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You Don’t Really Want To Win

You Don’t Really Want To Win

Time for some “real talk” and tough love. I want to make one thing perfectly clear from the beginning. I’m not sitting on a white horse upon a hill called “moral high ground”. Every criticism I’m going to lay at the feet of various movements in this piece can be attributed to myself as well. The following criticisms come from a place of love, I want them to have increasing success. Now, with that caveat out of the way, let’s…

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Changing With The Times

Changing With The Times

Looking at my bookshelves, I can see the contours of a sort of time capsule. The kinds of books I’ve read up through the years have changed somewhat. A decade ago I was really into atheism, but since then I haven’t bought or read anything about the subject. Then I was in an economics/libertarianism phase and read a lot of books on this subject. That gave way to a men’s rights/issues period, then various novels and so on. Continuing to…

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Thoughts on “The Fall of Western Man”

Thoughts on “The Fall of Western Man”

Having finished Mark Collett’s “The Fall of Western Man” I’m left with some thoughts on some of the topics he brought up. I don’t have much to add to his very comprehensive and excellent analysis of the roots of the problem plaguing Western civilization. His take on the issue is novel, in that he views it through a psychological lens. Collett talks repeatedly about the conflicts taking place between the id and superego. Coming from a libertarian background myself, I…

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Countersurveillance Confession Day

Countersurveillance Confession Day

The fact that we don’t see hordes of people running around screaming their lungs out in sheer utter terror is evidence of the fact that most people either don’t know about or don’t think much about the state of surveillance in the modern world. Even if you’re a privacy minded person employing techniques to deny insight to nosy neighbors, the stranger next to you on the bus or the mother with the shopping cart right behind you at the store,…

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The Alt-Right, Pragmatism and The Veil of Ignorance

The Alt-Right, Pragmatism and The Veil of Ignorance

I think that many people fail to make the distinction between the kind of politics they support in an ideal sense, versus what they support as practically achievable. Speaking for myself, I’m sympathetic towards many of the tenets within the Alt-Right. By “Alt-Right” here I’m referring to Vox Day’s points outlining the ideological foundation of the Alt-Right, I’m not referring to idiots either waving Nazi paraphernalia or associating with people that does. Taken objectively, I disagree with the end goals…

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The Role of Courage in the Fight

The Role of Courage in the Fight

We don’t have free speech laws in order to protect popular speech. A protester carrying a placard saying “Everything is OK” isn’t fearful for his safety, either from government goons or from physical attacks from political adversaries. Free speech laws exist in order to protect unpopular speech. In the same manner courage isn’t necessary if you don’t stick your neck out with a controversial or “edgy” opinion. Courage is necessary however, if you decide to stand up for something that…

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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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