" Alan, I'd say that past mistakes can never be corrected but you can avoid making them again. There's much about my past that I might do different if I were able to go back in time and take a different path. For example, I wish I…"
" There was a time when I spent an inordinate amount of my time brooding about my teenage years. In hindsight they were terrific and I missed a lot about them: playing basketball, hanging out with friends, chasing girls, not having to go to work…"
" Here's an interesting perspective: in 2063, our kids will be talking about where they were on 9/11/01. Kennedy will be thought of the way we think of Lincoln today, an important but distant historical figure."
" I didn't mean to misrepresent your position on violence, and if that's the impression I gave, you have my apologies.
As it so happens, my father was a school administrator for many years. He ran a tight ship and certainly did…"
" Any time somebody starts a discussion about a topic that involves violent activity, you are opening the door for the pacifist to chime in with his view that all violence is wrong, whether it is two boys scuffling on the playground or nations…"
" No doubt many modern-day Americans (especially liberals) would be aghast at the thought of settling disputes in such a primitive way. Nowadays we hire lawyers to take our adversary to court, where, by proxy, we can then tear him a new one in a…"
" Helena P. Schrader, historian and author, considered an authority on ancient Sparta, has this to say in the author's notes of her novel "Leoniadas of Sparta: A Peerless Peer", the second in her trilogy about the life of…"
"Gates of Fire", "The Last Amazon", Pressfield
Theodore Roosevelt bio trilogy, Morris
"Empire" series, Iggulden
"John Rain" series, Eisler
"Bob Lee Swagger" series, Hunter
Novels by Tom Clancy, Dick Couch, Ward Carroll, David Poyer, Brad Thor.
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
The Passion of the Christ
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly and keep ourselves armed and ready." Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks for your comment. I can't tell you how many students never make it past three or four classes because it's boring learning kihon, or they find out they're not going to become kung fu theater-like acrobats.
"What's incoherent? No orphan trains in my writing. Trains for blacks to Chicago to get the fuck out of crackerland, yeah.
Pity you're only reading so selectively. Communism was a disaster-sorry I forgot to include it in…"
"That's true. When I was semi-active in the campus left at UC San Diego that was basically my crowd. Young people who were not anywhere near the working class level I was-slumming it as it were.
Well, I've always just said oh…"
"Not just in California, I'm sorry to say. But, point taken.
Remember (bringing this back to OWS) that many of those college kids you mention were at those OWS protests. Definitely didn't help their message."
"Yeah, rampant capitalism, pure rape is the norm now.
Marx to my mind was a bit incomplete. My bid for an economic system that might do best for a developed country-incentive socialism.
Western Europe, Scandanavia. Private enterprise is…"
It doesn't. But when you're complaining about being unemployed and having no savings account, while blogging on a $3000 MACBook laptop and posting selfies from your iPad, it comes across as disingenuous. It also calls…"