authoritarianism

Russia's invasion of the Ukraine — Tsarism or Stalinism anew?

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Just as I was beginning to warm up to Vladimir Putin and the new emerging "democracy" in the Russian Federation (which like a phoenix rose out of the ashes of the communist Soviet Union), the Russian President and his minions in the Ukraine invade the Crimean peninsula and threaten to foment a second cold war! Who is Putin trying to imitate?

Gun Control and the Hallmarks of Tyranny — A Reappraisal

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA, Independence Institute, Newsmax
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, January 21, 2013

Georg Hegel (1770-1831), the father of dialectical idealism, which Karl Marx transmogrified as Marxist dialectical materialism, lamented that what we do learn from history is that man does not learn its lessons!

America, guns and freedom: Part II — An international perspective

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2012
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/america-guns-and-freedom-part-ii-an-international-perspective/

The need for reducing gun violence is discussed along with the necessity for citizens to assume some responsibility for protecting themselves, their families, and their property from criminal elements because the police cannot physically be everywhere to protect us all of the time. The problem of sensationalization of gun crimes by the media, multiple shootings by deranged individuals, accidents with firearms, suicide rates, and children with guns are discussed.

America, guns, and freedom. Part I: A recapitulation of liberty

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2012
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/america-guns-and-freedom-part-i-a-recapitulation-of-liberty/

The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States and the world is currently a subject of great debate among national and international organizations, including the United Nations. Because the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the individual right of American citizens to own private firearms, availability of firearms is greater in the U.S. than the rest of the world, except perhaps in Israel and Switzerland.

Classical Liberalism vs Modern Liberalism (Socialism) — A Primer

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The term "liberal" originally stemmed from the human quest for free inquiry and the study of the liberal arts. Aristotle explained that the greatest pleasure a free man could possess is to have the economic means to indulge himself in the study of nature, books, science (philosophy) — and the liberals arts, rather than to be forced to labor endlessly with no free time for leisure and the contemplation of life.

Stalin, Communists, and Fatal Statistics

Journal/Website: 
The Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, January 8, 2012

"One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic," said Joseph Stalin (1879-1953). It is estimated that between 20 to 40 million people, mostly Russians, were killed by Stalin during his dictatorship (1924-1953). Stalin, the Soviet dictator, not only exterminated purported "enemies of the peoples" but also liquidated almost the entire slate of communist Bolshevik leaders, who had been his and Lenin's friends during the Russian Revolution of 1917.

The Political Spectrum (Part I): The Totalitarian Left from Communism to Social Democracy

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The "Right" versus "Left" convenient but capricious political arrangement came from the seating position of delegates to the National Assembly during the French Revolution, but it is at times a confusing concept and too often subject to media and academic bias and even misinformation. I have found it easier to have a political spectrum based on degrees of government control.

NO MORE WACOS by David B. Kopel and Paul H. Blackman and WACO: The Rules of Engagement by Dan Gifford, Amy Gifford, and William Gazecki

Author: 
Reviewed by Delbert H. Meyer, MD
Article Type: 
Book and Video Review
Issue: 
July/August 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
4

No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or dispossessed, or outlawed, or banished, or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him, nor send upon him, except by the legal judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.
Magna Carta, par. 39

No More Wacos --- What's Wrong With Federal Law Enforcement and How to Fix It

England and Gun Control --- Moral Decline of an Empire

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

Et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium.
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634)


The Legacy of Revolutions

Cuba in Revolution --- Escape From a Lost Paradise by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD

Author: 
Reviewed by Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Summer 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
2

Thirty-six years ago after a harrowing ordeal at sea, Miguel A. Faria, Jr., escaped from Cuba with his father and found a new home in the United States. Cuba's loss was America's gain. A consummate historian, Dr. Faria here applies himself with gusto, using a treasure-trove of inside information to tell his personal odyssey and to reveal the true story of the Cuban Revolution and its sell-out to communism. Especially noteworthy are the unknown stories of the Cuban patriots who fought Castro's communist regime.

Faria: Opening Trade with Cuba & Letting the US Taxpayers Foot the Bill!

