To 21st Century "Liberalism"

Truth Based Logic
Return Of The Gods

By Jacob van Flossen (William Flax)

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 & Mrs. Clinton, 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 the dynamic interaction between varied individuals in 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 has used since 2016, to smear Donald Trump; the same tactics that "newspaper" employs against 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!

It is all about ways to fight back!
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Essays On Social, Economic, Political, Legal, Cultural, Ethnic & Philosophic Issues

[A Perspective On Our Time.]

Our Last Chance?

[Can Donald Trump, in standing up to embedded Socialist bullies, reignite the adventuresome & aspirational spirit of 1776 America?]

September, 2018 Feature--Truth Based Logic

By 2015, America & the West had lost their way, embracing a "politically correct" egalitarian Socialist vision of human interchangeability that undermined each nation's heritage of aspiration & achievement, when President Trump stepped up.

The West had lost its way! More specifically, America had not only lost her way, she had squandered young lives & bodies, as well as a major share of the multi-generational fruits of her people's labor, to promote a fancy driven narrative of the human adventure: A world vision epitomized by an international form of "politically correct" group think, where each nation deliberately undermined its heritage & traditions to favor an egalitarian fantasy of human interchangeability.

Yet we understate the absurdity of the politically correct thought processes involved. In pursuit of that fantasy, the perpetrators waged an ideological war on the normal aspirations & pride in past achievement of our European allies, across the globe; attacking patriotic heritages on an international scale. It was as though America, having fallen into inadequate hands, was leading a globalist charge against all that is implied by the Fifth of the Ten Commandments, which had once restrained folly & misbehavior among her Founding Fathers.

In place of the normal celebration, by each nation, of a unique history of aspiration & achievement, a corrupted American political class--intimidated by an Academic & Media establishment (indoctrinated with day dreams of "new world orders" based upon that egalitarian fantasy)--sat impotent & mute, while inspirational role models, men & women, whose history had once motivated patriotism & emulation, were either edited out of school curricula or openly disparaged--even vilified.

In place of that former celebration of adventure, aspiration & achievement, generations of youth were taught to accept ethnic mediocrity, where those who had once inspired were openly rebuked, if even mentioned. The collateral effects did not just reflect a decline in positive motivation. The denigration of an aspiratory leadership--in America, as in Europe-- spawned a neurotic guilt complex, where high achieving individuals were taxed--directly or indirectly--to subsidize foreign interests; where immigration policies no longer favored the most compatible--or those with the most needed aptitudes;--but, more & more, the less compatible, and least likely to assimilate, in a seeming quest to deliberately sabotage the cultural continuity of every nation, so afflicted.

In America--in particular--in place of a proper medical screening of new arrivals, to protect the rooted population from dangerous pathogens, still common in the Third World, guilt ridden products of a contrived apologetic culture, have desperately striven to undermine even the most rudimentary border security.

Do the nations of this world--all nations of this world--not have a right to continuity; a right to build on aspiration & achievement, each within the heritage of their forbears? We certainly desire peace among the diverse peoples of the earth; but in a sane world, that most certainly does not require self-destruction. Nor does building on your heritage require destroying your neighbor. Yet, what we have described above, was the increasingly bleak situation in America when Donald Trump decided to run for President, with a promise to "Make America Great Again!"

The hour was late, in 2015, when Donald Trump stepped into the breach to preserve what was left of the American Heritage. When he boldly rejected a spastic "politically correct" mantra that was stifling honest debate throughout the West, we rallied to his banner with a sense of elation. Yet we did not, not until 2018, appreciate how truly late was the hour--how truly great, the personal peril to this wise, brave & good man;--nor how great the potential benefit to each of us, were he to succeed; how great the disaster to our children & grandchildren, were he to fail.

Simply put, Donald Trump stands between our losing or retaining what still remains, in a potential future, of what the immortal Washington won at Yorktown.

Yet, again, almost none of us realized how compromised we already were, even two years ago. This is a sobering moment as one considers the challenges immediately before us. Dare we fail to put our best foot forward?

War On An American Future

What Drives The Trump Haters

No reader will remember another time in his or her lifetime, where any President had to face so hateful an opposition! Yet Donald Trump has bravely faced the storm. If he fails, will we likely find another so willing to engage; so willing to fight for us? Trump may, indeed, be our last real hope for a recognizable America. Review the confluence of factors:

America's Now Or Never Moment?

Consider the antics of masked street thugs--neo-Nazis, financed by fanatic sociopathic collectivist ideologues like George Soros--who pretend to be fighting "fascism," by seeking to intimidate the foes of an overreaching bureaucracy; one that, before Trump, was refusing to recognize or accept the limitations on its power.

Consider the antics & demonstrated priorities of the anti-gun youth in Florida and elsewhere, seeking to deny freedom loving Americans a right to self-defense; or those of the self-anointed "Black Lives Matter," who--if you scan their choice of targets--seek to deny effective Police protection to law abiding residents & businesses in Black neighborhoods. (Note the recent harassment of the convenience store that Michael Brown robbed minutes before his fatal confrontation with law enforcement!)

Consider the full throttle complicity of the mainstream media, as well as so many recognized spokesmen for the Democratic Party, in the effort to rationalize such antics! These people will not go away, or moderate or abandon their Socialist agenda, if they succeed in overthrowing Donald Trump! They are now fully complicit with those seeking to intimidate via control of the urban streets. Is there any way, in which one can scan the present dynamics on the Left, that will render these antics acceptable?!

It was control of the streets of Paris that allowed the Jacobins to take over France for the "Reign of Terror"; control of the streets that enabled the Bolshevik November in Russia, Mussolini's Fascist revolution in Italy, the Nazi take over of Germany.

Obama, a prime example of what the future will hold, if Donald Trump fails, demonstrated his willingness to adapt the methodology of Europe's totalitarian Socialists in 2008. [Coming Home To Roost]

This may well be America's Now or Never moment. God Willing we will win the day. At issue is a return to an America with self-respect, firmly endowed with an adventuresome & aspiratory spirit, ready to achieve & honor the "exceptional." An America, where we celebrate, rather than disparage, high achievement--whether material, cultural or spiritual;--where men & women are mated allies, not rivals; where each generation seeks to build on an ever richer foundation, rather than tear down monuments from a once honored past. An America, which rejects to its very core the hate driven culture of envy & resentment, which has come to dominate a not at all loyal opposition.

William Flax

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

Return Of The Gods

January, 2019>>
Grievances & Grievance Mongers!

October & November, 2018>>
Feminist Hatred Of Judge Kavanaugh; Feminist War On Love & Reason

July, 2018>>
War On An American Future [Misdirection Discussion Continued]

May, 2018>>
Misdirection: Destructive Leftist Tactic

January, 2018>>
Hungary & Internationalist Betrayal of America

September, 2017>>
Absurdity At Google

July, 2017>>
Tactics For Victory

April, 2017>>
What Drives The Trump Haters

November, 2016>>
Hillary Clinton: Confused As Well As Corrupt

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

July, 2016>>
Trump: The Issue

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>>
Sociopathic: 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>>
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>>
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 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

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 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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