Ted’s essays

kicking the hornet’s nest

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
— Patrick Henry


A good friend and fellow practical philosopher has been regularly telling me over the last few years that It has to break in order to fix the myriad messes that have evolved in our current world human societies. Over the years others who I share mutual respect with have tried to get me into that frame of reference.

But that has always been too much for me to accept. I have spent a great deal of myself over the last two decades working to avert exactly that sort of disaster … educating, political activism, teaching, planning, organizing … much of it with significant success on a minute scale in the big picture … the proverbial grain of sand on a very large beach.

I have come to admit they might be right.

Looking at the evolution of my TedDunlap.net, Idaholiberty.com and BitterrootBugle.com websites you can see a long-term pattern of the little swimmer trying to push the bow of the Titanic onto a safer route gradually shifting into building lifeboats and working to get good people aboard them.

Articles and links here past and future describe the deliberate destruction of the nuclear family, real education, self-sufficiency, pride, honor, integrity, industry .. in essence a sustainable wholesome society. Incomprehinsible amounts of money are going into agitation for socialism, totalitarianism and destruction of all who resist.

It goes beyond the ludicrous coming battle between the fairies, snowflakes and slothful on one side and those of us who are being backed into the corner by them. The manipulators want this. They are setting it up.

I hope and suspect they really don’t know what happens when the hornets nest finally breaks open. But I do know which side I want to be on. Win, lose or draw, I will be in good company and within my honor.