If you want to understand the causes of DEI, or why white men are portrayed as weak and pathetic in entertainment, or why black criminals go free and white people who defend themselves against them are prosecuted, look no further than the official ideology of the Left: egalitarianism.

Take two men, A and B. There are two kinds of egalitarianism. One, old school, will acknowledge that A is superior to B and seek to equalize them. The other, newcomer, will insist that A is in fact equal to B, and the differences between them are due to “society” privileging A and oppressing B.

The first will attack supply and demand, the second will attack, e.g., as racist, the suppliers and the demanders. It is the second that fights what they call white supremacy, disparate impact, discrimination, and all that. But the first is hardly dead. The Left tells us that everyone is already equal, but they know that that’s false. You are unequal, indeed better than many others, and that is your sin. Your goodness is an affront to leftist decency.

So what’s happening today is that you are being leveled down, debased to the level of the dumbest, most savage lumpenproletarian black. You will not be allowed to flourish, grow, and improve; on the contrary, you will be humiliated, dominated, and destroyed in the name of equality.

It is important to reject this ideology in both its forms. It’s Ok to be genuinely superior, and just as Ok for society unequally to reward unequal contributions.

Am I homophobic? Well, in the first place, I’ll be “phobic” to whatever I fucking feel like being phobic. You do what you want to do, and I’ll do what I want to do. How does that sound?

Second, in this particular case, having concluded that homosexuality is a filthy vice, I don’t think about the homos at all and hence am hardly phobic toward them.

I was never an atheist.

Never in my life did I affirm that the proposition “God exists” was false.

When I was young, I simply had no idea what God was or why anything that corresponded to God’s description should exist.

Until I learned.

If there is no such thing as an atheist Christian, how can there be an atheist Jew?

An atheist Jew is someone whose ancestors, perhaps many years ago, practiced Judaism but who has somehow managed to cling to this identity.

This person does not believe in the Jewish God, he does not follow the Jewish law, he does not read the Bible, he does not celebrate, or often even know the meaning of, Jewish holidays, he is only very vaguely aware of the history of the Jews, he does not pray, he does not visit the synagogue.

What makes him a Jew? If he thinks of his alleged Jewishness, what separates him from all others? Nothing, I submit. “I am defined by what the Nazis hated” is not an identity.

If Jews are merely a “people,” then not for long. If you are an “atheist Jew,” hopefully your children will convert to Christianity.

I like David Cole a lot. His columns are insightful and I agree with much of what he writes.

I don’t for a moment believe he’s a drunkard, his writings are both clever and sober. He’s a great storyteller.

Unlike him, however, I hold that there are such things as universal human rights.

And I do not buy the implication that accepting such rights entails any false affirmations of racial or national “equality.”

Look, there is no race or nation in the world worse than blacks. I think David might consider this opinion plausible. Yet here we are in America enjoying a kind of modus vivendi with them. We do not bomb black neighborhoods (blacks themselves pretty much do that) or send blacks to Africa. If whites can enjoy a measure of peace with blacks, Israelis can live in peace with the Palestinians.

In addition, our race problems are entirely the result of ideologies developed by white people. It is whites who have radicalized blacks, corrupted them, taught them to hate whites. If not for this disgusting egalitarianism, fake “compassion,” and hatred of the Western civilization, blacks could’ve been controlled. So again, peaceful coexistence is possible here, and a fortiori, in Israel.

I also object to the characterization of that conflict as religious, as Muslims vs. Jews. These people do not kill each other because of theological disagreements. I think it’s a purely political issue.

This war is unnecessary, Israel could have integrated the Palestinians and avoided the horror.

We can conceive of a better world, such as where everyone is perfectly healthy, or where people resemble the Na’vi in the movie Avatar, but such a world is impossible. God could not create it.

Such is life.

We are saved by sanctity to which neither “faith” nor “works” are identical.

Faith is only one part, and certainly not the whole, of sanctity, and works are external means to it.

For many, maybe even most, people neither sanctity nor genuine faith nor works are feasible. They should concern themselves with strict obedience to natural law; this way they will at least avoid hell.

The Israeli-Palestinian war is similar in some ways to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and where they are not the same, the differences favor Russia, says Vasko Kohlmayer.

Well, the U.S. is allied with Israel and so excuses it, and it opposes Russia and so demonizes it.

Not much of a mystery.