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Month: August 2017

Reconciling Men’s Rights and Trad Life

Reconciling Men’s Rights and Trad Life

I’ve been thinking about the relationship between the Men’s Rights Movement and the push for traditional values within the wider pro-European peoples’ movement. The arguments and issues put forth by the Men’s Rights advocates drew me in early in my political journey. As a fair-minded individual, the ill and unjust treatment of men today in the West spoke to me. A large portion of this movement is opposition to modern feminism. This is due to the fact that many modern…

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This Is Not The End of History

This Is Not The End of History

A lot of the events taking place around us would make a lot more sense if we viewed them in the context of history. There are many different ways to look at history. Buddhists and others view history cyclically, as an endless loop of repetition. There is some merit to cyclical thinking. The meme “good times create weak men, weak men create hard times, hard times create strong men” contains a lot of truth in my eyes. It is especially…

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The Rise of Pragmatism

The Rise of Pragmatism

Back in 2007 when I got into politics for the first time through the Ron Paul movement, ideology was still the primary factor driving the political scene. Individualism, collectivism, Keynesianism, the Austrian School, big government, small government. Such labels meant something and they separated believers into neatly defined categories. Today with Trump we are currently in a sort of post-ideological state. I won’t call it the end of ideology, we can all see what happened to Fukuyama’s “The End of…

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Problems in LGBT-land

Problems in LGBT-land

In my country dissent on this topic is absolutely “haram”. Support for both LGBT-people and the associated political agenda is almost mandatory. I find the lack of separation between acceptance of LGBT-persons as individuals and LGBT-politics troubling. Personally, I’m very much of a libertarian on the personal aspects of LGBT-persons. Whatever they do in the privacy of their own home is their own business. But the LGBT-politics we have seen sweeping the Western world is a different matter. The problems…

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The Limitations of Pepe

The Limitations of Pepe

I’m happy to be alive in a time when seemingly impossible and amazing things can happen. Few would disagree with labelling the events occurring during the 2016 US Presidential Election season as more exciting and more improbable than most movies playing in cinemas. One of the truly fascinating aspects of Trump’s ascendancy was the rise of memetic warfare. The weaponized utilization of information and cultural artifacts to mould and bend public opinion is a truly innovative and exciting addition to…

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Winning Through Brute Force Argumentation

Winning Through Brute Force Argumentation

If the dominant narratives post Trump’s 2016 election win have taught us anything, it is that facts and being right doesn’t mean anything. Increasingly, we have seen the rise of brute force argumentation. We like to cling tightly to the belief that the best position wins the policy arguments through superior rhetoric, argumentation, numbers and statistics to back them up. We must recognize that this no longer accurately describes the political battlefield. The endless repetition of platitudes and conjured narratives…

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Why God Emperor Worship is Mortally Wounding Trump

Why God Emperor Worship is Mortally Wounding Trump

Forgiveness. People are always pushing for forgiveness. Why is that? Who benefits? The simple answer is, guilty people. If forgiveness becomes commonplace the cost of doing ill deeds is lessened. It is diverting justice from restitution and compensation to victims. Unconditional forgiveness lulls us into complacency. We feel good about ourselves when in fact we should stand on the barricades demanding recompense from the guilty. Forgiveness has to be earned. What does all this have to do with Trump? A…

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