The Other McCain

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

Self-Awareness, @AmandaMarcotte? Irony? Some Logical Coherence, Perhaps?

Amanda Marcotte is one of the most wicked people in America today. Her bloodthirsty enthusiasm for abortion is such that she does not hesitate to imagine aborting her own hypothetical offspring: “I don’t want a baby. . . . Nothing will make me want a baby. . . . This is why, if my birth […]

Silly Ex-SECDEF Thinks He Has The Right To A Coherent Tax System

by Smitty Mr. Rumsfeld, sir: The dry sarcasm of your recent open letter to the IRS, while exquisite, reveals naïveté about what has happened to our country the last century. This is somewhat ironic, given you spent a good chunk of the last ~50 years shaping those events. We no longer begin with the individual […]

Ersatz Children

by Smitty “More young women choosing dogs over motherhood” reads the NY Post headline. Sure, this is a part of our Postmodern, “____ as a social construct” culture. Yes, it has a veneer of plausibility, because it’s pushed in the media. But it’s dreck. Must we even say this? These are pets, not children. Blurring […]

Sixties Flashback: ‘Hey, Hey, LBJ! How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

That was one of the slogans chanted by anti-Vietnam War radicals at protests circa 1967-68. Another one was, “Ho! Ho! Ho Chi Minh! The NLF is gonna win!” NLF was the National Liberation Front, otherwise known as the Vietcong, so that the Left was cheering for terrorists long before 9/11 and the Bush-era madness of […]

Old Testament Passages Come To Mind

by Smitty And the development I’m referring to isn’t the broadening support for same-sex marriage, which a clear majority of Americans now favor. No, I’m referring to the fact that in a great many circles, endorsement of same-sex marriage has rather suddenly become nonnegotiable. Expected. Assumed. Proof of a baseline level of enlightenment and humanity. […]

Why Damon Linker Is Wrong To Say That Christianity Demands Pacifism

by Smitty Now, as a retired veteran, I’ll come under accusation of rationalizing my actions. Fair enough. But there is a simple explanation for why, according to Linker’s subtitle, “In the teachings of Christ, there is no endorsement of a just war”: Christianity is about the individual; war is about nations. Thus, what we have […]

Sexual Equality, Sexual Decadence: The Emerging Menace of Female Predators

Christy Smith had sex with a 15-year-old boy. “A jury has found a former Lancaster County teacher guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old student in 2008. “It took less than an hour for the jury to return with the verdict Wednesday against 35-year-old Christy Smith. “The jury convicted her of four counts including sexual […]

Afghanistan Resists Modernity

Does this really surprise anyone? More than 12 years after the U.S. first invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban and deprive al Qaeda of a base operations, the sexual abuse of Afghanistan children has reached an all-time high, according to the U.S. State Department. The department’s 2013 Country Report on Human Rights in Afghanistan, which was […]

Château de Raceur

Château de Raceur Those burdened with all manner of guilt, but most especially guilt stemming from birth to 1% parents of European extraction, are flocking to upstate New York’s famed Château de Raceur to indulge our vast range of karmic cleansing packages. Who Academics, bankers, stock brokers, venture capitalists, union leaders, and civil servants flock […]

Narcissism vs. Objectivity

Everything you need to know about the entitled mentality typical of Millennials can be explained by Christopher Lasch’s 1979 book The Culture of Narcissism. Lasch was a man of the Left and enthralled by Freudian categories, so conservative readers must be prepared to endure occasional jabs at “modern industrial capitalism” and references to obsolete psychoanalytic […]

‘If It Was a Rape, It Was Good Rape’

“One of the contributors [to a 1993 feminist essay collection], Doris C. DeHardt, a feminist therapist . . . thinks that ‘feminist marriage is, like military intelligence, an oxymoron.’ . . . [M]ost of the lesbian contributors took no pains to conceal their sense of superiority at living perfectly coherent feminist lives.” – Daphne Patai, […]

Shirley Temple Black, R.I.P.

Before there was Dance Moms, before the Disney Channel became the incubator of young show-biz talent, there was Shirley Temple: Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, […]

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