If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. …I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Boris Johnson wins the UK election in a landslide. Labour gets crushed…flat. Good riddance. Ulster and Scotland are not happy, appearing to want to remain in the EU. Occidental Dissent on the Left in the UK losing its mind, the most common outcome when they encounter reality, and a post-mortem on the death of the Labour Party. Brett Stevens posts his thoughts on the election over at Amerika, seeing the voters as starting to recognize that the Left cannot provide a strong, secure and stable society. Morgoth’s Review with a very interesting story about the collapse of the Labour Party:
Audacious Epigone on the coming bust of all those value bubbles, and negative interest rates. He runs some numbers on the Democrat candidates versus Trump, with some great graphics. He reveals a surprising find on abortion: ladies are more pro-life, men more pro-choice.
PA Blog on what we do not know about WWII, especially about a homeland for (((Them))) to be carved out of Polish territory.
Vanishing American II discusses how pity can be used against you. He looks at the ongoing never-ending grievances lobbed at the South.
Lord Black of Crossharbour gets blackpilled on Canada and the throne speech by our new minority government.
The Orthosphere’s JMSmith considers his blessings, including some nasty accidents that led him to make some changes. Bonald discusses his experience with various kinds of ‘woke’ training. How did that Alice Cooper song go? “School’s out!”? Actually, it was William Henry Davies. A couple of blogs worth noting: Malcolm Pollack leans towards Theism, and Deogowolf’s old site, The Joy of Curmudgeonry. If I had a post of the week, it would be this look at reason as a dangerous instrument: Beware the Jaws of Ruthless Reason.
John Derbyshire discusses the Fishmongers’ Hall attack in London and his hopes the US does not follow the UK in its self-immolation by immigration. His Radio Derb podcast this week in a mixed bag, including the UK election and the anniversary of the Fort Hood shootings.
Council of European Canadians looks at current writings on indigenous nationalism in Canada. Also, a black pill on the myth of white genocide, which Ferdinand Bardamu argues is actually a case of ‘white suicide’.
Shylock Holmes has a eulogy for his recently passed grandmother. RTWT.
Vulture of Critique looks at the history of the ATFs ‘Fast and Furious’ program, where they allowed and tracked arms sales from the US into Mexico, which are now showing up in all sorts of crimes, even in France.
VDH looks at the history of impeachment proceedings in the United States.
Throne, Altar, Liberty looks at the damaging relationship between environmentalism and socialism:
To understand why socialism is not a friend of true environmentalism, it is important that we understand the nature of socialism. Socialism is not being compassionate and charitable to the poor. Socialism is not “standing up for the working man.” Socialism is not the application of the classical idea of restraint to human greed. The many different socialisms that arose in the nineteenth century all sprang out of the same common idea: that the private ownership of property is responsible for most or all human suffering and must therefore be eradicated.
RottenChestnuts sees the impeachment and is reminded of 20th century chemical weapons strategy. He also has a rant about Basic College Girls…the ones running the impeachment show.
Evolutionist X does a little research on old time preparation of meat, and bluing (or aging) it.
The Scholar’s Stage discusses fissures appearing in Chinese society which may mark trouble ahead.
American Sun on how the Democrats have lost the narrative on the Trump fauxpeachmint. A look at ancient (and not so ancient) Aztec ritual sacrifices and Progressive white washing of the same. A look at changes to modern cinema including the insertion of liberalism into movies. They look at the Catholic faith and its parallel decline with Conservatism Inc. This week’s Five Friday Reads is particularly good. I thought the Afghanistan War was useless, and it’s shocking to discover that so did the people fighting it. Read both the article and the thread on it. They also point to this City Journal article on the costs of the Social Justice Movement, not in dollar terms, but I suppose in the immolation of meaning.
Dr. Spencer gets technical and discuses climate models that are not lining up with temperature data.
This post gives the definition of good and evil – that the words are just not an arbitrary assignment of the world into “us” and “them”.
This post was provoked by a complaint in another forum about me using the words “good” and “evil” – such childish, old fashioned, ignorant bigoted words that dismiss entire categories of people as less than human and shut down intelligent discussion between properly sophisticated people.
I revisited the holiness spiral, since that is what is turning the state religion evil, and addressed the Old and New Testaments to show that the definition presented here is consistent with long established tradition.
Both are RTWTs.
