Evilcons of the World, Unite! — Some blogger calling himself Tacitus [email him] has announced that he has decided not to invite me to contribute to some website I never heard of (and which sounds intellectually pathetic) because I am one of those horrible "evilcons." See, he was shocked to discover I once wrote "this squirm-inducing essay" on why I prefer watching black NFL quarterbacks to white NFL quarterbacks (because, on average, they are better at running with the football).
As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon!" Tacitus should stick to squirming. He`s better at it than thinking.
Hover your cursor over my head shot photo above until you can read the caption I put there a couple of years ago. (Also, check out the caption on the photo of Mrs. Thatcher and myself.)
The term "evilcon" is a joke I made up as a pun on John O`Sullivan`s categorization of myself as an "evolcon" in his 1999 National Review article "Types of Right." John wrote:
"5. Evolutionary Conservatives. This is an almost wholly intellectual group (e.g., Steve Sailer, John McGinnis, Charles Murray)— not a politician brave enough to stand with them — who have realized two things: first, that lessons of the new science of evolutionary psychology are largely conservative ones about an adamantine human nature, the natural basis of sex roles, and so on; second, that the knowledge gained from the Human Genome Project and the rise of genetic engineering will throw up some fascinating and contentious political issues in the increasingly near future."
"Everybody`s got to have a label these days: neocon, paleocon, whatever. But I`m not sure that mine is working out. A few years ago in National Review, John O`Sullivan described Charles Murray and myself as the first `evolutionary conservatives` - i.e., conservatives who actually know something about the science of human nature. `Cool,` I thought. Still, this `evolcon` label has not proven a good career move for Chas and me. That`s `evolcon,` not `evilcon,` dammit!"