Musings Archive

From the Pen of Brendan O’Neill

Posted January 23, 2017 By John C Wright

I pass this along without comment. I smile, but I need say nothing. From the Spectator (http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/01/trump-how-did-this-happen/): “TRUMP! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?” It happened because you banned super-size sodas. And smoking in parks. And offensive ideas on campus. Because you branded people who oppose gay marriage ‘homophobic’, and people unsure about immigration ‘racist’. Because you […]

Be the first to comment

Inequality and Antichrist

Posted January 21, 2017 By John C Wright

Once Christianity was privatized, hence eliminated as a public and social force in the law, the rise of a secular religion called Leftism or Liberalism to replace it was inevitable. It was inevitable because a vacuum of opinion on metaphysical matters is as impossible as erecting a mathematics without axioms. Without Christian metaphysics, first assumptions of […]

Be the first to comment

Inauguration Speech

Posted January 20, 2017 By John C Wright

President Trump spoke these words to cheering crowds while President and Mrs. Clinton and President and Mrs. Obama stood by, listening to all their evil or foolish dreams of de-Americanizing America go up in smoke.   Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank […]

Be the first to comment

A Short History of English Sectarian Tolerance

Posted January 19, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader with the warlike yet noetic name of Scholar-at-Arms writes: ” Its philosophical basis is the claim that civic peace is more important than true religion, which if one has lived through an England wracked by civil war might seem eminently reasonable based on experience” Peace more important than religion? With all due respect, […]

Be the first to comment

One Day More

Posted January 19, 2017 By John C Wright

 

Be the first to comment

A Comment on Ayn Rand and Evil Socrates

Posted January 14, 2017 By John C Wright

My confirmed habit in my writing my evil doers usually have an evil philosophy which motivates them, and usually I give them the floor to make a speech about it. One author who is particularly good at portraying Evil Socrates, and this is an author whose real talent as an author is overlooked both by her […]

Be the first to comment

Quote for the Day

Posted January 5, 2017 By John C Wright

“When the press is gagged, liberty is besieged; but when the press assumes the liberty to lie, it discounts clemency, mocks morality, outrages humanity, breaks common law, gives impulse to violence, envy, and hate, and prolongs the reign of inordinate, unprincipled clans. At this period, 1888, those quill-drivers whose consciences are in their pockets hold high […]

Be the first to comment

Musical Corner: My Own Home

Posted December 2, 2016 By John C Wright

I had been a big fan of Disney, as an adult and as a child, for so long as I can recall. Out of all the many Disney songs I love and remember, this one is perhaps my favorite, albeit no one else seems to remember it. If I ever had to explain to a […]

Be the first to comment

The Tortoise and the Hare

Posted November 23, 2016 By John C Wright

It is not yet advent, so I have room for one more political screed: I have been waiting for decades for the Left to push the Right past the tipping point. Maybe the giant will wake again, and, this time, stay awake long enough to fend off the Left. Perhaps with the election of Trump, […]

Be the first to comment

Sixty Five for the Eighth Circle

Posted November 22, 2016 By John C Wright

I still have a few days before my Advent vow kicks in, and I will stop writing harangues and screed on the topic of politics. So I am glad this came in before the threshold date. It is simply too delicious for words. This is a lovely time to be alive, and be conservative. Rejoice all […]

Be the first to comment