I'm an Ivy League grad navigating the corporate world as I watch this country self-implode.

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I'm an Ivy League grad trying to navigate the corporate world as I watch this country implode.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hashtag of Western Impotence

It's hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture above is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week's Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared - on social media! - and that's all that matters, isn't it?

Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn't actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls doesn't require bringing back our girls. There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs. Obama's hashtag is just a form of moral preening.

We've been saying it since about the 1600s, and it continues to ring true today: "Actions speak louder than words."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Futility of Gun Regulation

The United States ranks third highest in murders throughout the entire world. However, if you remove Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., and New Orleans, then the United States is fourth from the bottom in murders. Yes, we'd be at the lowest end of the global spectrum in gun violence. Now, what do these four cities that are dragging us down have in common? Two things:
  1. These cities have the toughest gun control laws in the country.
  2. These cities have each been under the Democrats' control for at least 50 years, if not more.
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation." -- Thomas Bracket Reed