Author: Daren Jonescu

The Joyful Quiet of Freedom

Once, during my third year of university, I had the following dream: I was playing baseball in the parking lot of my childhood church with a group of youngsters whom I had known through junior high school, but had not seen for years. It was late at night, and oddly silent, but despite the darkness our game seemed to be carrying on without...

Trump: God’s Gift to the World’s Puny Men

One of the strange but predictable results of Donald Trump’s presidency is that in his ignorance he has found remarkably inventive ways to elevate and aggrandize some of the world’s most absurd and/or dangerous leaders. Leaving aside Vladimir Putin, Trump’s favorite bully, but a thug who was doing just fine without Trump’s help, the list of lousy men whose stock has risen under...

Addendum on Being Tired of Humans

Recently, I offered a somewhat optimistic reflection on the condition of humanity (some may have regarded it as pessimistic, but I thought I was being rather generous), entitled “When You’re Tired of Humans.” The gist of it was that the human race is, as far as one can tell, the only species that, on a species-wide level, consistently acts against its own natural...

Matt Drudge is the “Conservative Media”

Right Scoop reports that on Sunday and into Monday, the banner headline story on The Drudge Report — and on TDR, the headlines are the stories — was seemingly an attempt to imply that Beto O’Rourke, the young leftist challenging Ted Cruz for his senate seat, is a serious contender and an up-and-comer. In other words, that Drudge is seeking to create momentum...

Weekend Reflection: When You’re Tired of Humans

To be fair, there are always a few humans out there who redeem the race and its history — perhaps upwards of two or three hundred of them living on the planet at any given time, to speak optimistically — but then, alas, there are the rest of the lot. From the “leaders” on down (in exactly that configuration), humanity often seems a...

What did I miss?

This is the week I meet my new fall semester classes, which is why I have been a somewhat absent (yes, I know, that’s akin to “a little bit pregnant”) from Limbo for a while. My apologies. My apologies, as well, for having nothing much to say about the Catholic Church having been entirely taken over by Marxists who explicitly, knowingly, and brazenly...

Weekend Reflection: John McCain vs. Donald Trump

As word came that John McCain had discontinued treatment for his brain cancer, one knew it was only a matter of milliseconds before America’s national brain cancer, Trumpism, metastasized into a mass of agonizingly idiotic cultist attacks against the senator. What better opportunity for tearing down a man’s life and legacy, the malignancy reasoned, than the moment of his final trial? And so...

Taking One Last Shot at John McCain

My morning news check turned up the headline that John McCain has decided to discontinue treatment for brain cancer, which of course means he is nearing the end, and has given up any hope of recovery.¬†Immediately, I thought, “They’ll have to shut down the internet for a few days to keep Trump’s morons from exposing their spiritual ugliness to the world.” Not surprisingly,...

Trump’s OJ-Style Confession

Addressing the plea deal declaration by his longtime legal fixer, Michael Cohen, that the hush money payments he arranged for Trump’s random sex partners were made at Trump’s personal direction, Donald Trump has sent out his personal legal representative du jour, Rudy “I’ll-do-anything-to-stay-relevant” Giuliani, to call Cohen a liar, and claim, absurdly, that Cohen’s earlier statements covering for Trump, while he was Trump’s...

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity

Donald Trump has gotten himself into a pickle by issuing hush money payments during his presidential campaign to (at least) two bimbos he bedded years ago. Thinking this over again and again, I keep coming back to the question I wish to raise here: Why? Why, that is, should Trump, or his political handlers, have thought such payments advisable in the first place?...