Category Archives: Groupthink

Reality Winner, Reality Terror

I thought that this was quite a good satirical summary of the weirdness of the Reality Winner story. While reading it, this line grabbed me: Start with her name: “Reality Winner.” Then let’s tick off the other boxes: lesbian bodybuilder, … 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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O dear, confirmation bias

Twenty years after Sokal and Bricmont produced their hoax on post-modernism, we have a hoax trolling the post-structuralists – just as good, and likely just as ineffectual: ‘The androcentric scientific and meta-scientific evidence that the penis is the male reproductive organ … Continue reading

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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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‘Unconscious Bias’: voodoo for the industrial age

Reading through the Weekend Fin I couldn’t help but notice this story about a bloke called Angus Aitken who has got himself on the wrong side of the Thought Police:

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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

Since early November I’ve wanted to write, again, about the topic that frequently appears here – slothful induction and islamic terrorism. But new events keep occurring that cause my thoughts to become superseded, and thus I’m left having to catch … Continue reading

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Quality, not quantity

It can be lonely, being a climate change sceptic. Firstly, you find yourself surrounded on all sides by people in government and the media telling you that anthropogenic climate change is a problem, that the country must ‘do sumfink’ about … Continue reading

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The Totalitarian-Fascist Mindset

Following on from last week’s post about the enemies of freedom of speech, we’ve recently seen more news about people who want to go further, and actually gaol those who disagree with them. For example: Climate change deniers should be in prison … Continue reading

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