Poolside

Several years ago I traveled with my wife to an all-inclusive resort in the Cancun area of Mexico. The trip was atypical from others before or since in that two of us flew down, while surreptitiously three flew back. Apparently even the zygotes in Mexico are sneaking over our border. But that’s wholly immaterial to…

The New Polar Face and a Lovey Dovey Life

Once a person ingests the iron-clad implications of America’s who/whom principles a great deal of socio-political clarity comes into their life. Dialectic necessarily loses its luster as you realize there are no neutral moral platforms upon which you can bring your opposition to stand. What is good, bad, evil, noble, effective or flatulent is entirely…

The Telomere Travails

If I could scientifically prove to you that the physical effect of left-wing speech was indistinguishable from violence, would you agree with me that it should be banned and criminalized? Yes? I knew my readers were reasonable people. Of course liberals would counter with wailing about ‘free speech,’ but Bolshevik speech isn’t free. It’s hate.…

A Taste for Entitlement

Sometimes a symbol for the age saunters right past your face. I was growing older in one of those maxi-mart gas stations today when I noticed a 20-something teen entering the premises behind me. He had an air of languid insouciance that placed him at one of society’s two leisure poles. Whether his was the…

Meddling Made Agreeable

I care nothing about the kaleidoscopic Russian Picasso sketch the media has frantically painted around Trump. I wouldn’t even care much if it were all true. After all, Putin is entirely indifferent to the lives of me and my loved ones. Whereas the menagerie of the American left would prefer both were brief and miserable.…

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…