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, […]

Interview With Wrath Of Gnon

by Brett Stevens (February 23rd, 2017)
Interview With Wrath Of Gnon

Many of our readers are familiar with Wrath of Gnon, the cerebral meme-master who pairs classic art with insightful quotations from writers and thinkers. Although he exists only on social media, his elegant images spread across the web and, interestingly for social media, re-appear years later. We were lucky to get some time to chat […]

Linking Genetics To Spirituality

by Johann Theron (February 22nd, 2017)
Linking Genetics To Spirituality

It would seem that genetics and spirituality are opposite ends of a spectrum, but they are linked because both converge on organizations in a cyclic pattern: genetics determines ability and organizations route that ability either into rewarding or harmful mental outlooks. A useful rough model to link genetics to spirituality can be seen through the […]