While I was researching my last article, I stumbled upon a delightful editorial with the title “US passing through socialism on way to communism”. I was trying to find an example of the bizarre ideological stances that have developed in the United States as a result of the Cold War, and I could not have asked for a better one. It hits on all the best talking points and synthesizes them in a comprehensive way that beautifully demonstrates one of the most prominent right wing perspectives of our time.

I highly recommend you read the article, but for the sake…


When I was in high school, I spent a lot of my free time studying what Thomas Sowell would call “basic economics”. Through reading Adam Smith and participating in Learn Liberty’s online courses, I learned about the power of free market competition to maximize human happiness and freedom.

Business does much less harm than big government. Competition keeps business in check much better than government regulators do.

The point of view I developed is perhaps best summarized by the above quote from media personality John Stossel. Government is a centralized process dictated by elites who think they know what’s best…


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Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex. Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling… From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government. Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order.

Obviously, this quote is stupid. No, corporations and the left do not hold sentimental fuzzy feelings towards each other…


It’s not hard to convince people when there’s a problem. Recently I wrote an article called Why I Can’t Be a Liberal, where I criticize the current political order for failing to solve critical problems in our society while also gloating about reaching the “end of history”. Rather than winning the war over ideology, liberalism has sent us down a path towards an uncertain future with tired approaches that cannot solve our modern problems.

If there’s one common critique I got over that article, it’s that I don’t prescribe anything specific to solve the problems with liberalism. It’s important to…


People have a hard time admitting they’re wrong in the best of circumstances

Rally at Ohio Statehouse

Recently, I saw a Jubilee Middle Ground video about whether people should get the Covid-19 vaccine. Okay, that’s a lie, I watched Hasan Abi make fun of it. Anyway, the video has an interesting set up. On one side, you have two physicians and a school teacher who have seen the devastating effects of the virus first hand and are in many ways traumatized by their experience. On the other side, there’s a stay at home mom, a vlogger, and some guy. These people are to come to some sort of common ground on the Covid-19 vaccine.

All of these…


The general impression of Zimbabwe in the English-speaking world is that of great tragedy and collapse. This is not unusual for Africa, where feelings of doom and disaster permeate the public perception of the entire continent. What is unusual, however, is the fixation on events leading up to Zimbabwe’s current state. Whether it’s questions about race, communism, colonialism, or authoritarianism, people build narratives around this conflict in a way they generally don’t around, say, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Recently, a reader highlighted a passage from an earlier article I wrote about Jesus Christ as a revolutionary figure.

I think that the discourse around Trump has consistently failed to take into account the symbolism of his moral leprosy, and how people who feel wretched and discarded by society can relate to a movement capable of forgiving even the most repulsive and sinful person imaginable. I believe that many individuals see the fire and brimstone of the social justice movement and fear that they will be impossible to forgive.

This was not the main thrust of the article, but it’s…


So, I just came across some short articles written in 2000 by fellow linguist Mark Rosenfelder, or Zompist. One in particular, titled The last century: What the heck was that? is a veritable jubilee of congratulatory horn blowing for the successes of liberalism. It was a delightful distraction, the sort of well informed romp you rarely see nowadays.

Let me summarize the article as I understand it. Contrary to everyone’s expectations, liberalism won every single one of its battles in the 20th century. While newfangled “scientific” theories like communism failed to pan out, the organic, dynamic, and balanced liberal system…


Here’s the short answer: they’re not.

Recently, the corporation that owns the rights to Dr Seuss decided to take six books out of print due to their portrayal of offensive stereotypes of asian and black people. Personally, I have a pretty positive view of Dr Seuss as someone who had generally good intentions but made major mistakes. I own a collection of Dr. Seuss’s political cartoons and I will admit that it’s pretty hard to read a number of them with the terrors of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Japanese-American “internment” camps in the back of my mind. On the other…


Attack on the US Capitol

So, I recently watch Intelexual Media’s video on the attempted coup at the capitol entitled The Attack On The Capitol Is MY America. Yes, I love being topical and on time. To my understanding, the basic idea behind the video is that although the narrative on the capitol is focused on the event being aberrant, from the perspective of a black leftist like Lexual, it’s part of a broader trend of racism that defines the American experience. The shock that people have demonstrated in response to this is representative of White moderate negligence and ignorance. …

Sam Young

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

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