The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

It’s As Though The Left Is Neither Creative Nor Pro-Creative

by Smitty Like an immune system gone mad, the Left can only attack the culture that begat it: We wrote back in October about how people were mad that Hinton did not add explicitly LGBT characters to her writing, most of which she did in the 1960s and 70s. She now argues that pandering to […]

No, SJWs, There Wasn’t A “Social Activist” Bone In Jesus’ Body

by Smitty I was triggered today by a bumper sticker: I guess if you want to freebase your own Gospel & fail the Matthew 4:9 test, you might believe this drivel: pic.twitter.com/OLLkPzhFfb — IGotOverMachoGrande (@smitty_one_each) November 12, 2016 The Obama and Hillary stickers you’d expect were around this little bit of noise. If you have […]

Feminism and the Cult of the True Self

“The stigma around STDs normally makes people think of cheaters, liars, teenagers who don’t know any better, and other various ‘dirty’ things when they think of sexually transmitted diseases. But there’s a new name circulating in the news lately who’s trying to battle this stigma: Ella Dawson.” — Torii Johnson, April 30, 2015 Once upon […]

Teen Mom’s Ex: ‘Sometimes I Don’t Even Know If I Know Who She Is Anymore’

  Kailyn Lowry is despicable trash, and I know every reader must be wondering: “Who the heck is Kailyn Lowry and why should I even care?” In 2011, she became one of the stars of the MTV series Teen Mom 2. Trashy reality shows are the MTV “brand” since the network stopped playing music videos […]

General Kelly, You Clearly Don’t Understand How “Progress” Works

by Smitty This is precisely the sort of scurrilous, retro-warrior thinking that Political Correctness was supposed to squash: Kelly, who has been a Marine for 45 years and served three tours in Iraq, said the sole basis for change in the military should be whether the change will make units more lethal. We no longer […]

Marriage Matters

Melissa Braunstein (@slowhoneybee on Twitter) is one of the handful of conservatives — along with Christina Hoff Sommers and Ashe Schow — who work the feminism beat on a full-time basis. She has an excellent article at The Federalist about the A&E series “Married at First Sight”: Jann Gumbiner, a licensed psychologist and clinical professor […]

Further Thoughts on ‘Diversity’ and the Ritual Suicide of American Culture

The previous post about Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer’s comments on corporate “diversity” was 900 words, which is but the tip of a vast iceberg of what I could say on this subject. Diversity is one of those “glittering generalities” — like Equality and Progress and Science — that function in public discourse as a […]

Political Correctness Is A Medieval Shield Trying To Stop A Hellfire Missile

by Smitty Instapundit points to umair haque’s introductory essay, “How Political Correctness Failed Liberalism“. I guess it’s a series, and maybe I’m jumping way ahead. But here is a taste: The question is: why? What caused the decline? We may attribute it to many causes, and surely many have contributed. But one above all strikes […]

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