Latest musings, analyses, and general madness

Notice to Fellow Shock Sufferers

During all the years I have been writing regularly for public consumption, I have never received such a high proportion of reader response of the deeply personal, forlorn, almost despairing sort that I have been getting over the past two months. Even during the American Thinker years when I had tens of thousands of readers in a normal week; even after the U.S....

Marginalizing the Will to Freedom

On Monday, a circuit judge in Oregon, responding to a lawsuit by several churches, declared the state’s lockdown order unconstitutional, effectively striking down the regulations. To no sentient being’s surprise, the Oregon supreme court has quickly reinstated totalitarianism in answer to an “emergency motion” by the governor, pending a “review” by the supreme court — i.e., until the state’s judicial lackeys can figure...

The Noise and The Silence

Today is full of the noise. Every moment, the mindless chatter of the most mindless of chattering creatures, the late-modern slave, cuts through every thought, interrupts every quiet intake of breath, disturbs the rhythm of every calm reflection.  I walk to the pond, a cup of coffee in my hand and a camera around my neck, hoping for a peaceful moment of escape...

Hey, wha’ happened to America?

When future Earthlings open the time capsule on this age, they will quickly realize they are examining the skeleton of a civilization that was in suicidal decline. But of all the absurdly self-destructive findings those prospective archaeologists have in store for them, surely none could be as incomprehensible as the discovery that the man seen in this documentary footage from 2003 would eventually...

The Free Press, Capitalism, and Tyranny

As I have noted since the earliest days of The Pandemic that Ate a Planet, none of the hysteria of this season, and therefore none of the political fraud and usurpation we are seeing each day, would have been possible without the willing assistance and very able wheel-greasing of the mass media. We are witnessing the perfect alignment of all of the media’s...

The Emperor’s New Euphemism: “Coronavirus-Related”

Yesterday, I saw a big red breaking news headline announcing millions of new “COVID-19 related unemployment claims” in the US. Such phrasing has become part of the vernacular during this fabricated global crisis. You have seen it often, so ubiquitously that you may have become slightly numb to it, as I have, and as we are all meant by our masters to do....

Trump calls Fauci’s remarks “not acceptable”

So reads the first headline greeting me on the front page of this morning’s edition of The People’s Daily Panic.  Of course they are not acceptable. They are not acceptable to Trump because they undermine his optics of being in command of this “crisis” like the great wartime president he is (in his dreams). They are not acceptable to people who give two...

More Random Socially Distanced Thoughts

Every positive coronavirus test, every increase in “cases,” every political aide or professional wrestler or meat packer or disco dancer found to have “infected others,” is trumpeted by the totalitarian bootlickers (“journalists”) as an apocalyptic event — and of course, as definitive proof that freedom doesn’t work. Geez, next thing you know, they’ll be trying to tell us we need tyranny to save...

On the Fear of Death

Today, hundreds of millions of men and women from most of the nations of the developed world have been herded into mass hysteria and precipitous panic over a virus outbreak that has proved to be no more ravaging than a bad flu season, an illness that is having its severest effects mostly among the small proportion of the population that is already at...

On Deliberately Misreading the Facts

We now learn that members of the White House staff and the secret service, and even one of Donald Trump’s personal valets, have tested positive for the coronavirus. This is announced by the breathless propaganda wing of American totalitarian progressivism — that is, the mass media — as shocking news, terrifying news, hysteria-inducing news. The New York Times, America’s leading purveyor of reality...