Category Archives: Democracy and freedom of mind

It’s Scriptural, and Therefore Insoluble

  Better late than never, I suppose. A Bangladeshi-born psychiatrist says the ABC plays a role in radicalising young Muslim teenagers by over emphasising how they are victims of discrimination. Tanveer Ahmed, a cultural Muslim who moved to Australia when … Continue reading

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‘Wonderlands of inanity’

A good article by Kevin MacDonald on why academics fear alternative viewpoints.

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Leftist’s Action, Liberty’s Reaction

I’ve been observing developments on the left-side fringes of US politics with a growing sense of anxiety, driven in equal parts by bewilderment and deep concern. The most recent election has removed the masking slogans of tolerance, harmony and diversity, … Continue reading

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Yuri Bezmenov on Ideological Demoralisation

As part of my ongoing quest to understand why the left has become so openly regressive and threatening to the people and institutions of my society, I read a piece appearing on the Return of Kings website titled How the Cultural … Continue reading

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Nietzschean ‘Ressentiment’, 21st century style

Ressentiment is a reassignment of the pain that accompanies a sense of one’s own inferiority/failure onto an external scapegoat. The ego creates the illusion of an enemy, a cause that can be “blamed” for one’s own inferiority/failure. Thus, one was thwarted … Continue reading

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‘Fake News Blame Russia’: Brandon Smith’s explanation

Brandom Smith has (as ever) an interesting explanation for the ‘FAKE NEWS BLAME RUSSIA!’ outbreak currently flooding the mainstream press. Brandon’s hypothesis – that there are immensely powerful ‘puppet masters’ who are controlling events so as to increase their own … Continue reading

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‘Fake News’: moral rhetoric in the face of strategic weakness

The ‘fake news’ happening in the US is interesting. I’m always caught on the back foot by these things. I know that it’s a general rule that people who desire control over others will seek to control what they read … Continue reading

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Two cheers for Martin Wolf

I hardly agree at all with Martin Wolf on anything these days. I once admired his wisdom, intelligence and perspicacity, but those days are long gone, and I suspect old ‘Two Brains’ has fallen into his dotage. I suspect younger … Continue reading

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Peter Baldwin on the Regressive Left

In the Oz (beware the paywall): What does it mean, these days, when someone says their politics are “left-wing” or “progressive”? This has always been debatable, but in recent times these terms have taken on meanings that earlier generations of … Continue reading

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The Cathedral goes ‘va banque’

John Derbyshire last November wrote a timely and terrifying piece on how the governments of western countries have turned against their native populations in order to entrench their policy of immigration à outrance from the third world. Which, with present birth rates as low … Continue reading

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