Amerika looks at the ‘Half Earth’ environmental plan, which would return half the planet to its natural state with its only planner being nature. This leads to a discussion of the difference between Left and Right conservationism. A quick review of Houllebecq’s Serotonin. A look at the deceptive public relations practiced in South Africa as a distraction from crime and genocide. The Four Horsemen: Part III – The Hedonic Treadmill, and Part IV – That Big Night Train to the Adios. On the similarities of the modern person and Tolkien’s character Denethor (from Lord of the Rings). A great post on porn and sex magik, constructive uses for sexual desire beyond release, and the use of porn, like empty carbs, to keep the masses docile. Who would have thought: Diversity Proves Incompatible With Free Speech. On Irony Poisoning:
Irony poisoning is when one’s worldview/weltshauung/reality tunnel is so dominated by irony and detachment-based-comedy, that the joke becomes real and you start to do things that are immoral or wrong from a place of deep nihilistic cynicism.
Favourite Periscope of the week: Thursday’s. It’s a daily thing and you should have them in your feed.
The Myth of the 20th Century podcast is on the Konami video game franchise Metal Gear.
A look at the reasons for the decline of rural America, with a visit to Imogene, Iowa.
Endeavour continues his Lies of the Enlightenment Series with a hard look at the concept of human rights:
Physics be raycis: Steve Sailer reviews a xirl science physics paper which discusses how the exclusion of black women from science contradicts the theory of General Relativity. (Go look at the picture of the ‘white-adjacent’ oppressors.) Mr. Briggs also comments, quoting extensively. Soon, we won’t need large particle accelerators to create Higg’s bosons, we’ll just need to check our hadron privilege.
Alf with spot-on wisdom about women and sex.
Anatoly Karlin looks at the Flynn Effect in Russia.
Al fin on the potential medical uses of psychedelics. On the consumption and inventory of oil and natural gas and how the US is poised to become THE supplier for world. We Albertasheiks have been aware of this for some time. The US has since I can remember aimed to control the world supply, but now is going to be a serious supplier as well. It’s not clear how long this will last. What is very clear to me is that as US production has increased, so has funding for propaganda against the oil sands in Alberta. It is a failing of our nation and sovereignty that Ottawa has bought right into it. Al fin also has a great essay on what science is, and remember, it’s not a database it’s a process.
Razib Khan on the end of the scientific culture:
This post is not an appeal. Or a warning. History marches on. I believe the time of wolves is at hand. Science will become magic. Prepare yourself. Who has the power? Shelter with them.
Malcolm quotes Attorney General Barr on the Russia collusion investigation and looks forward to John Durham’s investigation. He also considers brilliant people from the past who no one seems to know about anymore.
The Zeroth Position with a detailed essay on the mechanics and dynamics of Cancel Culture.
Murdoch Murdoch has an Ask Me Anything episode #3.
Counter Currents has a story about encounters with feminists and the barriers they place around themselves. On Nazis versus Commies, as to who was worse, and how the term is used by both the Right and Left. A look at the anti-Semitic roots of the UK labour movement. They also take a hilarious look at modern poetry by reviewing the current issue of Poetry.
Occidental Dissent with a brief history of Lutheran Orthodoxy. The traditional town run by Catholics: St. Mary’s, Kansas. A look at changes to modern conservatism in the age of Trump, and now Boris Johnson.
Steve Sailer on white privilege…to be beaten at the back of the bus.
Guillaume Durocher presents a translation of a quick article on the Great Replacement in Belgium by immigration.
Cambria Will Not Yield begins a three-part series of remembrance for Christopher Grey.
Just Thomism considers what love and belonging to another means.
William Briggs announces his sources for his ongoing translation of Summa contra Gentiles has been taken down. (I’ve been identifying it in error as the Summa Theologica for about a year. D’oh!) A gift for all just in time for Christmas: Briggs’s Guide to Modern Art. It’s all duct tape and ripe fruit from here. Conservatives do not want to ban porn. He closes the week with This Week In Doom: Disney/Marvel Cash In on Perversion Edition.
Z Man asks us to Never Forget, as our media is constantly introducing new scandals which keep us distracted from the things we should be concerned about. Z Man likes to talk about the parallels between our current political situation in the West and the French Revolution. He’s found a very poignant comparison and I worry he’s right. Our rulers seem to have completely disconnected from what actually concerns their subjects, in favour of maintaining their hold on power. For those aspiring to rule, liberal democracy has become nothing more than a never ending marathon of constant campaigning to the next election. Actual issues which need to be addressed are ignored. On the Community, another name for the ruling Cabal in Washington. On fiat money as an example of how our modern malaise is not about institutions which are bad, but rather, that those institutions are being wielded for bad purposes. The UK is finally dealing with the crime of the century, people making racist gestures, and dealing with them harshly. Will the next step be dealing with the south Asian gangs who use white girls for underage prostitution rings? Oh, wait, wrong racism. My bad. This weeks Z Blog Power Hour podcast is the Ben Shapiro show, and no, Ben is not a guest, but an piñata.
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