Society’s Stellarum Fixarum

It’s fascinating to note how our contemporary grasp of the environment has diverged by discipline. Hard science continues to clarify the physical world, as social science works equally to obscure man’s behaviors within it. It is as though we are engineered to relentlessly seek a clinical comprehension of everything, except ourselves. Perhaps it is instead…

Coming Here for a Better There

Did you know people quite like who they are? That when they alight in foreign locales this self-affinity isn’t mitigated? It’s one of the most comically naive misconceptions to think that immigrants go somewhere different to become something different. The truth is colonial Belgians didn’t tame the Congo to become plate-lipped bushmen. And current Congolese…

Socializing the Costs

Duplicity, cowardice, betrayal, or simple idiocy…as a general observation, the pain of these is inversely proportional to the number of participants. For our math savants this can be expressed as: P = I * 1/N A lone idiot bears the full brunt of his intellectual or moral deficit. His competitive disadvantage to prudent peers quickly…

A Long Train

Sometimes it falls to the Presidents we needed to make the points we ignored. In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people …” And who were these “people”?…

There’s a World in What You Conserve

Subtle-sounding distinctions are frequently the foundations upon which ruin is built. Consider the difference between conservatives and conservatism. Now contemplate how much policy space exists between advocacy of one compared to the other. So much in fact that those who proselytize for one usually do so to the utter abandonment of the other. The friction…

Goad to Joy

The plaudits landed in a deluge. Wonderful! So happy for you, girl! Couldn’t be more thrilled! Love your strength and honesty! Never be anyone but you! You’ve always made me proud, never more so than today. That last line was from the grandmother of a young woman about whom a florid Facebook fuss had just…

Faith Down in New Orleans

Modern humans have resided in and dispersed from Europe for at least 40,000 years. If you contextualize this timeline as one 24 hour day, you could say we’ve only spent the last minute calling each other racist. That may not sound substantial, though many glorious days have been lost in even briefer bouts of foolishness.…

An Economy Engorged

I’ve asserted many times that cheap labor is only a distant benefit of importing chicken helots. The primary GloboCorp impetus for mass immigration is to cultivate consumption. Housing, appliances, phone, electric, textiles, trinkets, cable, condoms and carbohydrates: the more squatters get moved in, the more retail inventory gets moved out. Just ask yourself how many…

Going to See My Aunt in Topeka

Back in those days when America’s immigration policy was first being written by robed Polynesians, I remarked in these pages on the prospects of Trump taking the matter to the Supreme Court. I estimated those prospects as being very poor based on no laws, precedent, or legal doctrine whatsoever. Instead my forecast for this apolitical,…

The Sacred Oath

Borrowing from the attributed Ben Franklin quip on democracy, I once observed that: Liberalism is two jews and a black voting on who to have for lunch; Conservatism is a well-armed white enforcing the result. In hindsight I should have qualified that this was mockery rather than edict, as it has been fully embraced on…