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SEXUAL ALLURE - MILLENNIA OF COME HITHER LIKELY TO LAST FOR MANY MORE. If one were to believe post-modern critics and commentators, heterosexual dynamics is either passé or already dead and buried, replaced by a gender-neutral and sexually neutralized code of conduct. Fortunately this discourse remains in academia and in the progressive enclaves of Boston and the East Coast. Women everywhere else still say ‘come hither’ and men follow them; and while the rules of the game have changed somewhat, they do not affect the nature of the game or its outcome. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2018/11/sexual-alluremillennia-of-come-hither.html

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THE DELIGHTS OF POPULAR CULTURE - WHAT'S WITH HIGHBROW ANYWAY? We are all middlebrow. Fewer and fewer Americans are content to sit on their hands at an Elgar concert, stand respectfully before a Picasso or Rembrandt, or read Proust and Joyce. Most of us want some fun out of life. People Magazine, E!, and Entertainment Today are our preferred reading. Soap operas are preferred viewing, and sound-and-light performances our preferred way to spend a Saturday night.

So be it and bravo for it. American popular culture is an expression of our history, our spirit, our democracy, and our unassailable individualism. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2018/11/the-delights-of-popular-culturewhats.html

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WHO AM I? - SECRETS NOT IDENTITY - A memorist explanation of being is no more satisfying than the Nietzschean or the moralist; for it avoids essence – that particular, inarticulate collection of personal fears, expectations, frustrations, hostility, and ambition that no one knows. By acknowledging it, we have our closest look at human nature. If such nature is aggressive, territorial, and self-protective, then we must be so also. No matter how much we would like to believe in a continuing human evolution and a gradual, progressive reformulation of our nature, if we admit to our secrets we cannot. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2017/04/secretsthe-answer-to-who-am-i.html

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VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE - WHAT AN IRRELEVANT IDEA Progressive idealism seems to have come from the New World itself – a land of opportunity, freedom from serfdom and religious expression. It must have seemed eminently logical to believe in anointment – divine purpose in reform – given the life that new Americans had fled only a few generations before. It was a historical legacy more than a religious or spiritual imperative.

Let it be, said Harry. Political evangelism was very American indeed, coming as it did from a historically legitimate if not philosophically sound place. His votes – if cast at all – would be on up-or-down political principles despite his friends’ sermons on conscience and moral responsibility. At best, the two would negate each other. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2018/11/vote-your-consciencewhat-irrelevant-idea.html

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ESSENCE NOT IDENTITY - THE FORGOTTEN NATURE OF CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY The individual is no longer valued for his or her own natural, innate, and God-given uniqueness, but for participation in a collective charismatic epiphany whether religious or secular. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2017/07/essence-not-identitythe-forgotten.html

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ON THE MARCH - FLYING THE BANNER OF BELIEF FROM THE CRUSADES TO THE WASHINGTON MALL Today's protests and demonstrations feel like the Crusades to the marchers who see themselves as more than just social activists out to reset the course of American democracy, but evangelists for whom the environment, women and minorities, and the promotion of secular, progressive values have a righteous, spiritual nature. They are demanding a moral revolution. Their vision of equality goes far beyond the French and American Revolutions, Locke and Rousseau. It brushes up against God’s Law – a supreme value, one of permanent, unquestioned non-relative value. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2018/02/on-marchflying-banner-of-belief-from.html

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THE WELCOME END TO MORALITY IN GEOPOLITICS - MACHIAVELLI, REALPOLITIK, AND THE RISE OF NATIONALISM It is time, then, for the United States to join the 21st century, jettison any vestiges of American exceptionalism, adopt a Machiavellian policy of realpolitik, return to the no-holds-barred victory mentality of Truman, learn from Putin, analyze authoritarianism through many lenses, and take a lesson from history. Victory, not deliberation, is the operational principle. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2016/09/the-welcome-end-of-morality-in.html

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GROUPTHINK - HOW AN ETHOS OF TOLERANCE PROMOTES FICTION OVER FACT Most women in Mrs. Fleming’s shoes would have acted the same way. Out of concern for their children, ashamed at their inability to raise and control them as their own parents had done, and taken in by a culture which assumes both that progress towards an ideal is possible, and that the instruments to effect change are available and ready; most parents are likely to be taken in. Despite the clamor for ‘the truth’ and ‘the facts’ we want nothing of the kind. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2018/11/groupthinkhow-ethos-of-tolerance.html

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BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER - THE LEGITIMACY OF NATIONALISM West Side Story is a play about political philosophy – despite the essential, immutable, and survival instincts expressed by human nature (conservatism), one must always search out love, togetherness, and mutual understanding (progressive).

Nationalism is borne out of instinctual impulses for survival. No group ever survived intact by welcoming all comers, believing that there was nothing sacred to protect or defend; or concluding that one community was just as good as any other. Nationalism is only the outspoken allegiance to what is. https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2018/10/blood-is-thicker-than-water-legitimacy.html

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SLIDING OFF THE GENDER SPECTRUM - A TALE OF WOE IN THE MODERN AGE Everyone knows that God created two different sets of sexual organs, and made them pump their juices through the body ad perpetuum; and while these fluids make us do very crazy things, babies still are born every few minutes with equipment intact. Sometimes the fluids get redirected and the genetic wires get crossed; but in the main men are still looking for women and women for men. A sliding sexual scale is all well and good, but easy to fall off, and then what? https://www.uncleguidosfacts.com/2018/10/sliding-off-gender-spectrum-tale-of-woe.html
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