A Theory Of Civilisation

This bloke, Philip Atkinson, has spent his retirement working out a model of civilisational decay. I don’t agree entirely, but its interesting and different from the usual political/economic views of society. I am also interested in hearing opinions. Here’s a short and intentionally inflammatory snippet: A Civilization is a dominant community that imposes its beliefs […]

Prepper Overachiever Award

The Soffitrat is apparently a member of his town’s government and is prepping his whole town! “Now I might be able to address, again, the possibility I have been working towards.  That of a well, with a reverse osmosis purification system.  We removed one of our surface tanks a few years ago, and made the […]

Thanksgiving History

Via Free NC Sunday in the South Thanksgiving is not just an American holiday. It is a Christian holiday. Despite popular American nostalgia that the first Thanksgiving was held by the Pilgrims after the arrival of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock, it actually had its English beginnings along the James River at present-day Berkley Plantation […]

Sandy Hook To Be Demolished

Fox “Contractors demolishing Sandy Hook Elementary School are being required to sign confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site, photographs or disclosure of any information about the building where 26 people were fatally shot last December. Selectman Will Rodgers said officials want to protect the Newtown school where the 20 children and six educators […]

Angola: Islam Outlawed, Mosques To Be Destroyed

UPDATE: May be a hoax, thanks to Janus for pointing this out. http://www.ibtimes.com/angola-denies-it-banned-islam-destroyed-mosques-1484898 Via Sharia Unveiled Apparently, Angola has outlawed Islam and will destroy all mosques. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend. I can’t wait to see the Obama administration’s response. “The legalisation of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice […]

Paging Mr Derbyshire

CNN’s piece on the knock out game,  part of what Colin Flaherty has documented in his book White Girl Bleed Alot, reminded me  of John Derbyshire’s The Talk,the article at Taki’s mag which got him fired from National Review. A pertinent excerpt from The Talk: (10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you […]

King George Was A Libertarian

and the Founding Fathers were statists. I stumbled across this post on a lefty site comparing libertarianism to feudalism and this comment caught my attention. So, King George, as a descendant of a family line who out competed others, is King of Great Brittain and, as such, all Brittish land is his private property to […]

Rand On Libertarians

I had always assumed rand was, essentially, a libertarian, that her objectivisn was more or less synonymous with libertarian ideas. Apparently, I was wrong. You know what they say,”when you assume, you make an ass out of “U” and “me”. Q: What do you think of the libertarian movement? AR: All kinds of people today […]

The Greco-Catholic Synthesis

One more from Distributist Review on the biblical and philosophical underpinnings of Christendom and how they differ from enlightenment ideals. I’m neither Catholic nor a distributist, but there’s some interesting stuff on this site. Today, the principles of the “moderate” Enlightenment are what pass for a conservative inheritance to be opposed to the excesses of […]

The Empty Shrine

Found here. “The public shrine has been emptied of any one particular God or creed, so that the government can never claim divine sanction and each person may be free to worship as she sees fit… There is no single visible idol, no golden calf, to make the idolatry obvious… officially the shrine remains empty… […]

The Conquest Continues

So, thanks to Vox Day, I read that Minneapolis has elected a Somali immigrant to the city council and, possibly, a Hmong and some flavor of hispanic. The Somali was elected by the large Somali demographic in his ward and beat the encumbent with 64% of the vote. Just to drive the point home, the […]

Atheist Churches?

Via NC Renegade Yahoo On Sunday, the inaugural Sunday Assembly in Los Angeles attracted several hundred people bound by their belief in non-belief. Similar gatherings in San Diego, Nashville, New York and other U.S. cities have drawn hundreds of atheists seeking the camaraderie of a congregation without religion or ritual. The founders, British duo Sanderson […]

Propositionism

Via Free NC A couple snippets from an interesting older article about the proposition nation idea. Read the whole thing. Frontpage Furthermore, the ideas expressed in the Declaration are contradictory. For example, Lockean natural right, the source of unalienable rights, is founded upon John Locke’s social contract theory. But the Declaration says that men are […]

What’s Up, Google?

Have you heard of this? ABC San Francisco’s mayor says he doesn’t know what it is. Police say it’s not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked […]

Apotheosis of Consumerism

My wife is watching some couponing show. The show follows obsessive couponers (mostly fat women) through the grocery store as they load their carts with junk food and laundry detergent and then use coupons to pay next to nothing. To be clear, my wife is watching a show about shopping.

An Honest RINO?

The Republic RALEIGH, North Carolina — An Iraq War veteran campaigning for Congress in eastern North Carolina against U.S. Rep. Walter Jones has changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat, saying the tea party has made the GOP too extreme. In a statement on his website Thursday, former U.S. Army Sgt. Jason R. Thigpen […]