Latest musings, analyses, and general madness

Mission Accomplished: The Trump Cult Exposed

Every few days, out of a curiosity more of the morbid than the intellectual variety, I take a deep breath and spend a minute or two perusing the latest collection of repetitive, illogical, myopic cult-bait being chummed at American Thinker. One of the standard bloody morsels offered up for the Trumpiranhas is the daily serving of vitriol against the evil “NeverTrumpers.” The metaphor...

Why Socialists Like Soccer

Spectator sports often teach us a lot about the people, or rather peoples, who make them popular. There is nothing new about this, of course. Seneca taught us as much about the state of Roman society in his time as about his own Stoic sensibilities, when he wrote, in his Moral Letter “On Crowds”: But nothing is so damaging to good character as...

Fox News Winning!

Fox News is…Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell (whose wife Elaine Chao was on the board of directors), Larry Kudlow, John Bolton, a dozen bimbos who vote R, and Sean Hannity. Not merely a media ally of the Republican Party establishment, Fox is the establishment’s official press office. Throughout the 2016 primaries, Fox was effectively Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and damage control center. Now, of...

Happy Fourth of July! (But while I have your attention…)

  To all my American readers and friends — and that would be the majority in both categories — Happy Fourth of July from here in Limbo! This is a less than stellar moment for your nation, to put it mildly, but there is no reason not to take a day to appreciate all that is and has been great about modernity’s most...

Evolution Shaken to Its Foundations

If you are an evolutionist in any of the currently understood and mainstream senses, the following study — conducted by mainstream evolutionists — simply cannot be true. From World Magazine: Researchers are shocked by the unexpected results of a large new genetic study that appears in the journal Human Evolution. The findings indicate that either most animal species and humans originated at approximately...

Bolton Kneels Before The Emperor(s)

Even many conservative Trump skeptics continue to buy into the standard, long-running narrative that National Security Advisor John Bolton, who played cheerleader for Trump until he finally won that plum administration job he had clearly been angling for (just like seemingly every other Fox News commentator), is some kind of rough-and-tumble, straight-talking military throwback. In truth, moustachioed affectations aside, Bolton is just another...

The Most Fun President Ever

Over at my old haunt American Thinker, which a dear friend has aptly redubbed “The People’s Observer,” Sundays used to be reserved for items of a more theoretical nature, items by newer writers the editors were not sure would find a wide readership, and a regular “Week in Review”-style lead article by establishment-friendly columnist Clarice Feldman. This week Feldman, a breathless Trumpette —...

Peace In Our Time: North Korea Edition

Here’s a new headline from the Washington Post: “North Korea working to conceal key aspects of its nuclear program, U.S. officials say.” Can you believe it? Frankly, I can’t. I mean, Super-Genius promised Americans that the North Korean threat was over, and that they could sleep well, secure in the knowledge that Kim Jong-un was a great guy after all.  But seriously, the...

Happy Canada Day! (If you choose to identify as Canadian and don’t find happiness an offensive remnant of Eurocentric philosophy)

  Back when men were men, women were interesting, the British monarchy was merely superfluous rather than “Upper-Class-Twit-of-the-Year” ridiculous, and the Frankfurt School transplants at the University of Chicago had never even heard of a little Baptist minister from Saskatchewan named Tommy Douglas, there was a beautiful land called Canada. It’s gone now, of course, long since succeeded by the Trudeaucratic Republic of...

Honorable, Smart, Funny Kim Jong-un; and a Tweet from George Washington

Kim Jong-un, whom Donald Trump recently praised more effusively and unqualifiedly than he has ever praised any American president, has, apparently as part of his enthusiastic surrender to Trump’s giant hands and amazing chess mastery, spent the past couple of weeks upgrading his nuclear weapons program and executing an army officer who ordered extra food for his starving troops. Had Barack Obama chosen...