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White House Inadvertantly Reveals the Meaning of Public Education

“Trump Reveals RADICAL PLAN to CUT DOWN the GOVERNMENT” shouts the headline on the usually Trump-skeptical Right Scoop. Wow, another RADICAL PLAN! Like the radical, Nobel Prize-baiting plan to beg North Korea to trade their nuclear weapons in for guarantees of perpetual security for the Kim regime, exactly the intention of the Kim family’s nuclear program. Or like promising to build a wall...

Kim Visits China to Report on How He Snookered the Orange Idiot

Kim Jong-un, fresh off his complete submission before the strategic, economic, and military might of…Xi Jinping, has arrived in China to “brief” Xi’s Communist Party inner circle about how he successfully manipulated the United States government into granting all of China’s wishes while somehow persuading themselves that this was a Make-America-Great-Again kind of victory. As Reuters reports: China has been particularly pleased by...

What About the Children!

Lately, America’s progressive mainstream media, along with their surrogates in the Democratic Party (yes, that’s how the relationship seems to work these days, so incompetent has the party become), have been trying to act scandalized and appalled at the separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents when the parents cross the Mexico-U.S.A. border. Images of crying children, and emotionalism about the “rights...

Weekend Reflection: Father’s Day

This is where I inevitably preface my remarks about a special day by noting that I have little time for these made-up “holidays” designed by corporate entities, progressive busybodies, or feel-good statists of all parties hoping to curry public favor. If you doubt my cynicism, take a quick scroll through the history of the various modern versions of Father’s Day around the world....

On Being Outside

I officially swore off wasting any more mental energy on Donald Trump’s reality TV presidency this week, and determined, as I do when I feel overly mired in the transient insanities of our moment of civilizational disintegration, to turn to the eternal. I shall, however, cheat a little on my promise — but only to the degree necessary to demonstrate a philosophical point!...

America, This Is Your President

Donald Trump, as many have pointed out, is a megalomaniac and a narcissist. To deny this evaluation at this point is merely to reject the labels of modern psychology, which is fine with me. But to reject the modern labeling is not to deny the underlying facts: Trump is a man intellectually crippled by self-importance and morally distorted by vanity. Here is a...

Why Only Trump Could “Solve” North Korea

Donald Trump and his cult members — sorry, I will never refer to his supporters in any other way again, unless, in a generous mood, I call them “fans” or “idolaters” — are working overtime to spread the word that by solving the North Korean problem forever in one magic meeting, he has accomplished something that previous American presidents were unable or unwilling...

The Day After: Three Reflections on Smallness and Appeasement

Moon Jae-in’s smiling, hugging, champagne glass-clinking lovefest with Kim Jong-un was one of the most shameful moments in modern Korean history. It was also an indication for all the world that Korea’s future is now in very dangerous hands. Donald Trump, always adept at sensing popular weaknesses to exploit for his own benefit, has pounced to cash in on South Korea’s left turn....

Trump Sells Out Friends for Personal Vanity

As part of his complete capitulation to the demands of a tin pot communist dictator — which he and his cultists are trying to frame as an act of negotiating genius — it turns out that Donald the Wonder Idiot also promised Kim Jong-un that he will summarily cancel U.S. participation in the longstanding annual joint military exercises, or “war games,” in which...

Trump Just Got Owned by the Smarter Man

Breaking: Donald Trump proudly showed off a document he signed today with Kim Jong-un, promising a lot of promises, most of them essentially meaningless — except that one of the promises is to help the DPRK work toward a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” ZOOM IN ON THE TEXT: “President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim...