Blog Profile / Maverick Philosopher

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Archived Since:February 15, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Sanctimonious 'Liberal' Hypocrisy, Death to PC, and the Destruction of Obama's 'Legacy'

El Rushbo explains, in his inimitable style, the appeal of Trump to his base. The (intellectually) attractive Myron Magnet details how Trump spells death to political correctness drawing on recent columns by Peggy Noonan, Shelby Steele, and Andrew Klavan. The...

Shakespeare on the Fire Down Below

My favorite Oregonian luthier, Dave Bagwill, sends this for our delectation: PROSPERO (to FERDINAND) Look thou be true. Do not give dalliance Too much the rein. The strongest oaths are straw To th' fire i' th' blood. Be more abstemious,...

Abortion and the Wages of Concupiscence Unrestrained

The 'pro-choice' movement, to use the polite euphemism, is fueled by concupiscence. Not entirely, of course. To what extent, then? One naturally wants the pleasures of sexual intercourse without any consequences. One seeks cost-free indulgence in the most intense sensuous...

Why a Journal?

I keep a journal to remember, but also to remind myself of how much I have forgotten. Related: Why Maintain a Journal?

Don't Pathologize Political Differences

This is the excellent advice of Alan Dershowitz (emphasis added): But psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have no more right to pathologize a president or a candidate because they disagree with his or her political views than do prosecutors...

Age Quod Agis

Age quod agis is a well-known saying which is a sort of Latin call to mindfulness: do what you are doing. Be here now in the activity at hand. Legend has it that Johnny Ringo was an educated man. (Not...

What is the Quran?

A 'racist' screed by James V. Schall. Do not click on this link!

Trump's Real Sin? He Speaks Taboo Truths

Why the bipartisan preening outrage over the President's craphole comment? Roger Kimball: Everyone, near enough, knows that he was telling a home truth. It was outrageous not because he said something crude that was untrue. Quite the contrary: it was...

Immigration and the Obstructionist Congressional Crapweasels

Here: A great deal of the justified anger of the immigration patriot community is that we are told again and again by the media and politicians that we’re not allowed to care that say, the average El Salvadoran immigrant may...

'Diversity' is Not a Dirty Word

Contrary to what some alt-righties of my acquaintance seem to think, 'diversity' is not a dirty word. To quote from my old entry, Diversity and Divisiveness: Liberals emphasize the value of diversity, and with some justification. Many types of diversity...

No Enemies? Then No Spine

No one with a spine passes through this world without making enemies. So, while one must not multiply enemies beyond necessity, it is not possible for one with character to avoid them entirely.

Word of the Day: Conurbation

"An extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of one or more cities." See here. You weren't taught Latin in high school? Then you were cheated by 'progressive' idiots. But if you were, then you...

Trump Speaks the Truth and Snowflakes Melt

Here: Is there any question Haiti is a shole? Who’s offended by that? If it wasn’t a shole it wouldn’t be one of the most prominent recipients of American charity aid on Planet Earth. And it isn’t like this country...

David Benatar on Death and the Challenge of the Epicurean Argument in its Hedonist Form

This is the sixth in a series on David Benatar's The Human Predicament (Oxford UP, 2017). We are now in Chapter 5. I will need to proceed slowly through this rich and detailed chapter. There is a lot to learn...

The Walls of Red Wing

A bum knee sent me to the hot tub yesterday afternoon for a long soak. There I struck up a conversation with a 20-year-old grandson of a neighbor. He hails, like seemingly half of the people I meet here this...

Word of the Day: Cack-Handed

British. 1. Left-handed; 2. clumsy, awkward. See here. Example: “Rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cack-handedly, is not – nor is men being gentlemanly a macho attack,” said the letter published in the newspaper...

Antagonize Parsimoniously

One is well-advised to follow the prudential analog of Ockham's Razor: Do not multiply enemies beyond necessity. Case study here.

Making Good People Better

Good people are even better in small doses. Enjoy their quality in moderation for best results. If familiarity breeds contempt, reserve builds respect.

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