Author: Daren Jonescu

Justin Trudeau? Not MY problem, suckers!

As a defector from communist Canada, I feel somewhat dutybound to respond to the news of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brownface scandal, which broke today. Here, then, is my three-part reaction: 1. If Trudeau were not the baby-faced poster boy for the charms of progressive soft despotism in North America, I might be defending him against these absurd accusations of “cultural appropriation crime”...

“Do what I want,” belligerent child demands

A sixteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, sits sternly, arms folded, facing members of the United States Congress, the elected representatives of the American people. Having previously submitted a decrepit, thoroughly discredited UN document (the IPCC’s climate Armageddon fantasy report), the earliest iterations of which the congressmen have been familiar with since before this girl was born, she now declares, peremptorily, “I don’t want...

Scanning the Kavanaugh Sex Crime Times in Search of 2,000 Dead Babies

Just for laughs, I scrolled down MSN’s home page this morning, scanning the headlines they have posted over the past few days. I quickly counted six headlines related to the “latest” rehash of Justice Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misbehavior thirty years ago as a college freshmen, each of the six headlines directly based on one allegation regarding a teenage drinking party, a party at...

And Now for Something Completely Predictable…

An item to whet your appetite on this fine Monday morning (Korean Time): A Swedish economist — I cannot emphasize strongly enough that he is not a “hard scientist” but a social scientist (i.e., a non-scientist) — speaking during a panel discussion on cannibalism, argued that consuming dead human bodies might be an effective way to combat climate change, and that nothing but...

Ultrahydrophobicity

The Lotus Effect Living in a pond,Survival depends on one’s —Water repellence. The trick to living as a lotus leaf is to be on (or when possible slightly above) the water’s surface, and yet to remain forever dry. Even when it rains, or when the pond level rises and threatens to engulf the plant, the leaf remains resistant to harm; and of course...

On Sunsets, Moonrises, and Wisdom

Hegel said the owl of Minerva flies at dusk, meaning that wisdom is gained at the end of history, which Hegel needed to believe because he embodied, and indeed largely ignited, the essential “progressive” urge to stop the world and get off. It was not really history that attracted his mind, nor even wisdom per se, but rather the end. Progressivism, of which...

Democratic Debate: Bobbing for Communists

As usual, I will preface the following comments about the latest Democratic presidential debate by saying, “Please! Do you seriously think I would watch two minutes of a Democratic presidential debate?” Two minutes, no. But one minute and twenty-three seconds, on the promise of seeing a young punk mock an old man’s memory loss on national television merely to score cheap political points?...

Two Kinds of Freedom

They do not know you. They cannot understand. But neither do they ignore you as you wish they would. “Why don’t you live as we do?” they ask, half-perplexedly, half-critically.  You have two choices here: Drop your head, lower your voice, and reply meekly, “I don’t know”; or look them in the eye and say, “I don’t want to live your way.” “Aren’t...

“This town isn’t small enough for the both of us!”

Either uncooperative John Bolton has been fired by big tough man Donald Trump — or big tough Johnny Bolton has submitted his resignation to wimpy little Donald Trump. It all depends which of them tweeted last.  Well, I guess this is part of Trump’s recent “woman scorned” routine against Fox News, which is where he found Bolton during that beautiful, star-crossed summer of...

Carly Fiorina Proves a Point

I have a question for all the old Ted Cruz supporters from the 2016 primaries who have since chosen to support Donald Trump. I mean the real Cruz supporters, not just the many who now claim he was their first choice, in order to convince us that their “Trump is God” boxer shorts were the result of an honest, objective reassessment of all...