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Much of the recent discussion among both Democrat and Republican members of Congress regarding the need to lift the travel ban and end the U.S. embargo of Cuba has revolved around the possibility of selling millions of dollars in agricultural products to Cuba. These politicians conveniently forget that the Castro brothers are dictators of the old, unreformed Stalinist variety, who have, in fact, devastated and desolated a once beautiful and prosperous island.

Faria: Freedom - Liberty versus Equality (Part I)

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Source: 
Exclusive Hacienda Publishing

In the summer of 1787, as the Founders, led by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, concluded the drafting of the momentous Constitution of these United States, a Philadelphia lady at the steps of Independence Hall, asked, "Mr [Ben] Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?" He retorted, "a Republic, ma'am if you can keep it."

Robespierre - The Fool as Revolutionary by Otto Scott

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2000

This biography of Robespierre, The Incorruptible, reads like a spellbinding novel, only that this book recounts more than the life of Robespierre. It graphically describes the horrors of the French Revolution and gives us vivid descriptions of all of the main participants in that orgy of blood, horror and death.

The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre by David P. Jordan

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2000

This would have been one amongst the books Maximilien Robespierre would have chosen as an acceptable biography of himself, according him his rightful place in history. It is disturbing that so many readers of this book expressing their views in Amazon.com praise this idealized biography, once again reinterpreting the career of this authoritarian despot, who systematically guillotined those who did not share his sterile, cold-as-steel view of the world.

Citizens - A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2000

This book, in compelling narrative, makes is clear that the French Revolution actually began not with the clamor of the common people but with the blue-blooded aristocracy and the high clergy of the ancien régime who had been enamored with the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the views of the enlightenment (i.e., convincingly demonstrated in the Assembly of Notables convened in February 1787).

Bastille Day And The French Revolution (Part III): The Denouement

Journal/Website: 
LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2004

We have seen that the French Revolution did not give the French people a true constitutional republic extending to its citizens the natural rights of man to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The French Revolution wanted to go beyond that and create a utopia of happiness, misunderstanding liberty and adding fraternity and equality to the brew. Forced fraternity and equality were proven to be and remain mutually exclusive from individual liberty.

Bastille Day And The French Revolution (Part II): Maximilien Robespierre --- The Incorruptible

Journal/Website: 
Newsmax.com, LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Source: 
Newsmax Media & Hacienda Publishing Inc.

The Incorruptible, Maximilien Robespierre, the Voice of Reason, did not give the French people a Republic of Virtue but a bloody reign of terror incited by mob rule, and the descent into barbarism with the mass killings of men, women, and children by their own government, not because of their deeds or misdeeds, or any real crimes, but because of their birth, opinions, and associations -- or simply, for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Bastille Day And The French Revolution (Part I): The Ancien Régime and the Storming of the Bastille

Journal/Website: 
Newsmax.com, LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2004

July 14 is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France that commemorates 215 years from the day a Parisian mob stormed the "infamous" prison and commenced the upheaval of the French Revolution. The collapse of Soviet communism should not deter the invocation of the dreadful legacy of the French Revolution, the same revolution that a century later inspired the even bloodier Russian Revolution and its communist aftermath.

Rewriting the French Revolution — Part II

Journal/Website: 
Newsmax.com, LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, November 21, 2004

The Brave Girondins

Rewriting the French Revolution — Part I

Journal/Website: 
Newsmax.com, LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Friday, November 26, 2004

Contrasting Revolutions

Even though politicians and some historians in both America and Europe have likened the French and American Revolutions, these two landmark events of world history were as dissimilar as the men who forged them.

National Service 'Compassion Fascism' by Any Other Name

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/2/22/150218.shtml

In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush proposed the formation of a USA Freedom Corps, calling for every American "to commit at least two years ­ 4,000 hours over the rest of your lifetime ­ to the service of your neighbors and your nation."

This will require 80 hours per year for every adult American. On Jan. 29, 2002, at another function, Bush further explained the concept and gave a pitch for the "volunteer" program that will require $560 million from taxpayers by 2003.

Gun Myths and the Warrior Spirit

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2002

As stated in the subtitle of "The Seven Myths of Gun Control," the former editor of Front Page Magazine, Richard Poe, successfully reclaims "the Truth about Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment" in this magnificent book. With logical arguments and factual information, he rebuts what he identifies as the seven most important myths underpinning gun control and their assumptions.



Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.