Today in Dispossession

Yesterday at the annual Netroots Nation conference a white candidate for the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor was “de-platformed“, in-the-parlance-of-our-time, when a gang of black activists surrounded her and shouted her down, demanding we “trust black women.” Stacey Evans is a state House representative running for governor against Stacey Abrams, Who Is Black, Peace Be Upon HerContinue reading “Today in Dispossession”

The Curious Case of Bradley’s Button

Yesterday Steve Sailer noted today how Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning’s gender dysphoria, having gone from footnote to forefront during his incarceration along with the rise of the trans rights movement, is now seen by fashionable convention as a legitimate sympathy factor favoring President Obama’s commutation of his sentence, as evidenced by the New York Times: It’sContinue reading “The Curious Case of Bradley’s Button”

Heckling the Coronation

During his first year in office, President Obama can be expected to unquestioningly acquiesce to the consensus demanding he oversee an increase in public debt twice as large, as a percentage of GDP, as any year in the Roosevelt administration. He will do this because, as any successful politician, he is congenitally incapable of recognizing,Continue reading “Heckling the Coronation”

Demagogy, of the Very Best Sort

When I take up a person, Mr. Lyndon, he, or she, is safe. There is no question about them anymore. My friends are the best people. I don’t mean they’re the most virtuous, or, indeed, the least virtuous, or the cleverest, or the stupidest, richest or best born. But, the best. In a word, peopleContinue reading “Demagogy, of the Very Best Sort”

Has-Beens, Take Me Away!

It’s a familiar and cynical cliche that the masses “crave a strong leader.” This commonplace endures because it is so often demonstrably true. The priesthood of today’s prevailing order, mainstream media punditry, occasionally demonstrates this with the unintentional comedy of paeans extolling, say, the masculine vigor of a particular favored politician (think of of ChrisContinue reading “Has-Beens, Take Me Away!”