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Michael Reisig

August, 2015

  • 17 August

    America The Absurd

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – These days there’s a great deal of talk about what’s wrong with America, but little is actually being done. It’s business as usual on so many fronts, as the country slides away, and we become the laughing stock of the world. While hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants flood the borders of this nation – to ...

  • 12 August

    Politics and Debates

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Well, once again the Republicans have managed to prove that ego “trumps” intelligence. In the recent Republican Debates, the American public was presented with far more candidates than needed in order to make an intelligent decision for this nation. As always in politics, there was too much ego and not enough message, (largely because when you ...

  • 5 August

    Politicians, Honesty, and Power

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The history of political thought dates back to antiquity. The political history of the world meanders up through the Medieval period and into the Renaissance. In the Age of Enlightenment, political entities expanded from simple systems of self-governance and monarchy to the complex democratic and communist entities that exist in today’s modern era. Somewhere along the line in this growth ...

July, 2015

  • 29 July

    Imitation and Originality

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – We’ve all heard the expression: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I believe, in most cases imitation has little to do with flattery. It’s mostly just a lack of imagination. The key to life is to remain true to yourself, while seeking higher ground. There must be equal amounts of intelligence, knowledge, and originality, if ...

  • 15 July

    Ideology

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The French philosopher Louis Althusser once said, “Ideology has little to do with consciousness – it is profoundly unconscious.” I find I have to agree with the man… We have become a divided planet – nations, classes, tribes, faiths, all brought about by ideologies based on conceptual rather than logical thinking. The banes of man are ...

  • 7 July

    Inconvenient Truths

    BY MICHAEL REISIG –  Sometimes it’s difficult to get people to recognize truths – when their incomes depend on their failure to address them. We’re a strange new society in a strange new world. When we run out of excuses we simply deny the truth – as if it was a poltergeist – only seen by some and rejected by ...

June, 2015

  • 23 June

    Tragedy, Opportunity, and Facts

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – I can’t imagine a single soul in this country not being psychologically brutalized by the massacre of nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church last week. Not only does it bring the horror of mentally corrupt mayhem home to each of us – the terror and the arbitrary possibility – but it rends the fabric ...

  • 17 June

    Freedom…

    Freedom – throughout history men and women have dreamed of that word. They’ve spoken of it in hushed whispers around cooking fires, they’ve downed tankards to it in taverns, and they have shouted the word in gallant charges, and from the walls of bastions, where they fought and died for it. Nations have chased the dream it represents. Some have ...

May, 2015

  • 27 May

    Water, America, and the World….

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The future for this nation is looking more perilous all the time, but the greatest challenge Americans face may not be the expansion of violent religions, or insurrection by burgeoning minorities, but rather something far more insidious and almost impossible to defeat. Water, or the lack of, is the demon in the bedroom closet and that, ...

  • 17 May

    The GOP Contenders – Way Too Many Voices

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – The upcoming U.S. presidential race is settling into the same rhythm and habit as the last few races. The Democrats pick out one person and get behind them, and the Republicans have about forty contenders – half of them useless and listless, like Mitt Romney, (thank God the man has had the common sense not to ...