Category: America Descending

Republicans Today

Rigged.-– Trump Republicans believe their country has gone to hell in a handbasket. However, they also believe Donald Trump could never have lost an election to Joe Biden except by means of a massive conspiracy. In a sense, their paranoia is understandable: It is true that Trump would seem the most natural and likely winner of any election held in a country gone...

The Winning Versus The Woods

In 2014, the Republican Party grassroots, consisting largely of people who identified themselves as constitutional conservatives, backed Matt Bevin, a strong senate challenger to Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky primary. The most prominent name to come forward in McConnell’s defense, both as a public advocate and a major campaign donor, was Donald Trump, who directly attacked the Tea Party in defense of the...

Planning Ahead

Today, I received an e-mail from a good American friend who, after reassuring me (or himself) that he has reconciled himself to the ugly truth of his country’s current predicament, proceeded to offer his comments on the Afghanistan debacle, beginning with the observation that even with years of planning, no one could have done a better job of reducing and shaming America than...

The Black Face of White Supremacy

I just read a headline from the LA Times declaring gleefully that — according to someone called Erika Smith — California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder is “the black face of white supremacy.” Because nothing says journalistic integrity like accusing a well-known, highly educated black man of being a front man for the Ku Klux Klan.  Because nothing fights systemic racism more effectively...

The Unjust City On A Hill

U.S. President Joe Biden, always a fountain of wisdom, says that he does not believe there was any way the U.S. military could withdraw from Afghanistan without precipitating the “chaos” we are seeing now.  First: Then the simple solution is, “Do not withdraw.” Second: Stop using the rhetorical masking word “chaos.” What is happening is not chaos; it is a strategic and systematic...

Presidential Optics

Joe Biden, as president, has acted like a cowardly capitulator to thugs on the world stage. His policies, in fact, are merely extensions of Donald Trump’s. The difference is that Biden has lived his entire adult life in the world of progressive government, where national cowardice and capitulation are regarded as virtues, or at least as useful means to the creation of the...

Reflections on This American Moment

U.S. presidential politics in the End Times.– “X is either an incompetent know-nothing or a strategic genius who plays the fool to throw off the other side. After all, he did become President of the United States, and how could an incompetent know-nothing do that?” X just talks, but has no idea what he is saying, and even less concern with whether anything...

Random Reflections: Phobias, Mandates, The American Mind

It is possible to criticize sexual attitudes or behaviors for reasons other than irrational fear of those attitudes or behaviors. It is likewise possible to dispute the theoretical denial of biological sex for reasons other than irrational fear of men who want to believe they are women. Thus, to categorically label all disagreement with the progressive push to normalize attitudes and behavior that...

January 6th Commission: The Publicity Stunt to Fit the Crime

Disclaimer: I have not watched — nor will I ever in my life watch — one minute of the Marxist Tribunal Hour that the U.S. Congress has dubbed the “January 6th Commission.” I have only seen mainstream media headlines and still photographs accompanying same. This assiduously disengaged perspective, I believe, puts me in the ideal position to judge the whole affair from, shall...

Reflections on Disinformation and the Disinformed

U.S. President Joe Biden has taken the official position that people spreading social media “disinformation” (a word now used by the U.S. government and media interchangeably with “misinformation,” effectively blurring the lines between the debatably false and the intentionally fake) regarding Covid-19 or the vaccines are “killing people.” In other words, Biden, speaking as the U.S. Federal Government, is holding private individuals personally...