Category Archives: Freedom of speech

‘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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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’: 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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‘By the numbers’

Muslims talk about islam. More informedly than the ‘nothing to do with islam’ crowd ever could.

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The Great Inversion: United States becomes the ‘Evil Empire’

Raimondo’s essay brought to mind an idea that has been rolling around in my mind for a while now, but which I haven’t until now committed to paper (bytes, whatever): The United States is becoming the Evil Empire that it fought … Continue reading

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Milo Yiannopoulos talks frankly about islam

Milo on the Rubin Report talks frankly about islam [Will type up a transcript of the key points when I have a chance.]

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Cri de coeur

Inner Immigration (Résumé of a German woman) I am almost 50 years old, I have a University degree, and was – out of love for nature – always a trusted voter for the Green Party. I never felt much interest … Continue reading

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Mind-sets, memeplexes and islamic terrorism

Long-time and/or regular readers of this notebook (should there be any) will know that one of my preoccupations has been the slothful induction of system decision-makers and thought-shapers – politicians, intelligence officers, senior police and the loudest, most prominent voices in the … Continue reading

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Narrative and Taboo III

An eloquent and powerful piece by David Cole at TakiMag: The notion that average Muslims teeter so precariously on the brink of “going jihad” that one speech by a businessman-politician could cause them to chuck their normal lives and throw in … Continue reading

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