Category Archives: Musings

Thoughts and opinion editorials on topics both philosophical and current

A Marvel from A.D. 801702

It is discovered that H.G. Wells was wrong in his prediction. We need not wait until AD 801702 to see the English devolve into the troglodyte cannibal Morlock and the effete, pampered frail and helpless Eloi too foolish to realize … Continue reading

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First They Came for Eich; Now They Come for McAleer

I have seen the Veronica Mars film, and it was wonderful. It made me proud to live in an America where private citizens can pool their funds in an entrepreneurial spirit, and get made the films that Hollywood is too … Continue reading

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We invented the Crusade and the Inquisition

Mr. Eich has been fired as CEO of Mozilla because his opinions are heretical according to the Magisterium of the Mob. For those of you who do not recognize his name, he is the inventor of the Javascript scripting language. … Continue reading

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John Galt Writes a Car Commercial

Frankly, since a young age, I have felt nothing but immense distaste toward advertisements, mostly because my icy and dispassionate Houyhnhnm mind could see the logical errors in the presentation, the appeals to emotion, and so on. I understood that … Continue reading

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Ahead of the World

A reader with the Romano-militant yet trisdekaphilic name of Centurion13 writes his opinion of the sour Leftists who anoint themselves our elite: “No wonder they hate Christianity so. Not only does it deny everything they are; it pulls the mask … Continue reading

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Addendum to the Unified Field Theory of Madness

Deep thought and sudden insight inspired me to add another point to my theory: If we could also explain why the Rich, who are routinely vilified by the Left number among its most ardent supporters, or the secular Jews, our … Continue reading

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An Example of Progressive Morality in Action

I received many nice comments on my article on the Unified Field Theory of Liberal Madness recently published in this space. Most of the compliments, of course, should be passed along to Evan Sayet (KinderGarden of Eden), who came up … Continue reading

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The Unified Field Theory of Madness

Do not be deceived: Leftism is an enigma. We need a theorem that explains not one or two aspects of Leftism, but all their traits. The theory must explain, first, the honest decency of the modern liberals combined with their … Continue reading

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Mrs Hoyt and Miss Mugwump

The luminous Sarah Hoyt has an entertaining and insightful diatribe here on the phenomena which we might call “My Elves Are Different” — wherein Hoyt hears with disgust the moral preening of some lady novelist pretending to be daring and … Continue reading

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Paleophobia and Futurophilia

I came across this quote by Robert Heinlein, the Dean of Science Fiction. “The future is better than the past. Despite the crepehangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes … Continue reading

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Oo, Those Awful Orcs !

It is with the same disquiet that one might feel stepping into a cold morgue, where a body killed after continuous pain from some deadly nerve gas he inhaled on purpose might be seen laying on a steel slab, to … Continue reading

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Cosmos and the Cartoon Maker

It may be a breach of net etiquette to reproduce an entire entry rather than a hook line and a link, but (1) Mr Shea and I are two founding members of the Shea-Wright mutual admiration society, and, I believe, … Continue reading

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Toward Totalitarianism by James E Keenan

This appeared today in the Frederick News Post. I have three questions about it. The original is here: Recently, there has been controversy about control of certain elements of the nation’s press and news media. While the president’s plan … Continue reading

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It is amazing what you can find on the internet. There is a chess variant game called Baroque that my older brother Steven and his patrolleader Scott Turpin once showed me in my youth. I showed this game to my … Continue reading

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The Autumn People and the Winter’s Tale

This is among the best movie, if not THE best I have ever seen. The critics panned it, no one went to see it, and it is already gone from the theaters. What went wrong?

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Why the Rats Conquer Empires

It is darker than you think. Perhaps you have heard about speech codes on campus, about the intolerance of the Left, about their mob tactics, their fetid hypocrisy, and you thought we who complain about it were exaggerating. You perhaps … Continue reading

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Thou Know’st Us Happy

Is there sex in heaven? A reader asks: On this earth, we’re never going to run away from the problem of fidelity, whether sexual or emotional, and it may be prudent to err on the side of caution in terms … Continue reading

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The Orcs and the Books

One Lynn Shepherd (in a Huffington Post article to which I will not link) writes that J.K. Rowling should stop writing novels outside children’s fare on the grounds that it unfairly leave no bookshelf space in the bookstores for talented … Continue reading

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The Era of False Witness

From the pen of Matt Walsh: The latest case in Boston is just one example. Justina Pelletier is a young teenage girl with mitochondrial disease. The doctors at Tufts Medical Center diagnosed her with the condition a few years ago. … Continue reading

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The Sense of Wonder

Someone asked me what was the sense of wonder of which so many science fiction readers speak and so many science fiction writers attempt to capture. Its a question that requires a long essay to answer adequately, so I will … Continue reading

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Warren Defies the Empire of Lies

David Warren tells of the profound lesson he learned on a filthy, stinking, overcrowded traincar in India many years ago. For the next eight hours we rolled towards Raxaul, on the Nepalese frontier. I did not share a language with … Continue reading

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On Martian Vampires

Here is a question I never tire of answering, albeit I am sure others grow tired of hearing it answered: Let me start out by mentioning that I am a faithful Catholic. I believe in the empty tomb, and I … Continue reading

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Hoyt Defies the Empire of Lies

On the feast day of St. Catherine de Ricci, an Incorruptable, Feb 13, Sarah A Hoyt has penned a fascinating piece on the decision to speak the truth while dwelling in the Empire of Lies: To speak or not to speak? … Continue reading

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Restless Heart of Darkness — Part Four

The final installment of an essay where one of the great mysteries of the modern age is illumined. Perhaps, like me, you have wondered how it is that so many people, otherwise honest, can adopt without demur the Orwellian anti-language … Continue reading

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Modern Feudalism

A reader labeled Tenkev writes: I agree with much of this essay; but, I would like to point out an area where I disagree; or, rather, which you left out of you analysis. As you pointed out, two of the … Continue reading

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