Subsumed into the Zeitgeist Part One: Carmen

Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals in the story. Carmen was a Spanish girl from a family of considerable import – most Sevillanos would probably recognize her father’s name. I could argue that her asymmetrical nose was characteristic of her Spanish heritage, but her only hallmark Spanish feature was beady…

Marie Kondo & American Chaos

Sparks joy. Does that spark joy? Honey, maybe we can spark joy later tonight? It can be used straight or with a touch of sarcasm. What is sparks joy? It is the most memorable catchphrase from the tidying up expert from Japan and Netflix phenom Marie Kondo. Kondo has given Netflix the water cooler original…

The New Right & Family Values

By Jordan Jacob The Efficacy of the Right’s Pursuits The dog days of the public New Right movement in America are dragging on in post-Charlottesville America. Meanwhile, veterans of the great meme war occupy themselves with foreign happenings in Brazil, France, Italy, and the like so as to escape the mundane merry-go-round of Trump Twitter…

Cloak In Woke – Woke Capital As A Strategy

The gay cries that they are the underdog while all of us scroll past a month’s worth of PRIDE tweets from every corporation on the globe. This is woke capital. The nexus of progressive state religion and big business is out in the open and increasingly obnoxious. Corporations are not the only ones though as…

Against Freedom

Freedom. Freedom is always discussed. Freedom from things. Freedom from oppression, freedom from tyrannical government. Freedom from an abusive spouse, negligent parents, jealous siblings. Freedom from things that bind and constrict one, physically, emotionally, intellectually, as if they were overgrown vines and they were trapped in their ivy. What about freedom To? Occasionally this expression…

All About AOC

She is the flavor of the month. She is an Instagram sensation. She is a wide eyed, starstruck newb in the halls of power. She is the face of an ascending generation. You already know who I am typing about and have her face forming in your brain. She has hucksters like Cernovich calling her…

One Weird Trick To Raise TFR

The thing to remember about demographic forecasts is that they rely on trajectories and estimates to remain constant. There can be no change or else the forecast goes more awry than a climate scientists curve. There are tweaks here and there that can make all the difference. Most people have not looked at the California…

Hijacked Exploration Instincts

Avoiding the news is a good strategy. The random noise that is recorded and reported often distracts the consumer. The noise generates emotion. One emotion that seems to grow if one were to note the trends in news is confusion or disgust at the degradation of individuals or death of individuals through their need to…

Ethics Without Ethics

Last month, my daughter’s ballet class had a parents’ open house. Five year olds in tutus struggle through basic steps, but it is to share a Kodak moment. Across the floor my daughter and the handful of other girls moved. She laughed with a little towheaded girl when a specific song came on, and that…

When Bioleninism Backfires

Summer has come and gone. With more people out in the warm summer weather, one gets to see the state of society and the culture in greater detail. More people are out mingling. Vacations are taken. The beach calls us. Few places reveal so much about people and preferences than beaches. The beach also shows…