Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

A Liberal Projects onto Conservatives (again)

According to Adam Serwer of the Atlantic, Elon Musk Isn’t Buying Twitter to Defend Free Speech. Does Serwer have a close personal relationship with Musk? How does he know that Musk is lying about his motivation? Conservatives on Twitter have … Continue reading

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Review of “The King’s Man”

* D The King’s Man is a prequel to the Kingsman movies, the first of which was good fun, and the sequel entertaining, but mediocre. Unfortunately, the prequel is terrible. It serves as an origin for the Kingsman organization, and … Continue reading

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Review of “The Eternals” (spoilers)

* D Marvel’s third film of 2021, The Eternals, has just been released on Disney+. I went into it with low expectations, and it managed to fail spectacularly to meet them. This is certainly the worst Marvel film in the … Continue reading

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Turning Climate Change into a Losing Battle

‘Climate journalist’ Amy Westervelt claims that telling people to ‘follow the science’ won’t save the planet, but they will fight for justice. She goes on to say that the climate emergency has clear themes with heroes and villains and that … Continue reading

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A Deranged Communist’s Climate Solution

Guardian columnist Zoe Williams writes At last I have good news on the climate crisis: all of us really can do something about it. What does she prescribe? People across the political spectrum broadly agree on the fundamentals and the … Continue reading

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COP26 Was a Blow to Globalism, Hopefully

Columbia history professor Adam Tooze, writing it the Guardian, declares The Cop26 message? We are trusting big business, not states, to fix the climate crisis. Not trusting the state is sound advice. If what you want aligns with their profit … Continue reading

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Statism Is No Match for Economics

George Monbiot, writing in the Guardian, opines that After the failure of Cop26, there’s only one last hope for our survival. I’m curious, George, what is it? Now it’s a straight fight for survival. The Glasgow Climate Pact, for all … Continue reading

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COP26 is a Political Failure: Quelle Surprise

On the heels of the COP26 summit, John Vidal writes in the Guardian that It could have been worse, but our leaders failed us at Cop26. That’s the truth of it. While I don’t disagree that COP26 was a bit … Continue reading

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What is the Governments Role in Electrification?

Nisha Patel of CBC talks about Why advocates say Canada needs to rev up its electric car adoption. Advocates are typically biased. What do they have to say? When Judy Goodwin wanted to test drive an electric car, she didn’t … Continue reading

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Academics Bemoan Inequality, but are Clueless as to Its Cause

Sarah Al-Arshani, writing for Medium, reports An NYU professor says fewer men going to college will lead to a ‘mating crisis’ with the US producing too many ‘broke and alone’ men. What is the solution? Fewer men than women are … Continue reading

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