Category Archives for identity politics

February 2, 2011

“Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798”

TweetAm I missing something? Is Rick Ungar really comparing a mandatory fee on a particular industry (one entered into voluntarily by citizens otherwise unaffected by the “individual mandate”) — one that soon after became a part of the military (the … Continue reading

02. February 2011 by Jeff G.

April 11, 2010

Provocateurism, 11

TweetAs a follow up to our discussion over what should be the conservative / classical liberal strategy with regard to illegal immigration (in particular, how best to influence the national debate and so give whatever political party we back the … Continue reading

11. April 2010 by Jeff G.
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April 8, 2010

Provocateurism, 10

TweetSo I was reading this morning about how “Violence on the border endangers Americans,” and it got me to thinking about what Nishi and happy have been obliquely arguing of late — namely, that should conservatives / classical liberals become … Continue reading

08. April 2010 by Jeff G.

April 7, 2010

The Rape of “The Rape of Liberty”

TweetVia David Thompson, Elle Gray in The Guardian: Then, I saw a cartoon, the “creative” work of a conservative blogger, that depicted the aftermath of the rape of the Statue of Liberty by President Obama. My first thought was, oh, … Continue reading

07. April 2010 by Jeff G.
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March 15, 2009

This way lies fascism: an OUTLAW’s lament (cont.) [UPDATED]

TweetSo long as we’re talking about code words and “who decides” what interpretation is best, let me add a few points to help combat the creeping fascism that comes with certain ideas about how language works. To do so, let … Continue reading

15. March 2009 by Jeff G.

March 12, 2009

Losing more slowly: an OUTLAW’s lament

TweetAs a follow-up to Dan’s piece on the (ironic, surreal, and — let’s just say it, profoundly Orwellian) shouting down of a “conservative” speaker looking to address the question of hate speech, I’d like to offer a few observations: first, … Continue reading

12. March 2009 by Jeff G.

November 3, 2008

“Are Obama’s Friends Fair Game?”

TweetBari Weiss, WSJ: It’s not every presidential election that American voters are introduced to characters like former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers or Middle East historian Rashid Khalidi — both of whom, we have learned, Barack Obama worked and socialized with … Continue reading

03. November 2008 by Jeff G.

October 29, 2008

Mr Bojangles, dance

TweetI wrote about it yesterday, but it certainly bears repeating: you conservaghouls need to find yourself a new token brother, one with a little bit of sizzle. Fo’shizzle, even. Because let’s face it: trotting out “articulate” types like Uncle Tom … Continue reading

29. October 2008 by Jeff G.

August 12, 2008

Provocateurism, 7

TweetIn a way it was predictable — and I won’t deny that, on some level, I probably knew the issue would be broached — but yesterday’s post in the provocateurism series wended its way, in exchanges between author and commenters … Continue reading

12. August 2008 by Jeff G.

August 11, 2008

Provocateurism, 6

TweetLongtime readers of this site have frequently encountered arguments in which I fasten identity politics to a form of soft, progressivist totalitarianism “PC” speech (which, we are often told with a wave of the hand and a gourmands’ sniff, is, … Continue reading

11. August 2008 by Jeff G.

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