Posts from ‘June, 2011’

A thorny path

We should blog more about environmental issues on Amerika; however, the issues seem so obvious that I at least feel like I’m repeating myself even more than on articles about Crowdism. The environmental problem is so simple that almost everyone has overlooked the correct solution. Instead, they’re indulging in the usual slavishly religious-dogmatic thinking, which…

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and leadership

We all know the story: After centuries of living in a terrible horrible no-good place where the little people did not matter, the people banded together — and accepted everyone, especially misfits and goofballs — and overthrew the bad elites. Now the little people are listened to. For this reason, when a big international banker…

How the West was won

I haven’t read this book. I will order it soon enough, because I like the topic: Sometime in the 18th century, the word equality gained ground as a political ideal, but the idea was always vague. In this treatise, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn argues that it reduced to one simple and very dangerous idea: equality of…

A culture of weenies

True virtue is facing a problem head-on and doing what is right regardless of the cost. Heroes do this. When faced with certain death, they don’t wimp out; they charge ahead and figure that being dead and known as a man of virtue is better than being dead and known as a pants-shitting coward. Virtue…

Sex is a contract

Lesson #1: Everything in the human world is a contract. A contract takes the form of I give you x in exchange for y. Sex is a contract. You think it is offered freely; it never is. You’re going to pay with your dollars, your self-esteem, or through sticky moral situations. Or you may just…

Men’s “Rights”

I don’t believe in rights. I have wandered the whole world, and never found such a thing. What I have found is a consistent human pattern: The truth is complex and not all good. Scammers offer simpler half-truths. Idiots make those scammers rich and powerful. Everything goes to shit. Words like “rights”,”freedoms”,”justice” and “equality” don’t…

Why the rich want to get richer

You hear this rather tired phrase: “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.” What they mean is that the rich get richer, and so in relative terms, the poor have less value. They still have roughly the same lifestyle and expectations. But that doesn’t fit into a catchy phrase. As globalism has rolled…

Altruists hide their selfishness

For forty years now, we’ve heard about how the old generations didn’t know anything and were oppressive, but the new generations are coming to save us. Starting with the hippies, who are now aged crones and decrepit hulks, these new generations have told us how the past was cruel, but they — the new way…

Interview with Daryl Davis, author of “Klan-Destine Relationships”

We are fortunate to have Daryl Davis, author of Klan-Destine Relationships, to interview here on Amerika.org. Daryl is a brave fellow who as an African-American interested in issues of race, has contacted a number of members of the Ku Klux Klan and interviewed them, often before tipping them off to his ethnicity. A good number…

Linkpost 06-26-11

Contemporary science shows us genes, evolution and sometimes extinctions. Ancient traditions show us cyclic history and reincarnated lives or alternatively, judgement from life before God, as each of us struggles onward to a superior state even though many of us will nonetheless fail. Although each method takes a different path, in a broad sense both…

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