Collective Sins

People who favor collectivism (socialism, Marxism, or communism) believe it brings total social and economic equality, that wide swaths of the population can be “equalized” by banning and criminalizing certain disfavored behaviors, as well as the thoughts and beliefs that support those behaviors. If we are all to behave alike, accept the same standards of…

Fun With Dick and Jane

We have all been there. You pack up the family and head to your grandmother’s house for the annual pilgrimage at Christmas or Thanksgiving (or another holiday) and when you arrive, your cousin and his wife are there – with their bratty, undisciplined, ill-behaved pre-pubescent twins, Dick and Jane. You dread the next couple of…

America Has Crossed a New Line

Some friends and I were discussing the seemingly constant string of violent events that only occur when a black person is shot by police, how two black children essentially skated in the murder of an Uber driver and how the amount of media attention in a “mass shooting” is directly proportional to the race of…

A Malicious and Malevolent Presidency

There is something decidedly wrong with the Biden presidency and this is most certainly not a normal administration. They intentionally and openly divide the American people, and policies are enacted with a high degree of retributive malice, prosecuted with evil glee. You can almost hear the Wicked Witch of the West (VP Kamala Harris) cackle,…

What is on the Other Side of the Wall?

Every now and again, I come back around to considering G.K. Chesterton’s “paradox of the gate”. Here it is in Chesterton’s own words from his 1929 book, “The Thing”, in the chapter entitled, “The Drift from Domesticity”: “In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle;…

Nosferatu

Vampires are real. When people say that what is happening today is something out of a dystopian novel, they normally think of “Brave New World” or “1984”. Of course, I see the parallels – more now to Huxley’s dystopian world but strangely enough, I think of “Dracula”. I just finished re-reading the original “Dracula” by…

Biden Agonistes

That Joe Biden is allowed to continue to destroy himself in public to the cacophonous din of the applause of the sycophantic media is prima facie evidence of three things, 1) Biden was shoehorned into office by nefarious and suspicious means as a front for Obama’s revenge tour, 2) the Obama cabal (still ruling the…

An Age of Mad Kings and Queens

We joke about our “ruling elite” and often analogize it to nobility. We are not wrong. There are more similarities than differences, especially in today’s ruling bloodlines. European nobility was notoriously plagued with mental and physical deformities brought about by inbreeding as they sought to keep their bloodlines “pure”. Certainly not unique, Maria I of…

Metanarratives

I am going to warn you right up front: this is long – and most (if not all) readers will not need the level of specificity contained within. You guys are smart and already get it, but I wrote this for sharing with people who have not yet “got it” to help them understand some…

Perfidy of the Democrats

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the…

Abracadabra

The “majority” in America (however you decide to define it – white, Christian, Western European culture) has been, and is constantly being, tested in a very unique way. In the past, want-to-be dictatorial political parties tend to inflame the majority in common cause against some scapegoat minority. For example, in pre-WWII Germany, the negative aim…

Legitimate Illegitimacy

We have a president who achieved his office though unconventional – and in some cases, unusual – electoral means in several key states, of that there is little question among honest people. He won despite a personal lockdown in his basement and socially distanced campaign events where the press made up most of his “crowds”,…

Head On Crash With Reality

One might question why Biden’s military leadership finds it necessary to go after Tucker Carlson – Professor Hayek provides a likely possibility: “It is not difficult to deprive the seat majority of independent thought. But the minority who will retain an inclination to criticize must also be silenced. Public criticism or even expressions of doubt…

Intellectual Agoraphobia

As several states begin to fully open up, we are beginning to hear from people, almost uniformly on the left, who do not want the lockdowns to end. Taylor Lorenz of the New York Times, lately in Tucker Carlson’s crosshairs, tweeted, “The thought of going back to my old routine horrifies me.” Emily Ramshaw, another…

Principle is Dead

The unprecedented public response by the US military leadership to Tucker Carlson’s very valid criticism of woke indoctrination in the armed forces was based on the straw man that Tucker criticized the role of women in the military (he did not). The military brass got their feelings hurt by the truth and metaphorically turned their…

The Luv Guv and Public Health Laws

Andrew Cuomo’s situation is an interesting one – and one that informs us about a larger motive that exists within the minds of Democrat leadership, their media enablers, and their strategic planners. This is a governor who not only followed every Fauci pandemic prescription to the letter, he weaponized them into some of the most…

The Gramps State

Welcome to the “Daddy State”. Well, not quite a “daddy” – more like the “Gramps State”. I guess the weak-minded and emotionally needy Democrats who wanted to be coddled might have overshot the mark. Of course, the left uniformly greeted President Biden’s (possibly deep fake) address of last night with accolades because they are members…

Shibboleths

One of the shibboleths of the left is that capital punishment is bad. But they do believe in capital punishment. Actually, the contemporary left believes a lot of things they claim not to believe. It is one of the reasons rational debate with them is impossible. Shifting goalposts has supplanted baseball as the national pastime.…

The Blame Game

In her famous speech at the 1984 GOP national convention, Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick said: “The American people know that it’s dangerous to blame ourselves for terrible problems that we did not cause. They understand just as the distinguished French writer, Jean Francois Revel, understands the dangers of endless self- criticism and self-denigration. He wrote: ‘Clearly,…