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Open Gates

Posted November 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Unfortunately I cannot embed or link to the video. The Powers That Be are taking steps to keep you from seeing it. This was deliberately edited to create a certain emotional effect. Do not assume the news and other sources trying to create the opposite effect are not edited as deliberately.

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The Brilliant Ages

Posted November 25, 2015 By John C Wright

The Dark Ages have a bad reputation. But, in many ways, the feudal system, with one universal Church and many local kings and barons maintaining the folk law, tied to subjects and vassals by personal oaths of loyalty, with neither the slave markets of the ancient world, the theocratic sultanates, ancestor worship, or caste systems […]

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Muslim Rape or Xenophobia

Posted November 20, 2015 By John C Wright

Three Muslims who brutally raped a 14-year old girl in Norway: The incident happened on the night of July 30 when the three men accosted the girl on a commuter train before also molesting her in a farm house and at an apartment in Oslo. During her ordeal, the girl was raped both orally and anally […]

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Guns in France

Posted November 18, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader objected that guns are legal in France in reply to my comment that the French were disarmed. My question to you, reader, is at what point do ‘reasonable restrictions’ become so restrictive as to be, in effect, a ban? How chilly must the chilling effect become before it is accurate to call it frozen? In […]

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Ben Carson Just Won my Support

Posted November 9, 2015 By John C Wright

I am not exactly a one-issue voter, but I do think some things have priority over others. As an ex-newspaperman and newspaper editor, I am perhaps more sensitive to how loathsome, dangerous, and morbid is the corruption in the Media. It is part of the Democrat Party political machine, an organ of propaganda, and engine […]

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A Time for Peace, a Time for War

Posted October 28, 2015 By John C Wright

Never apologize to the Morlocks, for they will only take the apology as a confession, and, sensing weakness, fall upon you, and drag you underground to their lair and feast on your living flesh. This advice applies not merely to the enemy in the culture war attempting to get you mocked, reviled, and fired for […]

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This is a reply to a fan letter written by Forrest J Ackerman to Edgar Rice Burroughs. I reprint to emphasize the point that reading the corrosive, dreary, and hellish books assigned to my highschoolers to help them in their homework has driven me to the same conclusion.

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The Essential Chesterton Essay

Posted October 17, 2015 By John C Wright

If one had to recommend to a muggle, that is, to someone who lives outside the secret wizardly universe of GK Chesterton, which is the first and best and most essential essay of Chesterton’s to read, I would select the following, which appeared in the book HERETICS. The reader will perhaps be disoriented to realize […]

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I cannot tell if this is supposed to be some sort of Onion Parody. These days, one never knows. I reproduce the whole column, so that I cannot be accused of exaggeration. Read it and luxuriate in the pure quill stupidity. A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe […]

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Posted October 11, 2015 By John C Wright

Most literate people know that the Hindu practice of suttee, that is, burning a widow on the pyre of her husband, was a tradition halted by the British after their conquest of Indian lands. What I, at least, did not know is what started this tradition the British stopped. While there are some traces of […]

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