Missing Mueller

What about the Mueller investigation? Does it still exist? I kind of miss it, which I never thought would happen. It was idiotic, of course, but kind of quaint and inoffensive. I have never seen anybody go rabid over Mueller.

Loving Behavior

Throughout their lives, people imitate the model of loving behavior (or whatever they mistook for it) from their childhood.

Some people think that love is about concentrating their whole existence on a person, meeting their every need, and then feeling unappreciated and used when the object of “love” doesn’t respond in kind. They very specifically choose partners who need to feel like a disappointment because that’s what they, in turn, perceive as love.

Other people learned that love is sacrifice, and they will engineer situations where people will have to accept a degree of discomfort to “prove” their lives.

There are also those who learned that love is aggression. They will be angry, critical, and nitpicky only with the people they love. With everybody else, they’ll be total pussycats.

It’s always really fun to trace one’s own definition of love and look at its origins.

Discarded Books

College campuses are weird places. Somebody threw away a huge stack of books on the Western culture and civilization. Beautiful, almost new hardcovers, with glossy illustrations and unmarked pages. There is no chance it was done by a student because our students don’t buy books. We provide books to them through a lending service.

I hauled away as many as I could but there’s a limit to how much I can lift. Now I want to stop everything and read the books instead.

The Righteous Hordes

Regarding the preceding post, I’m very fortunate in that I don’t have the kind of students to whom it could possibly occur to wail about feeling threatened and unsafe because of an email about due process. And that’s not only because they have actual problems in their lives but also because nobody placed this weapon in their hands.

The people who are teaching young kids to form packs and hound the ideologically impure are not only evil but also stupid. Because history shows that a pack of ideologically righteous youngsters always turns against its teachers and tears them to shreds.

I don’t blame the young people in all this. They don’t know any better. The adults, however, should know by now that once unleashed, the beast of ideological righteousness starts devouring everything around. You can’t control or placate it. No matter how ideologically spotless you think you are, it’s coming for you, too.