Category Archives: The Suicide of the West

Takeover

First, read this transcript of Peter Atwater’s words to Adventures in Finance late last year: Voter confidence in congress at 12 per cent. I think the president’s latest approval ratings put confidence in him at the mid-upper-30s. And then you … Continue reading

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Europeans shaping the Middle East: further information about the Balfour Declaration

Back in August, I wrote a piece about the role that Europeans, in particular Mark Sykes and Arthur Balfour, played in shaping the Middle East as it is today. In response to an odd article on the Balfour Declaration by … Continue reading

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Closed-Mindedness Leading to Extreme Beliefs: Homicidal Cult-Marx Nuttery

Society is progressing broadly in a way that I have long feared. You know what’s next. It will just get worse when people realise that the money has run out and there isn’t anything left to spend on ‘social programmes’, … Continue reading

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Sound reasoning: two recent examples

Three recent examples of sound reasoning that I would like to bring to your attention. The first is a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation by the former Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, delivered in London this last … Continue reading

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Down The Memory Hole

In putting my course together, I’ve arrived at the section devoted to non sequiturs and, in looking for examples of utterly, mind-meltingly idiotic statements, I remembered a statement by Barack Obama, in response to yet another atrocity carried out in … Continue reading

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Slothful induction and islamic terrorism: belling the cat

Colttaine says it forcibly and well.

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Freedom of speech: A.Z. Mohamed on the totalitarianism of islam and political correctness

Via the Gatestone Institute, a good piece on political correctness and its similarity with islam in they way they shut down dissenting voices and control the thoughts of others: Thought-control is necessary for the repression of populations ruled by despotic … Continue reading

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Dégringolade

All week, I’ve thought of putting my thoughts on Charlottesville and the aftermath together in a succinct, powerful essay. But I can’t. Too much of significance has happened, my time and my cognitive resources have been diverted to other, more … Continue reading

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Foresight – Enoch Powell

A letter to the Financial Times, from Mr Julian Boswall, 20 June, 2017: Sir, It is not correct that the people in Britain were mendaciously told in 1975 that the common market had “no political agenda” (Letters, June 16). Enoch … Continue reading

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Monk. Islam.

Further reading of the Monk archive allowed me to find this, in his essay ISIS and the Pathology of Islam: In short, the one God of Islam is not the God of Abraham, of Micah, of Isaiah – or of … Continue reading

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