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by David Sims ABOUT 10% of the members of the US House of Representatives are blacks, but five of the six of the Representatives who were under review by the House Ethics Committee in March 2012 were black. Go back three years, to 2009, and you would find that all seven of the Members of Congress who were…
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by David Sims SLAVERY DID happen to white people, and I don’t mean only the medieval traffic in white slaves by the Moors or the Turks. Most of the slaves imported to North America between the founding of Jamestown in 1619 and the Declaration of Independence in 1776 were whites who were either war…
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by David Sims EDITOR’S NOTE: Beauty, in your editor’s opinion, is an ancient genetic message telling us, among other things, what the future should be like in an ideal sense — for our particular life form. Naturally, the idea of the beautiful varies widely among the races. One glance…
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by David Sims ABRAHAM ENTERED Egypt around 1800 BC and subsequently may have conveyed information of military value to the (Semitic) Hyksos, who invaded and conquered Egypt from 1750-1675 BC. The Hyksos victory over Egypt occurred for two reasons. First, Egypt was engaged in a civil war. Nomadic warlords…
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by David Sims BELIEVE IT OR NOT, there were thousands of years of human existence prior to Abraham, who was born in southern Sumeria around 1800 BC. Before Abraham was born in Ur, and for some time afterward, the region to the west known as Palestine was not uninhabited. It was already the home of several…
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by David Sims IT DOESN’T take an earthquake — not where Haiti is concerned. It has received billions of dollars from America, from Canada and from Europe in foreign aid over the years. America rebuilt Haiti’s entire economy and national infrastructure three times during the 20th century,…
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by David Sims RACE DOESN’T come from social inequality, but rather from biological inequality. The racists (the word by today’s standards would include practically everyone prior to 1950) actually had it right, and the liberals have been wrong about race the whole time. At least two…
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by David Sims A CHRISTIAN smartypants posted a YouTube video to challenge atheists with the question “Where did the universe come from, and why?” It is a good question. Until the 20th century, no atheist could have answered it, except with a characteristically honest “I don’t…
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by David Sims THERE ARE notions, popular with Americans, that I would dispute. One of them was put forth by Thomas Jefferson, an otherwise sensible fellow who became fond of the silly idea that the common man represented a reservoir of wisdom that would nudge the country back into its true course, if…
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Kinship-based socialism can work; class-based socialism cannot. by David Sims MARXISM ISN’T the only kind of socialism. Marxism is class socialism, based on the idea that socioeconomic class is the fundamental division of mankind. The tragedy of the commons leads easily to Marxist societies…
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