Evolving From Social Matter & Friday Reads

Where did Social Matter go? Why did Social Matter shut down? I do not know, and except when I wish I had an old essay of mine, I do not care. Things evolve and change. Someone asked if we at The Sun were the new Social Matter, and I said no because circumstances change, two…

Stripmining Education

It is common essay fodder now to write about the futile ways the system tries to fix education. Gates and his Common Core are being shuffled offstage, but private foundations still capture school boards’ attentions. Because admitting that the achievement gap has a genetic basis is verboten, education officials, parents and municipalities will listen to…

Against Aristocracy

Submitted by Alfonz Cavalier The American Sun recently published an article by a C.A. Schoultz titled ‘A Practical, Aesthetic Defense of Monarchy and Aristocracy.’ While I sympathise with the article’s heroic tone and agree with its points that hierarchy inevitable and attempts to reform a society by liquidating its upper class will always fail, I…

Tao

“St Augustine defines virtue as ordo amoris, the ordinate condition of the affections in which every object is accorded that kind of degree of love which is appropriate to it. Artistotle says that the aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought … In early Hinduism that conduct in…

Negotiations + Friday Reads

In the business world, there are BATNAs, best alternative to a negotiated agreement. These exist in the political world. These are always in the calculus for peace agreements, ending wars, starting guerrilla campaigns, etc. The machine believes it can keep this system going. A dramatic change reduces the economically preeminent, so of course, they will…

A Reverence For Wood

Submitted by WS “That century of magnificent awareness preceding the Civil War was the age of wood. Wood was not accepted simply as the material for building a new nation—it was an inspiration. Gentle to the touch, exquisite to contemplate, tractable in creative hands, stronger by weight than iron, wood was, as William Penn had…

Bryan, Bernie, and the Soul of the American Worker

Submitted by Jackson Andrews (@liftoffstocks) Over the last 150 years, there has been much discussion in the United States over the plight of the worker and the state of society. Wages, working conditions, and billionaires have been constant themes in the discussion over the plight of the worker in America. This discussion has continued today,…

No Meaning: TikTok Nurses and the Triviality of the American Culture Machine

Submitted by Hai Jinx When coronachan was first unfolding in China, their western propaganda outlets, such as the SCMP, would frequently post short videos on social media of doctors doing dances upon the announcement of patient recoveries. Fair enough, but what has been unfolding in America is a different story. Because in America we have what…

On Elon Musk’s Most Recent Appearance with Toe Rogan

First, the characters. On one side of the table sits Joe “Toe” Rogan. The most radically centrist man in the known universe. A man who, on this very podcast, cites the New York Slimes and LA Times as his two favorite news outlets. An allegedly self-professed moron (I couldn’t find an admission of low IQ…

The Vaccine Fight & Friday Reads

We can see narratives form in real time. Covid crisis allows everyone to see the false choices since there is nothing else to watch and follow. Lockdowns are now tied to leftist holiness thanks to credentialed coaching. The coming fight is not about lockdowns. The trend is already moving against them. The big brawl is…