Trial Update: Can Chauvin Find an Irrational Juror?

You know how effective To Kill a Mockingbird is as regime propaganda from the fact that never gets brought up: That Atticus Finch is a lousy lawyer. He stinks. The whole case is based on the false testimony of a lying harlot, yet he doesn’t think to sequester the harlot to make sure can’t line…

Chauvin Update: The Mob Takes the Stand

From the very beginning, the case against Derek Chauvin has been driven by the mob. It was a small mob gathered outside of Cup Foods on Memorial Day last year who turned a group of police officers trying to subdue a giant ODing felon into an international incident. It was a larger mob that torched…

Keith Ellison v. a Fair Trial

To understand the Chauvin trial, it helps to first know that Minnesota’s Attorney General is Keith Ellison. You know him: He was America’s first Muslim Congressman. After losing out on the top spot with the DNC, he turned his eyes back to his adopted home state and the chance to bring anarcho-tyranny to life. Ellison…

The Fifth Revolution of 2020

It is not hard to convince people we are living through a revolution. It is only hard to define how far and deep it goes. One difficulty is the fact that so many of the rights it has stripped us of are not acknowledged in the pantheon of written rights. We have lost the right…

Trump’s Big Win and the Will of the People

You should be of high spirits. Donald J. Trump, who is the only major American political figure alive interested in conserving anything, won the election. Donald J. Trump, the one figure we knew might be able to spark counter-revolutionary awareness, has sparked that change. Trump won in procedural terms—but don’t spend your time obsessing with…

A Grand Unified Theory of Neoliberalism

There are terms we see used promiscuously yet cannot define. Sometimes this is for the purpose of obfuscation. “Fascism,” as Orwell knew in 1946, means “something not desirable” to the left; the word “liberalism” has very nearly the same meaning for the right. It is not so much conceptual difficulty that keeps us from defining…

George Floyd and Baphomet Watch Over Minneapolis

If you end up going to the George Floyd Memorial Zone (GMZ) I recommend you take a pair of sunglasses, a pack of cigarettes, and a rosary. The sunglasses provide cover for the eye-rolling and gawking you’ll do in this sacred space, the cigarettes provide an excuse not to wear the face-muzzle which in the…

A REALIST’S DEFENSE OF ORIGINALISM

The great reactionary, Count Joseph de Maistre, famously observed that all real constitutions are unwritten. When it comes to the true make-up of a country, “That which is most essential, most intrinsically constitutional, and truly fundamental, is never written, and could not be, without endangering the state.” Far from being the product of philosophizers and…

Savage Victims

I doubt I am the only one feeling some nostalgia watching the riots and looting this week. It’s the reverse of what Marx described; it is farce repeated as tragedy. BLM was just as murderous and savage back in 2015/16, but there was a kind of ebullience. When you shared FBI crime statistics back then,…

Political Control and the Dismantling of Assent

  “People say to me, that it is but a dream to suppose that Christianity should regain the organic power in human society which once it possessed. I cannot help that; I never said it could. I am not a politician; I am proposing no measures, but exposing a fallacy, and resisting a pretence. Let…