Entries by Linda Goudsmit

Blaming the Victim in the Digital Age

Consider the following scenario: A murder investigation is underway to determine the identity of the shooter. The detective questioning the suspect accuses him of shooting the woman he robbed. The suspect indignantly retorts, “BUT SHE WOULDN’T GIVE ME HER PURSE!!” WHAT? The robber is blaming the victim because she refused to give him what he […]

The Problem With Capitalism

I am a capitalist. I believe in capitalism because it is foundational to upward mobility, the middle class, ordered liberty, and the individual freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. So, what is the problem with capitalism? Capitalism is driven factually by supply and demand but artificially by the marketing and advertising industries that hawk its products. […]

The Rape of Lady Liberty

There has been much talk about rape lately. Wikipedia tells us that “Rape is a sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of […]

I am a Woman

I am a woman. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault allegations made for political purposes. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault allegations made for political purposes to influence elections. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault allegations made for political purposes to […]

David and Goliath in the Court of Public Opinion

The Goliath narrative in 1 Samuel 17 opens with the Philistine army gathered for war against Israel. “Saul and the Israelites are facing the Philistines in the Valley of Elah. Twice a day for 40 days, morning and evening, Goliath, the champion of the Philistines, comes out between the lines and challenges the Israelites to send out a champion of their own […]

Trusting the Untrustworthy

Sir Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813), a Scottish jurist and historian, provides an explanation for why great societies do not survive for more than 200 years: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time […]

Trump Derangement Syndrome: A Prelude to Anarchy

The election of President Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the emotional stability of those living in subjective reality because they cannot tolerate the threat of objective reality that President Trump represents. The clash between subjective reality and objective reality has launched what is now known as Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDR) or […]

National Sovereignty vs Globalism: One, Two, Three Strikes, You’re Out!

The world is currently divided between those who seek internationalized one world global governance and those who demand national sovereignty. Western countries are bifurcated internally along the same political lines. In the United States two political teams have emerged who are in a tournament that will determine the future of America. The International Team composed […]

When the Giving Tree Stops Giving

The United States of America emerged from World War II as the world’s undisputed superpower economically and militarily. The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was an American initiative to aid Western Europe that gave over $13 billion (nearly $110 billion in 2016 US dollars) in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European communities after […]

Nationalism is NOT a Dirty Word!

When did American nationalism become a dirty word? Under Obama of course! Obama’s leftist war against America is a war against American nationalism. America emerged from WWII as the most powerful economic nation on earth and invincible militarily. Enemies of the United States domestically and internationally would need a different strategy to defeat her. Aesop’s […]