Social Media Panic – Quick, Do Something, Anything!

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Rather too much of politics works upon the following lines. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do this. Good and...

We Already Can’t Afford The Welfare State We’ve Promised Ourselves

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Another reminder of the sad and basic fact that we cannot afford the welfare state that we've already promised ourselves. The ageing of the...

James Comey Insists That The Kennedys Were Morally Unfit For Politics

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This isn't quite what James Comey actually says of course but it is very much what he means. That there's some set of standard...

The Problem With Mindfulness – It Delays The Revolution Comrades!

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Around here we view mindfulness with the same attention and approval that we do Hare Krishna - not a lot but chacun a son...

Should We Roll, Or Was Admiral Ackbar Right?

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On the 11th September 2001, two airliners were flown into the twin towers at the World Trade Centre in New York. Thousands died. That same day,...

Morons And Demons

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Why is it acceptable to wear a T-shirt with a hammer and sickle, but not a swastika? Why is Che so chic, but Adolf so...

To Answer Julian Castro’s Question About Slavery Reparations

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Because the people who have been slaves have been dead a century: "If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why...

Is Private Help a Bad Thing? – Political Spectacles of the Left

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Some social and political analysts regard private help as a bad thing.  They speak of the “problem” of food banks, and of America’s “miserly”...

Is the State……….Nurse Ratched?

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Nurse Ratched the antagonist of the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was named the fifth-greatest villain in film history by the American...

If You Only Have One Right-Wing Friend…

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It means all the others have given up on you. To find out whether it's true, ask yourself whether the last guy standing used to...