Extremes

I’ll happily allow myself to be called a free speech extremist, an individual liberty extremist, a national sovereignty extremist, and many other kinds of extremist besides. But I would never call myself, or consent to being called, a “right wing extremist” or “far right extremist,” because that would be inaccurate. Nor would I identify myself…

The Fat Question

Have you been listening to the American CDC or the Danish Sundhedsstyrelsen? Do you trust them? Do you consider them credible? I can’t answer those questions for you, but here’s something the American CDC is saying: Obesity is a common, serious, and costly chronic disease. Having obesity puts people at risk for many other serious…

A Whole New World

Like many other bloggers, I don’t always have something useful, funny, or interesting to say. Unlike many other bloggers, however, when I find myself with nothing useful, funny, or interesting to say, I remain silent. It’s a healthy practice, and one that I wish more bloggers observed, but it’s not very helpful for a little…

China Syndrome

There appears to be unanimity among the western nations that China is doing dastardly things to its Uighur population, even if there’s no agreement at all on how to spell Uighur. For example, in early March a panel of 50 “experts” (sorry, experts, but you’ve earned those scare quotes) determined that the Chinese government “bears…

Boomerang Principle II

Back in January I wrote about the Boomerang Principle: “What you do to your adversaries today, they will do to you tomorrow.” (I even offered an alternative phrasing: “The most important teacher of your adversary is you.”) A newly released Campus Reform video helps to illustrate just how damaging the consequences of the Boomerang Principle can…

Quintessential Coverage

A week-old article from TV2 only caught my eye the other day because it compressed so much of what’s wrong with contemporary Danish media coverage of the United States into a single article. You can find the original version (obviously in Danish) here: Trump Costs the Developing World Dearly, Svenning Dalgaard, TV2..dk, 24 November Ordinarily…

For Whom the Polls Tell

I flipped back and forth between DR and TV2 News Tuesday evening for their American election coverage until about 21:00, then got a little sleep and was watching American coverage on Fox (via internet) from about 01:30. My main takeaway from the Danish coverage was that I’ve been much too charitable on this blog. Danish…

Gaslighting

“There is no objective truth,” say the wise men. If that’s the case, you may as well stop reading this. You may as well stop reading anything at all. Or eating, or drinking, or breathing: the idea that such things are necessary to survival is just a matter of opinion. If nothing is objectively true,…

The Man Who Never Was

His name is Anthony Bobulinski. I conducted the following searches between 12:15 and 12:27 today, October 28. On Berlingske.dk: On B.T.: On Information.dk: On taxpayer-funded DR.dk: On Politiken.dk: On TV2News.dk And yet, on Google: In case it’s hard to read: that’s 174,000 results in about a quarter of a second. In the news tab of…

C’mon, Man!

I’m proud of the long and thoughtful piece I wrote the other day. No thoughtfulness today. No fancy philosophical quotes or references to 18th-century French literature. Just a lot of angry contempt served up on a bed of obscenities. Because sometimes a fella’s gotta take a step back and give things some thoughtful reflection, as…