P, Q, ‘Cuties’ & Weimar 2.0

In the '90s and early 2000s, conservative politicians frequently made what was widely deemed to be a gaff, by equating homosexuality with even rarer sexual proclivities such as pedophilia. If we humor 'gay rights,' what's next, they worried? (Anecdotally, this seems to be around the time that the concept of the 'Slippery Slope' had a … Continue reading P, Q, ‘Cuties’ & Weimar 2.0

NMAAHC & The Pendulum

I was recently amused to learn that Washington D.C.'s National Museum of African American History and Culture has taken it upon themselves to define 'whiteness'. My first thought was, surprisingly, from the leftist parlance: cultural appropriation. My next thought: Please tell me no Anglo-Saxon-themed museum has responded to this by defining 'blackness.' Yet, however ill-conceived … Continue reading NMAAHC & The Pendulum

Moral Tourism: A New Hobby at the Edge of History

Many have pondered whether George Floyd would have received any justice if his death hadn't been recorded. I'm tempted to take this question a step further: would it have received any indignation at all if it hadn't been recorded? As I've stated previously, it seems as though the Silent Majority of Americans (and perhaps the … Continue reading Moral Tourism: A New Hobby at the Edge of History

How to Lose when You’re Ahead

Roughly 48 hours ago I predicted with confidence that police would emerge from the George Floyd backlash empowered, due to the dismal optics of protestors-as-thieves-and-arsonists. However, I did not account for the post-traumatic collage of excessive force that they have since gifted to the media. A male-on-female groping, resulting in her recoiling, which provokes a … Continue reading How to Lose when You’re Ahead

How to Lose a Revolution Before It’s Begun

It wasn't until I impulsively clicked on an MSNBC livestream out of Santa Monica that it dawned on me. I had assumed the position of effete American leftists--especially in the media--would be to endorse an attitude of 'anything goes' regarding the George Floyd backlash. But there they were, bemoaning the destruction of The Sake House … Continue reading How to Lose a Revolution Before It’s Begun

The Risks of Not Homeschooling

Harvard Magazine recently upchucked an anti-homeschooling piece, wreaking of desperation to remind parents that the insolvent and corrupt Ivy League is still a thing as quarantine forces them to raise their own children for a change. Just a few days ago I would have said this subliminal and perhaps even subconscious fear--that those who had … Continue reading The Risks of Not Homeschooling