Deplorables Are Us

Boy oh boy was Hillary right. Sometimes I wish she'd double-down on it. You know, like President Stupid doubles-down on his krapp. Although I was shocked when Hillary said it, her Deplorables comment from 2016 has lingered with me ever since. Indeed. I hate to love Hillary (as opposed to love to hate her). I'm …

Does The Razor Cut Through It

It was actually Ockham who prepared our minds for this unwelcome (to him) conclusion. He devised a "principle of economy," popularly known as "Ockham's Razor," which relied for its effect on disposing of unnecessary assumptions and accepting the first sufficient explanation or cause. "Do not multiply entities beyond necessity." This principle extends itself. "Everything which …

Futility Of Discourse

"He had encouraged him to talk to him, although he had always wondered at a certain incoherence, or rather restlessness in his mind, and could not understand what it was that so continually and insistently worked upon the brain of "the contemplative." They discussed philosophical questions and even how there could have been light on …

She’s A Man, Baby

  Pseudo-review: Mrya Breckenridge, the novel--not the movie! I saw the movie thirty-five (or so) years ago1. Somehow the movie stayed with me--and not only because of Raquel Welch who is, other than Rita Hayworth, the only Hollywood bombshell worth gawking at like a fifteen year old man-boy run amok with girly magazines. At the …

What Is Fascism?

So. Like. I'm sitting in the corner at the mall, a parking lot, a small table in a rainbow coloured sprinkles restaurant and Grasshopper walks up to me and asks: Dude, what is a fascism? (Yes, the question is posed just like that.) Well, Grasshopper, I respond, it's like this. Do you remember olden times …

Oh Yeah, Daniel Boone…

What Daniel Boone, like George Washington, was up to was intruding upon sovereign Native land so as to covertly survey it and sell it to white settlers, who would then form themselves into militias to murder the families who had been living there for generations. Some were successful and grew rich and powerful, such as …