Reasonings Archive

Chastity is Thoughtcrime!

Posted April 9, 2015 By John C Wright

I note a particular oddity in the ongoing debate about the legitimacy of the Hugo Award slate. For all the ink that has so for been spilled over it — including more than one libelous article hurredly retracted — no one is actually talking about it. No one is talking about the merit of any […]

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Sanctuary by Bill Whittle

Posted January 13, 2015 By John C Wright

Being from a military family and raised on post, as well as being an amateur student of history, I am unfortunately subject to the blind spot of assuming my readers know those things which, at one time, were common knowledge known to any literate schoolboy in America, such as the purpose of the rules and […]

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Chose this Day Whom Ye Will Serve

Posted January 8, 2015 By John C Wright

One of these following images is true, and the other false. You must serve one. There is no neutral position, no Switzerland, in this war, and no way to evade nor escape the choice. Look. Look at these two worlds. Use your damnable eyes.

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Leftists Love Islam

Posted January 7, 2015 By John C Wright

Twice now Leftists have presented themselves on my blog to argue that, no, Leftists do not side with the Dar-al-Islam against Christendom, and moreover I am a simply horrible and contemptible person for believing so. Both times, I produced lists and lists of famous Leftwing figures expressing sympathy and support and solidarity for Islam, and […]

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On the Sexual Nature of Man

Posted January 5, 2015 By John C Wright

Here below is a republication of a long essay I wrote back in 2009 under the general title Apologia Pro Opere Sui.  At the request of more than one reader, I have stripped out the specific comments related only to the event that provoked it, in order to frame the argument in more general terms. […]

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Answering the Blind Vision

Posted December 22, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the remote and ocular name of Vision from Afar has a few questions for me. I refer to him as ‘her’ and ‘she’ because I assume she is a young lady, and I am too lazy to ask him his sex. This is part of an ongoing conversation. Let me see if […]

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Supermanity and Dehumanity (Complete)

Posted December 13, 2014 By John C Wright

This is one of my longer and older essays on a topic very near and dear to my heart, from 2010, which I reprint for the benefit of any newer readers. I note with considerable satisfaction that there have been more examples in the cinema of comic book or science fiction films since this writing […]

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Gossip of the Day

Posted November 21, 2014 By John C Wright

A yahoo who does not give his name but calls himself Vunderguy is asking a Houyhnhnm named John C Wright what is my emotional reaction to a man who calls himself Vox Day but whose real name is Theodore Beale. Speaking of flights and fancy, what’s your take on your publisher, Vox Day? Despite the […]

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Who is John Galt?

Posted October 28, 2014 By John C Wright

I came across this statement, made blandly by an Ayn Randian: “The essence of religion as the term is normally used is belief in the supernatural–without any proof and even despite proof to the contrary” Unfortunately, the statement is simply and flatly wrong. It is the kind of thing a man who has never once […]

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A Parcel of Their Fortunes

Posted October 25, 2014 By John C Wright

Men’s judgments  are A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward Do draw the inward quality after them, To suffer all alike. –Antony and Cleopatra. Act iii. Sc. 13. I want to draw something to your attention, my dear reader. I want you to do me a favor, and think. Think very carefully and very […]

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