Category: World Politics

Reflections: Titillation as Truth; Flu Fever; Immigrant Independence

The profit motive and the news.– The non-government-owned news media (i.e., the media of a free people) is an industry in which businesses make money by selling you the information that you believe you need. The media therefore has an essential, existential motive to convince you that you do in fact need their information. Whether they will seek to convince you through reason...

Try New “McCain Frozen Brains”!

A few days ago, I wrote about the fever pitch of moral equivalency illogic spewing from the New York Times and their useful tool, Justin Trudeau, as they sought to place at least half the blame for the Iranian government’s murder of 176 airline travelers at the feet of Donald Trump, on the grounds that his “escalation” of tensions somehow caused Iran to...

Iran for Progressive Dummies

The world’s progressive political establishment and its media torch-bearers have spent so many years lying and obfuscating on behalf of tyranny, in the name of defending anything that might be seen as useful in their definitive and never-ending war against individual liberty, that they have apparently obscured the truth even from themselves. Thus, they are now, fittingly, subject to what Socrates, in the...

Trump finally gets one right (in that Trumpy way)

Donald Trump tweeted out the following message to the Iranian people protesting (yet again) against their murderous Islamic regime: To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I’ve stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January...

More Marvels of Moral Equivalency; plus One Honest Man

Wonders never cease, if by wonders we mean spectacles of moral and intellectual vapidity presented by Canadian men named Trudeau. The Iranian Islamic despotism shot down a passenger jet full of innocent people, dozens of them Canadians of Iranian descent. The Islamic despots are denying that they shot down the jet, although the rest of the world (excepting the usual global apologists for...

Clash of the Doomsday Cults

For those of us still clinging to some semblance of rational humanity, few things could be more disturbing — or, at least from my perspective in Limbo, more predictable — than the prospect of the world being caught up in a domino chain of competing doomsday cults.  That is where we appear to be headed as I write, with the cult of Donald...

You can’t keep a good demagogue down!

Just twelve hours ago, I was saying “Let’s see Trump top this!” regarding Kim Jong Un’s fantabulous propaganda coup of riding a white horse around a snowy mountain landscape. Trump wouldn’t even have the guts to try to compete with such a beautiful bit of agitprop from his dear friend Jong Un. “He likes me,” Trump even mewed pathetically when reporters asked him...

Let’s See Trump Top THIS!

Man, oh, man, if this video from North Korean state television is any indication, 2020 promises to be one of the coolest years ever! Kim Jong Un riding across the gorgeous Paektu Mountain landscape on a white horse! With his whole dang entourage riding along with him. Now this is my kind of propaganda video. I grew up on this stuff. I mean...

John Bolton Personifies the “Broken Clock Rule”

A broken clock is right twice a day, goes the old saw. And so it is with John Bolton, the pencil-pushing lifetime bureaucrat who pretends to be a crusty old tough guy on television — which is why his schtick impressed his old boss Donald Trump, who is cut from a similar cloth. The difference is that Bolton, though merely a blowhard careerist...

Elitism vs. Snobbery

This past week, the NATO summit — am I alone in having to stifle a chortle every time we hear of today’s global “ruling class” labeling any of their champagne-and-empty-talking-points soirées a summit? — was turned upside down in a manner most typical of our social-media-infested age. Several VIPs (aka halfwits) were caught on video mocking Donald Trump in his absence. The comical...