Won’t spoil it. But he does note: And that’s your typical product of academia these days, soaking in a scholastic cesspool where the coolest thing you can do is crap all over the West and its glorious achievements. An anti-West …Continue reading →
Or more broadly construed, oikophobia, the opposite of xenophobia, the distaste and hatred of the familiar, the home, the hearth, one’s own land. It’s a topic I’ve touched on before (here, for example; or dig around in this tag). But …Continue reading →
What do the IRS scandal and the Senate’s hearing on Apple’s tax avoidance have in common? Both events lay bare modern American liberalism’s Achilles’ heel. Just like Prohibition, Liberalism dependson Americans’ willingness to voluntarilycomply with laws requiring Americansto do something …Continue reading →
One of the best comments about Ron Paul was sent to us some time ago by Bluesun, who forwarded us a comment that Ron Paul was a broken clock who was right 23 hours a day. The Ron Paul clock …Continue reading →
The Super Bowl party at the Castle was pretty good. Puter did a nice job cooking some brats on the grille (it is indeed one way to get rid of mouthy, spoiled kids), and everyone loved the Volkwagen commercial. Mandarin, …Continue reading →
And why some people don’t get it. Liberalism in its present degenerate form is reactionary—a gesture of irritation at the backward quality of ordinary American life, at its culture, its food and dress and amusements and politics, and especially at …Continue reading →
Among today’s liberal elite, bad faith in America is a sophistication, a kind of hipness. More importantly, it is the perfect formula for political and governmental power. It rationalizes power in the name of intervening against evil—I will use the …Continue reading →
Paramount paid $32 million to North Koreafor the movie rights to this poster.True story. Two quick items for you to check out: First, Jonathan “Flava” Last has a fairly brilliant theory for why movie producers seem to think anti-American movies …Continue reading →
You’ve made it clear that, deep down, you really don’t like the United States. In that, you are like many of your Ivy confrères, all those Harvard-Yale-Princeton types who find the spectacle of individual freedom playing itself out irredeemably vulgar. …Continue reading →
In 1928, D.H. Lawrence wrote a poem entitled “How Beastly the Bourgeois Is” in which he compared the middle class to a “fungus, living on the remains of a bygone life/sucking his life out of the dead leaves of greater …Continue reading →
Gormogon followers who take careful notes—and those are the kind who don’t get tossed into Ghettoputer’s Saturday night “Party Pit”—may remember your Volgi’s offhand remark (while discussing the effect of serial, mostly unintentional distortions of media on the world’s familiar-but-wrong …Continue reading →
Well, it sure ain’t Mardi Gras. As we’ve noted hereabout, it’s very, very hard to know what’s actually going on in a closed society like Iran’s, but we can get an impressionistic idea with bootleg videos, blogging, and media outlets …Continue reading →
Confucius says: Chicago was never a shoo-in. The Southern Hemisphere has only had one Olympics, and that was in a country full of white people. The IOC really wants to establish its cred as a “global” player, so when Brazil …Continue reading →
Your Mandarin remembers an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is really true than Nancy Pelosi should be smiling from ear to ear. Rather she is very vexed that the “evil and vast” right-wing …Continue reading →
In what has to be one of the most asinine statements to come out of Congress in a long time, and by a long time I mean about 23 minutes ago, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) comments on the futility of …Continue reading →
Is your Œcumenical Volgi’s prècis of Dorothy Rabinowitz’s WSJ article today. Indeed. One of the first moments when your Volgi recalls having to defend an unpopular political position was in Germany in the 1980s when, in a high school, he …Continue reading →
Baseball and softball are the first two sports dropped from the Olympics since, like, 1936, and they’re keeping trampoline?! Could it be anti-Americanism? Sí. Ja. Oui. Speaking of anti-Americanism, the Gormogons would like to thank the iconoclastic Britons at America …Continue reading →
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