What’s Yours Is Theirs

What’s Yours Is Theirs

Time and again, I hear the same refrain. My concerns, warnings, and accusations regarding the advent of socialist thinking and policy in America is baseless, or ill-founded, or a Fox News talking point regurgitation, or paranoia, or petulance. Simultaneously, I bear...
The New Tokenism

The New Tokenism

Hollywood is making another attempt at making a film version of the science fiction classic Dune. We already have David Lynch’s 1984 version by David Lynch, which I didn’t care for, and a SyFy channel miniseries from 2000, which I enjoyed rather more. The...
People Differ

People Differ

There’s a litmus test applied by social justice types in their endless hunt for discrimination and oppression. It’s a simple one: they look at a profession, or an industry, or an economic stratum, or a town/neighborhood, or some other parseable segment of...
The New Blasphemy

The New Blasphemy

When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published several cartoons that depicted the image of Mohammed, back in 2005, the Islamic world responded with violent demonstrations around the world. More than 250 were killed in these demonstrations. Danish diplomatic...
Collectivist Bias

Collectivist Bias

I recently dubbed “great” the it-word of the day. That proclamation served my thoughts of that moment, but does short shrift to the tomes worth of other it-words and phrases that relentlessly assault our eyes and ears in these modern, turbulent times. One...
The Cognitive Elite

The Cognitive Elite

A couple decades back, I briefly dated a British woman who, in a political conversation whose specific subject is lost to memory, voiced the phrase: Because we’re smarter than they are. That, as opposed to the particulars of our discussion, seared itself in my...