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
Al fin on the causes of European decline.
Alf at Garden of the Internet on Envy.
The American Sun’s short post on the likelihood of impeachment, and the self-immolation of the Dems in the House. In the included video, I think its quite clear Nancy Pelosi has actually had a stroke. They have a case study on the use of Libertarianism as a tactical ploy, in this case in the porn ban debate. The case for survival by exile and taking the Yellow Pill. Closing out the week: Five Friday Reads.
Amerika with a short summary of those in charge. Moving the Bureau of Land Management to Colorado may have been a pilot test to break down the Deep State. The winning strategy in Afghanistan is an exit strategy. What socialists and libertarians are missing: ways to solve the real problems confronting the West. On recognizing ‘Crowdism’ as a way to save the West. A comparison of Nationalism to the Nation and ethnic self-determination. Democracy has become small groups of fanatics duking it out over who runs the show. The viewership of network news programming seems to bear this out. Arguments against Humanism.
Two favourite Periscopes this week – Monday’s:
Humanity in the West is like a drunk man punching himself in the face for calling himself a racial slur. It has become beyond tragic, beyond comical, and now just reeks with the stink of a mental health ward.
Plus, Christmas Day, of course.
The Anti-Gnostic on the latest Star Wars movie, which is disappointing for neo-Americans, but that’s what you get when progress means gutting everything of meaning.
William Briggs with this week’s installment of his ongoing translation of the Summa Contra Gentiles, Summary Against Modern Thought: How Demons Sin. He will break the 7th seal in 2020, by releasing a book (in paperback and Kindle format) that will trigger all SJWs, progs and the pozzed. No Doom this week, but a call to comment on what’s been going on that’s good in the world.
Council of European Canadians with the most important task for white people in the new decade:
Whites people must begin to organize, explicitly, for their own legitimate interests.
Counter Currents with an F. Roger Devlin essay on why the human sexes are complementary, not equal. Why impeachment is a sign that Trump must be supported. Encouraging signs for 2020, including a UK prime minister who can read Greek and Latin. Morris V. de Camp looks back on 2019 and discusses how the JQ has resurfaced. An Intelligent Persons Guide To Race & Racial Differences.
John Derbyshire has a partial transcript from last week’s Radio Derb podcast on just how long it is taking to build the Wall.
Guillaume Durocher on Yukio Mushima and his guide to understanding the Samurai manual of conduct Hagakure.
Faith Goldy on Québec identity and a letter to the Catholic church expecting it to stand up for itself:
The Insight genetics podcast (with Razib Khan and Spencer Wells) does a decade in review of human genetics. Genetics is a field that must be under constant Lefty scrutiny (since race and sex, and soon intelligence, are social constructs) as genetic research can turn the Lefty narrative on its head. These guys manage to steer clear of the poz, so enjoy.
Jim on impeachment.
Razib Khan: Islam is not a race. Also, he comments on a defence of the NYT’s 1619 Project, and its implications: The 2020s, the decade of taking everyone seriously but not literally.
RottenChestnuts on democracy not scaling beyong local communities, expertise, and to be wary of those who never question their own knowledge.
Malcolm on a new paper discussing the detrimental effects of trying to bury the heritability of intelligence, and deny that different populations may generally have different intelligence levels.
Morgoth’s Review on 2019 – The Year the Narratives Died:
At the Orthosphere, JMSmith’s comparison of odiuos and odorous comparisons, and the origin of magis paris quam similes. A dissection of homosexual pride, and why the Catholic Church is being abandoned.
Patriactionary notes the Pope is apparently vying to be the Antichrist.
Matt Ridley on humanity’s best decade yet, with some optimistic predictions for the next one.
RottenChestnuts on hyperbole as a defence against a defamation suit. He notes the Left is praying this becomes a thing.
At Setting the Record Straight, Aidan Maclear on Proles, Carpetbaggers, and Reaction.
Steve Sailer notes that California’s 21st century infrastructure will be up and running some time in the 22nd. Is clannishness based on geography? Maybe, says a new paper, and it might be more prevalent on an East-West axis than North-South.
James True: The Zeitgeist Argues With Ad Hominem.
Z Man on Dumb Ideas, which these days are not so bad, as most of our leaders clearly are not thinking, much less coming up with ideas. On the Great Cover-Up, or how no one is liable for the Deep State’s spying on Trump. The West moves towards consolidation, which means stepping down will be the only form of social mobility left. On the issues caused by forcing unlike peoples together, and a solution: No More Weirdos.
Keep on reactin’.
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