Diversity Dogma

Practically any topic can be accurately categorized as fact or dogma by the frequency and intensity of debate.  For example, I would guess there’s not presently a single ongoing twitter dispute about whether red or blue light has a shorter wavelength.  Whereas dogma is always subject to furious debate.  In fact I know of at least one such partisan…

The Freedom to Destroy You

I hope you won’t think me anything less than a grinning optimist if I were to opine that the path from corporate censorship to corporate oppression is practically frictionless. Social media, Internet infrastructure, and now even payment processors have raised their red flags in a coordinated assault. It’s been quite a demonstration of malice. And…

The Task to Grasp

Some things are simply difficult to comprehend. There are questions without answers, effects without causes, mysterious rhythms beyond our reckoning. For instance, why does a drowning man flail toward the surface? Why do we recoil from a crocodile? Is being doused with boiling water any reason to leap off the couch? Why does no one…

Shine On

There is a rote, unimaginative, almost mechanical aspect to the process of laying cultural pylons in America. That this process of establishing unprincipled expedients is also transparently formulaic has in no way diminished its effectiveness. That’s pretty aggravating for those of us who would like at least a little effort go into dissolving our civilization.…

I’m With Democracy and I’m Here to Help

I’m not entirely convinced that today’s gasp-inducing sedition memoir about the ongoing sabotage of the Trump presidency isn’t a work of fiction. It probably is real, but I wouldn’t put on a parachute that probably opens. Though working from a perspective of likelihood, there were several rather remarkable aspects of the article, by a pristine…

Going Woke

A prudent man does not lavish his hate lightly. It is an exercise that demands discretion. As such, I would encourage economy of the sentiment beyond Bill Kristol. Though a couple of other eminently worthy recipients would be nation-dissolving global corporations, and the various bouncy-ball cartels. The creatures of both these phylums have done astonishingly…

Hell Is Other Liberals

Better to remain silent and be thought a bolshevik eradicationist than to speak and remove all doubt. I think that’s largely sound advice for our readers on the left. That’s because eradictionist Bolshevism tends to have a suppressive effect on the good-will of those to whom it is directed. As a result the bland politesse…