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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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Did We Really Handle Terrorism Well?

Did We Really Handle Terrorism Well?

“We will go on as if nothing happened!”. The masses cheer this sentiment on and the talking heads clap each other on their shoulders. We didn’t allow terrorism to change out political debate. We didn’t allow the terrorists to change us or our way of life. We won, end of story. Except that we didn’t. To understand terrorism, you must be able to look at the different layers in its complex structure. Terrorism is rarely primarily about indiscriminate mass killing….

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Fighting the Wrong Enemy

Fighting the Wrong Enemy

The so-called “Alt-Right” and “Alt-Lite” have recently been going after one another publicly. While there have always been disagreements between the two, the temperature has increased dramatically in the last week. This is natural, due to the fact that the two movements have different end goals and values. I’m going to make a somewhat basic point in this post, but it still needs to be made. I myself consider myself primarily an Anarcho-Capitalist. We are part of the libertarian spectrum…

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Worrying About Terrorism is Missing the Point

Worrying About Terrorism is Missing the Point

So, here we are yet again. Adherents of a particular religion have murdered innocent men, women and children in cold blood. Profile pictures are dutifully changed to include the flag of the affected country, we are encouraged to carry on as usual and the police are focusing their sparse resources on social media deviants. Haven’t we seen the rerun of this episode enough? We are told as if scripted by a machine that “this incident had nothing whatsoever to do…

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The Lifeboat Standard

The Lifeboat Standard

What is racism? Could we as a society agree upon a definition of the term? If you ask a SJW what their definition is, you could expect them to answer along the lines of “everything, everything related to white people, things that trigger me or things I feel are racist are racist”. To me the essence of racism is the “rac” part of the word. We have other words like sexism, ableism and so on to deal with other issues….

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The Self-Destructiveness of Excessive Tolerance

The Self-Destructiveness of Excessive Tolerance

Few would argue with the claim that self-described left-wingers are tolerant. They perceive tolerance as a virtue. What are they tolerant of? People with different skin colors, ethnic backgrounds, religion, sexual preference etc. They are not however known for tolerating differing political opinions. Just look at the amount of street brawling that has exploded since the leftist stranglehold on the narrative has been challenged by Trump’s candidacy and eventual presidency. At the same time intolerance is ascribed to people on…

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