Author: Daren Jonescu

Note to my lovely readers

As many of you know, I had surgery to repair a broken bone in my foot back at the end of January, an injury which severely curtailed one of my lifelong essential activities, walking. Well, August 9th here in Korea, I underwent Round 2 of this surgical adventure, removing the screw inserted during the first round.  As a result of my current hospitalization,...

Conservatives Against Moral Education

On the day of the recent mass shooting in Dayton Ohio, tired of beating my head against the wall of thinly-veiled bloodlust that protects contemporary man’s fascination with treating the ugliest local crimes as though they were major world news, I decided to address the matter somewhat antithetically, in verse. One stanza of my little ode to mock compassion was a simple prediction,...

Might this be your limit, Trumpsters? (Rhetorical Question)

Over the weekend in America, two insignificant nobodies imagined they could make their lives meaningful by shooting dozens of strangers and claiming, to aggrandize their emptiness, that their aimless spiritual suicide was some sort of quasi-political statement. In carrying out their self-damnation, the two insignificant nobodies used guns, much like the ones owned by millions of law-abiding citizens who, in accordance with the...

The Titillation Continues

Pleasure enlivens the desire for more pleasure, filling the soul with an insatiable craving for perpetual repetition, a relentless rhythm of titillation and release as inescapably compulsive as an ever-quickening circle dance.  Yesterday it was El Paso, Texas: X number dead, the more the better, for the greater the number, the more justifiable our obsessive staring, and the greater our access to round-the-clock...

People Die, People Cry — That’s Entertainment!

Saturday morning in old El Paso¬†(where it’s likely that you’ve never been),between what they call “Cielo Vista Mall”and some Walmart that you’ve never seen, Some worthless young man that you’d never know,killed some folks who were no one to you;But distant sad news fills the idling mind,With so many fun things to do! “Guns are the villain,” shout those on the left,“Don’t blame...

Yes, he is that weak

Lest anyone imagine that Trump’s boasting this week about his ability to bankrupt a nation even faster than he can bankrupt a business is limited to matters of mere economic survival, the Orange God himself has taken pains to remind Americans that he is just as brave and unprecedented in promoting moral bankruptcy. ¬† As Dana over at Patterico’s site observes: It speaks...

Descending, Ascending

This week, North Korea has continued to test and perfect its missile systems, while Donald Trump reassures everyone that all is well with his relationship with his good friend Kim Jong Un. Meanwhile, the United States of America, the last hope for any semblance of individual liberty and citizen self-determination to survive on this planet into the foreseeable future, has taken yet another...

Understanding Trump’s Strategy on the Debt

Mitch McConnell’s Senate has joined Nancy Pelosi’s House in passing what Twitter Cheerleader Extraordinaire and Chairman of the Superfluous Capitalization Club of America Donald Trump quaintly calls a “Budget Deal,” as though the U.S. Federal Government’s formal continuation of its longstanding principle of perpetual limitless debt increases has any business being described with the word “budget.” Does the operative principle here bear any...

Helping Elizabeth Warren Understand

During the second Democratic Party presidential debate (depending on how you count them), someone named John Delaney apparently had the audacity to suggest that many candidates were throwing around promises like candy, rather than accepting the limitations of government action and economic realities. Against Delaney’s daring introduction of common sense into a de facto rally of the Communist Party USA — as if...

The Art of Uncertainty, Part One

Even in today’s deteriorated educational climate, many university students are still surprisingly susceptible to confusion and self-doubt about “meaning of life” questions. In other words, they are still capable of responding to life as tender spirits, rather than merely as products on the assembly line at the worker-unit factory. In fact, such confusion and self-doubt, though now treated as grounds for a trip...