Category Archives: Media Criticism

Writing Science Fiction

A guideline to how to woke-ify it, from Frank Fleming (who has a new book out), over at Sarah Hoyt’s place.

[Update a few minutes later]

Yes, this is a problem I’ve always had, too:

This one is going to be harder for some than others. Sarah Hoyt has been pretty good about this, while I have always struggled. But if at all possible, when you sit down to write, don’t be a straight white male. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with being a straight white male — you were born that way, no fault of your own — it’s just that everyone hates you. So stop it.

I don’t think I’m even going to work on that one.

[Update a couple minutes later]

Sarah has some blurbs about the book.

California’s Illegal Voting Law

is secession.

I’d love to see Trump do this, and force the state out of the Union, as happened the last time the Democrats defied the federal government to deny citizens their rights. And it shouldn’t be allowed back in as a single state. Let most of the territory in as multiple states, but force the coast to get its act together before being allowed back into the Union.

Ezra Klein

dishonest editor-in-chief.

I’ve long since become entirely inured to being called a racist. It says much more about the attacker than me.

[Saturday-afternoon update]

[Update Monday morning]

The Left’s denial of racial and sexual disparities isn’t ending racism and sexism; it’s fueling it. #PartyOfScience


Repealing The Second Amendment

Good luck with that.

Thoughts from Glenn Reynolds.

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Yes. There is no chance that two thirds of both houses of Congress would pass such an amendment, and even less that three quarters of the states would ratify it.

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Related: The ignorant Parkland kids don’t speak for their dead classmates. David Hogg is the new Cindy Sheehan, and her fate will be his when the media tires of him.

[Thursday-morning update]

You can attempt to repeal the Second Amendment, but you can’t repeal history.

As Stephen Green notes, people like Stevens are relying on the ignorance of the American people, deliberately fomented by our public-school system and universities for the past several decades.


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This seems related somehow: Trump and the great unmasking of the Left:

I think that long before he even dreamed of entering politics, Donald Trump realized that by outraging his opponents, he could provoke them into saying and doing things that would prove harmful to their goals by exposing their motives, assumptions, and real intentions.

Yes, even though they pretend they haven’t been doing it:

In the age of social media, reaching irrelevant conclusions is a competitive sport. Nevertheless, tossing red herrings about like chaff from an aircraft under fire does little to dispute the fact that conservatives have been subjected to an absurd gas-lighting campaign over the last few weeks.

It’s enough to drive you crazy. That is, it would be if you were to take any of this performance art seriously.

I haven’t taken the Left’s performance art seriously for decades.

[Friday-morning update]

Bad link fixed, sorry.

[Sunday-afternoon update]

Yes, they are coming for your guns.


[Monday-morning update]

New Democrat senator: “A gun ban is not feasible right now. Or ever, in America.

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Gun control leaves the most vulnerable defenseless. The Australia buy-back myth is particularly pernicious.

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Why the Stevens gun manifesto is so irresponsible.