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Itxu Díaz

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Recent articles by Itxu:

The Entire Postmodern Left Is Chinese

I see the Left somewhat shocked by the images of protests coming from China. In the past, many communists were cured of their moral sickness by visiting (and suffering) the Asian giant and crossed over to the right wing. The... → Read More

A Letter to a Man From 1913

Dear Grandfather, up there in Heaven: The last time I saw you was in 1993 and, seeing as we liked to write to each other, I have decided to send some words your way today. You survived the Spanish Civil... → Read More

The Worst Way to Cook a Turkey

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and, in addition to giving thanks, you have to cook. This year it’s your turn, and you haven’t found a way to get out of it. Don’t worry; I know how to do it. I know how... → Read More

The First World Cup Without Beer: Sharia and Corruption in Qatar

The main raison d’être of soccer is that it is an excuse to drink beer. The most widespread song in Spanish-speaking stadiums goes something like “we’ve come to get drunk/and we don’t care who wins.” As a soccer fan, that... → Read More

Things That Should Not Be Done for Love

Love is dangerous. We tend to think that the worst that can happen is war, but falling in love is much riskier than getting drunk in a trench and singing army songs. Almost everyone I know who has suffered a... → Read More

Any Old Morning in the Year 2094

The year is 2094. It’s a sunny morning in New York. Votes are still being counted for the 2022 midterm elections. On Twitter, President Joe Biden threatens to run again, in a wheelchair, for the White House. It’s been years... → Read More

Elections: Wake Me Up If Something Important Happens

Democracy is fascinating. A bunch of smart, well-educated, well-informed people chooses the person who is going to manage their wallets for the next few years. And then Joe Biden gets elected. Something in this equation doesn’t add up: could we... → Read More

The Twitter Issue Is the New BLM of Election Campaigning

But how did it occur to Elon Musk to buy Twitter without asking permission from the Left? But how did it occur to him to make his own decisions after having paid $44 billion for it? Who does he think... → Read More

Things Elon Musk Should Do Today

What I like about Elon Musk is that he’s a nut case and he’s fun. Jack Dorsey, for example, is just plain crazy. What I hate about Elon Musk is that he reinvented the electric car. He could have invented... → Read More

What Google Knows About the Elections

There are people who talk nonstop with their dogs and cats. When I get bored, I interrogate machines. My favorite is Google Trends because it shows a lot of things that Democrats would rather you didn’t know. For example, it... → Read More

Why Is This Americans’ Favorite New Tourist Destination?

As a Spaniard, the record figures for U.S. tourism in Portugal leave me with a bittersweet taste. On the one hand, it saddens me if it’s because they’re no longer visiting Spain. On the other hand, I am happy to... → Read More

Trendiness Is a Plague

The latest trend is tiresome and corny. Ever since I was a child, I have observed with amazement those who are always trying to be faster than everyone else, who need to wear the most fashionable garment of the moment,... → Read More

Creepy Joe Strikes Again

Uncle Joe, celebrity sexologist, has improvised one of his teenage corruption sessions in Irvine, California, at the end of an event announcing his plans to reduce inflation. Well, sure, look at inflation: Everything points to the fact that the president... → Read More

There Will Be No Civil War Here

The Left is like a wild child. At times, it seems to have become civilized, but, as soon as it has the chance, it returns to the forest. And its own particular forest is resentment and violence. Maybe that’s why... → Read More

Columbus Day and Hispanic Day Are Triumphs for Western Civilization

I was born on the shores of the Atlantic, in La Coruña, a city in northwestern Spain that is home to the oldest working Roman lighthouse in the world. It’s called the Tower of Hercules because legend has it that... → Read More

The Post-Pandemic Proves the Left Is a Monster

I hate government rescue plans. Whenever the government comes to my rescue, I drown. The post-COVID bailout plan is turning out to be the biggest incompetence fest of the century: in both Europe and the United States, governments are funding... → Read More

Give Me a Break: The Washington Post Decides the Recession Is Good for You

I used to respect the Washington Post in a way that I couldn’t — and still can’t — respect the New York Times, arguably the most overrated newspaper in history. True, the Post has supported some of the dumbest presidents in... → Read More

I Can Say This Now That It’s Not Cool to Talk About Dad

Fatherhood is calmness, certainty, and trust. Because one day they put a baby in your hands. Tiny. Irritated, still crying its first. Examining blindly with new senses, it calms down in the presence of a man whose voice has accompanied... → Read More

The Last Party of Summer — With Three Cheers for Giorgia Meloni

As a skipper, I hate being told what to do while on board. The girls screamed that if I accelerated too hard the towels would fall overboard. The boys howled. I accelerated in order to narrowly miss an oil tanker.... → Read More

What Do Ugly Modern Cathedrals Say About God and the Church?

I know the Church is truly a work of God because it has managed to survive the temples built in the second half of the 20th century, especially in Europe, although there is also some unrefined ecclesiastical architecture in the... → Read More