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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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Don’t Like It, But Have To Deal With It

Don’t Like It, But Have To Deal With It

In the turbulent world of contemporary Western politics, one is increasingly becoming forced into dealing with issues one might desire to bypass or avoid entirely. I include myself in this category. When I think back to the political issues that deeply concerned me two short years ago, they are markedly different from what concerns me now. Even the wording of the last sentence is quite telling. I mentioned political issues, not cultural issues. I count myself among the increasing number…

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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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Centrist Extremism

Centrist Extremism

Why is it that the political center always escapes criticism and negative focus from the media? We know that most of the people running the mainstream media, academia and so on subscribe to the political left. I’m sure that they could easily brand centrists as right-wing “light” if they so desired. The inertial drift of politics greatly benefits the political middle. The left and the right want to pull politics in their respective directions, while the center can present themselves…

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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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Why God Emperor Worship is Mortally Wounding Trump

Why God Emperor Worship is Mortally Wounding Trump

Forgiveness. People are always pushing for forgiveness. Why is that? Who benefits? The simple answer is, guilty people. If forgiveness becomes commonplace the cost of doing ill deeds is lessened. It is diverting justice from restitution and compensation to victims. Unconditional forgiveness lulls us into complacency. We feel good about ourselves when in fact we should stand on the barricades demanding recompense from the guilty. Forgiveness has to be earned. What does all this have to do with Trump? A…

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