The Good Citizen

Sunday, 31 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 3 Comments »

The good citizen stands in relation to his country as the good son to his mother. He obeys her because she is his elder, because she conjoins within herself the vision of many, and because he owes to her his begetting ...

A random walk to mass murder in the family

Saturday, 16 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
crime, history, war | 2 Comments »

These internets never cease to amaze me. So this morning I'm reading Roderick Long talking about whether or not Étienne de la Boétie actually wrote the Discourse of Voluntary Servitude. A mention of Isabel Paterson takes me over to Wikipedia on ...

Parsing the politicization of childbirth

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics, people | 4 Comments »

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, with the backing of the American Medical Association, loves mothers. They love babies, too. Of course, everyone loves babies, right? In the spirit of doing only the best things possible for mothers and babies, ...

The law is an ass

Wednesday, 18 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police | Comments Off on The law is an ass

From the Toronto Star: Delivering baby deer lands man in hot water MONCTON, N.B.–A man who delivered a baby deer in New Brunswick after watching a truck kill its mother is now under investigation for potentially breaking the law. [...] Under New Brunswick law, ...
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Victoria, BC citizenry to pay $60,000 to brutalized teen

Friday, 16 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, prison, surveillance | 6 Comments »

Willow Kinloch, then aged 15, got picked up three years ago by the Victoria police for the victimless crime of being drunk in public. For her own protection, or something. Somehow unable to manage taking an intoxicated, frightened young woman back ...
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