Category Archives: The Suicide of the West

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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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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Slothful Induction and islamic Terrorism

One reason for recently taking a new role in Europe was to see the place before the muslim invasion made it impossible to move around safely. I think I’ve left it too late. The place was already sinking when I visited for … 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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Unabomber seeks to explain the Baizuo

The Unabomber was a troubled man. But he also demonstrated intelligence and insight. What caused him to think that murdering unfortunate wage-slaves would allow him to realise his goals for the world is beyond my reasoning. But I was interested … Continue reading

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Narrative and Taboo

Trump’s backing away from the positions that got him elected continues apace: Trump frequently used the phrase “radical Islamic terror” on the campaign trail to describe Islamist extremists and militant groups, but the term has historically been avoided by presidents, including … 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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‘Gertrude, do not drink’: First step

September last year: What Congress’ actions do is place pressure on the Saudis to ‘fess up. The Saudis are weak, and completely reliant on the US for their existence. If the US turns on them – as Congress is doing, … Continue reading

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The Strategic Consequences of Donald Trump’s Limbic System

Syrian air force bombs a munitions dump belonging to insurgents. Aerosol anti-personnel chemicals are released into the surrounding atmosphere, and drift towards a town in which people, including numerous children, reside. The chemicals adversely affect the people’s health. A camera-team … 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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