Monthly Archives: February 2018

Is All Our Democracy Belong to Russia?

I cannot say I really care about the various Russian scandals. It’s not that I like Russia or think that it’s worth emulating. It’s a mostly terrible country which has never had anything resembling civil society. Many individual Russian people … Continue reading

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Is the Non-Binary Eating Itself?

Recently at a respectable (in the Victorian sense) supposedly feminist blog which I’d rather not link to, readers were advised to remember in comments to a post on childbirth that “not only women give birth”. A query about this odd … Continue reading

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Huh? Something About a Black Panther Movie?

I’m old enough to remember the very first incarnation of the comic book Black Panther. I don’t actually remember his very first appearances in the Fantastic Four (where he was a minor recurring character) but then in 1968 or so … Continue reading

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More on La Trêve

La Trêve is seriously getting under my skin. I’ve just seen the seventh episode. About halfway through the sixth and all through the sevent things get very harrowing and chaotic and I’m discounting lots of things I was assuming. This … Continue reading

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What’s La Trêve’s Deal?

I’m almost halfway through the La Trêve, a Belgium murder mystery (10 episodes) and I still haven’t figured out what it’s about. The story starts off clearly enough. A newly widowed policeman with a checkered past moves with his teenage … Continue reading

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Cognitive and Interface Dissonance

This is a pretty good article on the supposed feminist nature of the hijab. The way it is written is kind of agonizing as you can feel the author trying to make their way through a crowded place full of … Continue reading

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Nolympics

There’s an Olympics going on and I find I couldn’t care less, even though it’s the Winter Olympics which I used to enjoy much more than the summer version. I’m not even sure why they still exist… The peak Olympic … Continue reading

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Bad Theories are Made of This

As stated before I love conspiracy theories. I love how people build worlds within worlds within worlds in the search for meaning spinning out vast mythologies to replace the traditional mysticism they can’t bring themselves to believe in anymore (or … Continue reading

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My Life As A Trend Predictor

I made an offhand comment that with the advent of Neo-Victorian values (manifested in different ways across the political spectrum) I would expect something like matchmaking services to return. By that I meant people who make a business out of … Continue reading

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Unified Grand Theory of Modern Sex and Gender

I have the idea that in the West (broadly defined) androgyny and gender bending and the social interchangeability of the sexes have gone about as far as they can go and most of the cultural momentum now is about retreat … Continue reading

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