Wall of Bubble Voodoo

It’s interesting how thoroughly bubbles inform perceptions. Or, at least in most instances. Everyone lives in a bubble; only the radius and topography vary. So it’s more than minutely amusing to see how frequently accusations of alleged bubble life percolate among Internet antagonists. I suppose the real question is how far beyond our own bubble…

MyFrappuccinoSpace

Ahh the perils of navigating one’s pieties. Few men have had more formidable enemies than their own values. Though that’s not to say broad inclusive values aren’t useful, as they certainly are to any cunning opposition. From the perspective of meta-conflict, a legendary general is one who forces his enemies (though not himself, obviously) to…

The Arc of the Wave

At some point the #MeToo movement will have to address its anti-semitism. That was my first thought upon learning of the career pogrom visited upon New York’s formerly flouncing attorney general last night. Though my second thought was a bit more significant: this is only the beginning. Let me axe you a question. Have you…

What’s Best for We

Here’s a necessary article for all you nativist nitwits. Why we need globalization. Before proceeding to a discussion, I should mention that globalization isn’t really the key term in pieces such as this. We is. We! We! We! They are the satisfying sounds of a French whorehouse. But who’s we exactly? And why are we…

Tolerance and Tecumseh

This morning I found myself reading through an old copy of the Shawnee Tribal Gazette, circa 1798. Despite our many complaints about modernity, it’s comforting to see how much moral progress has been made since that time. For instance, our enlightened society is able to view vice and virtue objectively, rather than as an expedient…

Lake Wobegon, Where All The Advances Are Wanted

As we know, Hate Speech is something a leftist doesn’t want to hear. As a corollary, Rape Speech is something a feminist doesn’t want to hear. I suppose the effort to brand Rape Speech in the mold of its venerable predecessor was predictable from the moment #MeToo began mining its rich vein of ancient accusations.…