The Mystery of Rising Tensions

Have you noticed tensions rising? It seems as if every tension on earth lately is gaining altitude. It’s becoming a real problem, and mostly because people like you aren’t relinquishing quickly enough to people like them. The result is one big tension trebuchet. And everyone is getting hit. Consider a personal example: if I try…

Fundamentals Matter

I remember an old coach of mine used to incessantly preach: fundamentals matter! I can appreciate that even more in socio-politics than I did in sports. And one of the most fundamental questions of our modern age is: for what do nation-states exist? And for whom? Any example would do, but let’s take the Netherlands…

By Order of the Court

I occasionally fear I am not doing enough to immiserate my posterity. The uncomfortable truth is that they’d likely have a somewhat fulfilling life with little opportunity to have their body parts strewn across the street if the matter was left entirely to my own initiative. When you reflect on some of the true visionaries…

Politics Beyond the Pale

So Hilly emerged today from Huma’s hairy humidor to loose a fusillade of obloquy upon the alt-right. Of course the recently installed pistons that drive air through her diaphragm have only limited fuel, and so the candidate had to quickly be reattached to her tubes before suffering a fatal swoon. But before retreating into the…

The Myopia of Short-Sightedness

The content below arrived in my mailbox recently from a correspondent with extensive tech industry experience. He graciously granted permission for its publication here. I have worked for tech companies as a developer and manager through the years and I have seen H1Bs and outsourcing cause a lot of damage. H1Bs are a total scam…

Lessons Behind the Wheel

One of the most gratifying aspects of becoming insolently rich is the ability to grind small people’s faces in foreign manure. I know this more from observation than experience. Though given its frequency I am certain the result must feel quite luxurious. It’s certainly something to aspire toward. So with that universal ambition in mind,…

Protecting the Consumers

I wonder how many Americans have ever heard of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It emerged out of the 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation, which followed the Wall Street and mortgage meltdown of 2008. Rather than any logical response thereto, this law primarily represented the Democrats’ dedication to capitalizing on every crisis. Interestingly, the CFPB’s name…

The Left-Hand of God

Whatever your race, ideology, or religion, one can be assured of its demise absent vigorous defense. Nature is relentlessly competitive, and predators are as wholly indifferent to the preening of man as they are the plumage of a peacock. It simply does not matter how good, moral, or universalist your vanity judges you to be…

In the Wake of Virtue

Maladaptive morality is a luxury good. I’m tempted at times to purchase advertising on Kim Kardashian’s vagina so that millions will see that message. It’s a pillar of the Kakistocracy canon. And sometimes it manifests itself with such weight that simple people are crushed beneath. I wish it were possible to more widely convey that…

A Little Too Bright

It’s difficult to know how much of Trump’s recent misery in the polls represents legitimate deterioration of support, and how much is simply the manipulations of a media that has become feral in its loathing. Though given the utter trouncing of his pilotfish in Wisconsin’s Paul Nehlan, I think the former can’t be discounted. If…