Liberty Yell

Liberty Yell: Choosing Happiness, or Not

Liberty Yell: Choosing Happiness, or Not
By Matthew Sperling on Dec 29, 2015 at 09:34 AM in Featured Essays, Liberty Yell

God knows, we need at least one hero to rescue us. And, if you look at the current crop of television shows and movies, you will see an abundance of heroes.

In fact, heroes and world-destroying disasters are both at the center of today's zeitgeist. Eternal salvation and damnation are both on offer, though salvation appears to be fighting an uphill battle.

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Liberty Yell: Last Mile Before the Night?

Liberty Yell: Last Mile Before the Night?
By Matthew Sperling on Dec 08, 2015 at 09:30 AM in Featured Essays, Liberty Yell

One more major terrorist attack, and we will be faced with an ongoing violation of the concept and practice of freedom.

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Liberty Yell: Something Besides the Cult of Death?

Liberty Yell: Something Besides the Cult of Death?
By Matthew Sperling on Nov 16, 2015 at 09:31 AM in Featured Essays, Liberty Yell

Leadership requires thought.

The obvious response, the knee-jerk reaction to the events in Paris, would be to attack the perpetrators. Their hideous violence should be met with more of the same, and this is what has already happened. France and the U.S. have attacked the supposed capital of the Islamic State, Raqaa in Syria.

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Liberty Yell: Now We See

Liberty Yell: Now We See
By Matthew Sperling on Mar 02, 2014 at 11:47 AM in Liberty Yell

We are part of a grand project: The direction in which humanity will travel as we put one foot in front of the other. Thus far, apart from a few stray sheep, we have organized our movement in the same way: Humanity operates as part of an elitist system in which power is concentrated in the hands of royalty and wealth, or both.

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Liberty Yell: Our Time, Our Place

Liberty Yell: Our Time, Our Place
By Matthew Sperling on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM in Liberty Yell

Be a witness and look at the front page and page eight of yesterday’s New York Times. You will see the corpses of men, women and children killed in a chemical attack in Syria. A chemical attack is what the evidence points to, and it is still being determined who committed this mass murder. The chief suspect is the Syrian dictator.

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Liberty Yell: We Live Here Now

Liberty Yell: We Live Here Now
By Matthew Sperling on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM in Liberty Yell

As we engage in our many ridiculous arguments about abortion, gun control and any of the other cultural differences out of which “We the People” manufacture our various opinions, we should at least realize that we are fiddling while Rome burns.

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Liberty Yell: We Live Here Now--2

Liberty Yell: We Live Here Now--2
By Matthew Sperling on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:22 PM in Liberty Yell

Francis Fukuyama almost had it right: It isn’t “the end of history,” but it is the end of history as we have always thought about it.

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LIberty Yell: Writing Like It's 1990

LIberty Yell: Writing Like It's 1990
By Matthew Sperling on Jul 05, 2009 at 02:41 PM in Liberty Yell

America, America, America. It is a bell ringing. It is a city covered in the smoke and ashes of its own dubious prosperity. It is a homeless man sleeping on the steps of a church whose doors are locked against him. It is the Supreme Court of the United States voting to allow capital punishment of the mentally retarded. It is people wrapping themselves in a flag that loses all meaning once it becomes a sandwich board advertising patriotism.

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Liberty Yell: The Battle

Liberty Yell: The Battle
By Matthew Sperling on Jun 15, 2008 at 12:15 PM in Liberty Yell

I am writing to you from Paris, France. A couple of days ago, I visited the beaches at Normandy where the Allies (real allies, not a coalition of the willing to be duped) on June 6, 1944, began that part of the war which finally put the German and Italian fascists out of business.

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