Support from Surprising Quarters

An ism can be defined as something we believe, but may not express. Whether those beliefs are true or not is a factor completely independent of their ismness, which is driven entirely by fluctuating social fashion. Thus an objectively accurate belief that was not an ism yesterday may be one tomorrow, and become verboten retroactively.…

A Strange Courage Grows

Cowardice is all that grows in the ashes of valor. I don’t know if that fact has been remarked upon previously. Just as I don’t know the number of words launched at observing how earnestly man deploys self-praise as salve for his frailties. Though if the lucid men of antiquity have left no record, it…

The Debt

Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue. I was just a boy the first time I heard that statement, and remember initially comprehending it the way a Congolese would calculus. Though once the meaning became clear I always cherished it as a particularly witty truism. The hypocrite concedes his villainy by paying lip service…

A Plague in La Paz

Aside from relieving visiting gringos of their consciousness, valuables, and lives, what are our future fellow citizens in Mexico up to these days? According to a travel advisory issued this morning by the white supremacist State Department, the answer is: quite a bit. What follows is only a sample. Gun battles between rival criminal organizations…

The Role We Play

In all the viscosity breakdown of the past week, it’s interesting to note what trifles lodge in your Hate sac. Amidst the many conspicuous displays of corporate morality plumage, the one by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon seemed as mundane as a $10 toaster. Though embedded in his pompous platitudes against “white supremacy” was a presumption…

The Only Graph That Matters

Many mildly hyperopic social commentators have opined that the graph below portends more misery, conflict, and decay across the Western world than any other evolving issue. There is no doubt they are mostly correct given the already enormous upheaval in Europe from just the first thin edge of this massive migration ax. But, as the…

We’re Going to Need a Bigger Moat

As a companion piece to the prior post, I wanted to talk more about fascists. As you will recall a fascist is whoever a leftist attacks. I mean they don’t just rabidly attack anyone, right? The Cossacks surely had their genocide coming. And so if you don’t want to be a fascist, it’s well worth…

A Brief History of Counterprotesting the Fascists

Owing to a formidable native facility for pessimism, I am infrequently surprised. Though three elements of the last few days did almost tease my brow to furrow. The first was learning of the suddenly impotent nature of court orders. The Charlottesville right–as you know–came armed with one of these sacred writs–a thing we previously knew…

A Hot Time in the Stratosphere Tonight

I was talking about the North Korea situation with a friend a couple of nights ago. First I should say there is broad range of ideological perspectives I will spend my finite time suffering in a social setting: basically anything from Kakistocracy commenters to Fox News. To the left of the latter lies only a…

Defenestrate the Stereotypers

Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes I wonder how few installments of the Stars Wars franchise it will be before that is unveiled as the sinister power of the series’ eighth Death Star. Whole planets of talking iguanas and bipedal cephalopods are left in liberal ruin as their males turn to construction and females to nursing. Hopefully the…