Category Archives: The Suicide of the West

1. Provocation. 2. Spasm [you are here]. [now for] 3. Reaction.

I wrote earlier – almost two years ago, now – about how the US and the US-aligned Australian elites would respond to China’s prolonged and deliberate slow-burn infiltration of Australia’s institutions and power centres. Here are some of the responses: … Continue reading

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The Mad Left turns violent

A concerning article by Michael Snyder at the Economic Collapse blog: I don’t think that most conservatives really understand what is happening. These radical leftists are ready to put their lives on the line.  They are entirely convinced that Donald Trump … Continue reading

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The Jacobs-Kum Reflex: Belief Preservation as a Socially-Acceptable Form of Insanity

I had cause to re-visit this post yesterday. Two-and-a-bit years on, I found that it needed some corrections – I must have been in something of a rush when I put it together. But I also found it interesting to … Continue reading

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Why worry? ‘Tomorrow never comes’, right?

An interesting article about the current state of the US Social Security Fund. The money is running out. The rate at which it runs out will only accelerate from here. It is baked into the cake. The easiest way for … Continue reading

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Third Form Belief Preservation – Semmelweis Reflex – Question Time, Didsbury Mosque, Douglas Murray and Mark Steyn

In trying to understand the ways that belief preservation manifests itself, I’ve separated its manifestations into  four different subtypes: First-form belief preservation: actively filtering information, so as to avoid information that challenges existing beliefs, and finding and following information and … Continue reading

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‘I escaped from the Sharia regime in the Swedish suburbs’

Stop for a moment. Reflect on the patent insanity of that line in the title. I escaped from the Sharia regime in the Swedish suburbs When I was growing up, not so long ago, Sweden was famous for prosperity, snow, Abba, … Continue reading

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Fearless girl

Feminine delusion made manifest, in bronze, all funded by an infinite supply of fiat currency, envy and wishful thinking. Fearless, and brainless. And in mortal danger. But we, as a society, are no longer reality-based. And so we can imagine … Continue reading

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John Kay: insight into the mind-set of the ageing policy elite

When I first started reading the Financial Times seventeen years ago, three columnists stood out for the quality of their thought: the film reviewer (whose name I’ve forgotten), Martin Wolf and John Kay. I don’t know what has happened to … Continue reading

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Fascinating

I didn’t know any of this: If I were asked to name the man who did most to shape the welfare state in modern Britain, I just might give the palm to Sir Alfred Watson. He would be an unconventional choice. … Continue reading

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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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