A Journal for Western Man :  Issue CI

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Culture

 

Why So Loud?: The Youth Culture of Escapism:

G. Stolyarov II

May 19, 2007:

Mr. Stolyarov was recently exposed against his will to music so loud that it made conversation and introspection impossible. In this editorial, originally written for GrasstopsUSA.com, he argues that such high levels of volume show highly detrimental facets of today's youth culture.

 

Economics

 

Spicing the Gains from Globalization with Product Variety:

Neel Chamilall

May 19, 2007:

The traditional economic rationale against protectionism and in favor of globalization is that economic welfare increases with the (greater) opening of borders, as heightened competition prompts domestic and foreign producers to lower the prices of the goods they offer to consumers. Yet, writes Neel Chamilall, alongside this traditional argument lies the ubiquitous, but seldom mentioned, fact that globalization also promotes economic welfare in a significant manner because it allows consumers to navigate among greater varieties of goods, notably those not available from domestic producers.

 

Intellectual Synthesis

 

Toward a Paradigm of a Free Society:

Dr. Edward W. Younkins

May 18, 2007:

Because ultimately the truth is one, there is an essential interconnection between objective ideas. It is thus possible to integrate truths gleaned from thinkers of the various periods of time. In this essay, Dr. Edward W. Younkins attempts just that, as he outlines a unified system of thought that can enable a consistent defense of a truly free society on all levels.

 

Politics

 

Security, Washington-Style:

Rep. Ron Paul, M. D.

May 18, 2007:

Congress voted this past week to authorize nearly $40 billion for the Homeland Security Department, but Rep. Ron Paul writes that the result will likely continue to be more bureaucracy and less security for Americans. Five years into this new Department, Congress still cannot agree on how to handle the mega-bureaucracy it created, which means there has been no effective oversight of the department. While Congress remains in disarray over how to fund and oversee the department, we can only wonder whether we are more vulnerable than we were before Homeland Security was created.

 

A Victory against Terrorism in Fort Dix:

G. Stolyarov II

May 19, 2007:

In this editorial, originally published on GrasstopsUSA.com, Mr. Stolyarov writes that the heroic work of law enforcement in Fort Dix, New Jersey, prevented another tragedy from occurring on American soil and scored a significant victory against the enemies of Western civilization.  It also demonstrated that the government can effectively combat terror threats at home—provided that it uses the proper methods. Some homeland security measures are far better than others, and what the FBI did to avert this threat should serve as an example for all government agencies fighting the War on Terror.

 

Pro-Malaria Forces Resurface at WHO:

Paul Driessen and Cyril Boynes, Jr.

May 19, 2007:

WHO Public Health and Environment director Dr. Maria Neira want to reverse the WHO's September 2006 decision to restore DDT to the Organization’s malaria-fighting arsenal. But the reality is that again eliminating the use of DDT would perpetuate disease, poverty, and death. Paul Driessen and Cyril Boynes, Jr., write that proposals to ban life-saving chemicals would cost countless lives.

 

Freedom Across the Land:

Henry Lamb

May 19, 2007:

Henry Lamb describes the courageous efforts of Jauson King, who plans to travel throughout the middle United States, distributing information about the dangers of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The NAIS requires livestock owners to register their premises with the federal government and be assigned a premises number. Then they would have to “tag” each livestock animal on their property, most likely with a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID). This proposed measure is a colossal invasion of individuals' privacy and property rights.

 

Dawn of the Era of Common-ism:

Tom DeWeese

May 19, 2007:

Tom DeWeese asks: what is happening to our way of life and to our nation, as it once was? Communism is dead. Capitalism is fading. We have begun a new era called Common-ism. The distinctive feature of Commonism is its intention to transform private intellectual property and nationally controlled natural resources into common property in the name of the "common heritage of mankind." The ideology of Commonism is based on political concepts and spiritual values, such as global commons, global village, global spirituality, equalitarianism, democratism, disarmament, environmentalism, interdependence, interconnectedness, and participation in world peace. Mr. DeWeese outlines the threat of Common-ism and its anti-freedom implications.

 

The Great Cap-and-Trade Scam:

Alan Caruba

May 19, 2007:

Of all the crazed global warming proposals being put forth by the new masters of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairperson of the Public Works Committee, by far the worst would be a mandated cap-and-trade program that would supposedly offset carbon dioxide emissions. Alan Caruba writes that if a Democrat-controlled Congress permits this to occur, the global warming scam will have been brought to its full culmination and purpose, the enrichment of those who have been perpetrating it and those who seek to benefit from it.

 

Too Many Illegal Aliens:

Alan Caruba

May 19, 2007:

Citing the tremendous tax burdens of and crime rates among illegal immigrants, Alan Caruba argues that it is folly for U. S. politicians to advocate amnesty for millions of them.

 

"By historical standards, even the poorest of welfare recipients in the United States today has a standard of living that even nobles and kings in the pre-industrial Western world would have envied."

 

~ G. Stolyarov II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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