Category: What is The Establishment?

Random Reflections on Tyranny and Thugocracy

If I were an old man, and I were told that for the sake of my health, the government was going to universally restrict normal life throughout my community indefinitely, causing widespread unemployment, poverty, small business failures, suicides, untreated cancers, mass hysteria, and a general breakdown of civility and goodwill among my fellow citizens, would I thank the government for protecting me at...

Making Monumentally Historic History, and Other Historic Observations

News headlines inform me today that Joe Biden is making history with his historic cabinet appointments. For one thing, he is historically recycling crotchety progressive establishmentarians from the Obama years at historic rates. Furthermore, he has appointed Democratic history’s biggest liar this side of Hillary Clinton, namely John Kerry, as some sort of historic ambassador to Greta Thunberg. In addition, there are at...

Random Thoughts: The Aftermath

Joe Biden began his presumptive presidency by promising to “unite” and “heal” America — and also to “reverse” Trump’s policies. In other words, he apparently thinks that a good way to begin the healing process for a fractured nation is to tell seventy million of your fellow citizens that you are going to summarily undo everything they voted to uphold. In four years,...

American Fraud

Fraud is a serious charge, one of the most serious. Dante places the frauds near the deepest circle of his infernal damnation, far lower than the murderers. Fraud on a national political scale, in fact, would be teasing the edges of treason, which is Dante’s absolute lowest sin – the sin epitomized by Judas Iscariot and by Satan himself. To throw accusations of...

When Worms Play Politics

Ben Sasse, at a very young age, has already risen to the top of both the academic and political pyramids — proof positive that he is a slimy glad-handing dandy and self-promoting double-talker of the highest order. Today’s big headline in Republican implosion news is that Donald Trump has gone on a Twitter tirade against Sasse, after “leaked audio” (please!) from a telephone...

This Changes Everything!

Donald Trump has nominated Amy Barrett, a woman who was just a vaguely familiar name to most Republican voters until today, and who has the full-voiced support of the GOP establishment from Mitch McConnell on down, to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. This is it! America’s great turnaround begins today. Her presence on the court will finally set the...

Round and Round

Within hours of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the machinery of U.S. federal politics was churning on in all its glory — or rather, gory.  Mitch McConnell was insisting that the senate would vote on Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg, although he would of course do everything in his power to prevent the same thing from happening if a justice died so close to...

Learning Your Place

Perspective is everything, some insist. In any case, this bromide is never more applicable than in a time of universal enslavement. For then, perspective is indeed “everything” — the perspective of an ant looking up at the godlike shoes clomping around its tiny world, capriciously determining its fate at their leisure, almost absentmindedly, and certainly without a moment’s serious consideration of any ant’s...

Capitalizing on Injustice

Before the start of an NFL game Thursday night in Kansas City, players made a league-endorsed political statement by standing arm-in-arm across the field in support of racial justice, or against racial injustice, or whatever namby-pamby sensitivity-cops nonsense they thought they were representing. It’s a wonder the Kansas City team, called the (euphemized for children) “Native American Tribal Leaders,” had the gall to...