Musings Archive

Political Correctness is Neither from Mars nor Veus

Posted April 28, 2016 By John C Wright

I myself grow rather weary of watching shows or reading books from a foreign culture, where fornication is considered lawful and admirable, sexual perversion laudable, and there are no families to be seen. No one goes to Church, no women are feminine, and no men are masculine. That culture is political correctness — but it […]

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Asking the Japanese about Whitewashing Anime

Posted April 26, 2016 By John C Wright

Social Justice Warriors with too much time on their hands have decided to raise a stink about Hollywood hiring persons of the wrong and inferior race to portray member of the Master Race. I found this highly enlightening interview. This is what people from a nation who are not crazy sound like when you talk […]

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Demanding Discourtesy in Courtesy’s Name

Posted April 23, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader with the euphonious name of Ecreegan hold forth an opinion on the courtesy owed to transvestites, transgendered, and transrationals. Sometimes there’s no polite option. Tell me, what pronoun do I use for a pre-operative male-to-female transexual? “She” is a lie. “He” is considered highly offensive, and “it” is considered beyond the pale. (I […]

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Dr. Strange Film — By the Hoary Hosts of Alinksy

Posted April 16, 2016 By John C Wright

So in the upcoming DR STRANGE movie, the Ancient One is no longer an elderly Tibetan, but a bald Scottish girl, aaaannnnddd Baron Mordo is no longer an Eastern European aristocrat, but a young, impressive-looking Black man. With a sword.

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Gene Autry’s Cowboy Code

Posted April 8, 2016 By John C Wright

Gene Autry’s Cowboy Code from 1939: 1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage. 2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him. 3. He must always tell the truth. 4. He must be gentle with children, the elderly and animals. 5. […]

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I’m Not Saying It’s Demons, But It’s Demons

Posted April 6, 2016 By John C Wright

I have never played Baldur’s Gate, and never will. I am not a gamer guy, and that is not my world. But the gamer world is being corrupted by the same forces that are corrupting science fiction, which is my world, and long ago corrupted the press, and the courts of law, which are also […]

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Unimpressed and Undecided

Posted March 6, 2016 By John C Wright

I was so remarkably disenchanted by Mr. Trump’s performance in the last debate, that at the risk of seeming inconstant, I truly begin to wonder if his negatives do not outweigh is positives. I would gladly pull the lever for either Mr. Trump or Mr. Cruz, but would hope to maintain concord with any fellow […]

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Half a Loaf is Better than No Bread

Posted February 26, 2016 By John C Wright

Part of an ongoing conversation with  DemosthenesVW on the wisdom and practicality of backing Donald Trump: Sir, you make several trenchant and thoughtful points in arguing that Mr. Trump is an unknown, may prove unreliable, and has proven either a foe of conservatism or a fair-weather friend in the past. I will certainly consider them: unless […]

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Federalist 10

Posted February 25, 2016 By John C Wright

Curiosity got the better of me, and I looked up Federalist 10. It is the column called The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection (continued) http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm AMOUNG the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the […]

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Repeal the 19th Amendment

Posted February 23, 2016 By John C Wright

Perhaps you have already seen this video. I heard about it on talk radio as I was driving. It made me revisit a question which, in my mind at least, I would have thought was settled and resolved: the question of female suffrage.

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