Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mark Lilla on Identity Politics

Today Rod Dreher (conservative) interviews Mark Lilla (disgruntled liberal). Lilla on the religious bent of the America and the new left: “We are an evangelical people. How we ever got a reputation for practicality and common sense is a mystery historians will one day have to unravel. Facing up to problems, gauging their significance, gathering […]

It is OK when my side does it.

The biggest threat to America right now is not random acts of political violence but the inability of partisans to recognize and reject violence when it is committed by their allies. The recent murder was committed by someone on the “alt-right”. We should all be enraged, of course, but let us not pretend that political […]

Tweet of the day

Regarding the recent riots. The movement is largely made up of men claiming to defend Western civilization while rejecting Christianity and the Enlightenment. — H.P. the Cimmerian (@tuesdayreviews) August 13, 2017 The media is now asking the question of why the protesters were allowed to riot in the first place when there were so many […]

Repost: The Best Argument Against White Supremacists…

This post is from last year, and my predications have sadly proven correct. Another sad, oft-repeated prediction of mine is a paraphrase of George Orwell: the future is a white supremacist and a fat college feminist screaming in your face, forever.¬†Identity politics is not going away, common American culture is too shallow to stop it. […]

Personal Jesus

I don’t know the history of the song but Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus sounds like a parody of TV evangelism. To me, it also describes the basic flaw of so much of contemporary Christianity. As I pointed out in a previous post, there is no being a Christian without being a “churchian”. We treat the […]

Social Distortion is playing in Worcester!

Social Distortion, my favorite 90s punk revival band, is in town tonight. Unfortunately, between some unexpected car repairs, an impending vacation, and the upcoming school year, I am strapped for cash so buying tickets is not an option for me right now. But here is one of my favorite songs: And here is the cover […]

Colin Kapernick, the left’s Tim Tebow

Colin Kapernick, the unemployed NFL quarterback, is by all accounts a nice guy and a good teammate. He has some dopey political opinions, but he is not the only NFL player who does. Unlike those other NFL players he chose to express those political opinions in a way that angered many NFL fans, by kneeling […]