Dumpster Economics

I think Tolstoy might concede to expanding his point: All happy countries are alike, while each unhappy country is unhappy in its own way. Consider America and Venezuela, for instance. Both are unhappy in their own way…and in their own dumpsters. While ours have commenced exploding, theirs have become cafeterias. There are lessons in both…

Sunday Supremacy

Sunday mornings aren’t just for penning Hate epistles. Like most of you, this is the time I spend preparing to stare intently for seven hours at 82″ of physical mutations pursuing an oblong ball in yoga pants. This obviously can’t be accomplished while still in possession of any residual dignity, and so I drown that…

Dances with Hajis

For readers still bathing in the crimson reverie of Eid al-Adha, a brief note to maintain your festive spirit. It was announced recently that British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Collis, has converted to Islam. Some bigots will blanch at this, though there’s certainly precedent for those with more rational dispositions. For example, the American…

Hard Truths

I came upon an edifying article yesterday in the Wall Street Journal. Hard Truths for Trump’s America Washington didn’t kill coal, but disaffected voters are being sold a story of victimhood. The author was a William Galston, whose CV is littered with pseudo-prestigious liberal sinecures. This background is helpful to know, since few besides leftist…

Consider Me Your Greatest Ally

A prudent man relies on friends the way a carpenter relies on his hat. That is to say, not entirely. Hats and friends can, of course, be quite nice and provide as much satisfaction as any other accoutrement. Though they are best understood as the drapery of our lives: furnishings not foundation. Those foundations are…

The Butterfly Wings of 9/11

It was a day just like this one. An impossibly bright sun hanging low in a brilliant azure sky. One of those days that makes you wish summer and fall would declare an armistice and leave the weather in perfect stalemate. 15 years will sneak up on even the most vigilant. It was that long…

The Desolation of Discriminations

Discrimination is a thing human beings do nearly from the moment of birth. Infants discriminate between those who are their mother and those who are not. The problem only grows worse from there. People who have not suffered catastrophic brain injuries continue discriminating on a vast plane of experience throughout their lives. They discriminate in…

Tensions Over Identity Well Contained

Racist. It’s all such a transparent grift. If sufficiently distanced, I’d offer nothing more than a chuckle and head shake for the earnest gulls who never grasp this hoary gig. Though taking a side, it’s embarrassing that a competent charlatan would toil in vain to convince the dumbest ****** of what a white suburbanite will…

The Jungle is a Choice

I was reading yesterday about the ongoing violence and chaos at the Calais Jungle. What I did not read was an article about a French military deployment to capture and deport every migrant in this foreign tumor. Why I have not yet read such an article has many reasons, though here is a brief summary…

Fury and Fear in Paris

If you’ve spent more than a minute reading the counter rhetoric of conservative cuckoldry, you will have noticed that one of their most cherished articles of comfort is the self-assurance that the alt-right opposition are sloppy impoverished juveniles foaming from THEIR PARENTS’ BASEMENT. This last part is key, since the logic implies positions taken from…