Spontaneous Combustion

These days, we are expected to believe in all sorts of unlikely causes of death from jumping out a window to a very tall and seemingly happy person hanging himself in a foreign bathroom to SADS…that’s sudden adult death syndrome. (Can sudden death be a syndrome? What are the symptoms?) But it doesn’t end there. (more…)

Heirloom Wisdom

An expression I coined to describe the knowledge and skills that are inherited not only by individuals and families but by entire cultures that once lost are hard to regain, and even if they are, it will not be the same–something will inevitably be lost. This creates a problem for us when we lose freedoms (more…)

Sacrificial Wolves

New Glossary Entry: Sacrificial Wolves July 3, 2021 by Monica First they came for Bill Cosby’s rights, then they came for Harvey Weinstein’s…when they came for mine, I found I had already given them up… Sacrificial wolves are highly unsympathetic and apparently unscrupulous characters who are used to get buy-in in the court of public (more…)

Libertarian Dissonance (new glossary entry)

As a hardcore anarchocapitalist, I have always disagreed with Thomas Jefferson and felt that rights are indeed alienable if you so choose to alienate them–freedom rules! But there are some cases where the State exploits the bargain we supposedly struck in the Constitution and does an end-run around a fundamental right. In both of my (more…)

The Alice Walker Paradox

Alice Walker is a black woman author and activist, widely beloved and respected for her life and her work–until she praised David Icke, that is. Then she was widely criticized as being anti-semitic and crazy, to the point where quoting her iconic work, The Color Purple, was in itself an act of anti-semitism (see Dem (more…)

Taint Agent (glossary entry)

Remember when Piers Morgan took what ended up to be basically his last stand in America by advocating for gun control in the wake of the-event-that-shall-not-be-named? (That event got my wordpress site canceled!) I recall Piers speaking to Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. Pratt eats his lunch. (You can see clips of this (more…)

Ethical Glass Ceiling

“Ethical Glass Ceiling: is a term my sister coined to mean the point at which an actor (as in, a person taking action) stops asking the question “Is this an okay thing to do?” because he has arrived at a plausible answer that justifies taking the action that most benefits him or his organization (or (more…)

Native Advertising: New Glossary Entry

ht Sir Tim of the Tunnels…. According to outbrain.com, Native advertising is the use of paid ads that match the look, feel and function of the media format in which they appear. Native ads are often found in social media feeds, or as recommended content on a web page. Unlike display ads or banner ads, (more…)

Vaxist & MK Apartheid (glossary double header)

A vaxist is someone who judges another’s character based on their CoViD-19 vaccine status. This is real but also gives rise to the perception of vaxism where there is none. “Was that nurse a bitch cause she’s a bitch? or was she a bitch because I’m not vaxxed”….and it goes from there. Welcome to Apartheid! (more…)