Author: Daren Jonescu

Weekend Reflections: Roger Stone, Bobby Orr, IMPEACHMENT HOAX!!

Roger Stone, the longtime Washington establishment operative and perennial liar-for-political-profit who by chance just happened to be one of those “best people” Mr. Swamp-Drainer, Donald Trump, engaged as his lead advisor at the outset of his presidential campaign, and who continued to serve in that role unofficially after cleverly distancing himself from the official campaign to cleanse Trump of his, Stone’s, dirtiness, has...

Of Fish and Ponds: Advice for Aspiring Writers

One of the constants of the writer’s life is the underlying question, almost never explicitly asked, but in a sense always implicitly answered in his work: “What is a writer?” The answers to this question are as varied as the motives of those who write — which, contrary to our age’s ubiquitous relativism, is not to say that everyone who writes is a...

The Sadistic Fetishism of the U.S. Media

We have been down this road several times before. Yet again someone has committed a “mass shooting,” this time in gun law haven California, and yet again the “mass media” is taking full advantage of the aftermath — to provoke and instigate the next shooting. They crave the violence. They crave the bloodshed. They crave the progressive talking points. If you think the...

Judgment Night in Canada (Updated with hard realities!)

Don Cherry, who at age eighty-five was fired from his longtime assignment as the star of “Coach’s Corner” during Hockey Night In Canada broadcasts, due to his acerbic remarks questioning the patriotism of some immigrants, says he will not pass judgment on his friend and co-host, Ron MacLean, who “apologized” under employer pressure the next day, in a statement that was essentially a...

Passing Thoughts

The Democratic Party’s eager pursuit of impeachment, grabbing all the headlines and dictating the news cycle during these early days of presidential primary season, is a sure signal that they know their current crop of candidates would be unlikely to beat Donald Trump in 2020. They need to cripple Trump terribly, if not outright remove him from office, in order to give that...

Canada’s Crusty Uncle Obsoleted by Marxist Tribunal

Hockey commentator Don Cherry, a fixture on Canadian television since his career as an NHL coach ended in 1980, has yet again done what he has long gotten paid to do, namely rile people up by talking about sports and society like your Uncle Ed at Thanksgiving dinner, shooting his mouth off about anything and everything, in equal parts Crusty Folk Wisdom and...

Sight, Surface, and Texture

Wisdom is one thing. It is to know the thought by which all things are steered through all things.
— Heraclitus.
At one time they are all brought together into one order by Love; at another, they are carried each in different directions by the repulsion of Strife, till they grow once more into one and are wholly subdued.
— Empedocles.

The Gods We Deserve

Our new gods are of the only sort that remains possible when the longing for eternity, the desperate grasp after meaning, and the lifelong pursuit of truth, have been debunked and expunged from the modern soul. We are left with ephemeral idols, cardboard cutout heroes-for-the-season, blustering attention-seekers without a substantial purpose beyond their own egomaniacal lust for popularity and affection.

Roman Polanski again

Let’s have fun with this one. The so-called MeToo movement — mostly neo-Marxist agitprop in its motivations and intentions — has shattered the awkward and ill-fitting illusions of modern democratic totalitarianism, breaking the uncomfortable bonds of progressive fellow-feeling at last. Suddenly, beginning in earnest with the exposure of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the left had turned on itself, as the activist female Marxist...

Maxims on Modern Democracy

A citizenry proves itself untrustworthy with power, even essentially unworthy of self-government, to the extent that they are collectively sanguine, let alone enthusiastic, about the kind of people they are invariably asked to vote for. To be successful at the highest levels of democratic politics is to expose oneself as the kind of character who overvalues short-term gain, who is always prepared to...