A Critique of the Alt-Right’s Racial Constructivism

October 31, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 213

According to the Alt-Right, civilization is fundamentally an “ethno-state,” or what I call a racial construct. But I find the group is poor at elaborating on the concept, choosing to rail against the excessive failures and double standards of the left instead of putting forth positive arguments in the doctrine’s development and defense. My take is that the Alt-Right is making an ontological claim. Its members are talking about the being of a civilization, how [Continue reading]

Charlie Gard: A Lesson in Conservative Cluelessness About the Culture Wars

August 2, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 6

In recent weeks, the right-wing commentariat has made quite the fuss about a European court that ordered the removal of life support for Charlie Gard, the infant son of Chris Gard and Cathy Yates who was afflicted with a rare genetic mitochondrial disease. And rightfully so – death panels, the rationing of care, and other grotesqueries are the result of a government-run healthcare system. The Gard family just provides a face for it. However, many [Continue reading]

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Some Musings on Miscegenation, Marriage, Mulattoes, Race and Sex

June 28, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 0

It’s Pride Week. It’s also been a little over two years since the June 26, 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that made same-sex “marriage” the law of the land. The newly “found” right to marry for same-sex couples was and still is much ballyhooed by members of the left as a landmark advance in civil rights and a natural successor to the 1960s civil rights movement, especially Loving v. Virginia, which struck down the [Continue reading]

Roger Scruton chats with James Delingpole of Breitbart

June 23, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 2

When the venerable Sir Roger Scruton speaks, I listen. One of my favorite spokesman for conservatism and always a gentleman, he shares his insight on the recent elections in Britain, Islam and the West, the state of the left, what it means to be conservative, and much more on James Delingpole’s daily podcast for Breitbart News. It’s definitely not one to miss. The scrutable Scruton’s a fount of wisdom from which anyone who endeavors to [Continue reading]

On Deadnaming and the Hypatia Debacle

May 9, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 15

In the wake of the fallout from Rebecca Tuvel’s Hypatia article, “In Defense of Transracialism,” I became acquainted with another leftist neologism—”deadnaming.” What’s that? Apparently, it’s referring to a transgender individual by his birth name. That’s a big no-no. Tuvel, an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, is guilty of it in her paper. According to the apoplectic, Tuvel “uses vocabulary and frameworks not recognized, accepted, or adopted by the conventions of the [Continue reading]

Freedom of Expression and Ulrich Baer: A Case Study in Leftist Mendacity

May 2, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 31

On Monday, The New York Times published an editorial entitled “What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech” from Ulrich Baer, a “vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, and diversity” and professor at New York University. Within it, Baer not only defends the students who wail, gnash their teeth and or riot to prevent controversial figures from speaking on university campuses, he argues they’re the true advocates for real free speech. It should be read in [Continue reading]

After Veritas: Why journalists are so poor at their jobs, part 1

March 28, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 2

Throughout its months of coverage for the 2016 election, the press made an awful wreck of itself. Not only did it and the polls it relied upon grossly overlook the groundswell of support in the Midwest swing states that propelled Donald Trump to presidential victory, the Fourth Estate appeared to openly shill for Hillary Clinton. Of course, conservatives have maintained such partisan hackery for leftist candidates and causes for years. After Wikileaks’ revelations, this bias [Continue reading]

The Curious Case of the Christian Abortion Cake

March 4, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 8

Consider: A 20-something woman walks into a bakery named Immaculate Risings — the double entendre refers to both Jesus’ resurrection and dough’s amazing transformation while in a hot oven. The woman proceeds to the counter to make her order. After the baker bids her good day and asks how he can assist her, the woman requests a cake to commemorate her first abortion. The baker, a portly, elderly chap pauses for a moment. Shaking his [Continue reading]

Je suis Jordan Peterson!

December 4, 2016 Jan Sobieski IV 18

I don’t like virtue signaling. The moral narcissism of having the French or Rainbow flag silhouette behind your Facebook profile picture is off-putting. Tweeting insipid hashtags like #Notmypresident or #LoveTrumpsHate aren’t courageous stands. Costing nothing, they’re easy and seemingly done in self-aggrandizement instead of selflessness. If you like displaying how righteous you are, I have it on good authority that you aren’t. Jesus had a choice word for those who would make a spectacle by [Continue reading]

Trick or Treat: Social Justice Warrior as Constant Cultural Appropriator

October 31, 2016 Jan Sobieski IV 20

Of offensive costumes and red social justice warrior cheeks Ah, it’s that time of the year again. Autumn is in full force: The leaves change color; the days get shorter; the weather gets colder; the social justice warriors (SJWs) croak louder, as the attire for the final day of October gets sluttier and more stereotypical. I am of course talking about that most socially unjust and frivolous of holidays, Halloween, and the torrent of pumpkin [Continue reading]