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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

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  1. Dominick D says:

    I haven’t seen the videos. Are they cute nurses?

  2. Frank DeRienzo says:

    On David Koresh: Being ‘shot down like dogs’ would have been more humane than what the ATF actually did: burned them alive. I recall back when ATF stormed the compound; I was working as a graduate teaching assistant at UMass where a Marxist professor (excuse the redundancy) came waltzing into the office making jokes about the incident: Waco jokes were in fashion among the elite. When I reminded him, in front of his peers that young children were burned alive, to his credit, he actually blushed and shut-up – on that topic at least.

  3. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    The attack took place, while I was in Northern Italy. I can recall an Italian friend, a right-wing Catholic, asking what I thought. I told him that if Americans were a decent people, Clinton and Company would be out on there ear or there would be blood in the streets. When asked if I thought either would happen, I said, “of course not.” When I returned, the subject came up with my redneck Arkie barber Jim. I expressed myself cautiously and pointed out that Koresh had been accused of a fairly minor infraction and when similar charges had been made in the past, he allowed the sheriff to investigate and was proved innocent. Jim’s laconic answer was, “Man can’t go against the gov’mint.” Indeed, he can’t, not unless he wants to be scorched by a BATF flame-thrower. There was a documentary film made, that includes a lot of footage of the investigation in the House. Two congressmen put in outstanding performances as nasty little weasels who would say or do anything to justify the mass murder of children: Tom Lantos and Chuck Shumer.

    When Rush and Shawn and Levin get going on their favorite topic of how the people of this great country are basically the finest humans who have walked on God’s green earth, I think back to Jim’s reaction. Can’t go against the guv’mint.

  4. Allen Wilson says:

    Also that Hawaiian senator, Inouye. I think he has long since went to his reward. I have hated Shumer with a passion ever since I saw the way he treated those survivors, and still get a tinge of anger every time I see his face or hear his name. He is like an open sewer, completely obnoxious in the extreme.

    I have successfully refrained from joining the right wing kooks. But if this kind of thing happens again, the number of kooks will grow, especially if more damage is caused to the economy by this kind of unnecessary government action. Next time they do this, it had better be for a really good reason, like an actual, real plague. Yet I will say again that if this were a real plague, it would sweep across the world before governments could respond effectively, and we may as well say our prayers.

  5. Robert Reavis says:

    Mr Allen Wilson,
    You make some excellent pints especially about the current virus which is not THE PLAGUE you speak about but a precursor to it. As the culture of death grows and spreads like the parasite it is, the will increases because he has been a murderer from the beginning. Character assassinations, baby assassinations, smelly old people, ideological assassinations, religious assassinations, attacks to bring death and destruction on our history, emblems of our history like statues, names of national parks, language of our history like Greek and Latin, institutions of order like marriage, parental authority, schools and universities and especially institutions of tranquility like poetry classical literature and their crowning virtues of faith, hope and charity etc.
    Liberals are honest in their worship of death and destruction but our conservative types as mentioned by Tom Fleming above are much worse “ armed guards in our schools” as a remedy to the death culture taught there, sentimental theology, freedom for everything but ….. just fill in the blank, whatever destroys our patria and memory of better times and people. No thanks.

  6. Allen Wilson says:

    Agreed, Mr Travis.

    The face mask is the new unisex burka.

  7. Allen Wilson says:

    Apparently auto correct thinks “Reavis” is spelled “Travis”!