There’s nothing liberal about it

This is a follow-up to my post on the desecration of the word "liberal," starting with excerpts from the papers of a President who served only one term. A national calamity laid him low: Like Cassandra, some people get punishment they don't deserve. I could have emphasized a lot of it, but I'm pretty sure… Continue reading There’s nothing liberal about it

Farming Detroit

I was reminded by this story today, BUSTED: Democrats Snuck $1 BILLION For ‘Racial Justice’ In Farming Section Of COVID Bill ...of an email I wrote to the Michigan State University College of Agriculture & Natural Resources in September, 2020, about a seminar series titled Race, Food, & Land. One suspects the CANR seminar owes… Continue reading Farming Detroit

Pimplandia

"Being lectured by Democrats about how to handle judicial nominations is like an arsonist advising the Fire Department." - Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Or like hiring a whoremaster who trafficked in minor girls at a salary of $150,000 to advise Portland on how to reform the Police Department. The HR department must have liked his… Continue reading Pimplandia

The mills grind slowly

"Thus, I do not see what use there is in those mills of the gods said to grind so late as to render punishment hard to be recognized, and to make wickedness fearless." -Plutarch Sometimes it is hard to immediately distinguish good intentions from wicked fearlessness. Whirlwinds may be reaped either way. I recommend this… Continue reading The mills grind slowly

Philosopher ‘pretenders to the throne’

This is a nice, short (7 min) introduction to Friedrich Hayek's insights on emergent order. If you haven't read Road to Serfdom (free downloads at the link), maybe this will nudge you to do so. Order without intent: How spontaneous order built our world. from The IHS on Vimeo. Allowing order without intent to flourish… Continue reading Philosopher ‘pretenders to the throne’

The human pestilence problem

I had a note from a reader wondering if I wasn't being hyperbolic in my contention that by "sustainability" "Green" fanatics intentionally mean to impose lower standards of living and a forced reduction in human population. We might consider the Malthusian miscalculations of Paul Ehrlich's 1968 book The Population Bomb and his proposals for forced… Continue reading The human pestilence problem

Immodest proposals

Freedom distributes everything unevenly (diversely). Obviously, Statism does too. The difference is that when the state decrees who should be favored it relies on the opinion of the currently fashionable gang of 'intellectual' nannies. They know how we should conduct ourselves. Where we should live; what we can say; how we should eat; the conditions… Continue reading Immodest proposals