Category: The Left

Differences Small And Large

     You may have seen this before. It’s a brief clip from Cate Blanchett’s movie Tar:      If you dislike videos, here’s the transcript, as best I can render it from the error-prone YouTube attempt: Max: You play really well, but nowadays white male CIS composers…just not my thing Lydia Tar: Don’t be so eager …

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What Was The Left’s Old Mantra?

     Oh yes, here it is: Always Advance As If Under Threat Of Attack      Two articles bring this to mind: It’s Time The Scientific Community Admit We Were Wrong About COVID-19. The Unvaccinated Owe The Vaccinated An Apology      The former weak mea culpa pleads for forgiveness. “We thought we were doing the right …

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If You’re Interested In Contemporary Irrationality

     …you’ve simply got to check out this ultra-bizarre site.      IQfy.com bills itself as “non-partisan.” Decide for yourself. To me it appears to be the product of certifiable Leftists – “certifiable” in both senses. It’s possible that its masters are using it to parody extreme Leftism, but its tone suggests that the writers are …

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As Long As The Subject Is Abortion

     There has been some good news:      Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck on Monday was found NOT GUILTY on both counts of federal charges.      Mark Houck was charged with two counts of violating the federal FACE Act for shoving a pro-abortion volunteer who threatened his son outside of Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia in …

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One In The Eye For The Feminists

     If you’re a “feminist,” it would logically follow that you favor the protection of women, wouldn’t it? If so, the information in this article “should” upset you:      100 Percent Fed Up reports – Did you know that between 1970 and 2017, there were 45 million “missing” female births due to prenatal sex selection? …

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A Badly Crafted Yet Revealing Article

     Here’s the first sentence:      After previously advertising they would wear LGBTQ+-themed warmup jerseys and use rainbow tape for their seventh annual Pride Night, New York Rangers players reversed course.      Who did the “advertising?” Was it the players, or someone from the non-playing front office?      The article continues to be nonspecific to …

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More Likely Than Not?

     One of the enduring characteristics of the Leftist is that he refuses to accept the responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This is utterly evident in matters of public policy, but it’s also visible as regards personal decisions. Two graphics – one intended as black humor; the other a fake headline – illustrate the …

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The Process Observed

     Every now and then, a case of the Left’s victimism-power tactic is played out where we can see it. You know the sequence: An “oppressed group” pleads for tolerance. Once tolerance has been obtained, the plea changes to social acceptance. Once acceptance is in hand, the group presses for mandatory inclusion. Inclusion having been …

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It’s Not News…

     …but at least someone else is willing to say it:      One overriding principle of the new Democratic Party is asymmetry—or the notion that the Left’s moral superiority earns absolute exemption from the very methods they employ against their opponents.      You would think that in a nation in which fairness is one of …

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Those Stubborn Things

     Among the many campaigns being conducted all around us, I deem this one to be critical: the war against immutable facts.      You don’t have to be an intellectual giant like Thomas Sowell, one of the most important public intellectuals of the century behind us, to understand that facts trump any and all theories, …

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Tales From The Bearded Spock Universe

     There’s no point to writing satire any longer. As soon as a satirist produces a fresh item, our crazies decide to make it happen in real life:      “The world is facing a looming existential threat caused by exploitative habits and intentional human negligence.”      That is how Brandon Edwards-Schuth and Marco Cerqueira, a …

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Perhaps It Was Inevitable

     After all, what the Left accuses the Right of doing is almost always what the Left has already done:      Attorney General Merrick Garland has assigned the U.S. attorney in Chicago to review documents marked classified that were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, two sources with …

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Ignorance Supports Propagandization

     Let’s lead off with a bit of history from one of the geniuses of Twentieth Century music:      In the chronicles of human evil, Iosif Vissarionovich Dzugashvili holds a very high place. Yet seldom is this monster mentioned in our young people’s history textbooks. There’s practically no mention of his millions of victims in …

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An Early Morning Thought

     What the statistics tell us, quite clearly, is that when it comes to rates of violent crimes and crimes against property, demographics matters, while the legal availability of firearms does not. Where there are large numbers of persons predisposed to ignore the laws, the laws – including laws about firearms acquisition – are more …

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Musk And The Censors

     “There was a time when men were afraid that somebody would reveal some secret of theirs that was unknown to their fellows. Nowadays, they’re afraid that somebody will name what everybody knows. Have you practical people ever thought that that’s all it would take to blast your whole, big, complex structure, with all your …

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Perhaps The Truth Really Will Set Us Free

The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened … — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022      Initially, I was dubious about the relative importance of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. However, the above suggests that Twitter and its deliberate suppression …

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The Bullet-Proof Umbrella

     Say, remember those scenes in Kingsman where Colin Firth’s character Harry Hart uses his umbrella to deflect incoming bullets? An umbrella like that would be a handy thing to have, wouldn’t it? But just imagine an even more advanced umbrella: one that would deflect accurate criticism of oneself? Wait no longer, Gentle Reader: the …

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WTF Department

     As one of my favorite lapel buttons says, some days there’s no point in chewing through the restraints.      I was musing over a subject that’s been on my mind from time to time –specifically, the downside of setting aside a particular day to be thankful, or patriotic, or worshipful, or what-have-you – when …

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Piebald Nation, Magpie People

     Well, it’s finally here: Election Day 2022. Until late this evening, those of us unwilling to break the law can know very little about what’s taking place. Unfortunately, there are quite a few who are willing to break the law. Whether they can cheat sufficiently to retain their grip on the federal Leviathan will …

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Desperation On The Anti-Free-Speech Front

     This conference has raised something of a row:      There’s mounting faculty opposition to an invitation-only, no-media-allowed academic freedom conference scheduled for next week at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. The conference, headlined by libertarian tech billionaire Peter Thiel and organized by the business school’s Classical Liberalism Initiative, has been criticized as pre-emptively …

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