Category: cultural analysis

Consulting With “Experts”

In the next week or two we can expect to enjoy a glut of governors racing to get ahead of the population. In some states, the populace has openly and loudly rebelled against government overreach related to the Big Wuhan Hoopty.  In nearly all states, the populace has quietly...

Station Myself on the Ramparts

The Amish are great people.  Growing up close enough to a large community of Old Order Amish was a blessing, and among my most treasured purchases – a comfort at a time of great sorrow – was a small and simple… let us call it a treasure chest… crafted...

The Island, No Not That One *Updated*

We’re not talking about the 2005 Michael Bay clone escape film of the same name, we’re talking about a quiet little Russian flick that is pretty much the exact opposite. Although, this The Island isn’t without a good explosion and gunfight. Apparently I’m not the only one fleeing the...

Happy Lei Day

One of the nice things about life in Hawaii – when not suffering under the jackbooted heel of a governor licking his chops at the excuse to ratchet up control of the plebs in his state – is that May First is a celebration of the unique and ephemeral...

How Not To Expert Responsibly

They think we are stupid.  Too stupid to notice what they think of us. Being an expert these days requires an unshakable confidence that you absolutely have the right answers.  Even if your answers change from day to day, just power on through the obvious contradictions as you adamantly...

For The Catholic Bros And Sympathetic Fellow Travelers

At some point the forces of suck will draw out the knives and come for the Catholic Hierarchy.  Now is the time for them to stand strong and help the laity develop enough of a backbone to stand and fight.  Because if they wait for the day when it...

We Will Never Know

Models. Don’t talk to me about models. When the world doesn’t quite work the way you want it to work, you can always rely on the models to tell you what you wanted to hear. The thing about mathematical models is that they are tools.  Not sacred writ, and...

Corona(4)Chan

This smells like an op. A number of calls for this flitted through the haze of social media earlier this week.  Most of them coming from exactly the sort of people who love to burnish their “one of the good ones” bona fides by demanding other people make an...

A Possible Sniper in the Guerilla Cultural War

Here’s a strange thing for you. Somebody published a book – now unavailable – about how to use the current “Believe All Women” social and legal framework to remove any man from power. From the description: In How to Destroy A Man Now (DAMN), Dr. Angela Confidential (a business...