Author Archives: bfaure

A Republic – If you can keep it…

  Upon deliberating and formulating in the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a mechanism of governance for the ages,  Benjamin Franklin left Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  Stopped on the steps by a well wisher, he was asked about the outcome of … Continue reading

Posted in CULTURE, HISTORY, POLITICS | 1 Comment

The War Comes to the Homefront-And the Strategy Is…

  The most telling sign of the horrendous events of  London of the past few days that we as a society have begun to accept such horrors as the status quo, is  the recommendations of the constabulary.  Faced with the sudden … Continue reading

Posted in CULTURE | Leave a comment

Venezuela: The Dream State Becomes a Nightmare

In 1921, the brutal Russian Revolution originally born in 1917, first, to overthrow the Czarist rule and subsequently, the nidus of a social democratic structure, was coming to a climax.  The Red Army, infused with the radicalist furor of the Bolsheviks, … Continue reading

Posted in CULTURE, HISTORY, POLITICS | Leave a comment

Matador

The matador lives in a world of complete peril, using concentration and will to exist in a very dangerous space where a beast infinitely more powerful then himself looks for any sign of weakness or fear to destroy him.   The … Continue reading

Posted in POLITICS | 1 Comment

The Last Raider

In the lead plane, the fuselage visibly shook as two massive engines strained against the restraints, driving rpms sufficient to create the escape velocity needed to lift the fuel and munition laden bomber across and safely off the short 500 feet … Continue reading

Posted in HISTORY | Leave a comment

It Gets Syria-ous

  Its been fun and games for opponents and media deriding the inexperienced Trump administration’s floundering around as the new President has adjusted to the massive difference between being an outsider deriding leaders for their actions or inactions, and being … Continue reading

Posted in POLITICS | Leave a comment

Yearning for the next Great Awakening

  The Christian world is anticipating the most important days on the calendar.  From Palm Sunday,celebrating the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, through the events leading to the Last Supper, the solemnity of Good Friday reflecting the Passion of Christ … Continue reading

Posted in CULTURE | Leave a comment

Democracy Makes a Little Comeback

Don’t look now, but the democratic process is making a little comeback.  On March 6, 2017, the Speaker of the House of Representatives proposed a structural bill to re-imagine health care in the United States.  Almost immediately and uniformly, everybody … Continue reading

Posted in POLITICS | Leave a comment

Asking For Trouble

There was a time where a new administration was given a little room to maneuver, assess the lay of the land, and propose their version of the future.  It was euphemistically called the ‘honeymoon’ period.  With the tensions of the … Continue reading

Posted in CULTURE, POLITICS | Leave a comment

From Russia With Love

After 8 years of resetting relations to a much more mature realpolitik level under the careful direction of Barrack Obama, the world has awoken to the realization that  suddenly the Russians with willing accomplices are undermining democracies.  As if. The … Continue reading

Posted in POLITICS | 1 Comment