Musings Archive

Heroic Tales in the Twenty First Century – Conclusion

Posted June 25, 2016 By John C Wright

Here is the conclusion to my previous essay on heroic tales in the Twenty First Century, which time erenow forbade me to write: The Twenty Firsters are in rebellion against all moral authority, in the name of independence, or of self actualization, or of self esteem, or something of the sort. Being against moral authority, […]

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Heroic Tales in the Twenty First Century

Posted June 19, 2016 By John C Wright

One of the most regrettable things about the Twenty First century is that, now that we finally have swept aside the pall of Twentieth Century’s obsession with grim, unheroic, nihilistic literature, and emerged into the glorious era eager for heroic tales, the Twenty Firsters almost know how to tell one, but not quite. Even a […]

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The Baraklash!

Posted June 17, 2016 By John C Wright

Barack Obama took office as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. This is a partial list of attacks on American citizens on American soil by Jihadists acting in the name of Jihad, or violent Islamicists justifying their act in the name of Islam, since that time. (Attacks on American citizens overseas are excluded for […]

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Time for a Temperance Movement

Posted June 17, 2016 By John C Wright

I read this column by Rod Dreher, which I quote in full below. The italic words below are Mr. Dreher’s; the indented text is the anonymous law enforcement officer whose sad and grim words he quotes. A reader who is a veteran police detective in a major college town writes in response to the “What […]

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Is the World Dangerous?

Posted June 15, 2016 By John C Wright

The strange aura of speaking to a sleepwalker hangs around any attempt to discuss the various tragic mass shootings and terrorist attacks by faithful Mohammedans obeying the Koran and its traditions with any Leftists. Their voices are dull and their eyes are blank when speaking of precautions to be taken or wars to be wages […]

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Guest Blog from the Wizard

Posted June 14, 2016 By John C Wright

A comment from regular longtime reader Robert J. Wizard, which I thought worthy of a spotlight: People are pretty sick mentally. Think of how affected a mind is under the modernist mentality. Not bragging, but I understood clearly what had happened in the first sentence of the first news source I heard about this. It […]

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Note on the Orlando Shooting

Posted June 13, 2016 By John C Wright

Our prayers and good wishes go out to the victims and their family members. Note to those accusing Christians and Whites for this savage mass shooting: this terrorist was a registered Democrat. He beat his wife. He shouted out praises of Allah before he pulled the trigger. He had been under investigation by the FBI for links to […]

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Brotheration to all Candidates; Who is your King?

Posted June 10, 2016 By John C Wright

Some of observers of the modern scene, despairing of conservatism as an idol that failed, likewise despair of democracy and its ideal of equality of rights. In particular, they hold the races to be unequal, mutually incompatible, and therefore must be separate and at odds. The Black Lives Matter is one manifestation of this: La […]

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Abolishing St John’s

Posted June 6, 2016 By John C Wright

My Alma Mater is a week away from being obliterated by Social Justice. I thought St. John’s College was the one place, the last place, on Earth that would cave in. If there are any alumns out among my readership, please write to the college and demand these changes not take place. Like all Social […]

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Anti-Fire Stories

Posted June 6, 2016 By John C Wright

Let us perform a thought-experiment in literary criticism. Suppose you read a book or saw a film about a firefighting brigade.  Let us say there are five main characters, all firemen, who are wakened one night by alarm bells. Donning their gear and sliding down their brass poles to their firetruck, they race, sirens wailing […]

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