Musings Archive

The Logic of Illogic

Posted July 23, 2014 By John C Wright

Why is modern Science Fiction so bad? Why are modern comic books so bad? Why is modern art so very, very, very bad? One would almost think these things are being made bad on purpose. And one would be right! But the answer to the simple question of why SF sucks is a complex answer, […]

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The Wright Perspective: On Liberty

Posted July 23, 2014 By John C Wright

My latest at Every Joe is up ( http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/07/23/politics/liberals-mass-neurosis-political-correctness/) Tyranny is the default state of mankind. From the first primitive tribes under the paternal leadership of their elders to the most decadent years of the Pharaohs of Egypt or the God-Kings of Babylon, the Emperors of Rome or of Japan, the default assumption was that […]

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The Devil’s Dictionary

Posted July 18, 2014 By John C Wright

Vox Day here ponders the odd Eleven Commandments of Progressivism, here propounded by that Moses of the Left, Elizabeth Warren. Allow me to introduce my own translation from Newspeak to English: 1. “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.” Translation: We want the benefits […]

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BEAUTY by Scott Burdick

Posted July 18, 2014 By John C Wright

Take the time to watch this, please. It is very similar to an essay I wrote recently on the EveryJoe website, but, I think, makes the point more clearly.

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The Wright Perspective: Seven Right Ideas (Romance)

Posted July 16, 2014 By John C Wright

My Latest is up at Every Joe. http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/07/16/politics/secret-to-the-most-mind-blowing-sex-ever/ I will tell you the secret of the most amazing, mind-blowing, ecstatic, overwhelming experience of total sexual pleasure you can possibly imagine. I am not kidding and not fooling you. I know the secret and will tell you at the end of this essay, if you have […]

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A Breif Note on Incentives

Posted July 16, 2014 By John C Wright

The basic difference between Right and Left is that the Right understand the power of incentive to behavior. Whatever your reward, you get more of. The Constitution — that ultimate rightwing instrument embodying our worldview — was set up to have limited powers, checks and balances, in order to limit the rewards of corrupt or […]

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Thor Cropped of his Male Member

Posted July 16, 2014 By John C Wright

This organization once known as Marvel Comics was once known for producing funloving, loud and brash and well-beloved superhero comics. Now they are known for having once having had produced beloved superhero comics which are now made into successful movies for nostalgic geeks like me. (I stopped reading comics when they killed off Captain America […]

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Guest Post by Concept Junkie

Posted July 16, 2014 By John C Wright

A regular reader who is helplessly addicted to concepts did not actually intend this as a guest post, but merely a comment. Nonetheless, I thought it both wise and a testament to American ingenuity, so I here reprint it. Someone had the effrontery to suggest that it was a lack of technical ability rather than […]

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Migration and the Limits of Charity

Posted July 14, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader with the name of Meunke asks: I’m really confused about this immigration question. I can understand how many want to assist the suffering of others who are seeking a better life. As a Catholic myself, I can’t helped but be moved to pity at the plight of these people, particularly the children. Then […]

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They have an engine called the Press

Posted July 14, 2014 By John C Wright

Ransom, the Director at St Anne’s, explains to Merlin the Magician why it is that modern people cannot overthrow their evil rulers: “They have an engine called the Press by which the people are deceived.” That goes double when the Press is discussing Catholic matters; triple when it is an English paper; and quadruple when […]

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