The Fake’s Progress

It’s worthwhile to compare the other “iconic” Vanity Fair cover Woman with Caitlyn’s curious spread Man From the ultimate image of womanhood to its ultimate caricature.  Moore’s deliberately immodest cover offered pregnancy as a feminist provocation: you can’t do this. Caitlyn’s celebrants, twenty four years later, would be outraged. In seizing immediately upon socio-political platitudes,Continue reading “The Fake’s Progress”

Tied in Knots

“Ban the box” is a movement to outlaw employers asking applicants if they have a criminal history, motivated largely by the disparate impact it has on non-Asian minorities due to their higher rates of incarceration. According to the Guardian link above, it’s necessary because of “research suggesting that three-quarters of employers admit to using aContinue reading “Tied in Knots”

Thanks for Everything, F— You

The Nazis and the old Soviet Union assigned political officers to military units to enforce ideological conformity. The Stasi was legendary for getting civilians to inform on each other for the slightest breaches of ideology–what we would call political correctness. Needless to say, we would never do any such thing. We don’t need commissars toContinue reading “Thanks for Everything, F— You”

A Moment of Silence, Attended by Fanfare

Derangement meets cynicism. From Politico, President Obama and the politics of kitsch: Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself.No press or other intruders allowed. Except theContinue reading “A Moment of Silence, Attended by Fanfare”

People are going to have to think less about themselves and think more about me, Fareed Zakaria…

Fareed Zakaria was born into an elite Indian Muslim family and made his way into the global elite via Harvard and Yale. He’s edited Foreign Affairs, Newsweek and Newsweek International; now he’s a host on CNN. As you can imagine, this expertise and background have given him unique insight into the inexplicable horror of the Boston Marathon bombing by two young MuslimContinue reading “People are going to have to think less about themselves and think more about me, Fareed Zakaria…”

Resourceful Satirical Magazine Finds Americans Not Stereotyping, Ridicules Them For Their Ignorance

Via Steve Sailer, here’s The Onion engaging in accidental self-parody: Majority of Americans Not Informed Enough To Stereotype Chechens The peoples’ calm tolerance goes into the media’s Narrate-o-Matic and voila, out it comes as popular “ignorance.” The average American just can’t win–must be why the elites think he’s such a loser.  Of course the realContinue reading “Resourceful Satirical Magazine Finds Americans Not Stereotyping, Ridicules Them For Their Ignorance”

Tweeting the Revolution

On Twitter, Mr Sock-it-to-the-Man Chris Rock is angry he’s been denied the opportunity to grow up in a mud hut in what is now Angola: Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks The powerful have made the elevation of Rock’s inept and untrustworthy relatives (the mocking of whom has madeContinue reading “Tweeting the Revolution”

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”