Political Dance Theory: How Students Thinking is All Choreographed

I was in one of my graduate school classes, and naturally, then commenced a bashing of all things conservative and American. About twenty students plus a professor, and only one, myself, trying to explain that the conservative party and America wasn’t arrantly racist and sexist. I feel like I won, but you can’t beat the perpetually and vicariously…

The Insanities: The Most Popular College Major in America

Aug 27, 2016 There must be a new degree program at university called The Insanities, and it must be the most popular major nationwide. The curriculum must include striving for ignorance in history, economics, and psychology. And yet, at once, feeling as if you have all the solutions to the world’s woes because you are not only more…

The “New Acts of God” – Islamic Terror

What’s in a name?  The Right has had tantrums about President Obama’s reluctance to utter the term “Islamic terrorism.” But whether it is appropriate or not comes down to what his advisors are suggesting. And by his advisors, I mean only those around him who have spent significant time in the Middle East, in the fight. If they…

Emotional Hypocrisy

Emotional hypocrisy today is epidemic and shameful.  We see extravagances of rage over relatively minor societal disturbances; and conversely, frugal indignation concerning actual evil and idiocy. We watch people go berserk over dubious accusations of “racially charged” language, and then observe the calm manner in which they discuss inner-city murder rates. There are enormous, frothing mouth and bulging eyed protest rallies after the rare instances of police…

11 Predictions

Jan 7, 2017 Here are some predictions for what will occur in the next few centuries: 1) Artificial intelligence and materialistic neuroscience will lead to spiritual catastrophe – there will be a great spike in the number of educated people who do not believe in any metaphysics at all. The imitation of human consciousness by robots will make…

Under-reactionary

April 10, 2016 Many soi-distant intellectuals and upstart concerned citizens are condoning inaction in Iraq and Syria after several chemical attacks by soberly saying, “both sides are wicked.” Other realpolitik-Machiavellian souls are averring much the same in a different way: let them fight each other and do whatever they wish so long as it keeps our…

Victims of the World Unite by Dillon Freed

Mar 7, 2016 After World War I, Marxists panicked: the workers of the world had not unified; instead they draped on the uniforms of their homelands and slaughtered each other. How had the infallible Godhead Marx gone wrong? Why hadn’t the workers aimed the guns at the oppressive plutocrats?

Scary Terms and Phrases, When Language Works: Part I by Dillon Freed

Most of the time, political language fails in terms of accuracy and grammar. Consider: “collateral damage” which actually describes innocents incidentally lapped up into the mouth of death during war, but the sound of the words seem only to remind one of a shaky tailpipe after a fender-bender. Or try: “man-made disasters” which are what terrorist attacks…

This is the Love

This love is to love the pinky toe in weight to the face, And the harsh coughs as if whispered vows. The hard sleep as moans of pleasure. And the grumbling tummy as if a delicate laugh. This is a wonderful panicking. This is the fight and the submission of a rebellious religion. And it…

All for Goddamn Naught

Brodie-helmeted, man-beasts barrel toward Vickers-blowing, bayonet-bladed men Under this glasslike blue skyshell, cross a dead-pocked, grassless fen. Death-bound screams swell-hollow, among bashed-space and trembling bomb-shook, leafless trees; Rattling weapons, sibilating bullets, missile shrieks raze silence, the warisons riot the breeze! Chaotic-thick tangle: buzzing bluebottles, spiraling-wobbled and concussed display more sense. The lucky-lions Valhalla-bounced fast, the…