We can be all nice and civilized to them… after we beat them. Kind of like how in World War II we bombed the crap out of Dresden, Hamburg and Tokyo. The régimes in Nazi Germany and Tokyo needed to go away, and the amputations needed to be cauterized. So they were. Then we were nice, very nice actually, with the populations of those countries after the war.
That was, and remains, the only morally correct, strategically effective way to treat hellishly barbarous régimes and terrorist organizations.
Continue reading Best Assessment of the Suleimani Blot Out I’ve Seen So Far
Our kind of generalized understanding that politicians are amoral scoundrels and mountebanks, along with our expectation that they act like decent, honorable, public-spirited public servants, are perfectly mutually exclusive things.
How is it somehow worse that Trump actually lives up to our general expectations of politicians, but it’s better that Barack Obama was a smooth, graceful, eloquent, persuasive… gangster?
Continue reading Let’s Stop Pretending
Trump has a massive “trump” card in his pocket: The economy has absorbed the “trade war” between the United States and China, with few ill effects. If Trump and China were to strike a deal, the stock market would rise 5,000 to 7,000 points nearly overnight, fattening the retirement and bank accounts of tens of millions of Americans. Trump II would be unstoppable, and the Dems know it. Continue reading The Great Charade
The Left is so thoroughly unaccustomed to having someone practice the Reverse Golden Rule on them (our coinage: do unto them as they have done unto you — but a lot harder!) that they have no idea how to react to it. They simply go into frenzy mode and do and say the same stupid things over and over and over again — only louder and more frenziedly. What was that famous pop-psychology definition of “crazy” again?
Continue reading Wake Up! The Left is to Blame for the Current Toxic Political Climate
In what’s generally a pretty good essay, Nicholas Kristof, a card-carrying leftist in good standing, shows that he almost understands what’s going on — rising thuggery, violence, censorship… fascism — in the thought tendency that he supports. But not quite.
Continue reading A Leftist Comes Close to Understanding, Then… Falls Short. Surprised? I’m Not.
In which we point to an op-ed in the Washington Post that’s an open admission — by someone who knows — that the Left all over the country are brainless apes who are willing to assault people based on nothing more than political differences of opinion.
Continue reading Again! The Left Shows How Violent and Goonish They Are — You Only Have To Recognize It