Your Modern Economy Is Based On Socialist Debt

by Brett Stevens (February 26th, 2017)
Your Modern Economy Is Based On Socialist Debt

An informative post on Reddit conveys the basics: Below are workings for my claim that most GDP growth since 1980 has been the result of increased financial engineering and credit expansion. Over the last 30+ years, we’ve taken on 51,893 billions in new credit expansion. On top of that, we’ve increased the money supply from […]

Outliers (#46)

by Brett Stevens (February 26th, 2017)
Outliers (#46)

The week of the great Milo meltdown renewed tensions between the Alt Right and Alt Light: are we merely defending “cultural libertarianism,” another form of freedom of association, or are we pushing for the real goal of the Alt Right, which is to restore Western Civilization? The Balkan Lesson On Balkanization (Billy Roper/The Roper Report) […]

Self-Trickery

by Johann Theron (February 25th, 2017)
Self-Trickery

Human brains are notoriously complex and so we attempt to diagnose them with complex methods, but recently a much simpler analysis revealed more of the workings of the mind than the complex approach. This in turn revealed the presence of self-deception or more accurately “self-trickery” as the basis of human mental operations. According to author […]

What Comes After Donald Trump

by Brett Stevens (February 24th, 2017)
What Comes After Donald Trump

Europe, the UK and the United States are now in a feedback loop: postwar Leftism peaked in globalism, then revealed the horrors it had in store for us, and so a cultural sea change has rejected it. Now each of these powers is advancing in response to the others. Brexit came first, then the rise […]

Insight Into A Traditionalist Deep Ecology Based Society

by Brett Stevens (February 24th, 2017)
Insight Into A Traditionalist Deep Ecology Based Society

Smithsonian Magazine writes about how one can play the civilization game, do everything mostly right, and still be eliminated by the shifting sands of time: Yet it appears the Norse were careful: They limited their hunting of the local harbor seal, Phoca vitulina, a species that raises its young on beaches, making it easy prey. […]

The Women’s March, The Rooster, And The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald

by Jonathan Peter Wilkinson (February 24th, 2017)
The Women’s March, The Rooster, And The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald

While I almost had to admire the puerile dedication of the “ladies” who held the walking temper tantrum known as The Women’s March the day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, anyone with a native intellect greater than that of a rotifer would have to question not only their maturity but their perspicacity as well. […]

Leftists Scream For Closure of “Neo-Nazi,” “Fascist” and “Alt Right” Art Gallery LD50

by Brett Stevens (February 24th, 2017)
Leftists Scream For Closure of “Neo-Nazi,” “Fascist” and “Alt Right” Art Gallery LD50

From the perhaps-a-troll-perhaps-a-sea-change department: TimeOut London reports: An east London gallery has come under fire for the controversial nature of a recent exhibition and series of talks which focused on themes common to the alt right political movement. LD50, a gallery and project space in Dalston run by Lucia Diego, held a ‘neoreaction conference’ in […]

Civilization Space

by Brett Stevens (February 24th, 2017)
Civilization Space

In the movie Office Space (itself perhaps a riff on the Michel Houellebecq book Whatever which came out a few years before it) the protagonist summarizes his working career to a psychologist with the following words: So I’m sitting in my cubicle today and I realized that ever since I started working, every single day […]

The Subreal

by Paul Warkin (February 23rd, 2017)
The Subreal

A person doing a science job fills out a series of forms concordant with the appropriate regulations to request allocation of government resources to a proposed study.  The forms go through the bureaucracy, moving from one office to another, eat ink to propel themselves and mature enough to watch the fresh new forms they’ve spawned […]

Deranged Twitter Suspends Philosopher Nick Land For Unknown Reasons

by Brett Stevens (February 23rd, 2017)
Deranged Twitter Suspends Philosopher Nick Land For Unknown Reasons

The crisis over social media is reaching epic proportions: these sites, which are the new public spaces of globally connected world, are technically owned by those who paid for the servers, code, electricity, bandwidth and staff to run them; however, they are needed for the free exchange of information by people worldwide. As of today, […]