Category: World Politics

The Last Adult in the Room

During this Pandemic that Ate a Planet, Sweden and Sweden alone has refused to be sucked into the vortex of self-interested media fearmongering, progressive globalist propaganda, and totalitarian social experimentation. She has refused to succumb to the abject, life-annihilating terror of death; refused to play the immature game of prolonging the inevitable by hiding under the bed hoping that somehow an unpleasant reality...

Stay at home. Save Lives.

Roughly 1.35 million human beings lose their lives in car accidents each year, including 38,000 in the U.S. alone. That’s 3,700 automotive deaths worldwide per day.  “Well, that’s life,” you say. “They knew the risks.”  First of all, no they did not know the risks; for while we all hear the occasional local news story about a fatal accident involving drunken teens on...

When the Ugly Truth Just Isn’t Funny Anymore

Throughout these months of trumped-up mass hysteria over the Pandemic that Ate a Planet, the progressive paternalists and their slavish multitudes have masked the dishonorable motives behind their drive to lock down entire nations and shut down entire economies — power lust in the case of the paternalists, mortal fear for their own physical existence in that of the slaves — with one...

Hyperbole Pandemic Update

The Washington Post rings forth with the thrilling and commercially viable — er, I mean deeply disturbing and alarming — news that “Global deaths from virus soar past 100,000.” How, one wonders, are pandemic death tolls measured for speed, in order to determine which death tolls are “soaring” and which merely “plodding”?  Not being an expert on the art of stoking global pandemic...

Is Coronavirus Our Anthrax Bomb?

Just a simple musing, courtesy of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Chapter 16. The speaker is Mustapha Mond, World Controller for Western Europe. Mass production demanded the shift. Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning; truth and beauty can’t. And, of course, whenever the masses seized political power, then it was happiness rather than truth and beauty that mattered. Still, in spite of...

The Korean Case: Facts and Distortions

A regular reader directs me to an article at American Thinker, my old haunt (before it actually became haunted), describing the coronavirus situation in Korea. Knowing that I live and work here, he wondered if I could provide any insight into whether the AT article was at all accurate. It took some deep breaths for me to make the foray over there on...

The War Analogy Revisited

If you were facing a necessary and inescapable war, one which would unavoidably result in significant loss of life on your side, which of the following strategies would you choose? (1) Pursue a short war with a decisive win, resigning oneself to heavy losses early in the name of getting the worst of it over with and proceeding to the victory parade as...

Suicide Watch (Civilizational Edition)

As I have predicted, we are beginning to see a significant rise in the number of suicides, as news about the Pandemic that Ate a Planet continues to dominate the public chatter, and as governments, in a desperate race to exploit the mass hysteria, leap to the rescue with increasingly totalitarian “solutions” and “relief.”  An observation: Doesn’t it take the nerves of a...

A Problem on the Horizon for Virus Alarmists?

One of the most interesting trends in coronavirus propaganda since the virus hit North America — or rather, since it hit an American news media desperate for a new political strategy for defeating Donald Trump, if we are to be perfectly honest — is the frequent appearance of “shock” stories about celebrities testing positive for the virus.  First it was Sophie Grégoire (Trudeau),...

Musings in Descent

Today, nothing upsets the earnest and panic-stricken more than comparing the coronavirus to the flu. “How dare you?” they object, as though you had just called their wives trollops. They need this virus to be something of an entirely different order, something so utterly incomparable and unprecedented. Why? To justify their fears, which they are loving more than life itself at the moment....