The false narratives of white guilt and black moral exquisiteness have led to increasing disorder and confusion.
When Biden says “America is back” and praises “our democracy,” it’s clear he means a return to the pre-Trump status quo, including the meddlesome and ungoverned Deep State.
The willful distortion of incidents involving police and black Americans serves an extremist agenda.
We know too much, and we know too little. We have a lot of data and precious little wisdom. This is no way to run a country. And it’s no way to preserve a civilization.
Presumably airplanes not falling out of the sky is just as important as who wins the Super Bowl.
There is almost no reason to trust the media today. Their turn toward increasingly crude propaganda is a disservice to the country and undermines their self-image as an important check on power.
It is vital for decision-makers, as well as the American people, to face up to the risks of stumbling into a nuclear war with China due to some comparatively trivial issue.
It is difficult to command foreign policy soft power when one lacks self-respect and respect for the nation one ostensibly represents.
The freedom of gun owners to transfer guns, keep such transactions hidden from the government, and generally to have the government out of their lives is an important component of being a free people.
There is good and bad whataboutism. Blanket calls to ignore comparisons are usually done in bad faith.
The Biden Administration’s new slogan means open-ended U.S. military commitments to the Middle East and elsewhere.
The most powerful actor in a democratic system can do little to restrain other powerful actors when he is lethargic and drunk, as in the case of Yeltsin, or lethargic and demented, as with Biden.
These books, and the mandarin class that writes and interprets them, are the real law, determining what is permitted and what is forbidden.
An increasingly hostile ruling class, who conceive of themselves as occupying a disloyal, irredentist America, is a formula for weakness abroad and conflict at home.
The Left knows their biggest struggle and their biggest opponent are the American people, many of whom reject the system and its contradictions
Far from being an exceptional response to an emergency, the sterile and militarized Washington, D.C. of Joe Biden’s inauguration was an effort at mass intimidation and a portent of things to come.
After the lockdowns and election issues of 2020, the MAGA movement is now a full-on “anti-regime” movement rather than a Trump-focused one.
The January 6 Capitol Hill protest was, in the words of Talleyrand, “worse than a crime, it was a blunder.”
A crisis of authority and legitimacy is emerging from failures in the most fundamental tasks of a society. 2020 was not the cause. It merely exposed the malignancy.
The Black Lives Matter movement meant exactly what they said: all lives don’t matter equally, and therefore white lives should be placed lower on the list of COVID-19 vaccine priority.