Learning The Wrong Lessons: Roy Moore and The Alt-Right

Learning The Wrong Lessons: Roy Moore and The Alt-Right

It’s sad when one can’t extract some nuggets of wisdom from tragedy. If lessons are learned on the back of a catastrophe, suffering, an accident or similar event, one can claim that “at least it was good for something”. An illustrative example of this is learning about the causes of an accident and applying improved safety techniques and technology to prevent or minimize future occurrences. It is one thing to fail to learn lessons from negative events, another is learning…

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The Rule of Emotion

The Rule of Emotion

Rather than analysing politics by looking at events, decisions and shifting momentum, it would be useful to open the hood and look inside. By looking at the principles behind the goings on, we can reveal important truths about our world. Doing so will reveal the increasing ascendancy of emotion rather than law as the guiding principle that we follow. Growing up, I’ve always found comfort in knowing clearly what the rules were, precisely where the line was and the consequences…

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Into The Amoral Blue Yonder

Into The Amoral Blue Yonder

With a falling heart I’ve watched our descent into the slimy, sewage, gutter-filled reality of what politics has devolved into. With Roy Moore’s electoral loss yesterday, weaponized accusations will be standard fare going forward, the left will double down on using heavily financed outside political groups in order to snatch victory. For those who believed that elections should be about merit, not impossible-to-verify accusations and dark money, politics going forward will only become worse. It is important to remember that…

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Foreign Aid and Immigration: The New Colonialism

Foreign Aid and Immigration: The New Colonialism

In school we are taught that the West’s history of imperialism and colonialism is a stain on an otherwise stuffed ledger of historical accomplishments to be admired. Lands were conquered and subjugated, native peoples enslaved and exploited. Natural resources stolen, cultural artefacts expropriated and shipped back to the imperialist nations. The poor outcomes seen in these areas of the world are often explained away by blaming the lasting legacy of colonialism. Since that time, decolonization as a widespread movement happened…

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Going Beyond Economics

Going Beyond Economics

It is important to expose yourself to information that is contrary to your currently held beliefs. That is the primary reason why I read Jeffrey Tucker’s “Right-Wing Collectivism: The Other Threat To Liberty”. It is a libertarian case against the Alt-Right. While Tucker does provide some legitimate concerns regarding the contents of the ideological package of the Alt-Right, what he primarily succeeds in doing is showing just how out of touch libertarianism currently is. In my political infancy and until…

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Consequences As An Alternative To Moralizing

Consequences As An Alternative To Moralizing

Imagine having certain knowledge about the harmfulness of practices that are commonly engaged in by the people. Imagine having knowledge that in your mind would be certain to improve the lives of people. Imagine the people vehemently rejecting that advice and attacking you for telling them. That is moralizing in a nutshell. When I was younger and enveloped by the default view of culture and politics found in left-wing countries, I despised those preaching morality as much as the next…

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Fetishism As A Proxy For Healthy Relationship Dynamics

Fetishism As A Proxy For Healthy Relationship Dynamics

Please hear me out before making a judgment. If we look at the stereotype of a modern male-female romantic relationship, the man has to provide the woman with money, gifts, status and so on in order to gain her acceptance. This is known as me+. Psychologically, the man feels and experiences that he himself isn’t good enough to win the affection of a member of the fairer sex. In order to enter the “meat marketplace” he has to pay the…

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