C.S. Lewis: When science becomes magic

by Ellis Washington -- "The new oligarchy must increasingly rely on the advice of scientists until in the end the politicians become merely the scientists' puppets." – C. S. Lewis, "Willing Slaves more…

Obama's predecessor ... from 2,600 years ago

by Ellis Washington -- "When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror." ~ Thomas Day Lycurgus (c. 820–730 B.C.?) was the mythical more…

When SCOTUS rules 9-0 against Obama

by Ellis Washington -- "When a president pursues policies that require such expansive federal power that he can't get a single justice to agree, something is probably amiss." ~ Llya Somin, professor more…

Detroit (1701-2013) … R.I.P.

by Ellis Washington -- "There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance." ~ Goethe Prologue I was born and raised in Detroit. Since I am by nature an iconoclast, a contrarian, I more…

Utopia, eugenics and today's progressives

by Ellis Washington -- [caption id="attachment_482703" align="alignright" width="241" caption="To Plato (left) utopia is God-centered; to Aristotle utopia is man or earth-centered."][/caption] "The bride and bridegroom must set their minds to produce for more…

Utopia, dystopia

by Ellis Washington -- [caption id="attachment_478039" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Nazi architect Albert Speer with Hitler, World's Fair German Pavilion (1937)"][/caption] "You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs." ~Stalin (a paraphrase more…

Hegel's dialectic in the Age of Obama, Part 2

by Ellis Washington -- "Hegel's philosophy was a pseudo-philosophy paralyzing all mental powers, stifling all real thinking." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) During this Independence Day time frame, we reflect with exceeding gratitude more…

Hegel's dialectic in the Age of Obama

by Ellis Washington -- "Animals are in possession of themselves [Thesis]; their soul is in possession of their body [Antithesis]. But they have no right to their life, because they do not more…

Happy 65th birthday, Justice Clarence Thomas

by Ellis Washington -- The states, not the federal government, have the exclusive right to define the "Qualifications requisite for Electors," U. S. Const., Art. I, §2, cl. 1, which includes the more…