Musings Archive

What’s in a Name?

Posted May 27, 2016 By John C Wright

The term ‘conservative’ was invented by the ‘progressives’ to describe anyone who was not a progressive. Like goyim, gentile, or heathen, it is just a word that says what you are not. Now, obviously, no one is in favor of ‘progress’ without some notion of the goal toward which one is progressing. In the case […]

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Trump the Nominee

Posted May 27, 2016 By John C Wright

The Associated Press carries the news: It’s official – Trump reaches the magic number of Republican delegates to clinch nomination. Donald Trump now has 1,238 delegates in the latest Associated Press tally of primary results and the intentions of the other party delegates. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count […]

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An Essay on the Decline of Science Fiction

Posted May 26, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader opined that the motives of the SJWs were the quite understandable indignation at the injustice of judging someone on the basis of qualities, like race, which he could not change. I was at a loss, because I did not have ready to hand a list of quotes and excerpts to show that this […]

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Captain America now a Nazi

Posted May 26, 2016 By John C Wright

So the beloved and iconic comic book character, invented by two Jews during World War Two as a promise that even a 4-f could serve his nation and fight the inhuman horror of Hitler, is now being turned by those Leftwing politically correct posthumans who have inherited the intellectual property into a Hydra Agent, that […]

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Backfire

Posted May 22, 2016 By John C Wright

The New York Times ran a front page story about Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, and discovered that, decades ago, he gave a compliment to an attractive girl whom he invited to a pool party. When her saw her in a bikini, he said “Wow!” The press ran the story saying it showed disrespect toward Rowanne Brewer […]

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Social Justice Archipelago

Posted May 20, 2016 By John C Wright

If you wish to see what your fiancee is most likely to become as years pass, meet and speak with her mother.  Likewise, if you wish to understand the modern Left, note what prior generations of Leftists have done in nations where they assumed power. A passage from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. At the […]

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Ancient Epic and Future Fiction

Posted May 17, 2016 By John C Wright

Ancient Epic and Future Fiction or Epic Deprivation Syndrome Here follows the notes for a speech given at Franciscan University of Steubenville an evening in April of 2016. The speech as given differs from these notes in several respects: for sake of time and clarity, certain segments were omitted, or words changed. The prose below […]

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Pro-Islam Bias in the News

Posted May 17, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader, I assume as a joke, said that there was no pro-Islamic bias in the modern news media. But then he drew the joke on and on, asking rhetorical questions and filling in the answers he thought I should answer, and then asking questions about that, and putting additional answers in my mouth, to […]

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Therefore the Law is Slacked

Posted May 13, 2016 By John C Wright

From the New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over transgender […]

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Animation Break

Posted May 10, 2016 By John C Wright

Every now and again, I come across a story or toon which I think could simply not be remade these days. Here is an homage to one such:

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