Monthly Archives: July 2018

Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics

Historian Robert Conquest is said to have proposed three laws of politics: Everyone is conservative about what he knows best. Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing. The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its […]

Don’t make me vote for Trump!

I’m teetering on the edge. The last thing I want to do in 2020 is vote for Trump, a man I despise. Don’t make me do it out of spite, that isn’t my style. But an asshole cuck wrote this: Opinion: "This is our Pearl Harbor, our 9/11. In the past, we have risen to […]

When Conspiracy Theories Come True

Back when the sexual abuse of minors was exposed in the Catholic Church there were lots of wiseacre attempts at explaining the causes. The problem with most of those explanations is that they missed the nature of the crisis: the problem was not that priests were more likely than other men to abuse boys, statistically […]

Get a Grip

Part of me wants to vote for Trump in 2020 out of spite. I don’t like Trump, never have, but I am starting to despise his enemies. They are emotionally incontinent. They are feeble minded. They are addicted to outrage. They are utterly myopic. I partly understand the temptations they face: I too have been […]

The Curse of Middlin’ Smart

I consider myself as being “middlin’ smart”. I’m of above average intelligence. People have always told me I’m smart. I have one graduate degree and am working on another. I once considered an academic career. I speak two languages well and can muddle through in a third, which is quite an accomplishment for a ‘Merican […]

A Political Theory

In the last week lefty activists have escalated their harassment campaign adding Mitch McConnell, Kellyanne Conway, and Stephen Miller to people that they have hounded in private. To normal humans this is a bad look. I have a theory as to why the Democrats are allowing this: their internal polling numbers are bad and they […]

This is not how you win elections

The Democrats’ current push for voters: