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A New Martial Law Is Here

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When a military boss is installed as the head of government, displacing civilian leadership, we call it martial law. In the 20th century we expected to see this as a general kicking out of a president and taking over. The 21st century has brought us a variation on that theme, but it still involves military organizations ruling over everyone else.

Politics Is Poison

poison Let’s be honest about something we see nonstop but seldom appreciate: Politics makes life ugly. Politics turns people you disagree with into twisted, cartoon images of what they really are, and it pushes you into degrading and hating them. In short, it’s vile, corrosive, and hate-filled. These things are not “necessary evils”; they’re just evil. We’ve been programmed to believe that politics is how we rule ourselves… that politics is …

A Time for Gratitude

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After a long, dark, painful political season, it’s time for us to pull ourselves out of it and reset our attitudes about the world. And there are few better ways to do that than to spend a few moments feeling grateful. All is not bitterness and pain upon Earth, and that’s something we need to remind ourselves, especially because we’re surrounded by manufactured, amplified, and repeatedly broadcast fears.

When Elite Privilege Breaks

privilegebreaks Finding parallels with Rome is a fun topic for writers, and just recently I came across some very interesting ones. They grabbed my attention, and they may grab yours as well. These passages (in bold) are from The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000, by Peter Brown: [E]mperor, military, and civilian populations alike needed the idea of a “barbarian threat” to justify their own existence. Just as …

Sucking the Blood of a Declining Civilization

decliningcivilization Civilization has to be transmitted from one generation to another. If it isn’t, processes break down and life becomes difficult. Soon there must be a painful reform, or else the civilization will be lost. This is fundamentally the job of families (especially parents), but at the moment that’s not really possible: How many families can survive on one income? And if one of the parents can’t stay home and teach …

Could the Elite Survive Without Terrorism?

withoutterrorism I’ve been long struck by a comment attributed to Adolph Hitler: “If there were no Jews, we’d have to invent them.”[1]Which it seems he did say, though in a slightly different form. This callous sentiment lies at the heart of rulership, including the rulers of our day. Power needs a frightening enemy. The systems that be, after all, are wholly organized around our fears. Without something to be terribly afraid …

Some Truth About Hillary & The Hackers

hillarythe-hackers I’ve been watching ridiculous stories on the “hacked” emails of Hillary, John Podesta, et al, and I think it’s time to insert a bit of reality to the discussion. So, if you have any interest in this, here are some points to consider: 1. Anyone could have hacked Hillary. People ask me, “Do you think it was the Russians who hacked Hillary?” I tell them that I have no idea …

How the Bible Became an Idol

bibleidol Again I am raising a difficult subject, but again, it’s something that needs to be said. And my title is true. The Bible – the holy book of more or less all Christians – has become an idol. And yes, I do mean idol as in “false god.” A book, no matter how good, remains a book and should be treated as a book. A deity is something far different. …

What’s Your Slavery Percentage?

slaverypercentage Very few things in human life are truly all or nothing. Almost everything works on a sliding scale, even slavery. The problem is, very few people have ever studied slavery, leaving them with a few emotional slogans instead of actual knowledge. A Roman slave in a major city, for example, could start and run his own business, might be very rich, and might even become a major intellectual, like Epictetus. …

Why Day Care Is Insanely Expensive

daycare Conversations with young parents nearly always leave me horrified over the childcare expenses they’re forced to pay. Recently, I was informed by a young man that he and his wife pay $225 per week for day care. (For one child.) Furthermore, this is not in an “expensive city,” and it is, I was assured, a really good price. I responded by bringing up the old way of arranging care for …

A Conspiracy Theory About Conspiracy Theories

conspiracytheories One of the funny things about conspiracy theories, including false flag attacks, is how often they are proven to be true. You have to wonder how long the shame-inducing slam, “That’s a conspiracy theory,” will keep working. But that’s not my point for today. Today, I want to introduce a conspiracy theory of my own, a conspiracy theory about conspiracy theories. Here it is: The powers that be – the …

Emerson and Hitler in the Marketplace

emersonhitler I really hate using Hitler quotes these days; people take them as ultimate slams, rather than illuminating thoughts from a bad guy. But that said, Adolph did make a very clear and useful statement when he said this: I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses. This is a fundamental model of human action, and sadly, one that is fairly …

Five Core Economic Facts

EconomicFacts Scores of economic figures go screaming across our screens every day, many of them contradicting yesterday’s figures, and perhaps half of them based upon lies. On top of that, we have dozens of economic theorists arguing back and forth. In the end, it’s all too muddled for most of us to make out. We each have our guesses, but none of them are terribly certain. So, this week I’d like …

Purpose or Perish

PurposePerish Let’s be honest and admit that Western civilization has lost its sense of purpose. Western man has nowhere he’s going, has no great goal to accomplish. As a result, he and she have become listless, disappointed, and frustrated. Some still imagine that “democracy” will somehow ennoble them, but more are realizing the world model forced upon them was a patchwork of lies… that it has left them lost in the …

The Specter of Suffering

SpecterSuffering Jews know how to suffer. Christians don’t, although they once did. Most libertarians don’t know how to suffer either. While there’s no virtue in suffering itself, certain kinds of suffering are unavoidable if we want to change the world. (That is, to really change the world, not just to jabber about it.) If you run away from suffering, anyone with a pin and a threat owns you. Let’s be clear …

United We Fall

UnitedWeFall Like you, I’ve heard “united we stand, divided we fall” hundreds of times, probably thousands. If fact, we’ve heard it so many times that by now it triggers emotions in us: All together we can’t be stopped! And so on. Except that it’s mainly a trap. Unity is the downward path – the road to decline. In fact, being united has value in very few areas of life. If you …

Cornerstones of Oppression: The Upper Middle Class

UpperMiddleClass Let me begin by making two things clear: First: Most upper middle class people have no intent to oppress. They’ve found themselves in an assigned role, and they are simply playing it. And let it further be said that the other class-groups (poor, lower middle class, etc.) would do precisely the same. Second: This article addresses the current role of the upper middle class in the West and especially in …

It’s Time to Abandon “God”

AbandonGod My apologies to anyone who feels hurt by my title. It would have been safer for me to avoid this subject entirely, but I’m convinced that it matters a great deal. So, let’s get to it: The word “God” has become confusing, distracting, and counterproductive. It carries immense baggage, and it’s time we let it go. Please understand that this is not an angry-atheist argument. I am not, in fact, …

What I Want from This Year’s Circus

Year’sCircus Years ago, Alvin Toffler convinced me that elections are merely reassurance rituals, and so I take no part in them. But these blaring spectacles – and especially the “every fourth year” variety – do have effects in the world, and so I peek in on them from time to time. This year’s circus is more interesting than most. Whatever else comes of it, things are clearly being shaken up. And …

Calling Things by Their True Names

CallingThings Somewhere along my travels, I found an old Chinese proverb that says this: The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their true names. I’ve found a great deal of value in that little saying. It is, in fact, a fundamental building block of human development. So long as we call things by false names, we maintain our own confusion and contribute to our own abuse. So, today I …