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Political Bacteria: Parties as Societal Disease

Political Bacteria: Parties as Societal Disease

Flipping through newspaper stories about the crazy shenanigans contained in the actions and proposals of “green” and “red” political parties has got my gears turning. Increasingly, I’ve come to believe that people, organisations and companies have to operate and succeed despite the presence of such parties. Their actions sometimes appear functionally indistinguishable from malevolent wreckers, hell-bent on sabotaging society at large. Politicians often shroud themselves in colorful language about “creating a healthy business climate” and “environmental justice”. In practice what…

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Beyond The Surface

Beyond The Surface

If you want to truly understand the politics of the modern world, you have to dig deeper than the surface. Politicians, activists, organizations, media actors and other interested parties often cloak their real intentions in acceptable issue-shrouds. Environmentalism is often in practice a green mask for socialism. Molyneux has used the metaphor: “They’re like a watermelon, green on the outside, red on the inside”. Particularly in the West, we wish to preserve the pristine nature of the wilderness. Who can…

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Mother Nature Wants You to Die in Agony

Mother Nature Wants You to Die in Agony

In the West, our perception of nature is skewed beyond belief. We form our views about the outside in our childhoods with Disney movies and propaganda from environmentalists. We view nature as pure, happy, harmonious and conducive to life. I challenge environmentalists to attempt to survive in nature without contraptions from modern human civilization. Yesterday I hiked for about ten hours through the woods. Make no mistake, seeing the rays of the sun coming down through the clouds and through…

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Why the Truth Matters

Why the Truth Matters

I find myself having a lot of socially uncomfortable positions on a wide range of issues. Hiding my political viewpoints consumes a lot of effort and is emotionally draining. As I’m an introvert with limited social skills, this protects the relationships that I have. The merits of this approach can be debated. I have an enormous amount of respect for the people with enough courage to be open about political viewpoints that are frowned upon. Their effort is key in…

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Enviromentalism and War

Enviromentalism and War

Growing up in lefty and politically correct Norway I absorbed enviromentalist attitudes from a young age. As a youngster I won a book from a magazine crossword competition. The book was targeted at children and contained what I would describe today as green propaganda. My fellow Norwegians and I it seemed shared a deep respect for nature. We therefore obviously frowned upon the “big evil” polluting corporations. I enjoyed exploring nature as a child, especially the nearby forests close to…

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