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Psychology of the Bootlicker

Leaving Donald Trump aside, since in the end none of this is ultimately about him, I would like to return for a moment to Trump’s tweet lambasting his own former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a...

Trump in a Nutshell

Sorry for turning this into Donald Trump Week here in Limbo. Limbo, properly speaking, is the realm of those who failed to accept Christ as God, which would make Trump, who believes he is God, a visitor from a much lower circle who has long overstayed his welcome. Nevertheless, if you’ll bear with me, I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Former Secretary...

Trump vs. Obama: A Study in Narcissistic Contrasts

In response to my post about President Trump’s “Tariff Man” boast about China, a great friend notes that Trump’s public statements (primarily tweets) almost invariably emphasize the first person singular, a mannerism he shares with his predecessor, and one very much in keeping with both men’s entrenched narcissism. I would only qualify that reasonable comparison with the observation that if there is one...

Chinese Puppy Owner Tugs Leash, Little “Tariff Man” Yips

Just yesterday, an idiot of world-historical proportions boasted about his “strong and personal relationship” with a bloodless tyrant, and how they were in the midst of working out a mutually advantageous trade deal. Today, however, the idiot is out there tweeting warnings about how he might have to impose new tariffs if the tyrant doesn’t play fair. Donald Trump, labelling himself “a Tariff...

How to Destroy an Economy

The latest U.S. National Climate Assessment was released a few days ago, which is an odd thing to be saying, in light of the fact that if any of the previous such assessments had had any scientific legitimacy, we probably wouldn’t be here today talking about climate at all. We’d be off somewhere evolving gills by now. In any case, the 2018 NCA...

Ugh!

President Trump met with all-powerful communist-tyrant-for-life whose portrait is replacing Jesus at churches and whose heartless regime has developed algorithms to monitor Chinese citizens’ internet behavior and punish people judged immoral (read “harmful to the Communist Party”) with summary disappearance or destitution by financial strangulation Xi Jinping in Argentina yesterday, to discuss trade and apparently other things. Here are the highlights of Trump’s...

On “Free Market Solutions” for Healthcare

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the most exotically-named American political hoax since Barack Hussein Obama, is out there talking again — never a wise choice for her — this time about healthcare. Invoking the “death panel” imagery made famous by Sarah Palin, Ocasio-Cortez tries to turn the concept around on critics of her socialist fantasies: Actually, we have for-profit “death panels” now: they are companies +...

One and All Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

From Right Scoop: A six-year-old boy has been raised as a girl since he was two, and his mother is intending to force him to undergo chemical castration at age eight. Mom has engaged a psychologist to diagnose the boy as a transgender girl, in support of her preference for raising the daughter she didn’t have. Meanwhile, the boy’s father insists his son...

Slaves In Their Free Time

Essential liberty is slipping away from modern civilization, as the so-called free world succumbs by degrees to its homegrown form of tyranny, brilliantly forecast by Tocqueville in his speculation on a potential condition of contented self-enslavement which he called “soft despotism.” For everyone who sees this radical divesting of mankind’s birthright for what it is, however, there are a thousand others dismissing such views...

Midweek Roundup, aka The Body Count

The Chinese government is now, if you will, more Chinese than ever, which means roughly a fifth of the world’s population (think about that fraction), and more than a quarter of the world’s digitized, high-tech population (think about that one too), now lives under a tyranny more ingeniously soul-suffocating than anything in Orwell’s wildest dreams. I have been mentioning for some time that...