Eeyore’s Cabinet

VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part Three

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Race. The recent verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery cases remind us that in the post-OJ age, the current jury system usually works well enough—given the former was rightly found innocent of murder and the killers of the latter probably had insufficient cause to justify lethal force based on …

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VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part Two

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet Fuel. A year ago, gas and heating fuels were cheap. They now have gone up on average 60 percent, far higher in places like California. Biden, after cancelling pipelines, putting federal lands off limits to fracking and horizontal drilling, promising new taxes and regulations on fossil-fuel development, and cutting back …

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VDH UltraLearning from Months of Chaos. Part One

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet We have suffered an unfortunate ten months under Joe Biden, but also received a bitter and valuable reminder of the leftwing gods who failed. Here are some lessons Biden has offered since his inauguration. The common ideological theme of these disasters is an arrogant disavowal of unchanging human nature. Put …

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VDH UltraRemembering the Early Virus and the Wages of Tribalism

How did China become so sophisticated in its messaging to the Western world? Why was it so shameless in accusing the U.S. of the very sort of racism that it routinely had institutionalized? Apart from crass propaganda and the projectionist tactic of fobbing its own culpability for the pandemic onto the United States, China intuitively …

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VDH UltraThe Ironies of the Rioting Youth of 2020

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet By August 2020, the protests, demonstrations, riots, looting, and arson that followed from the national outrage over the killing of George Floyd had spread to most of America’s cities. But the furor over Floyd’s death was not the only catalyst of the protests. The previously instituted national quarantine—roughly from March …

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VDH UltraThe Dying Citizen versus the Unelected: From NASA to the Federal Health Care Apparat

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is another classical example of mission deviation and subsequent enfeeblement—a sort of organism that mutated from its birthing and now simply becomes anything it wishes. In 2010 while on a visit to Cairo, then NASA chief Charles Bolden told Al-Jazeera that President Obama …

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VDH UltraThe Dying Citizen’s Chronicles of the Deep State: Remembering the CDC

Victor Davis HansonEeyore’s Cabinet We may never know the exact role of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in routing gain-of-function research money through the suspect Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance and on into the Wuhan virology lab. …

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VDH UltraReal People Behind the Open Borders Rhetoric

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Corner We talk nonchalantly of an open border, of “comprehensive immigration reform.” But we forget there are lives of the innocent transformed and sometimes wrecked by allowing thousands of foreign nationals without audit to enter the U.S. illegally and to reside here unlawfully, while we the host has lost all confidence …

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VDH UltraThe New Nullificationers—or When Laws Mean Nothing

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet We now have about 500-600 jurisdictions that are “sanctuary” cities, counties, and entire states—where progressive neo-Confederates have declared that federal law is now null and void in their safe spaces. But perhaps the most recent and dramatic instance of the nullification of state and local laws—“de facto nullification” as a …

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VDH UltraRevolution without the Middle Class

Victor Davis Hanson Eeyore’s Cabinet The beleaguered middle class, especially those of the suburbs, for the most part did not join rioting radicalized youths and inner-city minorities in the violence, looting, and destruction, even as their businesses were often targeted, and jobs lost. Some small stores that had somehow endured the two months of shutdowns, …

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