According to Trivial Pursuit jr, Ulysses S Grant is carved on Stone Mountain’s mountain. Hmmm, is he the back end of one of the horses? Advertisements
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It follows the same formula: ‘New witness footage has surfaced of the fatal June 25 shooting of Dylan Noble, the unarmed 19-year-old who was pulled over by two Fresno police officers. In the video, obtained by the Fresno Bee, Noble can be seen lying face-up on the ground by his pickup truck with his arm […]
Daily Mail Oxford University is replacing some portraits of famous men with female, black and gay leaders to counter its ‘male, pale and stale’ image. It is commissioning artists to paint dozens of new portraits to hang in its ancient buildings at a cost of £900 each. Stickers with the words ‘next in frame’ have […]
I’ve enjoyed reading this bit of heresy, it makes me feel so naughty!
G Washington letter to Henry Lee, 1786 ‘The picture which you have exhibited, and the accounts which are published of the commotions, and temper of numerous bodies in the Eastern States, are equally to be lamented and deprecated. They exhibit a melancholy proof of what our trans-Atlantic foe has predicted; and of another thing perhaps, […]
‘We find that our democratic theories and forms of government were fashioned by but one of the many races and peoples which have come within their practical operation, and that that race, the so-called Anglo-Saxon, developed them out of its own insular experience unhampered by inroads of alien stock. When once thus established in England […]
Stumbled across this site I hadn’t heard of, it has some interesting old books reprinted. http://confederatereprint.com/index.php
Apparently, Rep Wasserman Schultz is against both race mixing and assimilation: ‘We have the problem of assimilation, we have the problem of intermarriage, we have a problem that too many generations of Jews don’t realize the importance of our institutions, strengthening our community, particularly with the rise of anti-Semitism and global intolerance, which obviously we […]
“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” -Sir Joshua Reynolds Today, I am reading Influence by Robert Cialdini. Its an interesting book, especially for anybody who debates anything online and has noticed peoples’ refusal to be swayed no matter how weak their position is. […]
Pics from Trump’s San Jose rally via facebook Here’s a standout:
This is how politics is done in 2016!
AntiDem ‘For example, [leftists] seem never to have asked themselves questions like: What if destroying Christianity really does cut the legs out from under Western civilization? What if we get into a war with a serious opponent and then find out that women really aren’t anywhere near as effective as men in combat? What if […]
Found on seen .
David DeGerolamo has informed me of Seen.is (Iceland?!) a facebook style social media platform. I’m checking it out now, its not nearly as active as fakebook, but there are some folks on it.
I just finished an interesting essay; here’s some excerpts: ‘Capitalism and socialism are based on materialism. Production and utility alone areconsidered goods, and efficiency in methods is considered the sine qua non of ethicalcontemplation. Both systems are oriented to technology, hold to a linear view of history, and seek the mechanization of all aspects of […]
The Make America Azatlan Again flag is particularly infuriating.
So, tv stations produce tv shows. They generate revenue by selling time for ads that play during those shows. The purpose of ads are to get us to consume some product. In order to sell ads, tv stations must produce shows that we’ll watch so we’ll be paying attention when the ads come on. So, […]
Here are some sappy songs I like
via Tony Hayers comment
New Observer ‘The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the UK Zionist Federation have both welcomed the election of Sadiq Khan as the first Muslim mayor of London, defying predictions that “anti-Semitism” would drive Jews away from the Labour Party. According to a report in the Israeli-based Arutz Sheva [Israel National News] service, “Jewish […]
‘At the start of the year 1900, the number of African South Africans was found to be 3,5-million according to the British colonial government census. By 1954, our African population had soared to 8,5-million — and by 1990, there were a full 35-million of us — all carefully managed, closely policed, counted, shunted around […]
‘The Straussians refer with apparent admiration to a few iconic American figures, whom they like to call the Founders. To give them that name is to imply that America was a new creation, that it did not really exist until the Declaration and the Constitution were written. The Founders, as presented by leading Straussians, have […]
Trump supporters compared to others in this telling pic.
Self determined, a la carte identity has become all the rage lately. Can men who claim to be women use women’s bathrooms? Are they in fact women? Does reality matter at all? The answer seems to be no. So, should I become an employer again, I would hire highly qualified straight, white men and have […]
‘In proportion as economic life grew to be the dominant mistress of the state, money became the god whom all had to serve and to whom each man had to bow down. More and more, the gods of heaven were put into the corner as obsolete and outmoded, and in their stead incense was burned […]
I don’t do twitter, but somebody linked to some funny tweets from PaxDickinson and this one caught my eye: ‘In 2016 we’re focused on protecting “women”, which is currently defined as a group that excludes Sarah Palin but includes Bruce Jenner’
or, The Blindness of Individualists I’m not a fan of Greg Johnson or Counter Currents, too atheist, too gay, just generally too liberal for me. That said, Greg Johnson is smart and does have some insight, such as how an individualist society can be subverted. Counter-Currents ‘Metaphysical individualism is the thesis that only particular men […]
If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a wise servant, let him, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord. If anyone has wearied himself in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If anyone has labored from the first hour, let […]
Washington Post ‘ The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a controversial bill targeting refugees in the state, prompting concern that it may portend a wave of anti-refugee legislation around the country, particularly in the tense climate following the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The bill, if passed by the South Carolina House and signed into […]
Miami CBS Relatives of a 17-year-old are angry the teenager was shot and killed by a homeowner who police say was protecting her property. The sister of the teen who died identified him as Trevon Johnson. She said he was a student at D. A. Dorsey Technical College. “I don’t care if she have her gun […]
Related to this post and somewhat tangentially related to this one, for our more extroverted readers we have a short video on the profaning of the idea of freedom.
An oldie from Chronicles Magazine Why is a modern state disposed to destroy the corporate liberty of independent social authorities and concentrate power to the center? And why is this destruction perceived as morally legitimate? The answer was given in 1651 by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan, which frames the first and most profound theory of […]
I’m told these signs line Highway 8 from California to SW Texas.
or For forms of government let fools contest;Whate’er is best administer’d is best! The Thinking Housewife ‘In 1861 Tsar Alexander II (1855-81) abolished serfdom, which at that time affected 30% of the population. By 1914 very little land remained in the possession of the Russian estate owners, who were mainly the nobility. 80% of the […]
Also difference of race is a cause of faction, until harmony of spirit is reached; for just as any chance multitude of people does not form a state, so a state is not formed in any chance period of time. Hence most of the states that have hitherto admitted joint settlers or additional settlers6 have […]
“Democracy is not an ideal to be strived for. Democracy is not an end in itself. Democracy is the means to an end; it is a system of government whose purpose is to secure prosperity and stability for We the People. Corrupt politicians and traitorous communists spout over and over again that Democracy is our […]