Category Archives: Democracy and freedom of mind

The Breakdown of the US’ Open Access Order

A thorough, insightful and disturbing discussion of the gradual break-down of open-access politics in the United States, from Anthony Codevilla. More sharp talking on the same topic from an anonymous author here. The trigger might be the inevitable financial crisis … Continue reading

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US Politics: the Centre-Right has Spasmed

Many years ago, in the early noughties, my interest in all things strategic and geo-political caused me to take out a subscription with the private geo-strategic intelligence service Stratfor. I must have been an unusual customer: from what I can … Continue reading

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High values, low values and direct interests

While watching this disturbing discussion about the pressure from muslims for the government to define islamophobia as anything that they don’t like, I reflected on the tool of High Values Low Values that Edward de Bono introduced in his book … Continue reading

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Cult-Marx Inversion, patronage networks, centre-right collapse, and Bronze Age Pervert

One of the topics that I discuss here sometimes is Cult-Marx Inversion. This is the idea that the reigning ideology and value-system of cultural marxism, which has taken hold of the western industrialised countries, is turning them into likenesses of … Continue reading

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RealVision discussion – Kyle Bass and Robert Spalding discuss China

Fascinating RealVision discussion between Kyle Bass and General Robert Spalding about China and the Chinese Communist Party’s ambitions and abilities. The whole thing is worth watching and paying close attention to, but for our purposes, note an interesting take on … Continue reading

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Can Freedom Survive in the New Multipolar World?

Worth watching.

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Plain speaking about controversial topics

In recent days, we in the West have been blessed with three people speaking plainly about difficult and controversial topics. 1.The Dalai Lama:¬† The Dalai Lama has warned that Europe could become ‘Muslim or African’ if refugees who have been … Continue reading

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The Self Appointed Guardians of the Public Interest

Here’s The Why. Now here’s Mark ¬†Steyn’s summary outline of The How. Anyone still think Q is a larp?

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Populism and Elitism

Back in 2016, when the world woke up to the realities of Brexit and President Trump, I was quite surprised at the depth, the intensity, the hostility and the limbic irrationality of the reaction of the policy and media establishment … Continue reading

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Rubin and Boghossian

Great discussion between Dave Rubin and Peter Boghossian.

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