The headlines change, but the pattern is the same

This week our media industry generated many interesting media products for us but the basic outlook did not change: like a song in the key of “D,” we may throw in some riffs and licks, but we’re still in the key of civilization collapse inexorably grinding forward because no one has woken from their solipsistic...Read more

Dealing with children

Of all the tasks facing a government, an occupation is the most difficult. As we found out in Iraq, Gaza, Viet Nam and Afghanistan, it means that the military must serve two roles: as a fighting force, and as a police force. The locals always get clever and disguise themselves as civilians, then passive-aggressively attack...Read more

Knowing when to fish or cut bait

After 150 years and countless billions spent, diversity has failed. It has failed blacks, whites and every other race involved. If we continue this policy, we will end up as Brazil II: a multiracial nation fractured by racial discontent where most people live in favelas and social order is barely extant. Throughout history, the nations...Read more

Interview with Brett Stevens on Fanghorn Forest

Neoreactionary blog Fanghorn Forest published an interview with Brett Stevens today on the topics of conservatism, global collapse of civilization, and the necessity for clarity in philosophy as a pre-requisite to political thought. An Interview with Brett Stevens of AmerikaRead more

Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by Sandra Grimes and Jean Vertefeuille

The most popular assumption among human beings proves to be a defense of inaction. The threat is not real; the dangers are overstated; nothing must be done. Just sit back here and enjoy the fruits of our — well, that of others, actually — labor. During the Cold War this mentality allowed the public to...Read more

The day brotherhood died

They woke up confused from fractured dreams, then groggily dug through memories to remember only a strange hooded figure, a brief pinch near the neck and then blackness. Now they found themselves bound by ankles and wrists in a tent of plastic sheeting. A figure in a tyvek safety suit with a plastic window in...Read more

How I Live Now (2013)

Some of our best stories come from new takes on familiar tales. This story combines the coming-of-age story of a young woman with overlapping themes in the confrontation-with-adulthood vein from war books from the last three centuries. The result is a poignant summoning that urges the West to grow up and face reality. The film...Read more

In praise of predation

Nature, “red in tooth and claw” (but not destructive like Reds), often shocks us because its most beautiful creatures are violent and seemingly cruel predators. For example, the elegant raptor that glides so gracefully on the wind will with almost demonic glee seize a small cute mouse and tear it apart. Similarly, the common house...Read more

On the importance of doing nothing

Among the vast tomes of hidden agenda behind this blog lurks a simple commandment: thou shalt spend more time doing nothing. Much of my conversion to conservatism came through the realization that conservatives eliminate unnecessary labor and activity while liberalism increases it. People in our society have forgotten the importance of doing nothing. While we...Read more

Binary decisions

Our minds rebel against the idea, but some decisions are binary: choosing one excludes the other forevermore. For example, you cannot be both tattooed and non-tattooed; you cannot both be a veteran and know the world of not having faced combat. Experience changes us. The same is true of innocence. You cannot both be innocent...Read more

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