Cooking with Conservatives

If one were endowed with cool indifference to its resolution, this would be a campy good time to live in America. The sober earnestness of actually building a civilization having long since succumbed to a lascivious frisson in tearing it apart. And isn’t the latter always more fun? It is almost possible to hear the…

Cuckholm Syndrome

As the #cuckservative pincer movement continues to encircle the jellied gut of concessionary conservatism, one can’t help but marvel at the wailing. As many have noted, the defensive squid ink ejected by discombobulated cons has been indistinguishable from that deployed by cephalopods of the strictly liberal genus. Racist Racist Racist That conservatives have come to…

The Needed War

As probably every reader is aware, a brushfire has erupted on conservatism’s jagged right flank. The blossoming #cuckservative meme has handed a molotov to furious alt-right dissidents who have spent lifetimes watching their civilizational estate defiled by tribal PoCs as the GOP fondled its flaccidity under a beatific grin. Thus rhetorically armed, these masked heretics…

The Mutual Contempt Club

Marketing is psychology in a suit. It is the art of attraction through an elixer of content and cajoling. A tease of substance opens the door, and flattery gets you through it. Here’s what I’m going to do for you, and you’re just brilliant enough to take me up on it. This is on routine…

Do You Remember Where You Were?

I’m talking about where you were on That Day. The day you first heard about it…and everything changed. It changed for all of us. It was as if the airy thrum of our daily lives suddenly fell silent. And we felt ourselves falling. Falling not just as person, but as a people. Falling from our…

The Misery of Faust

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is a man who he has lost his soul. No matter the success of his moonshot bid for the presidency, he knows a part of himself has been left behind in the pursuit. Like most who sacrifice their honor, he will rationalize its loss. Though the absence will gape wide…

Thoughts on Schengen

I’ve had a long-percolating idea to provide regular commenters with a platform for semi-off-topic feature-length opinions that stay between the rails of what we’re doing here (regardless of whether the opinion is entirely congruent with my own). Jeppo’s comment below fits this well, and so is being elevated to a post. This is interesting: In…

Trailers

As usual, modernity disgorges more to mock than what our plodding pen can track. Here’s a temporary teaser backlog. Black hating black bigots searching for non-diverse Shangri-La. Sleepless-till-we-get-more-Muslims in Seattle. How can Somalis sleep when their beds are burning? Anti-white is good, but anti-asian is bad. The affirmative action paradox. Starbucks knows the only thing…

Why Guatemalans Don’t Lower Crime Rates in Reykjavik

As a general observation, people are more susceptible to fundamental lies than to those of pedantic trifles. If you broke line in front of a stranger explaining that he doesn’t really exist and if he did his ancestors probably broke in front of someone else, he would bristle without even giving your theory a fair…