The Fleming Foundation Cultural Commentary


Shakespeare Against the Whigs

Part II added 2 February
In the bad old days, so the argument runs, there was no equality of rights, and people were judged on the basis of status.  All that was eliminated in the quest for law, and we now live in a country where people cannot claim privileges and advantages on the strength of their sex, gender, race, religion, or ethnicity.  It is a wonderful thing to understand just how much better we are today than all those funny old people in the Dark Ages.



Who in his right mind wants to ignite a World War between America’s NATO Empire and Russia?  In addition to the obvious motive of blind greed, the masters of war always use crisis to consolidate their power and subjugate the American people.


Ukraine: Deja Vu.

Ukraine will never be an independent nation–or even any kind of nation.  It is nothing more than a sandbox where NATO and Russia play their games.  Where a line is drawn between the two subject spheres is not a matter of right and wrong but of who is to be master.


A Pagan Reads John: We Meet The First Disciples

Several things might strike you as strange.  First, with the exception of Simon, they have Greek names.  That is not uncommon in Galilee and Judaea, but one might have expected the followers of one or another religious fanatic to bear Jewish names.  Secondly, none of them appears to be at all distinguished by birth, wealth or learning