Sorrows of Diversity

Plentiful as cheap organisms Undeveloped in the bosom of a nation……you’re one of us–My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, On This Rack According to police a heartwarmingly diverse duo in Seattle aspired to be a duskier, dumber Leopold and Loeb: Sometime before 6 a.m. on Oct. 12, two men forced their way into a house inContinue reading “Sorrows of Diversity”

Comments Elsewhere, Edited and Expanded

Regarding John Derbyshire’s instantly (in)famous The Talk: Nonblack Version piece in Taki’s (contrasting the faddish meme “The Talk”* and its hoary assumptions about racial hostility, with the reality of the known world), Mr. Josh Barro in Forbes steps into the town sqaure to deliver the King’s writ as he sees it (“National Review Must FireContinue reading “Comments Elsewhere, Edited and Expanded”

This ain’t the Summer of Love

“Really? Is this really happening?”–Flash-mob victim This ain’t the Garden of Eden, There ain’t no angels above, And things ain’t what they’re supposed to be, And this ain’t the Summer of Love—BÖC The post-racial dream has become a nightmare. The use of social media to take over public space by surprise (the definition of “flashContinue reading “This ain’t the Summer of Love”

Equality, now

The Republican Party’s continuing survival now depends as much on the Democratic Party’s inherent contradictions as anything else. The latter has become less a labor party than a coalition of identity groups united in resentment toward a myth of majority privilege that grows more fabulous and farcical by the day, and–being identity groups–viewing one anotherContinue reading “Equality, now”

What is (a) hate (crime)? I

psy•cho•sis, nloss of contact with reality: a psychiatric disorder such as schizophrenia or mania that is marked by delusions, hallucinations, incoherence, and distorted perceptions of reality.Microsoft Encarta Is it too soon, for decency, or too late, because things move fast nowadays, to speculate on the potential for an Omar Thornton fan page? Due to theContinue reading “What is (a) hate (crime)? I”

Basketball is Basketball, Equality is Excellence, War is Peace

Boldly now comes the WNBA’s television campaign for its new season, to accompany the NBA playoffs. Interspersing footage from both leagues the spot creates the illusion the men and women are playing together. For example, a WNBA player makes a pass; we cut to an NBA player hauling it in on his way to theContinue reading “Basketball is Basketball, Equality is Excellence, War is Peace”

Deconstructing Eric, or, Little by Little

Abraham Lincoln once said that “If you’re a racist, I will attack you with the North,” and these are the principles I carry with me in the workplace.–Michael Scott Our Attorney General is right. We are a nation of cowards, fearing an honest discussion of race. But, unless he’s breaking utterly with rigorously observed convention,Continue reading “Deconstructing Eric, or, Little by Little”

Throw Granny Under the Bus, Hug the Store-Front Preacher, Affect Magnanimity

One of the early responders to the Obama speech praised it by saying that the senator appeals to the “winners and losers” of the American experience. This is a common case of a mainstream figure tripping over the fatal flaw in the American Left’s narrative, hitting his head and taking the ensuing flash of whiteContinue reading “Throw Granny Under the Bus, Hug the Store-Front Preacher, Affect Magnanimity”