Most recently published stories in The Swamp.
Rights without Responsibility
Since the advent of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its variants, I have heard a lot of people talk about "their rights". They should have "the right" to refuse vaccination, the "right" to refuse a mask, the "right" to create lies and miseducate people. But what exactly are rights? Are these so-called "rights" god-given, are they something we are born with, and most importantly, do they come without any burden of responsibility?
Why Liberals are Tired of Playing Nice
I’m not going back to the US after all for a few reasons. After weighing the necessity, and figuring out that it would be safer for me to stay put for now, I realized it would also be selfish of me to leave the Philippines. Hell, I can’t even get the vaccine myself yet, so am I going to subject 200 other people to my unvaccinated ass?
Where will it lead?
Eighty-five years ago, the world was changing and for the worse. Nazi Germany was rising to power, the axis of evils were beginning to form. In 1936, in Berlin the Olympic games were already in progress. This was three years before the start of World War 2. I took a walking tour of Munich and they told us that at a pub in Munich that you had to give the Nazi salute on one side of the pub but not the other and that everyone walked around to avoid giving the Nazi salute. In 1936 an American, Jesse Owens won the Gold Medal for his event and Hitler wouldn't meet the medal winners from other countries just from Germany. The Olympic Commission told Hitler he had to meet all the gold medal winners or none at all, so he chose for none. In this photo you will see Owens proudly saluting the American Flag when the National Anthem was played. The Olympics should be free from politics. Picture Owens proudly saluting the American Flag.
Is Joe going to make it?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - Good question. Let's look at history. I have studied Winston Churchill for many years and consider him the most fascinating man of the 20th century. I have read several books regarding Britain's former Prime Minister (P.M.) and visited his home in Chartwell, but I recently read, "Churchill Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran," aka Dr. Charles McMoran Wilson, Churchill's personal physician who tended to him since he was appointed P.M. in 1940, until his death in 1965. The voluminous book was published in 1966 shortly thereafter, and created a furor by the family who saw it as a violation of patient/physician privilege. Moran actually did us a favor as he was able to articulate a lot of what passed through the P.M.'s mind on key issues, such as World War II, the Iron Curtain and the Cold War, and a remarkable grasp of the implications of the Hydrogen bomb. The two possessed a great friendship and Moran saw him almost on a daily basis and accompanied him on his many travels. If Moran's relationship with Churchill is correct, the P.M. would certainly not have a problem with the book and would have toasted the author.
Leaders have elected their 25 members to support this cause and to maintain peace and freedom, and to provide and guarantee their charter. If we are not within 40 days of the date on which the charges were announced, the Chief Justice will take action, four of whom will say that they will take the matter to others and will disturb us and attack us. in every way, with the support of the whole community of the country, to oppress our castles, the land, and our property, save our people, the Queen, and our children until they defend the reward they will decide.
United States Coal Wars
In the 1910s, Russia was dealing with a civil war which led to them turning to Marxist-Leninist socialism for their preferred form of economic system, but people forget the United States was fighting its own series of Civil Wars over the question of labor, starting with the Coal Wars. This is an often forgotten part of pre-World War I history that very few ever hear about in history class, but has had an effect on American policy that continued to influence the United States into my favorite era of history: the Cold War. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this part of American history:
Colombia: The History of Political non-inclusion, Social Turmoil and Military Action
The premise of this article is to show the cause and effect of Colombia’s history, politics, economic policies, and overall chaos, which created the perfect conditions for rebel groups to emerge, more specifically the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army or Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo). The history of the time period between the 1920s-1960s is extremely important to the formation of the FARC. The atmosphere of violence in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combined with poor government economic policies, and the rise in popularity of FARC-EP Marxist-Leninist teachings, created the perfect situation for the group’s rise to supremacy in the arena of Colombian insurgency groups. This violence of the 50's and 60's paved the way for the FARC-EP and the increased popularity of their political stance gave them the power to fend off the multiple destruction campaigns of the Colombian government. However, this power was all hinged on civilian cooperation or coercion.
So we live in a politically saturated country that has become very toxic. It's either you agree with me or we are enemies. We have slowly become less and less willing to see anything from anyone else's perspective. The society we have created has become a toxic disease that is slowly devouring each and every one of us. It has divided families and friends? Created rifts in what once was a solid relationship. What will it take to survive this mess and come out on top? Is there even anything any of us can do? Where are we even going to start if there is something we can do.
Gender Inequality and Legitimacy in China
In this essay, I ask how gender inequality affects the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) legitimacy. But first, what exactly is legitimacy? And how prolific is gender inequality in China?
The Good, The Bad, The COVID
Just like Bob Dylan, the times are a-changing. We walked around with masks for nearly one year since the outbreak reached the United States soil. We didn't have fireworks on the fourth of July last year, but the 245th birthday of the United States certainly had some in other places. But yet the one thing that doesn't seem to go away is the lingering doubt of whether or not someone can still catch a disease that leaves major body organs under vulnerable attack regardless of mild or severe cases.
Demand Better Health Care in the USA
The cover letter is below, and the supporting document (including the cover letter) can be downloaded from the below. Introduction
Bryan Watch: July 2021
Ten votes in Congress this week after the House came back from vacation. Eight were party line, and as usual, Rep. Steil always answered at his party’s call.