Commentary

Seeing the Light with Loathing

by  Eli Stone:       “Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue.” –John…

Let No Facts or Truth Get in the Way of Reality

by Eli Stone   “64,000 repetitions equal one truth” Unknown “To suppress a truth is to give it force beyond endurance.” -Master Kan from the TV Series Kung Fu At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing…

While You Were Sleeping

By Eli Stone:           “The opinions and belief of men depend not on their own will, but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds.” Thomas Jefferson “Reason and ignorance, the opposite of each other, influence the great bulk of mankind. If either of these can be rendered sufficiently extensive in…

I WISH YOU ENOUGH

  by Eli Stone   It is something I learned in life that sometimes enough is enough. Enough food to eat, enough shelter to be comfortable, enough love, enough safety to free us from danger so we can engage in the pursuits of happiness yes enough, enough, enough. Yea, enough bones to chew too. But…

Welcome to the Wild West

        The Teller County Commissioners got an earful last week from an Indian Creek resident regarding a subject that continues to generate much debate but little definite action: residents living in temporary structures who don’t abide by codes. “They think it’s the Wild West,” blasted resident Cathy Mahrholz, in describing the living…

Extra “Ordinary” People

“The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people” Bill Clinton, during an interview on MTV in 1993 “We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans . . . . ” William J. Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993 “The best way to relieve…

What We Want vs. What They Need

        by Eli Stone   This is an excerpt from a very interesting book describing the Machiavellian method for pedagogical indoctrination of our kids: The general philosophy of the pedagogical revolution is exposed, without detour, in the publications of the international organizations (UNESCO, OECD, Council of Europe, Commission of Bruxelles…)…. This pedagogical…

The Theresa Mine

  By Beth Dodd     The logo for Portraits of the Pikes Peak Region is a based on a line drawing of the Theresa Mine west of Goldfield, which was created as a gift for me by my dear friend Debbie Smith of Loomis, CA. The mine’s head frame, hoist house, and other surface…