Author Archive | Gary Hull

This Valentine’s Day Celebrate The True Meaning of Love

Every Valentine’s Day a certain philosophic crime is perpetrated. Actually, it is committed year-round, but its destructiveness is magnified on this holiday. The crime is the propagation of a widely accepted falsehood: the idea that love is selfless. Love, we are repeatedly taught, consists of self-sacrifice. Love based on self-interest, we are admonished, is cheap […]

Thanksgiving: An American Celebration of the Creation of Wealth

Thanksgiving celebrates man’s ability to produce. The cornucopia filled with exotic flowers and delicious fruits, the savory turkey with aromatic trimmings, the mouth-watering pies, the colorful decorations — it’s all a testament to the creation of wealth. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, because this country was the first to create and to value material […]

The Meaning of Valentine’s Day: Love is Selfish

Every Valentine’s Day a certain philosophic crime is perpetrated. Actually, it is committed year-round, but its destructiveness is magnified on this holiday. The crime is the propagation of a widely accepted falsehood: the idea that love is selfless. Love, we are repeatedly taught, consists of self-sacrifice. Love based on self-interest, we are admonished, is cheap […]

Love and Selfishness

Every Valentine’s Day a certain philosophic crime is perpetrated. Actually, it is committed year-round, but its destructiveness is magnified on this holiday. The crime is the propagation of a widely accepted falsehood: the idea that love is selfless. Love, we are repeatedly taught, consists of self-sacrifice. Love based on self-interest, we are admonished, is cheap […]

Egalitarianism: The New Torture Rack

Imagine the following Academy Award ceremony. There are no awards for best picture or best actor. Instead, every picture gets a certificate and every actor receives a prize. That is not an awards ceremony, you say? So it isn’t. But it is an egalitarian’s dream — and an achiever’s torment. An egalitarian wants equality, not […]

Thanksgiving: The Producer’s Holiday

Thanksgiving celebrates man’s ability to produce. The cornucopia filled with exotic flowers and delicious fruits, the savory turkey with aromatic trimmings, the mouth-watering pies, the colorful decorations — it’s all a testament to the creation of wealth. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, because this country was the first to create and to value material […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day By Understanding the True Meaning of Love

Every Valentine’s Day a certain philosophic crime is perpetrated. Actually, it is committed year-round, but its destructiveness is magnified on this holiday. The crime is the propagation of a widely accepted falsehood: the idea that love is selfless. Love, we are repeatedly taught, consists of self-sacrifice. Love based on self-interest, we are admonished, is cheap […]

For Five Months Eli

It is obscene to argue, as the INS and Reno do, that in the name of a “father’s rights,” Elian should be shipped back to Cuba. There are no rights under Communism – there is only a slow, spirit destroying death. The fact is that once back in Cuba, Elian will be forcibly taken from […]

For Five Months Elian Was Free

Early on a November morning, some five months ago, Elizabet Broton took her son Elian on a rickety 17 foot boat to escape the slave pen of Castro’s Cuba. A short way into their journey, the engine died, the boat flooded with seawater – and capsized. Elian and his mother floated on rubber inner tubes, […]

Caution: Textbooks Are Hazardous to Your Child’s Mind

Society’s greatest concern, claim the so-called humanitarians, is our children–who are suffering from inadequate nutrition, shelter and health care. Yet these same “humanitarians” are silent about the scourge destroying a child’s mind–his textbooks. Consider math textbooks, which should train students to think logically. Instead, using texts such as Addison-Wesley’s Secondary Math: An Integrated Approach, they […]

The Pied Pipers of Tribalism: The “Million Woman March” Should Have Promoted Individualism Not Tribalism

In nineteenth century Africa, blacks were sold into slavery by their community leaders. The leaders of the Million Woman March are trying to repeat history. The 500,000 attendees at the October 25, 1997 march in Philadelphia listened to speakers extolling the theme “Sisters Healing Sisters.” The mission statement says: “Great-grandmother taught grandmother. Grandmother taught mother. […]

Egalitarianism: The New Torture Rack

Imagine the following Academy Award ceremony. There are no awards for best picture or best actor. Instead, every picture gets a certificate and every actor receives a prize. That is not an awards ceremony, you say? So it isn’t. But it is an egalitarian’s dream–and an achiever’s torment. An egalitarian wants equality, not under the […]