Posts Tagged ‘crowdism’

Israel leads the way to revival of nationalism

Conservatives tend to support the idea of Israel because conservatives believe in upholding tradition and the practicality of nationalism. When everyone in a state is of the same type, government is less needed, and society grows from within instead of through carrot-and-stick manipulation by a controlling force. One of the larger Israeli newspapers, Haaretz, has…

Why the American Revolution was a mistake

I love America. That statement says nothing about America the political entity. The America I know is a network of good people who through hard work and sacrifice changed a lawless wilderness into a first-rate nation. Very few of them thought about politics much. They fled instability in Europe where troubled regimes enforced ideological loyalty…

The basis of conservatism is a love for life itself

Conservatives need a simple message. Try: We are the future. Conventionally, most people including most conservatives have tried to style us as people “standing athwart history, yelling stop.” And while that described their immediate task, it missed the big point. Liberalism is a detour into delusional thinking. It represents not a forward motion, but a…

How leftists take over: ignore excellence, reward obedience

The formidably insightful Bruce Charlton asks How could English genius apparently disappear between the 1960s and 1990? Answer: it was the ability to recognize the products of genius which disappeared at that time: Even despite all this; the abruptness of the collapse of genius was still too rapid to have a biological basis in terms…

Check your pretense

Leftists frequently tell other people to “check your privilege.” This implies the assumption that the person has no value of their own, but only is in their position by virtue of this privilege. Otherwise, they would be competent to comment. This ties into the fundamental mysticism of the left, which is that poverty in individuals…

The goal is the soul

Considering the death knell of civilization sounded here on Amerika, it may seem paradoxical that what we really want is in fact civilization itself. The paradox is only skin deep, however. What we are pointing out is that what we have now in the modern West is in fact not civilization at all but the…

A candidate for the psychological defect behind liberalism: agency bias

Civilization will make you paranoid. You’re no longer doing everything for yourself; instead, you’re delegating it through others. This means some trust is required but as we see daily, people often bend or violate trust. That paranoia can spread when combined with a basic human perceptual tendency. Like other perceptual tendencies, such as parallax motion…

The West enters the final stage

What kills societies? Trying to perfect what nature already perfected. Through our good intentions, we create social structures that are self-referential and quickly lose sight of reality as a result. We also — again from good intentions — become dependent on the idea of control, or forcing people to do the right thing, in opposition…

The cure for the West

I write often of the West because it is the only significant measurement possible for the civilization in which we find ourselves. Descended from Northwestern European stock, the peoples of Europe and the United States find themselves leading the world in technology, economy, mass culture and military might. Unfortunately they are bound together by something…

The disease runs deeper than the issues

The left likes to pretend that if we just adopt “progressive” policies, we will be in Utopia. The right likes to pretend that if we just get rid of the symptom of the moment, like Obama perhaps, the good times will roll again. Nonsense. The West is in decline. This comes from within and results…

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