Friday, January 28, 2011

HOT5 Daily 1/28/2011

1. "Socialism and Football" Outstanding essay.

Representative Sample: All disavowals of the individual come in the form of an appeal to a “greater good”. This metaphysical murder of the individual is committed by atheists and theists alike. For the Christians, the greater good is Jesus. For Muslims, the greater good is Allah. For secular humanists who are almost always socialists, it’s society. For communists, it’s also society or the community. These systems all have one thing in common: they all propose that some external power takes priority over the individual.

2. "The Presidential Naysayers Guide" This is pretty close to my views on the potential GOP presidential candidates.

Representative Sample: to get out front on the absolutely prime reasons why, from a certain vantage point, nobody is worthy of the nomination, here is the pessimist's view of the potential Republican field.

3. "The Aim of Blood Libels" Excerpts and links a good article.

Representative Sample: For Israelis, the American Left's assault on Sarah Palin and the conservative movement in the wake of Jared Loughner's murderous attack in Tucson was disturbingly familiar.

4. "Why Only TEN Commandments?" Good point.

Representative Sample: The Bible actually contains far more than 10 commandments. There are literally hundreds of things the Old Testament proscribes and prescribes

5. "An Israeli Return to Sinai?" A possible scenario that could arise depending on what happens in Egypt.

Representative Sample: If the Mubarek government falls, as happened quickly to the government in Tunisia, the Israelis rightly would be worried about the impact on the peace treaty. If an Islamist government were to take hold in Egypt, there is no telling how the situation in the Sinai could deteriorate. The role of the Egyptian military as a political force in maintaining the military aspects of the peace treaty would be paramount.

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