Mictlantecuhtli Shrugs

Imagine you could conjure a word and then watch generations of your enemies destroy themselves trying to prove they are not that word. It must be one of history’s most gratifying spectacles. I can imagine the prim satisfaction in observing ostensible conservatives adopting liberal liturgy with greater fanaticism than its progenitors. Though that isn’t surprising…

Ashley You Little Slut

I was reading a piece today that sought to analyze the demographics of the Ashley Madison marital cheating site that recently took a very large and loud data dump. 💩 The statistical evidence compiled therefrom was quite remarkable. A portal that purported to generate armaments for adulterous liasons could provide the swords…but not the sheaths.…

Eggs and Omelets

Unless your reading palette is Kakistocracy-or-nothing, the news of this morning’s double GoPro murders will not be fresh. In it, two 20-something white reporters were dispatched live and in color by a fat, entitled, homosex, malcontent, negro named Vester Lee Flanagan or Bon’Zezi Melandrea or something. Mr. Flanagan released a manifesto and several tweets just…

Mortimer Lunges

As any of you with a tele-vision are already advised, the stock market fell 87% this afternoon after suffering a triple-figure decline at one point in the trading session. Culpability for the carnage is being assigned to China and its present proclivity for manufacturing South Sea islands rather than mountains of plastic toy dinosaurs. Less…

Charge of the Light Brigade

Among other works, Alfred Tennyson is famous for his account of the Charge of the Light Brigade during one engagement of the Crimean War. This being a gloriously macabre example of man’s discipline and fortitude before near-certain death. I think our times would offer Lord Tennyson a similarly vivid palette. After all, what was the…

Hormesis on a Pale Horse

Some of you will be familiar with the term hormesis. It represents the concept that toxins or stressors in sub-fatal dosages facilitate a healing response that results in vitality superior to the level observed before the negative stimulation. For instance, the stress and discomfort of vigorous exercise is thought to strengthen the body as surely…

A Catastrophe

Whenever I see words like ‘catastrophic’ in context of modern politics I almost unfurl a smile. For terms such as that are only deployed at the prospect of an encroaching irritant in an otherwise placid program. The catastrophe occasioned today being that which would occur in a bizzaro world of border enforcement. It’s right there…

The Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time

It would be highly felicitous if utilities could be surreptitiously loaded on all devices to convert media euphemisms to clarity. “Civil Rights” is one term I’d particularly enjoy seeing forthrightly displayed. For CR is simple American short-hand for the alchemy that turns white liberties into black prerogatives. It’s not your right to decide with whom…

A Life for the Young

One thing that’s always struck me is the consistency of good and evil in war. How righteousness accrues to victors as assuredly as malevolence does the vanquished. We are quite fortunate indeed that the good guys always win. Who can imagine what might be happening to the West if otherwise. Though the statistical improbability of…

The Infidelity of Change

You should be open to change. Experience new things with different people. Have you ever noticed lines such as these are what a man feeds someone else’s wife or girlfriend and never his own? Why is that? I believe I know. It is because “change” is a quality neutral concept. One that men view with…