The Alt-Right Don’t Care

If you haven’t read a word of this interminable panoply of hissing and histrionics you’ve done better than me today. Compiled by New York magazine, it is apparently intended as a cutting-edge catalogue of the abominable alt-right and its myriad associated degenerates and pathologies. I consumed a sufficient percentage of it to override a senate…

Nice Circle You Have There

Concentric circles of interest and loyalty are one of the most fundamental elements of sentient life. As such, it’s consistently irritating to watch even intelligent commenters take positions in apparent isolation from them. Here is an example: I have an interest in keeping my neighbor out of my wife. My neighbor and I have an…

French Vote the South Africa Plan

The French people deserved a choice in their country’s direction. And now they deserve the consequences. Some optimists will mention the doubling of Front National support from 17% in the 2002 election, when Jacques Chirac spackled the Le Pen patriarch by 65 points. I take little solace from such languid party growth trends. As little…

The Horror of Winning

Some actions are so easy and obvious they may be avoided only through the exertions of determined cowardice. But since that is a resource in no small supply among mainstream conservatives, we typically have no positive movement to fear. I’ve always considered America’s vast anti-white racial stratification apparatus as the most vivid example of this…

Insurance Assurances

It appears Congress is again on the precipice of Obamacare repeal. Rather than debate the demerits of that legislation or its potential successor, I’ll instead address the related injuries to our collective wit. Since health insurance falls into the broad raft of media-mandated dissembling, some terms are probably warranted. Insurance is you paying me a…

The Right Message Indeed

That’s exactly the right message, Rachel. It’s not always the most conspicuous damage that destroys. Seconds after the Titanic suffered its fateful collision, the only visible clues as to its course were a few snowballs on the upper deck. It was only by looking under the waterline that an observer could predict the screams that…

Modern Knowledge

One of strangest aspects of this strange epoch is its inversion of past and future. In prior times the future was fluid: a rolling river with a thousand distributaries. In contrast the past was still, a story written in stone. The old was found in yesterday, the new in tomorrow. But social progress doesn’t flow…

The Form is in the Breadth

Anthropologists will one day marvel at the divergent fields of inquiry between the right and left. Both sides as certain of their own dignified pursuits as they are the malice and triviality of their enemies. It must be a divine lark at some plane of consciousness to watch one side struggle to maintain their fathers’…

What the Hell Was That?

I imagine the sound was something like a turkey being hit by a tennis ball. The fury and horror derived curse/choke/squawk that the NSA’s listening devices picked up in my living room this afternoon was an entirely involuntary vocalization. It came from my mouth, though I doubt I could recreate it without seeing Maxine Waters…