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Not So Charitable Charity

Not So Charitable Charity

Charities are good and above reproach, right? When I was young (and naive) I believed in the collective lie that we tell ourselves. That charities and NGOs are firmly planted in the category “good” and that any contributions would go to help the needy with as minimal an overhead as humanly possible. I thought that all employees of such organisations must be pure of heart without a selfish bone in their bodies. Alas, this untruth failed to survive even the…

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Ethno-Arrogance

Ethno-Arrogance

In the current political climate, you’ll be branded as a racist if you have the “wrong” opinion. The mainstream consensus is that taking in large numbers of refugees is a good thing, both for the receiving country and the migrant’s country of origin. It also goes without saying that sending large quantities of aid to impoverished Third World countries is the humane, decent and honorable thing to do. The West has now been sending such aid for such a long…

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Fighting Disempowerment

Fighting Disempowerment

Having just finished Bob Lewis’ “The Feminist Lie” it is easy to be left with a sense of profound powerlessness. The crimes of feminism are many and the negative impact on both men and women are widespread. How can one be inspired to stand up in opposition to feminism when it is so easy to drown in a pool of self-pity and disempowerment? First of all, some clarifications are in order. My “beef” with feminism it its inherent dishonesty. Everyone…

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The Precautionary Principle and Islam

The Precautionary Principle and Islam

Why is it that the precautionary principle is only and forever applied to climate politics? Advocates of anthropogenic climate change have used arguments involving this principle for many years now. They assert that the potential dangers connected to climate change demands that we act according to their most dire predictions. Policy implications and policy prescriptions that flow from this are expensive and far reaching. To a certain extent it is easy to agree with this line of thinking. In general,…

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Desirable Problems and Lackluster Responses

Desirable Problems and Lackluster Responses

Apart from humorous moments granted by historical 20/20 vision, such as praising the relationship between Putin and Bush, one thing really stuck out like a sore thumb in Oriana Fallaci’s “The Rage and the Pride”. In it she laments the relationship between the West and the Islamic world. Conceived shortly after the 9/11 attacks one would think that high strung emotionality would be a core part of this book, and to a certain extent it is. How could it not…

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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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Proving The Validity of Metapolitics

Proving The Validity of Metapolitics

The Norwegian parliamentary election is about a month away. In the media we have seen all kinds of politicians coming out in defense of “Norwegian values”. There have been many interviews with party leaders, parliamentarians, letters to the editor and so on debating what those values are and whether or not they are threatened. This tells me that the metapolitical work of the European New Right has been effective. This kind of debate, especially at this wide level wouldn’t have…

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