Teaching Perception

Back in the days of my (relative) youth, aka my mid-20s, my extended circle of friends included someone (John, I believe was his name) who sang in a band. In a group conversation one day over beers, I found out that he never learned to play an instrument, despite...

The Whataboutism Telltale

Regular readers of this blog will recall that I’ve written of a grievance hierarchy, where competing identity groups sort themselves (or are sorted by the progressive taste-makers) into a sort of dog-pile, with those on top getting more protection and deference...

The Apogee of Woke?

Presidential election politics typically follow a predictable arc. Candidates throw their hats into the ring, offering up a litany of lip service to the party’s hard-core. This means feeding whatever “edge” views are in vogue among the politically...

Zero-Sum Feminism

A friend recently took his kids (three girls and a boy) to see the new Lego movie, and then dropped me a text linking this Slate article. The article, which he affirmed as accurate, discusses how the movie portrays an alternative to the boundaries set by traditional...

Broken Windows and New Deals

By now, everyone who pays attention to politics has heard of the Green New Deal being proposed by the left-end of the Democratic Party. Being flogged as not only an environmental necessity, but as a means of achieving social justice and support for the poor by it-girl...