Category Archives: Transvaluation of Values

Good, profitable, dirty fun

On Fat Tuesday, 1988, I was in Boston for a Technology in the Practice of Law conference. (I was a very techy lawyer, relatively speaking: I traveled with my TRS-80 Model 100 for real-time notes and an NEC Multispeed HD … Continue reading

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Clippings and comment, 1/22/19 pm

1 David Brooks: [I]n the age of social media [polarization is] almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Duly noted_stay tuned, free speech, Internet, Journalism, Legalia, Marriage (civil), Pinch of Incense, Religious freedom, Secularism, Technology, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

Why vote for Trump?

The most plausible explanation to date of Donald Trump’s improbable presidency? Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Declinism, Family, Marriage (civil), Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Transvaluation of Values

Counter-hegemony

Heather MacDonald, Andrew Sullivan, and a bit from me. Continue reading

Posted in Education, Feminism, Gnosticism, Justice, Legalia, Sexualia, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Right-wing discriminators

Some day, the refusal of major cultural institutions to admit the nexus between homosexual priests and predation on adolescent boys will be seen as a terrible sin that enabled continued predation. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Journalism, Legalia, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Dear Christians, …

Dear Christians, thank you for feeding, housing, and caring for the poor, but unless you do it in the manner we prefer, advancing the worldview we prefer — even to the point of adopting the personnel policies we demand — … Continue reading

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Making a spectacle of yourself

“Making a spectacle of yourself” has been re-branded. Continue reading

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Trimmer callout

In foreign policy at least, Donald Trump is playing autocrat. What are we going to do about it? Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Foreign Affairs, Patriotic Correctness, Political correctness, Political Matters, populism, Russia, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Why I’m not calling for Revolution

I cannot forgive or forget Trump’s praise for the most hideously totalitarian regime on the planet, for a bloodthirsty scion who conducts regular public hangings, keeps his subjects in a state of mind-control, holds hundreds of thousands in concentration camps, … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, History, Jeremiad, Mediating structures, Naked Emperors, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, statism, stay tuned, subsidiarity, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Thoroughly modern misogyny and plutocracy

Have you heard about the “Flipping Out” lawsuit? Ross Douthat sticks his neck out so I don’t have to. (I’m sure that’s what he had in mind.) The “Flipping Out” lawsuit, sad and sordid, falls 31 years after a far … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Consumerism, Jeremiad, Plutocracy, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values