Category Archives: Damn rackets

Perverse rejoicing

With a provenance like the Wall Street Journal’s “Houses of Worship” opinion series and a title like Thank God, American Churches Are Dying, you’d be justified in expecting a mix of self-conscious perversity and unhealthy, un-reflective antecedent bias. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Atheism, Damn rackets, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Free-range Christians, Orthopathos, Sundry flakes, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged

Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, deathworks, Fasting, Food, Playful, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Sport, Technology

God bless the socialists

We’re all deeply in debt to some cantakerous socialists for doing work nobody else thought, or cared, to do. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Damn rackets, grievance mongering, History, Journalism, progressivism, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, woke capital | Tagged

Mission Creeps

I got a thickish mailing today from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. The envelope trumpeted that “You won’t believe what younger Americans think about socialism.” To my surprise and delight, the return envelope was postage prepaid. I just live … Continue reading

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“Now what?” How about National Conservatism?

This morning, I sincerely suggested that there’s no sense in my (or anyone’s) mere rehearsing and re-rehearsing the core evils regularly reflected in our President’s rhetoric, even on the pretext of a new Presidential utterance confirming that he does, indeed, … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Damn rackets, Duly noted_stay tuned, Economia, lifeworks, progressivism, realignment

Meritocracy or virtue?

I’ve noticed something odd about the (still relatively early but) angry commentary over the college admissions scandal, whereby celebrities, “ethical fund” managers, parenting book authors and others crossed legal lines to get their slacker children into elite colleges (or at … Continue reading

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Clippings & Comments 2/17/19

The highlight is some Socratic dialogue snippets, which alone are worth the price of admission.

Oh, wait! This is a blog – like free. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Education, Protestantism

Clippings & Comment, 2/9/19

A little scat with big band, Adidas stumbles, corporate oppression passes government oppression, and more. Continue reading

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Clippings and Comment, 2/6/19

A Trimmer Manifesto of sorts. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Culture, Damn rackets, Discrimination, Heckler's Veto, Journalism, Legalia, Protestantism, Religious freedom, Sexualia | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Potpourri 1/16/19

  1 When I’m looking for guidance in my life I always turn to a Dow 30 company … P&G (Gillette) for my relationship with women. Goldman Sachs for child rearing. Chevron for a mid-life crisis. Walgreen’s for spiritual insights. … Continue reading

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