No Steel Unscrubbed

One of the most difficult elements of telling a big lie is maintaining its logical consistency. Because of that difficulty, most liars don’t even bother. I mean We’re all the same, let’s celebrate diversity is as inherently self-contradictory as I hate racism and white people are evil. None of these components will actually fit into…

A Painful Passcode

In so many ways modern liberalism has metastasized into a mass social filter. Its intricate series of postures and pronouncements acting as a passcode into the secure area of upper-middle class Western society. Industriousness, innovation, and high IQ make navigating these checkpoints easier, though those traits are not nearly sufficient in themselves to gain or…

The Joy of Desolation

A follower on Twitter today expressed disappointment in our recent opioid post here: I was hoping it was going to be a post on finding purpose with life over and above choking on “red pill” outrage porn on a daily basis. My initial response was to advise that the most certain means to avoid such…

The Stand

I’ve always felt sympathy for those who haven’t even been a head of state by their mid-30s. For instance, Augustus Caesar was already 36 when he became emperor after defeating Mark Antony. He ruled for 40 years and was declared a god upon his death. I suppose such modest men make do when blogging is…

Purpose Beyond a Pill

What doesn’t make you stronger kills you. I think that’s how the saying goes. While not completely sold on the premise, it’s still probably prudent to know what those things frequently are. Obviously heart disease and the Big C usher a great many souls to the afterlife (or, alternatively, to a decomposing void for our…

Every Payment is a Down Payment

What if you knew every payment was a down payment? And that every down payment represented a new debt. And instead of amortizing over time, payments only made your liability grow. So that who you paid today, claimed you owed not less but more tomorrow. Thus the more you paid, the greater your obligation, the…

The Who In You

In most instances, even the coldest utilitarians nurture a romantic image of themselves. From fry cooks to heads of state, few men see their personalities as something less than exquisitely unique. No matter how modest our station in life, we all take sustenance in knowing there is no one else navigating it quite like the…

Fish Found to Commit Majority of Marine Defecation

Do you ever start to offer an opinion, only to remember you’ve already said it ten times before? After hundreds of posts on this blog it begins to feel as though the world is out of events that haven’t already been pre-explained. I suppose we haven’t yet covered the earthquake swarm / super volcano, though…

The Amazoning of America

The slow almost imperceptible abandonment of America’s common spaces has made Jeff Bezos a staggeringly wealthy man. When you can buy Zuckerberg in total and have enough change left over for Carl Ichan, you’re comfortable. But Bezos isn’t that rich by pluck alone. The diversity he yearns for others than himself to experience has helped…

Climbing Mt. Supremacy

In the last month we have seen the capture of a serial killer and a mass racial church shooting, both of which are events accustomed to lengthy headline media coverage. This accompanied by removal of the offender’s preferred symbols from public view, and abject disavowals by any politician with whom he may have once conceivably…