Monday, March 2, 2009

Thank you, Transsylvania Phoenix...

For our 'official' First Shout-out.

In honor whereof we have activated Comments.


  1. Hey, I thought I'd let you know I've been looking at this blog. In my opinion, you have some very good positions, but after reading some of your posts I want to say that every government is a theocracy. The question is, who will be the god and whose law will it be? In our case, it seems man and reason are the "gods" of our government.

    Oh, almost forgot, you know me from, my name is Bryan. I debated you for a while.

  2. Hello, Bryan. Pleased to meet you. Feel free to email me privately.

    I disagree with you about the statement that "every government is a theocracy"; I'd modify it as follows: that every government is run, to one extent or another, by autotheocrats (those who think they are God).

    OTOH, one recalls the brilliant Star Trek novel, "How Much for Just The Planet?" It is the only Star Trek musical ever written (the characters all break out in Gilbert and Sullivan pastiches for no reason).

    Anyway, the schtick is that Kirk and Spock have found a planet colonized by malcontent humans, who, in order to keep government small, have based it on the patter of Abbott and Costello.

    "You mean," Kirk says, "that you run your government based on....comedy routines?"

    The local replies: "Doesn't everyone? Not by that name, of course."


Keep it clean for gene.