Musings Archive

Never is a Long Time

Posted August 18, 2016 By John C Wright

I assume that if you have been following the news, you heard nothing whatever about these speeches, or heard the distorted opposite of the facts. As  a public service I offer the links here. These are the only speeches since Reagan that have ever stirred my heart, stimulated my imagination, or made me bolt upright […]

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Somewhither and Parochialism

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

I have in this space over the past day or so reprinted selections from a critique of SOMEWHITHER, and commenting on any errors of fact the reviewer made in reading my text. I tried manfully not to contradiction his opinions and judgments of value, because it is ungrateful and wrong for a writer to argue with […]

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SOMEWHITHER and the Tribesmen of Zaire

Posted August 17, 2016 By John C Wright

A certain reviewer of my recent book SOMEWHITHER, was so taken aback by one paragraph, where the plumber working for the Dark Lord in a nearby parallel dimension, knows of our world for its unique, among the twenty or so Biblical parallel worlds, as the one where mothers abort their children. The reviewer said that […]

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On the Feast of the Assumption

Posted August 15, 2016 By John C Wright

Send by a friend: There was a beautiful reading in the Office of Readings today. I thought I should share it, especially with John Wright. St. John of Damascus was a Syrian monk and priest, from the same stock from which the Maronites descended. He lived in the monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem in […]

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Mr. Smith Goes to Christendom

Posted August 14, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader with a Saved-by-Pocahontas style name of John Smith asks the following about the Morlockian reviewer discussed here: How much of your disagreement with readers such as this do you think could be traced back to those readers not being aware of or lacking understanding of Chesterton, Lewis, and the intellectual tradition those authors […]

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Gadsden Flag Declared Racist

Posted August 5, 2016 By John C Wright

This is not a parody. It is now against the law to fly the flag, one of the historical flags of the Revolution. http://www.mediaite.com/online/federal-agency-rules-wearing-dont-tread-on-me-flag-can-be-racial-harassment/ The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission agreed with a complainant who claimed that his coworker wearing the Gadsden flag (more popularly known as the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag) was a […]

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Twitter Goes Full Big Brother

Posted August 2, 2016 By John C Wright

A friend and fellow science fiction author, one Brian Niemeier, has been shadowbanned from Twitter. This ban makes every other account on their service treat his as if it’s blocked. Breitbart has the story: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/08/02/reports-hugo-nominated-author-shadowbanned-twitter/ There have been widespread reports that Brian Niemeier, a Hugo Award-nominated sci-fi author, has been “shadowbanned” on Twitter, with his […]

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This is a guest post by Sean M Brooks, on a matter recently discussed here, which may be of interest to my readers. The words that follow are his. https://poulandersonappreciation.blogspot.com/2016/07/political-legitimacy-in-thought-of-poul.htm In this essay I wish to summarize, quote, and comment on what I found in some of the works of Poul Anderson on the issue […]

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Clown-Car Press

Posted July 19, 2016 By John C Wright

Long ago, that same fastidious instinct which makes a man unwilling to spend his idle hours in a morgue, or a sewer, or an unsanitary meat packing plant run by slave labor in China, prompted me to steer clear of all outlets of the mainstream media. This instinct failed me this morning when, provoked by […]

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Monogamy, Polygamy, Socialism, Madness

Posted July 13, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader writes: That’s not what modern gender theory dictates, though. So the misunderstanding is with you, perhaps as a result of hearing it explained by people who didn’t understand it or those with agenda benefited by misleading people (not your fault necessarily). Modern gender theory suggests that masculinity/feminity is in significant part a construct, […]

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