How Memes Explain GOP Dysfunction


I’m amending my post based on results from the 2012 Presidential Election. Comments by GOP pundits speak directly to my comments below. Both Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer exemplify the anti-rational memes I identify and discuss below. Krauthammer, in fact, argues the GOP platform needs no changes; the GOP simply couldn’t motivate the proper personalities…

Why Conservatives Are Doomed To Fail


I am often characterized as being naive. Sometimes, “too straight” or “too conservative” are also added to labels applied to me during conversations. My appearance, the way I dress, walk, conduct myself, comes off as conservative. At least, historically I have appeared as conservative might. A few years ago, I decided my appearance should more…

What Is Your Political Platform? Ep. 2 Education


Look around the global. Think of countries that are economically successful. Here, I will help you out: South Korea, Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, The Netherlands. There are more examples. This enough to make my point. What do all of these countries have in common? Education. All of these countries stress the…