Musings Archive

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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Evidence for the Self Evident

Posted February 10, 2017 By John C Wright

This is a column which is both overdue, and unnecessary. It is unnecessary because any honest man of average intelligence can deduce the truth of the matter after a moment’s reflection, and those above average in less time. It is overdue because for years, decades, and well-nigh a century now, sophists have been pretending not […]

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Lawless Law

Posted February 10, 2017 By John C Wright

I hope the kind reader is familiar enough with current events to grasp the significance here. Title 8 United States Code, section 1182(f), of the Immigration and Nationality Act, is entitled “Suspension of Entry or Imposition of Restrictions by President” and states: Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class […]

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On Identity Politics

Posted February 9, 2017 By John C Wright

Some say that the success of identity politics trumped up by the Left proves that a man will always side with his inborn tribal group, grievance group, and identity politics group rather than with any political doctrine or party or nation into which education, experience, or personal decision might lead him. Nations are never built on […]

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President Caucasian v President Crusader

Posted February 9, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader with the utopian name of Brooch Paradise asks: One thing I’m curious about is what differences you have with the alt right in terms of action. So if president Alt Right were in office, what would or wouldn’t he do that’d you’d take issue with, and if president Last Crusade was in office […]

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Allegory and Message Fiction

Posted February 9, 2017 By John C Wright

A frustrated reader asks a trenchant question: “Do politics even have a place in a story?” Certainly, as long as it remains a story. An allegory or extended parable is not a story properly so called, for the figures in the story have no life of their own and no meaning aside from the allegorical […]

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Why I am Not Alt Right

Posted February 8, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader with a wiser muse than mine has summed up hours of tedious argumentation with a quip, which I here repeat with relief: The Alt-Right says: We must fight identity politics with identity politics. I say: No, we must fight faith with faith. I should add that I am not singling out the Alt-Right for […]

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Not Tired of Winning Yet X

Posted February 8, 2017 By John C Wright

At the moment, this is merely a rumor. At the moment, I am skeptical. But even to hear a rumor that this might be so gives my heart the wings of an eagle. Marvel is thinking of cutting back the PC political dreck that has for so long made their titles unreadable. Cosmic Booknews says […]

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Not Tired of Winning Yet IX

Posted February 7, 2017 By John C Wright

DeVos has just been confirmed as Education Secretary. That horrible noise you just heard is the sound of the spine of the beast called the Teachers Unions being broken. Those ghostly cheers are generations yet unborn who at last have a chance at a decent education, lauding heaven and their happy fate that the fetters […]

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Arming the Enemy with your Pen

Posted February 3, 2017 By John C Wright

A fellow writer wrote me, worried that a story he is writing, where he portrays a false cult that worships a deceptive god, would be read by Gnostics and Leftists as encouragement to slander the Church. He did not want to write something that would encourage the enemy. I understand his concern; believe me, I […]

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