Category Archives: The Mind & Society

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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How, ok; but why?

Update, October 28: A piece which indicates why there is so much rending of garments and grinding of teeth in Washington over President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria – and one which, sadly, I am so blackpilled now that I think … Continue reading

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Caitlyn Johnstone on Psychopathy

Partly because of an experience that I’ve had recently, I’ve been thinking about, and discussing with a friend, the prevalence of psychopathy in our institutions and workplaces, the damage that psychopaths do, and how we might address this problem. So … Continue reading

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Mouse Dystopia, Paris 2019

An interesting essay on the recent islamist attack within a French police station, and what the failure of authorities to prevent it means for French politics and society. After Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan in Paris, the truck-ramming massacre in Nice, and … 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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Civilisation, Barbarism, and an example of their Interaction

Civilisation. Barbarism. Barbarism meets civilisation. Technology is not enough. We must civilise people’s minds.

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Belief Preservation is a Hell of a Drug

From Zerohedge: Whenever the mainstream media touches on the violence wracking Nigeria, it repeats what Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, claimed after a church was bombed, leaving nearly 40 Christian worshippers dead on Easter Sunday, 2012. “I … Continue reading

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