Merry Christmas and Happy Jul!

Christmas takes the traditional role of the mid-winter festival in Western Europe, where we celebrate the past year and the birth of hope for the next. It is a time to love family, respect the past and adore the future. This holiday appears in several forms, including Yule and Christmas, but serves an important role...Read more

When the food wars come…

Overpopulation is the West’s fault. Although controversial like any apocalypse theory, overpopulation occurs when we have too many people to take care of them all. With so many starving and resource wars breaking out on a regular basis, we are clearly above our carrying capacity. This leads to the question of how this condition occurred...Read more

Progress is no longer an option

What happens when progress is no longer an option? In 1968 Paul Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb a book that opens with a prediction of hundreds of millions of deaths from starvation in the 1970s. Increases in food production as a result of new technology prevented a population correction, but the underlying problem has not...Read more

Danse Macabre

Ob arm, ob reich, im Tode gleich. – Totentanz Our world suffers a surplus of billions of people. I do not mean this from a materialistic and utilitarian perspective, but an ecological one, meaning that we have imposed upon our ecosystem a pernicious overload. Planet Earth probably possesses enough resources to keep the current population...Read more

“Accommodating Molly,” by Candida Crewe

Under the guise of a novel about manners, Candida Crewe assaults one aspect of the fundamental problem causing the “death of the West.” In this case, she focuses on the misery created by the replacement of courtship with sexual liberation and its method of “dating,” in which men and women escape mutual obligation and make...Read more

Nationalism takes a middle path between extremes

Humans are suicidal. They will, out of fear for consequences, deny obvious facets of reality and so choose illusory paths that lead to destructive consequences. Out of stubborn pride we refuse time and again to see the plainly evident and choose ideologies and other pretenses because it takes hard, brave mental work to study the...Read more

The divide between white and black is mental and complete

After the last month of riots and protests, a black person wonders about the divide between white and black America: Last week, a series of aggregate Washington Post polls revealed that white American faith in the police has increased significantly since August. In fact, white confidence in the ability of the police to treat people...Read more

The East

You can already guess how this movie ends simply by reading the premise: A young woman who works for a giant soulless corporation is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist network of ecoterrorists. The writers thus have about 120 minutes to convince us why she would want to give up a bland but reliable boyfriend and...Read more

Why?

Western Europeans — both those in Europe and in the USA — do not realize that we are bizarre to most of the world. And every now and then our complete lack of guile reveals how out of touch we are with every other corner on earth. In the image above, a CNN headline screams...Read more

Signals to send to young women

With the collapse of the narrative in the UVA rape case, the prime sin of modern time — noticing — has become unavoidable and has momentarily broken through the media embargo on uncomfortable truths about personal responsibility. For at least a few moments, we have an opportunity to observe a truism about life itself. The...Read more

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