Category Archives: Quick Thoughts

Short quotations or commentaries from well known, present or historical persons, the Bible or other sources to provide encouragement and insights for the reader.


P.E.A.R.s™ Periodic Encouragement And Reminders


by Robert E. Alderman, Jr. 

The primary foundation of the Cancel Culture’s mindset are principles developed as an offshoot from Marxism known as the Critical Race Theory. CRT hates free speech, reason or debate, capitalism, facts, truth, history and God just as Marxism did – but CRT uses race, gender and other herd mentality divisive tools to attack Christian-Judaeo values and safeguards in our Constitution rather than the single, workers v. management approach of historical Marxism.

With its broadened points of attack through emotional rhetoric, fear tactics and bullying alongside censorship partnerships with big tech multi-media and liberal news organizations, the CRT’s propaganda has become an avalanche roaring down the mountain sides of America seeking to destroy everything in its path. 

If you are not yet thoroughly aware of what CRT is, what it stands for, how it uses “identity politics” to create hate and division, now controls the-we-hate-America-platform of the democrat party, AND is actively striving to infiltrate every corner of our educational systems – please use the link in the endnote below to read a great, eye-opening overview published recently by The Heritage Foundation

The article is a long-read, but well worth the time – for yourself as well as anyone else with whom you may wish to share it.

Although I expect to write subsequent articles and provide additional reference materials related to the subject of this P.E.A.R. , for now I simply want to paraphrase a poem I came across many years ago that succinctly expresses the primary difference between Christians and the CRT Cancel Culture:

Racists and sexists is what they shout, 

And then draw circles to shut us out.

But with our God and the will to win; 

We draw circles to pull them in!

[no source reference for this paraphrase]

Until next time,

Have a great week,


(and to my family, Love, DAD)

Link to: Critical Race Theory, the New Intolerance, and Its Grip on America, The Heritage Foundation, BACKGROUNDER, No. 3567 – December 7, 2020: 

I Then Will Be A Toad!


Periodic Encouragement

And Reminders


by Robert E. Alderman, Jr.

One of my long ago, collected “quick thoughts” seems applicable to the current waive of censorship and attacks on free speech by the so-called progressive movement of the extreme left:

Two men were arguing an issue when the first man said to the second:

“Think as I think or you are abominably wicked; you are nothing but a toad!”

The second man after careful thought regarding the options that were given to him, replied:

“I then will be a toad.”

[I have no source for this, but the propriety of the reasoned conclusion is self-evident.]

In America, we have always had the right to be “toads” – i.e. incognito “princes”.

Without the free and constant right to engage in free speech, through arguments, disagreements, debates, everyday conversation and elections, neither side nor third party-on-lookers are given the opportunity to truly evaluate, learn and grow – either in the direction of modifying or becoming more confident in their current perspectives.

Gregory Koukl in his book “Tactics” expresses it this way: “…when arguments are few, error abounds.” And: “Those who refuse to dispute have a poor chance of growing in their understanding of truth.”

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Since and even before America declared its independence, the never unwavering, until now, pillar of free speech – the centurion of all other rights – has been summarized in this proclamation known by all of us – even the extreme, progressive left:

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!”

Unfortunately and sadly, the progressive left leaders – currently in political control of America creating ever expanding censorship and banning free speech pertaining to their platforms and objectives – have: a) no rational support for their positions (otherwise they would not be opposed to argument on such and would, in fact, welcome it); b) are not interested in Truth, and c) want to preclude everyone else from pursuing it as well.

Still, Truth will ultimately prevail!

Have a great week!


(and to my family, Love, DAD

Whose compass and principles do you live by?

Quick Thoughts


Benjamin Franklin created a 12-point “Ladder of Success” to follow during his life – then before he died, he looked back at how he had lived with this conclusion:

“On the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell well short of it, yet I was, by the endeavor, a better and happier man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it.”

“What counts is what we learn after we know everything.” – John Wooden

Bottom line is this:

Identifying and understanding the values and principles you consider important in your life will serve as a road map or compass in all your activities and journeys.  Without that foundation and solidity, you will be at the mercy of the winds and currents of this world which are as insecure and non-directional as a person lost in an Antarctic blizzard.

The best source for that compass and those principles is this:

If any of you lacks wisdom (the only true compass for life) let him ask God, Who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But, he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:5-6 NASB)

Have a great week! (and to my family, Love, Dad)

Bob Alderman