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It’s Snowing on Thud Ridge

Thud Ridge, like Pickett’s Charge, evokes images of gallant failure. Today’s “Snowflakes” might well ponder the lessons to be learned, the wisdom to be gained.

  • Posted: October 14, 2019

The Mythos of Gun Gulture

Jumping in where angels fear to tread, a Deplorable in the land of the Adorables talks about guns.

  • Posted: August 28, 2019

Homeless in Denver

How is it that the streets of Denver are colonized by the homeless? Perhaps Nala & Mufasa, with the Denver Post’s help, can guide us to understanding.

  • Posted: August 7, 2019

The 6th of June

Seventy five years ago, American along with Canadian and British troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. Opposing them were German troops. We’re all friends now.

  • Posted: June 6, 2019

A Glimpse of Truth on the 16th Street Mall

“Hide and Seek” is not just a kid game. The costs of “Saving the Earth” sometimes hide in plain sight.

  • Posted: May 29, 2019

Echoes of Columbine

Recently the anniversary of Columbine reminded us once again that something wicked this way comes.

  • Posted: April 30, 2019

A Simple Matter of Respect

The modern ideal of leadership is someone like Elon Musk. Perhaps other and older models might serve as a better model for those who aspire to lead.

  • Posted: April 3, 2019

Curse of the Millenials

What is it with these Millenials?

  • Posted: January 28, 2019

Trump Impeachment – 2019?

The signs point toward impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump in 2019. Adorable America has been wanting to do it since that early 2016 November morning when they realized the election wasn’t just a bad dream.

  • Posted: January 8, 2019

Blue Wave a Comin’

Midterm Elections!! America is fed up with the Trump circus?

  • Posted: November 2, 2018
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    The Twelfth Department
    By William Ryan

    What happens when we forget, or never bothered to learn, what we believe in and why we believe? What happens when the emotional whirls of Facebook and Twitter are the depths of our understanding? Evil, great evil, is regularly found lurking in the unexamined depths of good intentions. Mathew Arnold put our present political climate in memorable words years ago:

    And we are here as on a darkling plain
    Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
    Where ignorant armies clash by night

    Novels, good stories, provide a lens to see life, including our beliefs, without camouflage. As an example, JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the finest Bible commentaries ever written. Progressive political ideals may lack in recent electoral success, but have undisputed possession of today’s moral high ground. And while death and taxes may be the only sure bets, the eventual victory of those holding the high ground have very good odds in any battle.
    And so fiction provides a look at eventual victories. There is no question that the outlines of today’s progressive agenda can be clearly seen in other times and places. William Ryan takes us to a time and place fondly imagined, idealized at the time, by the forefather’s of todays progressive leadership. In The Twelfth Department, we see a police captain in 1930’s Moscow. Captain Alexei Korolev is just a man trying to be a good father, a good citizen, a good police officer. In many ways Alexei is a fortunate man, with a good reputation and many more material advantages than the average citizen. But a high profile murder brings him into ambiguous circumstances. The tone of the book is respectful of life in Moscow, with no axes to grind. It is just a portrait of a man trying to do his job, bringing a gruesome killer to justice, among ordinary human beings seeking only to live normal lives in a progressive paradise.

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