Author Archives: Michael Colhaze

When Heidi went to Heaven

Ugliness without Tact is horrible! Nathaniel Hawthorne Editor’s Note: And though it’s nonsense, it has method. Michael is, as far as I know, one of  the few contemporary essayists with a penchant for traditional Satire. Or, as he calls it, pulling our foes with their noses through the mud. What follows is an example.  This […]

Notes from Distant Battlegrounds

  The historical mission of our time is to arrange a new culture of humanity, one that will replace the previous ruling system. This reorganization consists of two essentials: the destruction of the old order and the building of the new. To begin with, all physical border posts, ethical barriers and social definitions of the […]

Flight of the Dragon

Editors’s Note: Michael Colhaze’s articles reminds us once again that the Spanish Civil War represents one possible scenario of the future. Previously on TOO, Jonas De Geer recounted this “successful nationalist revolution,” noting that the standard narrative has long been that of a military coup against a democratic government and the noble Spanish people, supported by foreign idealists, heroically fighting […]

When Tyrants rule…

Abandon all Hope… Ye who enter Here! Divina Comedia The Gates of Hell Every upright man will voluntarily obey the call to arms if powerful foes are amassing under the walls of his native city and prepare to storm the gateways. Because it is easy to imagine what must come to pass if he refuses […]

All that is good and beautiful

A new Order is arising! We will drive the Machine of War with the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the Orc! Saruman                                                           […]

The One Hundred Fifty Million Dollar Sock (Part 2)

 Solemn DoSS Inauguration in New York’s fabled  MoMA I have learned the worst lesson that life can teach – that it makes no sense. Philip Roth The shyster’s name was Bernie Goldshtick, and he resided in an opulent office overlooking Central Park. Big in REPHAM (Reparations for mentally disturbed Third Degree Cousins of H. Victims […]

The One Hundred Fifty Million Dollar Sock (Part 1)

Portnoy in Middle Age  (Lucien Freud) Editor’s Note: And though it’s nonsense, it has method. Michael is, as far as I know, one of  the few contemporary essayists with a penchant for traditional Satire. Or, as he calls it, pulling our foes with their noses through the mud. What follows is an example.      […]