Musings Archive

Harry Potter and Modern Love

Posted April 20, 2017 By John C Wright

A comment on an earlier post sparked a reply I would like to share with my readers. On the topic of faith being the substance of things hoped, a reader with the regal but abbreviated name of Richard A writes: “There’s no calculation. This isn’t a business transaction, where we’re constantly doing a cost/benefit analysis […]

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Super Romance of Superheroines!

Posted April 11, 2017 By John C Wright

The political correctness seen on CW four superhero shows, once my favorites, have rendered them unwatchable: THE ARROW, THE FLASH, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and now SUPERGIRL. For example: In the most recent episode I saw of LEGENDS, and most likely the last I will bother ever to see, the time travelers traveled back in time […]

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Lazarus and Dracula

Posted March 14, 2017 By John C Wright

SAMURAI JACK is back, and is just as good as you remember it. If you have a cable provider, you can watch it here: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/samurai-jack/xcii/ Obviously there is another voice for Aku, since the great Mako has passed away, but the look, the action, the energy, the humor, it is all there, all just as […]

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Rational and Magical Thinking

Posted March 10, 2017 By John C Wright

Here is the difference between arguing with a rational atheist and arguing with a Leftist: suppose for the sake of argument that you penned a column describing the psychology of Leftism as involving a neurotic (if not deliberate) confusion between symbol and object, commonly known as “magical thinking.” Magical thinking is thinking where the believers […]

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Pulp Dames v Playboy Bunnies

Posted March 9, 2017 By John C Wright

I have been posting some images from my collection of pulp covers of late, in honor of the ongoing renaissance of pulp. The pulp renaissance is part of a long overdue rediscovery in the related genres of space opera, boy’s SF, superversive SF, Sad Puppy SF, and all the genres rebelling against the gooey gray postrational […]

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Dialog on Beauty

Posted February 24, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader asked me what I thought was a fascinating question. As part of our general education classes, one of the fields I need to take a class in is Race and Diversity. I didn’t need to be a prophet to know this class was going to be pseudo-Marxist crap. So I chose the one […]

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Milo and the Bookstore

Posted February 22, 2017 By John C Wright

The libels against Milo Yiannopoulos continue, but the still, small voice of truth is speaking also. Those who were deceived innocently at first now have no excuse. Within hours, an unedited version of the year-old conversation used to libel Milo was available, as were leaks from the press revealing that the attack was deliberate, coordinated, […]

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Homeschooling with the Great Books

Posted February 22, 2017 By John C Wright

Part of an ongoing conversation in which I was not involved (I was not the one asked the question) but which bears repeating: Do you have any advice for a man such as myself who was raised in the modern public education system but wants to raise his children with a classical education? Another reader […]

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Milo Libeled, Fools Fooled

Posted February 21, 2017 By John C Wright

The whole thing is a libel. Hope Milo sues them into bankruptcy. Found this interesting tidbit not long after hearing about the smear attack: An anonymous journalist on 4chan posted a detailed warning of the media’s upcoming pedo-smear attack on Milo one day before it happened. An image of the 4chan post can be found […]

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Ctrl+Left

Posted February 13, 2017 By John C Wright

In case any of my honest readers wonder why my tone is strident and militant of late, and why I speak of drawing the sword against the Ctrl+Left, allow me to proffer three points to explain my conclusion.

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