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.…

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…