Misguided Egalitarianism 

Somebody on my Facebook posted it and I had to steal it. Sorry! I really am but I love it and I can’t believe an actual American actually recognizes this. 

America’s embrace of cultural and intellectual egalitarianism has been a mistake. 

I believe that the real purpose this cloying, fake egalitarianism serves is to conceal the inequality in the class relations. 

Once again, I apologize for stealing the quote. 

Handmaid’s Tale 

I don’t like novelistic version of The Handmaid’s Tale all that much but I’m hoping that the series will at least push some people towards realizing that surrogate motherhood is a horrible practice. And it’s working, it seems. I have seen two articles today (in Spanish and in Ukrainian) whose authors have been forced to consider the emotional trauma of this inhuman process by the series. 

So I hope people keep watching.

Better Never Than Late

Back in 2012, Russian dissidents were triumphantly sending out a photo that disproved the famous narrative of “It doesn’t mean anything that Putin worked for the KGB. He never persecuted anybody, he was just a spy.” In the photo, Putin was conducting an arrest (accompanied by a beating) of an anti-Soviet intellectual. 

And it was so gosh darn frustrating. Because it was like, now you’ve discovered he is a villain? It’s 20-fucking-12! 

Cue 10 years from now when a bunch of folks will start eagerly informing us that guess what? Trump wasn’t really perfect, after all. 

Low Margin

Voters are both having buyer’s remorse about the outcome of the 2016 election and wishing they could return to the good old days of 4 months ago. By an 8 point margin, 49/41, they say they wish Hillary Clinton was President instead of Trump.

I’m not sure what there is to celebrate about this. An 8-point margin, after everything, is ridiculously low. Everything, and I mean everything, is going in the direction of a second term for Trump.