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The Failed Showcasing of Liberal Democracy

The Failed Showcasing of Liberal Democracy

What a study in contrasts Trump’s Asia trip is providing the world. I thought a bit about how especially China views the United States from the outside. What set this line of though in motion was the totally out of place question to Trump during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about gun control. Here we had Trump on stage with another world leader talking about the tense North Korea nuclear standoff, bilateral trade and relations…

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Arguing About The Role of History in Contemporary Politics

Arguing About The Role of History in Contemporary Politics

Is it worth it to spend time, effort and mental energy on political arguments about history? Is Nazism/Fascism left or right-wing? Did Hitler do nothing wrong? Many various political movements appear to place great value on legitimacy derived from historical arguments. Antifa and the so-called “Alt-Left” identifies themselves as Anti-Fascists, the goodness derived from being in opposition to something bad is at the core of their identity and perceived legitimacy. Without that legitimacy derived from a historical argument, they’re simply…

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Resistance at any Cost

Resistance at any Cost

There seems to be a reflexive response to political events built into people these days. Resistance and protest is good, no matter what one is protesting against or the methods used. I was saddened to see the glorification of political violence taking place in the Nordic countries following the recent march by a Neo-Nazi group in Sweden. A 80-something year old grandmother wanted to run down a group of Nazis preparing to march with a shopping cart. A shopping cart…

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Killing Free Speech by Empowering Darkness

Killing Free Speech by Empowering Darkness

The term “assassin’s veto” or alternatively “heckler’s veto” has been used to describe situations like the one we have in thr West today. People are allowed to disrupt and prevent free speech, simply by interrupting, protesting or otherwise hindering the expression of undesirable opinions. Additionally we have suppression of free expression by threats of deadly violence. It is disheartening to see how few people in the West are willing to stand on principle and defend free speech for all. Even…

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Lessons from Charlottesville

Lessons from Charlottesville

The media is still biased as hell in their selective coverage and outrage. The same people employing journalists that encourage punching political opponents on their Twitter handles, condemn political violence. The glaring omission of any mention at all of the “other” side of violence is counterproductive to the max. Everyone from mainstream journalists, to conservatives and even Trump himself have failed to mention groups like Antifa and their ilk. Traditional establishment conservatives are still completely useless. They don’t care about…

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The Vacuum at the Core of the Monopoly of Violence

The Vacuum at the Core of the Monopoly of Violence

One of the defining characteristics of modern states is the monopoly on the “legitimate” use of force. This monopoly as the term implies precluded other actors from exercising defensive violence. When the monopolists fail to utilize that monopolized force, a vacuum is created where the “legitimate” violence should have been. The G20 this week in Germany is a great example of this. Despite the presence of 20 thousand police (some claim the actual number is closer to 50 thousand) violent…

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Have We Learned Nothing?

Have We Learned Nothing?

Yesterday, a Norwegian group hosted identitarian Martin Sellner at an event. The event took place at a bookstore that allows a wide range of groups to host events. This event attracted a large protest outside the bookstore, threats of butyric acid attack and vandalism of the bookstore itself. To me this signifies that the violence we have recently seen taking place in the US is coming to Norway. Antifa, SJWs and other leftists have repeatedly crossed the line from verbal…

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