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Gossip of the Day

Posted November 21, 2014 By John C Wright

A yahoo who does not give his name but calls himself Vunderguy is asking a Houyhnhnm named John C Wright what is my emotional reaction to a man who calls himself Vox Day but whose real name is Theodore Beale. Speaking of flights and fancy, what’s your take on your publisher, Vox Day? Despite the […]

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Impeach

Posted November 21, 2014 By John C Wright

It is time to impeach our lawless President. He is not to be impeached because he is a liar, a narcissist, a bully, and an ideologue. Those things, while immoral and detestable, are not impeachable offenses. Abrogating the rule of law and violating the public trust is an impeachable offense. To be specific, the impeachment […]

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Worse than Mere Madness

Posted November 20, 2014 By John C Wright

One example of countless: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/392994/university-bans-word-freshman-because-its-sexist-and-promotes-rape-katherine-timpf Elon University in North Carolina banned the word “freshman” from its website and student orientation, claiming it’s sexist and suggests that the young women might make good rape victims. It’s replacing the term with “first-year.” “The term has often been felt to refer to the vulnerableness of young women in […]

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THE WRIGHT PERSPECTIVE: Talking Past Each Other

Posted November 20, 2014 By John C Wright

The latest of my ongoing weekly columns at mancave-site EveryJoe. Why are political discussions between Left and Right futile? The short answer is that the Right bases their conclusions on facts, evidence, discriminating judgment, and seeks to discover, through debate, the least painful of the various imperfect options reality offers. The Left, on the other […]

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The Moral of Lovecraft

Posted November 20, 2014 By John C Wright

Part of an ongoing discussion on the topic of whether horror is by its nature moralistic: Zaklog the Great opines: I would second the idea that horror is commonly (but not always) a moral genre. Fairly simple analysis of many popular horror stories and movies show that often the victims are, after a sense, punished […]

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Not Every Wright at Every Joe

Posted November 19, 2014 By John C Wright

 It occurs to me that I have been remiss in not urging my loyal reader (Hi, Mom!) to go over to the girly-site EveryJoe and read and comment on some of my columns there. I mean no disrespect to my loyal reader (Hi, Mom!) but I have fallen into the habit of posting any thoughts […]

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If I wrote this in a parody SFF story, no editor would buy it. It is too far beyond belief. Feminists: We need to fight negative stereotypes like women caring more about fashion than science. Comet? What comet? EEEK! LOOK AT THAT SHIRT!! Some big, strong man, HAAALP! Protect me from seeing that shirt. Eek! […]

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Call it the Stupidity of the American Voter or Whatever

Posted November 12, 2014 By John C Wright

Dear Gamergaters and SFWA members and my fellow journalists, You have seen the Gaming industry attacked by these folks, the science fiction field and the media capitulate to them. But they are also in your federal government, behind the scenes, pulling strings and in your pocketbooks, pulling your life and life’s work out. You have […]

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Star Wars On Women

Posted November 12, 2014 By John C Wright

An update on the war on women!

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Mid Term Election

Posted November 5, 2014 By John C Wright

Some thoughts, in no particular order, prompted by the events of last night’s election: The Republicans have won a signal victory by an craven tactic of announcing no policy positions and making no promises, but merely by standing by and not being Democrats, as the Democrats announced no policy positions and made no promises but […]

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