Category: World Politics

What is Trump’s Endgame in Korea?

(The following article originally appeared at American Thinker.) As I live and work in the Republic of Korea, I naturally have a certain immediate interest in the latest Trump vs. Kim saber-rattling — as in, “Am I on the brink of being hustled to an airport with a one-way ticket out of Dodge?” On the other hand, in a land permanently...

U.S. Navy Popping By My House

According to a U.S. Navy source speaking anonymously due to being unauthorized to talk about it — doesn’t that fill you with confidence, military officers skulking around “informing” for the media like rogue bureaucrats? — there is an American strike force moving toward the Korean peninsula, as a warning to Kim Jong-Un. This is a brilliant bit of anonymous sourcing, as it...

South Korean President Arrested — Imagine That!

South Korea’s ex-President Park Geun-hye was recently impeached and removed from office after a long investigation and widespread public outcry over allegations of extorting corporate donations in exchange for political favors, particularly involving financial benefits to a long-time friend and advisor. In the process, major business leaders, including top Samsung Group executive Lee Jae-yong, have been arrested on charges of...

Making America Russian Again

There has been a great kerfuffle over Donald Trump’s use of a moral equivalency argument to defend Vladimir Putin against Bill O’Reilly’s description of the latter as “a killer,” to which the Tweeter-in-Chief replied, “There’s a lot of killers, you got a lot of killers. Why, you think our country’s so innocent?” Trump’s cult members, predictably, have doubled down on their master’s moronitude, flooding the virtual...

Where Are We Now?

For a few weeks, I have had very little to say about the world’s latest political news from my perch here in the dark wood. Perhaps this is healthy. I have been urging others for years to realize that the era of direct political action, which is to say of politics in the narrow sense, is over, at least for those...

Fidel Castro Dies (Part Three)

(Author’s Note: This is the alternative version of an article that first appeared on this website in the hours after Fidel Castro’s death. This version, which originally appeared at American Thinker on November 26th, veers in a different direction from the earlier one after the first few paragraphs, indicative of the way my thoughts developed in the hours after first...

Castro’s Foppish Fans Fawn

And so it begins. Without missing a beat, Canada’s boy-king, the foppish progressive Justin Trudeau — son of foppish neo-Maoist Pierre Trudeau — has leapt into the abyss to praise his father’s dear friend, the butcher Fidel Castro. Trudeau, who is attending the Francophonie Summit in Madagascar, expressed his deep sorrow at learning of Castro’s passing. His statement offered condolences on...

Fidel Castro Dies (Okay, you may smile just a little!)

Fidel Castro — the peace-loving, bloodthirsty killer, drowner of desperate would-be escapees from his panacea of socialized medicine, and all-around authoritarian powermongering cigar aficionado — has finally gone to meet his…well, no one. Worms. Decay. The slow rot that eats away whatever is left of a crotchety, worthless hull of a pseudo-man who hated human freedom as much as a sane, healthy man...

Catholics and Communists

(Originally published in December 2013) The Catholic Church’s recent history of sympathizing with, and even supporting, Marxist progressivism is clear, sad, and indicative of a deeply irrational and anti-individual streak within the modern Church hierarchy. Catholics who care about the Church, its history, and its future—and also about humanity, reason and freedom—must stop making excuses for their current spiritual leadership’s...

France vs. “The Prettiest Sound on Earth”

President Obama says the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset.” Meanwhile, millions of Muslims are eager to kill, rape, or enslave you at sunset in the name of their faith. There is no contradiction here; in fact, the relationship may be causal. For we cannot understand the murderous extremism of modern Islam...