House Party

Lockdowns get to everybody. N has enjoyed the lockdowns more than anyone on Earth (except for the people who made billions off them, of course). But lack of human contact got even to him. Today we went to a housewarming party, and he spoke to somebody! He said a bunch of complete sentences. And even asked a couple of questions. Incredible!

I talked to somebody who went in the opposite direction politically from me. He voted for Obama, then Trump, then Biden. Fascinating.


All of the lockdowns sceptics, anti-maskers and anti-COVID vaxxers I’m seeing are over 40. The generation that really suffered, was really robbed, and is now being medically experimented on for no reason is mum.

The biggest achievement of social media was producing a generation that has bovine patience and the compliance normally exhibited by inanimate objects.

Book Notes: Gad Saad’s The Parasitic Mind

The book is free on Audible, so I got it but I can’t say I’m very impressed. It’s a fine book but I don’t get the genre of preaching to the converted. The potential audience of the book knows all of the stories Saad tells and thinks exactly what he does about them.

The only parts I liked are the ones where Saad tells of his childhood as a Jewish boy in Lebanon. I wish he talked more about that instead of the recent news stories. I also found the story about how he asked people how many Jews they thought lived in the world. I obviously know the answer, but I was astonished to see how dramatically people overestimated that number.

“Color Revolutions”

A person who uses the expression “color revolutions*” is either a Putinoid troll or an unrepentant idiot who is unwittingly listening to Putinoid trolls.

On the other hand, if you’ve never heard this expression, congratulations, your information sources are free of this rot.

* The term is used by Putin’s propaganda to express contempt for pro-democracy movements in the post-Soviet space. These movements are of no consequence or interest to anybody outside of Eastern Europe, and that’s exactly how it should be. Let people figure out their own lives.

Inner Woke-scold

The self-righteous responses that greeted Kamala Harris’s tweet referring to the Memorial Day weekend as “a long weekend” shows that there’s a smug little woke-scold living inside everyone. Squash your own little woke-scold before whining about the stupidity of the wokesters.

It’s truly saddening to see the same people who mock the soy boy sensitivity of the leftist crowd going “ooh, this tweet from a mean lady hurt my tender fee-fees.”

Many people pretend to fight wokeness when in reality all they want is to become the next wokester.


It’s kind of really funny:

To justify this silliness, they’ll do some inane #DisruptClassics initiative and declare a bunch of YA novels by “gender fluid persons of color” to be the real classics.

The reason why this is being done, though, has nothing to do with race or anything of the kind. Latin and Greek are hard. It’s next to impossible to BS your way through them. Back at Yale, we were required to take Latin for our degree in Romance languages, and the graduate student union was obsessed with getting rid of the requirement. Latin was hard, and almost nobody passed on the first try. Similarly, the union wanted to get rid of grades because grades made things too hard.

The only thing that’s new here is that the students got smart, realized that the adults grow weak in the knees the moment you say “racial equity,” and are using this weakness to get one over on the idiot professors.

Childhood Traumas

Yesterday, very few people came to my garage sale. But they bought the most expensive stuff, netting me almost $300.

Today a lot of people came but they bought really cheap stuff, bringing in $26.

I’m still a lot happier today than I was yesterday because yesterday I felt really unpopular when I sat there alone and nobody was showing up.