I don't know if any country attempted to introduce sexual equality before the 20th century. While feminist and suffragist organizations lobbied governments to allow women to vote, to get educations, start businesses, and advance in society, the first nation to actually make sexual equality an official priority was East Germany, also known as the German Democratic Republic.

but in reality a satellite nation of the Soviet Union, also known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but actually a dictatorial empire controlled by the members of the Soviet Politburo, the dozen or so men who made decisions autocratically for millions of people--supported by the secret police and the military.

The socialist power-structure did not tolerate groups who tried to live by standards, other than those of the prevailing political philosophy. Indoctrination started with day-care, continued into grade-school, university, or trade school. The ruling government maintained its hold using government media. As one official in East Germany expressed it, "In Sozialismus, gibt es keine Randgruppen." No one can live outside the socialist sphere! It permits no separate functioning or dissent. Everyone must  play his part, as determined by the government.
This leads me to suspect that sexual equality cannot function on its own. As with other compulsory egalitarian policies, it can only survive with the right political chaperone--the socialist steamroller that presses people down to make them equal--women as well as men.


March 31, 2023

How Long Do Republicans Wait?

Americans who vote Republican have to remember that, for people who work for the Republican Party, it's just a job. They may like their jobs. Mostly they prefer to keep their jobs. They may share the Republican sentiment for free-market principles and military readiness; but when someone like me comes along and suggests that Republicans petition for a nation of their own, they worry about things like job-redundancy and relocations more than they do about Democrat big-government and peacenik sell-out.

March 23, 2023

Release Grand Ole Prometheus!

Left-wing trash-talking of the GOP represents a concerted campaign that should concern its leaders. The scathing rhetoric suggests that the trash-talking will not end until the Left can make the GOP the permanent minority-party, and silence or discredit its associated media-organs. Older Americans familiar with the Nazi-smearing of the Jews should note the similarities in the left-wing method. Neither the Republicans nor freedom-loving people of any stripe should ignore the potential threat that these smear-tactics represent.

March 21, 2023

Republicans: a New Start

The Republican Party has a few tasks it needs to undertake. It needs to examine the philosophy it claims to represent and to take stock of its future, and stop thinking in terms of personal rivalries. We have more on the line than just choosing candidates and securing a victory in future elections. The GOP needs to regain a corporate sense-of-self. How can we move forward when we have deep doubts about the game, the rules, and not least the players?

Lloyd Bowers


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