The Republican Gun
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The Republican Gun is a straight-shooting informal philosophical commentary on contemporary politics, economics, society, religion and art. It sights in on the world-transforming American republic by addressing fundamental issues with discussion and analysis, and by providing answers with laughter and happiness. Ample references to the meaning of life and humanity are included, as is the universe whenever that place happens to be useful.
The Republican Gun then targets public fraud — long faces — socialist losers — uncivil violence — and ideological BS.
The Republican Gun scopes out ideological camouflage of all kinds, and puts its crosshairs on even the cleverest of conceptual deceptions.
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Within The Republican Gun you will find discussions on varied philosophical, political and social subjects present in the world, historical events that shaped current affairs and potential future ramifications caused by the lot.
Originally inspired by email communications between Dr. Jacques and a student & protégé, the Gun has evolved into living growing entity involving new students, new followers and lovers of truth. Follow, even participate if you like, as Reality unfolds.
Before addressing your latest post, I’d like to look at some of the topics left over from last week. Concerning the idea of the “just war,” I want to reconsider that concept, this time from the vantage point of what logicians call an analogical argument. Consider the...read more
You’re right to say that I labeled “unnecessary” collateral damage as immoral. However, to get to the core of my statement there, I think we have to dive into what registers as unnecessary death in warfare. As in my last piece, such a statement may seem cold. I...read more
Whenever I see anyone begin anything with the word “morality,” I immediately reach for Nietzsche in the library of my mind. But, of course, even as my arm shot out, I continued reading your post. I didn’t even have the book all the way off the shelf before I...read more
Your comments about the United States’ use of nuclear weapons during World War II tapped into a subject that I’ve been interested in for quite a while: the morality of warfare, especially in the modern era. Such overly destructive forces as Fat Man and Little Boy are...read more
Since we’re not at Defcon 1 but Defcon 4 — “nuclear tranquility” —and, therefore, since “we the people” — or at least me with Whitmanesque amplitude — feel no imminent need for a nuclear tit for tat with anyone, I decline to hysterically tuck and kiss, or...read more
It seems that within the mainstream media, the White House, the Department of Defense, and now The Republican Gun, the current nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea is dominating the conversation. It’s unfortunate, as both your previous piece and...read more
You’ve expressed concern on site and off, respectively, about not second-guessing yourself and doing the universe in a day. I’m not sure what the first phrase means, but I understand the second. A good writer always says himself. As a result, I’ve shed many...read more
“Elections have consequences.” These are the words of Barack Obama that I referenced in my last piece. I find this quote to ring true, which is why I agree with you when it comes to your statement on the minority’s inability to push their agenda. If I thought the...read more
Before I get to your latest post, I want to recall two important points, one from my last reply, and the other from yours the time before. These two points are, one, the recent discovery of a culture that systematically practices male genitalia mutilation; and, two,...read more
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for...read more
It seems to me that I might have once read a book possibly entitled The Dark Side of Camelot maybe by Seymour M. Hersh plausibly published under the imprint of Back Bay Books tentatively by Little, Brown and Company putatively in the year 1997. That book reminds me of...read more
On August 16, 1971, John Dean sent a memorandum to Lawrence Higby. Both Dean and Higby were players within the Nixon Administration at the time, as Dean was the White House Counsel and Higby was an assistant to the White House Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman. Printed...read more
The power of words to form and formulate the ideas by which we humans see the world with the taxonomy of our concepts can be disregarded in the same way bad eyesight can be left uncorrected. But the absurdity of the latter in a techno-affluent culture is so patent,...read more
Due to the more conversational and spontaneous aspects of The Republican Gun, the readers are often treated to a bit of, as I like to call it, “inside baseball”; a look behind the scenes at the writing process and our ordinary lives. So, yes, as you mentioned in your...read more
While you’re in the midst of moving, I thought I’d catch up on a few back items which my current reading has brought to mind. At the beginning of a recent post, you referred to a poet named Ruth Stone who, appropriately enough, with a metaphor said if you see a fast...read more