Happiness among the Miserable

Mankind thus inevitably sets itself only such tasks as it is able to solve, since closer examination will always show that the problem itself arises only when the material conditions for its solution are already present or at least in the course of formation.Karl Marx, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy Ultimately, the … Continue reading Happiness among the Miserable

#Cancelled: What the Center-Right is Missing

[the people's] object is more righteous than that of the nobles, the latter wishing to oppress, while the former only desire not to be oppressed.Machiavelli Cancellation Online When #cancelculture first entered the vernacular, it was perhaps only deserving of an eyeball-roll. An adult comparable to cyberbullying--where the solution was either to turn off one's device … Continue reading #Cancelled: What the Center-Right is Missing

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

Political Paradox & What Lies Beneath

I've long held, somewhat in keeping with the Eastern idea of yin and yang, that extremes on opposite ends of the political spectrum will eventually become indiscernible. They do, after all, share an inherently extremist nature, and the personalities drawn to extremism are usually slight variations upon one another, whether their wide-eyed, tight-fisted credo be … Continue reading Political Paradox & What Lies Beneath