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When Should We Abandon Our Friends?

Posted April 15, 2015 By John C Wright

The lovely and talented Mrs Wright holds forth on a difficult topic: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/15/superversive-blog-when-should-we-abandon-our-friends/ This subject has been quite topical recently. I thought a longer treatment than fit in a Facebook comments box was due. Imagine that you had a friend. He was clever and funny, loyal, brave and generous. He had done some wonderful things […]

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And Now For Something Completely Different!

Posted April 9, 2015 By John C Wright

Mrs Wright holds forth on the most preeminent social issue of the day: buxom bustlines! http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/08/superversive-sf-the-bosom-jiggle-factor-index/ Actually, she is writing on the Needs of Culture versus the Needs of Drama, which is the tension between the competing needs of the duty the artist owes the audience and the duty he owes the muse.

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Superversive: When Originality Goes Sour

Posted April 3, 2015 By John C Wright

A guest blog on my wife’s journal by Suzannah Rowntree, author of PENDRAGON’S HEIR, who offers her opinions and conclusions concerning when craving for originality in art oversteps itself, and shoulders love of beauty aside: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/01/superversive-blog-when-originality-is-a-bad-thing/ Originality. It’s one of the sacred cows of contemporary art and storytelling. As it appears, a successful attempt at originality […]

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First They Came for The Oscars

Posted April 3, 2015 By John C Wright

The beautiful and talented Mrs Wright holds forth on the controversy re the Hugo Award. http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2015/04/03/first-they-came-for-the-oscars-my-take-on-the-hugos/ With the Hugo Nominations being announced tomorrow, the topic of what is right or wrong with the award is quite popular right now. I am going to take a step away from most of the discussion on this topic […]

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Anonymous Conservative on Me, Morlocks and Hate

Posted January 1, 2015 By John C Wright

My readers might be interested in this: http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/john-c-wright-social-justice-warriors-and-hate/ John C Wright, the amazing Castalia House author who everyone is raving about lately, (and whose new book, The Book of Feasts & Seasons, with an amazing 4.9 Amazon rating,, is available at the Castalia House Store for only $4.99), has given this site some much appreciated […]

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The Saints and Mahound

Posted December 15, 2014 By John C Wright

Some quotes from a column What Did the Saints Say about Islam? By Andrew Bieszad appearing on the fine site OnePeterFive on August 12, 2014:   The following is a brief list of quotes from Catholic saints about Islam and its founder, Muhammad. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is illustrative of how Catholics […]

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Morons Riot for Stupid

Posted November 26, 2014 By John C Wright

From the pen of Jordan179, in words so trenchant, biting and true, that I must repeat them here. http://jordan179.livejournal.com/306459.html Morons Riot in Ferguson to Defend Rights of Stupid Big People to Rob, Beat Up Small People After Michael Brown, a really stupid big guy, strong-armed a box of cigars from a store, he was stopped […]

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Quote of the Day

Posted November 20, 2014 By John C Wright

From the Pen of Theodore Dalrymple: Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are […]

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So, You Want to be Superversive?

Posted October 8, 2014 By John C Wright

Are you sick of literature, especially what is fed to children in schools, that serves no purpose other than to subvert the current social order, rot civilization, introduce despair, and cast the phosgene gas of ironic detachment over all normal and healthy human emotion? Care to join the movement that stands for the opposite of […]

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SUPERVERSIVE: The Art of Courage

Posted October 1, 2014 By John C Wright

Blow the trumpets and sound the gong, ignite the skyrockets and release the kraken! The first essay of the Superversive Literary Movement is here. http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2014/10/01/the-art-of-courage-superversive-guest-post-by-tom-simon/   The Art of Courage by Tom Simon Behold the Underminer! I am always beneath you, but nothing is beneath me! —The Incredibles For about a hundred years now, ever […]

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