Author: Daren Jonescu

Here’s the MeToo Standard of Justice

In the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of a thirty-five-year-old moment of mistreatment at an underage drinking party — “wake” as in the allegation is dead, since there is not a shred of evidence, not a single supporting witness, and the claim sounds like the paranoid exaggeration of an addled adolescent anyway — the MeToo army has kicked into full gear. A...

Diagnosing Dr. Ford

Brett Kavanaugh’s “accuser,” Christine Blasey Ford, has responded to the continually-shifting deadline Republican senators have set for her to decide whether she wishes to testify about how a teenage boy made her feel nervous and uncomfortable thirty-some years ago, somewhere, in some unspecified situation, in a vacuum of isolated memory devoid of identifiable context that might help anyone verify or disprove her claims....

The Kavanaugh “Scandal” and Female Marxism

Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court nominee, within days of his confirmation vote, has suddenly been hit with an accusation of sexual misconduct…or molestation…or maybe it was attempted rapeā€¦from thirty-five years ago. The allegation was known by Senator Feinstein for months, but held for launching until the last moment, so that scrutiny of the accusation and accuser would take a back seat to the...

How Trump Was Used in Korea

Moon Jae-in is a lifelong, hardcore progressive, which is to say he is a neo-Marxist at heart, though he cloaks it in bland business suits and talk of “peace” and “democracy.” Many of his domestic policies since winning the election to replace impeached Park Geun-hye are standard-issue progressive “reform” assaults, such as imposing sweeping new regulations on private businesses. But nothing he has...

How Leftist Times Have Changed

In light of the current progressive attack on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, alleging rough drunken treatment of a girl at a high school drinking party thirty-five years ago, and citing this alleged misbehavior as grounds for rejecting his nomination and destroying his life and career, I wish to note to an amusing point of comparison from the Ghost of Liberalism Past....

Weekend Reflections: Alone and Blue in Limbo

Is he lonely here? Or do the empty spaces define his freedom? On September 14, my old internet haunt Trump is God — okay, it’s still officially called American Thinker, for reasons of nostalgia, I suppose — ran a piece by one Frank Hawkins, an octogenarian, entitled, “The 10 Greatest Americans of My 8 Decades.” I read the title. I stifled a retch....

Eighteen Cotton Skies

Is there a designing mind? Or is it all random, mere atoms in motion? To ask those questions is already to concede that what you see is not, to all appearances, random. That is to say, the questions themselves grant that order is apparent, which means, at the very least, that you are viewing life with a mind that craves order. Why does...

Turning Sadness Into Sentimentality

I almost called this little essay “Turning Tragedy Into Tripe.” For I am thinking of the inevitable September 11th anniversary “memorials.” There are ways to remember life- or world-changing moments without turning them into emotional pablum. The modern world, however, has lost those ways, just as it has lost its way in general with regard to the meaning of history, the lessons of...

Free Speech and Censorship

Kris Paronto, a former private security contractor for the CIA who was in Benghazi during the attack in 2012, has gone on a tirade against Barack Obama and his apologists on Twitter. So far, so good. However, his tweet was based on a careless misrepresentation of Obama’s words, and seemed to promote violence against him, so Twitter suspended him for a few hours....

Moral Reasoning 101

Colin Kaepernick, a second-rate professional football player (I defer to others’ judgment, as I haven’t watched an NFL game in years), has made himself a hero among young people who mistake “coolness” for heroism by kneeling during the national anthem. Now Nike, which aims its products at young customers who mistake “coolness” for heroism, is exploiting Kaepernick’s popularity to enhance its profits. In...