Teen Vogue Teaches Kids to Masturbate

by Alexander Zubatov

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As I said in my recent Year-End Low-Class List, my intention is to be more diligent about keeping up with the low-class people and behaviors proliferating daily in our midst, and surprise, surprise, just one day later, here we go.

Here’s something from Teen Vogue that Flipboard sent my way this morning:

I have no idea what I did to deserve this rare gift from Flipboard. All I can possibly think is that this is the algorithm’s misguided interpretation of my interest in articles on the general topics of health, wellness, fitness, etc., and no, I have…


by Alexander Zubatov

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Not for this year, but this useless waste of space would’ve surely made the list in years past.

Anyone who is sensitive to the environment in which we live cannot avoid having noticed that even as our culture has become more and more restrictive and censorious in the domain of core freedoms of speech and expression tracking the dimensions of race, gender, sexuality and other superficial identity categories, we are developing more and more of an anything-goes attitude along the more fundamental dimensions of crudity, vulgarity, explicitness and all-around barbarousness in our public displays and in our interactions with one another. To express this thought more succinctly, we as a society are becoming increasingly low-class


Including My Draft Letter for You to Use to Tell Those Individuals, Institutions, Associations and Organizations to Stop Lecturing You and Keep Their Race-Baiting to Themselves

by Alexander Zubatov

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If you have an e-mail address, in the past few weeks, you have likely been bombarded by e-mails from universities, schools, preschools, other organizations and corporations large and small telling you how concerned they are about “systemic racism,” how they stand with #BlackLivesMatter and how proactive they have been in taking action against the epidemics of “whiteness,” “white supremacy” and “white privilege” said to be plaguing the land. Each time I receive such an e-mail, if I have the time, I send off a quick rebuke to give the sender a piece of my mind. The essence…


by Alexander Zubatov

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This should have been easy. The footage of Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee pressing on a handcuffed George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes as the latter struggled to breathe had a way of bringing everyone together. Liberals condemned Chauvin’s actions. Conservatives condemned Chauvin’s actions. Other cops condemned Chauvin’s actions. Even Trump and Biden agreed on this one. …


by Alexander Zubatov

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There is a sinister epidemic afoot, but I’m not thinking of the one we’re all talking about. There is another one that arose some time before Covid-19 hit our shores and that is more than likely to continue its insidious spread long after Covid-19 is relegated to the history books. It is an epidemic of talking endlessly about race and racism. It is destroying our nation, tearing it apart at the seams. If we do not stop it, it will stop us. …


by Alexander Zubatov

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Dean Baquet, the Pompous Clown Leading the Paper of Record on the Road to Ignominy

President’s Trump oft-repeated statement that the “media is the enemy of the people” has been deliberately misinterpreted by the media establishment as a suggestion that Trump is against the free press as such or that the media is inherently evil. In fact, it is no more and no less than a statement that the current media, the entrenched media establishment, is doing harm to our nation. With every day that passes, that media establishment seems more and more determined to prove Trump right. …


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For anyone who’s interested, I have a new article up at Areo:

A bunch of other writers and thinkers have remarked on the fact that art is becoming increasingly politicized in our current culture — in other words, that art is increasingly being judged for its political content or for its creators’ behavior or immutable demographic characteristics rather than on its merits. But what I haven’t seen anywhere else is a deeper analysis of why this is happening that looks beyond the last few decades, whereas I examine the history of aesthetics to show that our conception of the arts…


Why Trump Is the Only Thing Standing Between Us and Total Barbarism

by Alexander Zubatov

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I keep having to remind myself that I’m not a conservative. In the current political environment, however, it keeps on getting harder.

I support many ideas that aren’t traditionally conservative:

I’m pro universal healthcare.

I’m against allowing private insurance companies to realize massive profits while driving our healthcare costs through the roof.

I’m against the privatization of schools.

I’m against privately run for-profit prisons.

I’m in favor of better gun control.

I’m against American intervention in the internal affairs (or regional conflicts) of sovereign foreign states.

I believe we really need to do something about growing income…


by Alexander Zubatov

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In December 2008, shortly after the election that brought Barack Obama to the White House, the prominent African-American linguist and commentator John McWhorter wrote an article for Forbes entitled “Racism in America Is Over.” The title was not meant ironically. “[I]n answer to the question, ‘Is America past racism against black people,’ I say the answer is yes,” McWhorter wrote. “[W]e can call ourselves a post-racial country,” he continued. And he offered a word of caution to those eager to keep the flame burning: “Journalists, academics, community leaders, concerned citizens, NPR listeners — all must break the…


and are interested in the topic of the radicalization of academia, this is a new article of mine that just came out today in Areo Magazine:

I think, for what it’s worth, that it’s one of the better ones I’ve written, so sharing it here for anyone who’s interested. If you read it and like it, please pass it on to anyone else you think might be into it.

Thanks!

Traditional Tradesman

I am an attorney specializing in general commercial litigation. I am a writer specializing in general non-commercial poetry, fiction, drama, essays & polemics.

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