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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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On Reparations for Historic, Collective Wrongs

Posted August 12, 2014 By John C Wright

From the Pen of Michael Z Williamson, genius. Remind me to read his SF books after buying them in hardback.   Dear United Nations: I note with approval that there’s a bill before the US Congress to compensate African Americans for their mistreatment in the past. However, I was talking to a Russian Jewish friend […]

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Wright’s Writing Corner: Diamonds, Piano, Chicken

Posted July 16, 2014 By John C Wright

The latest from my beautiful and talented wife: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2014/07/16/wrights-writing-corner-the-diamonds-the-piano-and-the-chicken/ Excerpt:   What does your character want? This is one of the number one things aspiring writers leave out of their manuscript. They tend not to tell the reader what the character wants. In particular, the reader needs to know: What is the character’s goal? What […]

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How not to Redeem the Wicked in Fairy Tales

Posted July 2, 2014 By John C Wright

This is perhaps my favorite essay written by my wife: http://www.ljagilamplighter.com/2014/07/02/wrights-writing-corner-redeeming-villains-how-not-to-do-it/ There has been a trend of late that I find quite disturbing. It is the “Let’s Redeem A Villain” movie. Now, keep in mind, I am all about redeeming villains. Were I not, would I have married one of the Evil League of Evil? […]

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Quote of the Day. Now with Paint Chips!

Posted June 4, 2014 By John C Wright

From Larry Correia, International Lord of Hate: Somebody suggested [as an alternate term for Social Justice Warriors, SJW] Perpetually Outraged Cockroaches, but that abbreviates to POC, and that is already being used for People Of Color, which is the supposedly not racist version of Colored People which is extremely racist. Got it? I seriously hate […]

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Quote for the Day

Posted May 2, 2014 By John C Wright

From THE Z LENSMAN by David Kyle: I note that you have a problem. You are wondering how to refer to me. Do you say, ‘He is certainly far more clever than I?’ Or do you say, ‘She is certainly more intelligent than I?’ Or perhaps you should use ‘it’? I am a Palainian ‘two’, […]

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Quote for the Day

Posted May 1, 2014 By John C Wright

“Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it.” – Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput (address to the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, held January […]

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