Zero Immigration

by Brett Stevens (March 25th, 2017)
Zero Immigration

In the Wall Street Journal, a commentary buried within a commentary appears in the form of an introspection regarding immigration: Finally, limits on immigration also protect the stability of our social arrangements. To be successful and harmonious, any society needs to cultivate a sense of fellow-feeling and solidarity among its members. Most of our fellow […]

Ten Things That Show You The Collapse Has Already Happened

by Brett Stevens (March 25th, 2017)
Ten Things That Show You The Collapse Has Already Happened

Western Civilization was a good thing. Starting a thousand years ago, it fell into decline, but as is the nature of decline, this was not an absolute condition but a gradual one overlapping some of the greatest moments of Western Civilization. Thus it was both rising and falling at the same time but its ultimate […]

From A Distance

by Johann Theron (March 25th, 2017)
From A Distance

Having been involved in the Angolan war, I can appreciate my family‚Äôs inability to comprehend the circumstances of that time. For me it was methodical, for them it was spiritual. From a distance it seemed unreal, while up close it was very real. They had only my picture from many miles away, where close to […]

Identity Provides A Cure For The Egomania Of Modernity

by Brett Stevens (March 24th, 2017)
Identity Provides A Cure For The Egomania Of Modernity

We love to accuse strong leaders of megalomania. Stalin, Mussolini, Trump: the problem with them, we reason, is that they are driven by their egos. What we are experiencing is a classic case of projection. The gnarly fact of the modern West is that most people live in a bubble of their own megalomania. In […]

False Dichotomy, Slippery Slope And Motte-And-Bailey Arguments

by Brett Stevens (March 24th, 2017)
False Dichotomy, Slippery Slope And Motte-And-Bailey Arguments

Logical fallacies prove useful because, like many studies of the human animal and its mind, they reveal common pitfalls of cognition and analysis. They are less practical in arguments because they tend to get applied as rubber stamp style deflections, and are often misapplied, which leads to a need to analyze the fallacies for fallacies. […]

Maryland Flies The White Flag on Civilization

by Jonathan Peter Wilkinson (March 24th, 2017)
Maryland Flies The White Flag on Civilization

The greatest lie a pacifist will tell you is that surrender to an aggressive belligerent will always lead to peace. If the aggressive belligerent is both amoral and rational, surrender will backfire every time. The surrendering party gave the belligerent what that person wanted without a fight and therefore validated the strategy of pounding that […]

What Are The Origins Of The Left?

by Brett Stevens (March 24th, 2017)
What Are The Origins Of The Left?

When we engage in conflict, the immediate impulse is to try to find a vital stronghold of the enemy that can be seized or destroyed, giving our group the upper hand. This leads us to pursue mentally tangible objectives instead of realizing that we are in a war of ideas, and ideas are only supplanted, […]

Feminism Destroys Femininity

by Brett Stevens (March 23rd, 2017)
Feminism Destroys Femininity

Feminism disguises its origins, but its essence arises from egalitarianism, this time applied to the sexes. Much as the classes were once democratized, now the sexes are as well, which means that women must be “equal” to men; this democratizing process only occurs through one method, which is reducing standards so all can participate and […]

Death Spirals, Red Tide And Virtue Signaling

by Brett Stevens (March 23rd, 2017)
Death Spirals, Red Tide And Virtue Signaling

Life is mathematical. Every organism faces a series of challenges which are defined more by numerical factors than anything else. For example, how much food is there? How many offspring must be produced? All of these calculations determine outcome more than doing one specific task so well that it overcomes the numeric limitations imposed upon […]

White Discomfort

by Brett Stevens (March 22nd, 2017)
White Discomfort

Out in the world today, white people seemed to be behaving badly. That is: they were unhelpful to customers at their jobs, either in slow motion or me-first angst frenzies, and generally acted self-obsessed. Knowing those of higher than average intelligence, this seems to be a clear case of a slow tantrum. Slow tantrums happen […]