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And Put Harriet Tubman on the Metro Card

Posted April 25, 2016 By John C Wright
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A Modest Proposal

Posted March 24, 2016 By John C Wright

The Rabid Puppies, led by Theodore Beale aka Vox Day, has offered for your consideration certain items for Best Related Work. These are of a trenchant and disturbing nature: Moira Greyland’s account of her childhood abuse at the hands of her mother, the award-winning science fiction writer Marion Zimmer Bradley “Safe Space as Rape Room”, […]

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Fewer Bishoppesses, please. More Crusaders.

Posted March 8, 2016 By John C Wright

  Sweden’s first she-bishop wants to remove crosses because they might offend Mohammedans. Article in German: http://de.sputniknews.com/panorama/20151007/304768617/schwedische-bischoefin-kreuze-kirchen-muslime.html Church of Sweden, by the bye. And the Reformers thought that national churches, controlled by the secular power of kings and parliaments, would prove wiser and more Christian, a better shepherd,  than an international, universal, ecumenical one. Saint […]

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The Swift Test

Posted January 29, 2016 By John C Wright

I propose a new psychological test based on which race of satirical characters from GULLIVER’S TRAVELS one might be: Lilliputian — petty and vicious Brobdingnagian — magnanimous but contemptuous of mankind Laputan — clumsy, dazed and impractical intellectual, fearful of comets and other unreal problems, often cuckolded Balnibarbi — even more impractical intellectuals, wasteful, fussy, […]

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If I have my own Meme, Am I famous?

Posted October 27, 2015 By John C Wright

Someone brought this to my wife’s attention on Facebook. It is embarrassing that I was reading this quote, and was struck by how august and wise it was, until I looked down and saw who wrote it. 

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My Invasions Plans

Posted October 21, 2015 By John C Wright

This column originally appeared at Meme Therapy, a site long since defunct. I re-post it here in case some reader had not seen it and wanted to. The question in bold was asked of several authors: my answer (with illustrations!) is below: We apologize for the inconvenience, but the planet Earth is scheduled for alien invasion. […]

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Reply from the Chinese Sage

Posted October 19, 2015 By John C Wright

Guest Post from Nostreculsus. Alas, I lost the answers for question 6 through 10. The words below are his: My apologies if this post is a bit long, but after reading the comments of the patrician Roman and of the Christian, I ventured to ask a Chinese sage about Mr Lombardi’s code of life. How does […]

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Wright Alien Megastructure Hypothesis

Posted October 15, 2015 By John C Wright

Another discovery, equally astonishing as the discovery of the God-destroying magnetic brain wave mentioned in an earlier column in his space: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/15/the-strange-star-that-has-serious-scientists-talking-about-an-alien-megastructure/ KIC 8462852 is a distant star 1,481 light-years away from Earth with … a very unusual flickering habit. Something was making the star dim drastically every few years, and she [Yale University astronomer Tabetha […]

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Modern Man, Monster Man

Posted October 10, 2015 By John C Wright

Larry Correia, that man among men, the Mountain Who Writes, goes to town to trample an insolent papsmear writing in the New York Times who has the effrontery to tell men what a modern man’s manliness consists of. Mr Correia is both heartfelt and hilariously funny, and the terrible tread of his footfalls of mockery indeed leave […]

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It seems the time has come again. Here is  a reprint of a post from 2011, explaining the famous Space Princess equation, and also explaining the difference between science and science fiction flavored daydreams. —————————————————- A reader whom I will, for the sake of anonymity, refer to merely as ‘Curmudgeon’ (albeit his real name is […]

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