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Reflections on MLK day

Mondays deserve their reputation as frenetic, disorganized days. I spent one Monday bewildered. The stock market was closed and when I called the DMV, no one answered. I turned to the internet and found threads in online forums where people were talking about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. At that moment I realized…

Conservatives should not use Wikipedia

To use a resource book implies trust in it. To trust it implies a belief that it is factual. When you use a bad source, you are validating its lies as truth. Such is the case with Wikipedia. Many of us have observed for years that this feel-good social project, arising from a failed porn…

Martin Luther King, Jr., Hero of the Suburbs

Why would anyone ever say, especially in a pained voice, “Can’t we all just get along?” All of us getting along means acceptance of whatever. It means that there is no evolution, no searching for a better answer. In practice, it means that we all retreat to our homes and ignore each other as well…

Anti-culture against (unpatriotic) organic culture

For our own convenience, we like to think of the past as a foreign land. That way the present can be a blank slate, like ourselves, just waiting for whatever drama we brew up in our own minds to imprint upon it. In reality, past dictates present because history shows us the problems that arose…

The hive mind rages

The insidious nature of Crowdism reveals itself through the latest ecstasy of outrage provoked by the Charlie Hebdo shootings. Across Europe, people declare “I am Charlie” and “Not Afraid.” This behavior shows an instinct for drama and social activity, not a political response, and its real purpose is to conceal what we fear: that our…

Don’t blame Islam for Charlie Hebdo massacre

The media pundits and protesters in Paris want a target, so they will blame “extremism” which is a code word for “Muslim extremism,” ignoring the underlying issue which is that diversity does not work, has never worked throughout history, and cannot work because it creates paradoxical goals. A population — any population — in a…

Start the war

“We are threatened because we are a country of freedom.” — Francois Hollande Opening the newspaper this morning, I experienced the feeling of a Franz Ferdinand moment: the instant that after years of tension, a triggering event occurs. These events are rarely important in the big picture but are always visually impressive and force the…

Stages of Decay I: Learning to distrust “good”

The average person remains entirely unprepared for the seduction of language. We used to teach liberal arts including rigorous logic so that people understood arguments at their core and could discern when the meanings behind language were being distorted. For this reason, we also taught the basics of our language, including Greek, Latin and German….

Sick

Society is sick, as we have corrupted everything. Health doesn’t matter anymore; what used to come naturally and organic through way of life is gone. Examples include bread, water, fish – the building blocks of human civilization. These three items contain all the macronutrients you need, and the sustainability (water) that keeps bodies mobile. We’ve…

2014: Peak Enlightenment

The Enlightenment changed Western thinking: instead of looking for an order to life itself, we found an order based on the human individual and its choices coming before all else. A triad of united forces which granted social order — culture, religion and aristocracy — gave way slowly to the flow of what was popular…

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