If you’re interested why the Left not only tolerates obviously insane ideas and movements but actually brings them front and center the ZMan will explain it to you. He quotes Voltaire who said “Whoever can make you accept absurdity can make you commit injustice.” Allowing parents to sexually mutilate their children to prove we believe in transgenderism is the clearest example of this. We have reached the point where utter madness is presented as merciful kindness to the afflicted. 1984 had the scene where the torturer in chief is presented as a priestly, kindly figure inflicting horrific punishment for the heretic’s own good. We are there.
On Mondays the ZMan has his usual post and also puts up a post on Taki’s Magazine. Today both of them are very worthwhile. On his site he discourses on the analogy of prison life to our current environment and how freedom of choice has been banished from the public square by a pseudo-religion.
On Taki’s he compare the current American political regime with the Soviet era and likens trying to figure out what the Left will do next with how Kremlinologists in the West of that era tried to read the tea leaves by the Brezhnev’s expression during filmed ceremonies and pontificating on what it meant.
I enjoyed both posts quite a bit. The ZMan is on his game this morning. A good start to the week.
My favorite bad thinker, the ZMan, is a native of Baltimore and in this incisive essay he looks at the root cause of why a major American city has a high school system where the average grade point index of 0.13. Putting aside any questions about differences of intellect across groups or individuals, the idea that this state of affairs is acceptable is ludicrous. Essentially you have a whole city of Americans who can’t read or write. Read it to see his take on why this is allowed to continue.
The Politics of Smash and Grab
With his trademark acerbic style and acuity the ZMan talks about the origins of the Left’s decision to install Dementia Joe. Then he discusses how they may find disposing of him more of a problem than they bargained for. An interesting read.
The Mumbly Joe Problem
This is worth listening to. Now we move forward to something else.
Sad And Angry
I don’t automatically associate the ZMan with upbeat life-affirming messages of holiday cheer. But this post comes the closest to one I ever expect to read from him. So fearlessly click the link and be uplifted. Holiday miracles are on display if you look for them.
The ZMan is an insightful writer and he has a history lesson on what kinds of conflicts afflict regimes that no longer satisfy their elites or their proles. See what you think.
Insurrection Then Revolution
A very well thought out discussion of the manufactured nature of the race war being fomented over the last decade.
The Psychological War
Be still my beating heart! The ZMan will never be called a Trump advocate but this post is pretty darn close to being the ZMan’s advice to the Trump campaign. It’s well thought out and it’s pretty upbeat. I’ll take it!
The ZMan is one of my favorite evil thinkers and he has the greatest radio voice on the Dissident Right. In fact I call his mellifluous Friday podcast the Voice of Saruman because like that hypnotic wizard he can beguile even the pure of heart if they don’t spit on the ground three times and make the devil’s horns at the computer speaker before he speaks.
But this week his podcast is positively upbeat! Now granted it was an effort and he couched all the good news in caveats and conditionals but give the devil his due. He had words of praise for President Trump’s efforts to rein in legal immigration and he had a bunch of other good news too. And he also had sensible things to say to the dissidents about pessimism and its deleterious effects. This is advice that anyone on the Right should hear. All in all an excellent podcast indeed.
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