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Vive la différence

It is 11 September 2019. Since we inhabit the era of fake news, I thought I’d post a short rant and just a tiny little bit of original content, FWIW. Seven years ago, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, a large mob of Ansar al-Sharia, an Al Qaeda offshoot, stormed a small diplomatic outpost in […]

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Good luck, Andy Ngo

APEC Sydney 2007 Maybe this wasn’t Black Bloc 1.0 after all but they sure look familiar. See below for more of the local APEC protests and what I did there.   Recent events in Portland, Oregon were ugly and sad. I’m not sure when “minority groups”, or more importantly “woke individuals”, will appreciate that they […]

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Too tired for too many words tonight so just a few random thoughts and snips etc. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? asked Juvenal. Translated, this famous phrase means something like Who watches the watchers? Juvenal’s 16 satiric poems deal mainly with life in Rome… The Satires attack two main themes: the corruption of society in the […]

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At last.

Then. Now. Declassification. At last. Sunshine 🙂 Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election. It’s after six pm on the beach in […]

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Politics ain’t bean bag

UPDATE: Since I wrote the post below, the now famous Barr-brawl took place in Congress over the Mueller-lite outcome. It included the Left’s freakout over the perfectly accurate term, “Spy“. It showed that the Dems really do fear the walls closing in. On them. Even the New York Slime couldn’t avoid mentioning the elephant (err, […]

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De-platforming the West

O Fairest flower, no sooner blown than blasted,… Yet can I not persuade me thou art dead,Or that thy corse corrupts in earth’s dark womb,Or that thy beauties lie in wormy bed,Hid from the world in a low-delved tomb;Could Heaven for pity thee so strictly doom?Oh, no! for something in thy face did shineAbove mortality, […]

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Past is prologue

TLDR VERSION: 9/11 was neither the beginning nor the end of history but it brought to an end the short-lived illusion of our ‘Fukuyama Age’ and steadily exposed, at least to me, the unwelcome presence of cultural ofermód in the West – in others, in me – and that’s what this blog will explore. It […]

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