– Jim on the Dark Enlightenment. I’ve got a few quibbles, but this is good:
The fundamental realization of the Dark Enlightenment is that all men are not created equal, not individual men, nor the various groups and categories of men, nor are women equal to men, that these beliefs and others like them are religious beliefs, that society is just as religious as ever it was, with an official state religion of progressivism, but this is a new religion, an evil religion, and, if you are a Christian, a demonic religion.
– Rod Dreher thinks that somebody did warn a student about the perils of the hookup culture on college campuses. Alas, they don’t. They warn men that about half of them will be rapists by the time they leave college and that the other half are probably gay. That’s about it as far as warnings go. My wife is still angry that no one, throughout her education and career, ever told her that she might – just might – really like having and taking care of children. A civilization is defined by its priorities.
– For some odd reason, I’m zero percent surprised by the notion that central banks are now sovereign. Perhaps nothing could better symbolize modernity than rule by economists.
– In completely unrelated news, it’s apparently difficult to get good institutions in Honduras.
– I’ve tried to explain how strange the gentrifying parts of DC can be many times. It’s hard. Here’s a drug deal going down in the middle of the day in a park that’s a few blocks from the Supreme Court. The nearest home for sale is a four bedroom listed at $1.2 million. On any given day, the park is parody of SWPLdom.