Liberty and The Police

Liberty and The Police

The protests (warranted) and riots (unjustifiable) prompted by the horrific death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer produce all sorts of stupidity masquerading as truth-to-power armchair wisdom. This morning, I found my email in-box loaded with half a...
Language is Power

Language is Power

Language is information. Information is power. Therefore, language is power. My wife and I are working our way through Season 2 of Killing Eve these days, and a recent episode involved Villanelle (the main character who’s not named “Eve”) conversing,...
Collapsing Context

Collapsing Context

Fond as I am of coining fun or memorable phrases, and amused as I am by the social justice Left’s language gymnastics, I’ve developed a tendency to note the really good ones, of both the pithy and roll-your-eyes sort. Among my favorites of the pithy sort...
The Memes of Destruction

The Memes of Destruction

Some friends and I have been jokingly wondering about how the anti-vaxx crowd will react when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. My bet is that most will continue their baseless and histrionic caterwauling (if you didn’t know my opinion on the matter, you do...
Aesop’s Grasshoppers

Aesop’s Grasshoppers

I’ve been taking my own advice, and doing my darnedest to avoid proffering half-baked opinions on the Coronavirus matter, a matter that’s producing new (and often conflicting) information every day. There are, however, countless others who are seizing on...