The High Cost of Education

Thinking about the ongoing series of Trans-Atlantic diversity murders, one of the more sobering realizations is that there is no bridge too far. There is no injury, insult, or florid spray of intestines that would catalyze a broad public inflection point. The elasticity of tolerance appears infinite. The outrages, large and small, month by year,…

Smile When You Say That, Pilgrim

You’re reading a blog post right now, which is a presumptively constitutional act. But what if you’re reading this while dripping with intolerance? That might stain your couch; but does it also place you in legal jeopardy? According to the US Fourth Circuit Court, the answer–by a 10-3 margin–is absolutely yes. That was the determination…

It’s Just Another Panic Monday

Well, it’s that time in Europe. Time for heart-hands, candlelight, funerals, and earnest promises to do it all again next week. And doing it all again is precisely the pledge politicians are making with their rote assurances to never respond to their constituents’ routine dismemberment. Of course the British resolve to not succumb to divisiveness…

The Baizuo and You

I’ve been involved on the Internet skirmish lines for many years now. Over time you come to anticipate the contours of a debate almost as it begins to form. Most identity groups even have their own telltale sophistries. Tell me which squatter genus I’m talking to and I can promptly articulate their stock position more…

We All Float Down Here

Readers are probably aware of today’s Disney death ride through Times Square. In it a now-customary white hispanic drove at-speed into a crowd with the intention to kill. At the conclusion of this endeavor, a very pretty white girl was left in the custody of coroners, and some 20 other barely alive bodies were left…

Work Done in Daylight

The Potemkin Election was held in November. Now the Washington establishment is caucusing for the real vote. There’s really no other way to describe what is taking place in DC presently than a claque of vomiting mandarins. The media vanguard of which being the blog of hyper-plutocrat Jeff Bezos, which features the unintentionally ironic masthead…

To me, fair friend, you never can be old

A colossal cosmetics ecosystem has matured with the civilized world. Products alone represent $62 billion in revenues in just the US. This industry exists for one purpose: to make beauty’s retreat before age a dignified affair. Physical beauty is bitterly fleeting for everyone. Though at least men can take solace in it not being their…

1,2,3,4,5 then them bailiffs don’t take no jive

It’s remarkable how quickly knowledge atrophies when not continually nourished. Professionals who were once state-of-the art can retreat into also-rans just through the easy labor of indolence. It requires constant study to stay abreast of any competitive field. That’s why I feel a bit sheepish in reporting on how far I’ve drifted from the intellectual…

The Alt-Right Don’t Care

If you haven’t read a word of this interminable panoply of hissing and histrionics you’ve done better than me today. Compiled by New York magazine, it is apparently intended as a cutting-edge catalogue of the abominable alt-right and its myriad associated degenerates and pathologies. I consumed a sufficient percentage of it to override a senate…

Nice Circle You Have There

Concentric circles of interest and loyalty are one of the most fundamental elements of sentient life. As such, it’s consistently irritating to watch even intelligent commenters take positions in apparent isolation from them. Here is an example: I have an interest in keeping my neighbor out of my wife. My neighbor and I have an…