Sixty Seven Billion Dollars? F*ck You!

If I asked you to predict the extent of gratitude resulting from any given act of charity from a primarily western society to one of “minorities,” what would you speculate? If your answer is “not much” you are a foolish Pollyanna. Consider Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló. It’s difficult to discern from the media’s mush-mouthed…

Pay Everyone…But Pay Me First!

One of modernity’s most routine conflicts is that between ideology and objectivity. It’s interesting how routine it is given the certainty of which side will ultimately win. You would think ideological advocates might occasionally yield to the superior firepower of objective reality. Though vague awareness of their military deficit rarely dissuades them from launching vainglorious…

Healthy Lives Aren’t Bought With Dollars

If an Internet argument endures long enough someone will be called Hitler and someone else will state that correlation is not causation! And while former may be literally true, the latter isn’t literally precise. In actuality, correlation is not necessarily causation. Often enough, it is. Well, I want to talk about an instance where it…

Preventing Islamic Terror Attacks: Japan’s Failing Strategy

Here’s a question: should Japan import millions of Muslims to aid its efforts to suppress muslim violence in that country? If your answer is Japan doesn’t have muslim violence precisely because it doesn’t have muslims there trying to help solve it then you really don’t understand the question being asked. So I’ll rephrase it more…

The Wrong Side of an Ice Pick

One of liberalism’s most unflattering mottos is being on the right side of history. The fact that this not a compliment of one’s morals but rather an indictment is hardly a nuance noticed by right-siders. Committing oneself to whatever side is winning is in no way a commitment to honor or integrity, but cowardice. It’s…

Safe at Home

There’s a compelling reason the left is so invested in tribal politics: Tribalism is powerful. There’s an equally compelling reason the left is so fanatical in denouncing tribal politics on the right: Tribalism is powerful. Maintaining an effective weapon denied to your enemies is one of the surest paths to staying out of future Chinese…

Conservatism the Hemlock of Conservatives

History is the tale of results. And conservatism is the tale of pretending otherwise. Both of which lead me to wonder how many of those on the respectable right believe that reaching a desirable location occurs simply by meticulous adherence to proper driving protocols. For instance, does a fully-serviced vehicle—with hands at nine and three—driven…