A Path Through

Michael Belcher
The only way out is through. Charting a path with politics, philosophy, ethics, religion, etc
Created 22 Apr 2021
  • What's Happening
    29 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 5 5
    If you’re reading this you may be asking yourself what is going on in the country, and, more broadly, in the world. This is a good start. It means you’ve recognized that something is out of order. Thi...
  • Relativity Killer
    19 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    “Reality truly exists.” Now, if you’re familiar with my work you’ll know that this is actually an article of faith, but, as it’s the basis of literally all thought and action, it isn’t in any way wort...
  • Going Deep
    03 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Here, we will seek to explore the deepest levels of analysis of our current problems, our politics, our philosophy, and our faith. Prepare for some discomfort, as we learn that we are all, fundamental...
  • Official Violence
    25 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Governments are instituted among men to secure their liberties and freedoms in perpetuity, and for posterity to their descendants. This is the only legitimate reason for their existence, and it is spe...
  • Living Constitution
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    The US Constitution exists materially as a piece of parchment paper impregnated with ink, and as such is clearly not alive in any biological sense. However, the assertion of a “living” Constitution is...
  • Unitary Executive
    08 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Let us consider the proper role of each branch of government, and how it was envisioned, versus how it is currently operating. Now we take the Executive, the only branch to wield the ultimate authorit...
  • Battlefield Pickups
    30 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    The firefight rages all around you in the bombed-out apartment block. Dust-tinged sweat dripping from your brow stings your eyes, and as it does you become acutely aware of your narrowed visual field ...
  • Preening Moralizers
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    The left holds reality against a utopian vision, and thereby finds our existence as lacking in some way for which we must act to modify the very terms of our existence, and alter our reality. The perv...
  • Radical Personal Responsibility
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Taking personal responsibility for everything in our current times – times that are such that government, law enforcement, bureaucratic agencies, NGOs, schools, corporations, the “press,” and a majori...
  • The Short Arm of the Law
    15 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    The revolution underway is significantly dependent on decentralization, and the spreading of responsibility for each minor catastrophe so thinly across politicians, bureaucrats, officers, and so on th...
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