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February 10, 2014

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Dmitry Chernikov

"And nations the world over secure their borders, sometimes at the end of a gun fondled by an itchy finger."

The nation-state, unlike families, firms, gated communities, towns, ___, the world, is an illegitimate institution and must be destroyed.

But as long as it exists, what exactly is the recipe for "robust, healthy America"? People of European descent? People who agree with you on culture? You ask others to "explain their vision of a deific diet, a meritorious menu" but fail to do so yourself. Are you afraid of being called a "racist" or something?

Dmitry Chernikov

Do you really believe that it is the job of the federal government to protect culture? Are you in favor of some Ministry of Culture? Sounds un-American to me.

Selwyn Duke

Mr. Chernikov,

Thank you for participating. An article is just that — an article, not a book. It isn't exhaustive. In addition, the scope is sometimes purposely limited because going beyond it would be counterproductive. As I always say, if you want to get a person to the next rung on a ladder, you point him to it; you don't focus his gaze on a rung 15 feet up because he'll never reach it from where he is. And if he tries, he may even slip and fall.

As for the articles you're commenting on, my goal is to illuminate a simple fact: not all cultures are morally equal, and not all cultural elements are compatible. And if you can prevail upon people on this simple point in this age of cultural relativism — which is a corollary of moral relativism — it is an accomplishment.

As for the feds, it isn't their constitutional job to protect culture, but it is their job to protect the borders, which is a prerequisite for protecting culture.

Lastly, if you want more insight into my governing philosophy, it is easily inferred by a discerning person who has read the majority of my work. Suffice it to say, however, that my vision is quite precise and quite comprehensive. Mind you, this doesn't mean comprehensive as in all-controlling, but in that all bases are covered.

God bless,

Selwyn Duke

Dmitry Chernikov

"Lastly, if you want more insight into my governing philosophy, it is easily inferred by a discerning person who has read the majority of my work."

Oh, I have no intention of becoming a "Selwyn Duke scholar"; you just intrigued me by seeming to be the almost extinct breed of a non-evil conservative.

Philip France

"Oh, I have no intention of becoming a "Selwyn Duke scholar"; you just intrigued me by seeming to be the almost extinct breed of a non-evil conservative."

I have previously challenged you cite one instance of a conservative or Republican person or policy that is evil. My challenge went unanswered because none exists.

Philip France

Two important elements that the criminal aliens from south of our border have brought to our shores are misogyny and drunkenness. My first cousin, Catherine Rose Busse, was killed by an illegal immigrant drunk driver while bicycling with her autistic son.

I highly recommend to Selwyn's intellectually honest readers a two-part DVD documentary entitled "They Come to America" by Dennis Michael Lynch.

Dmitry Chernikov

Philip, don't be an idiot.

Dmitry Chernikov

Philip, don't be an idiot.

Philip France

That's a weak reply. I am only asking for you to name one; just one, conservative or Republican person or policy that is evil. That fact of the matter is that you will not because you can not.

Irresponsible comments taint the otherwise erudite and august content of this site.

Dmitry Chernikov

By the way, I seem to be pretty much the only one "participating"; I think at this point you should treasure anybody who expresses an interest, even and especially if critical, in your work.

But let me know if you'd rather I shut up and forget about this blog.

Philip France

You are still dodging my challenge. An intellectually honest person would simply say, "OK, you got me. I was wrong."

Selwyn Duke

Dear Mr. Chernikov,

You seem very sensitive. When did I ever imply that you should shut-up or stop commenting? I thanked you for participating because that is what I always do when answering posts or emails; it's an imperative of professionalism.

As for the participation rate, I'm generally read elsewhere. I would like to build this site's traffic, but I simply don't have the ability to devote what's necessary to do so at this point. If you find the participation level unsatisfactory, however, you can check out my articles published at American Thinker. You'll find a robust debate there with scores — and sometimes hundreds — of participants.

Dmitry Chernikov

I see; found you on American Thinker. Thanks, Selwyn.

Dmitry Chernikov

I see; found you on American Thinker. Thanks, Selwyn.

Dmitry Chernikov

I see; found you on American Thinker. Thanks, Selwyn.

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