A REALIST’S DEFENSE OF ORIGINALISM

The great reactionary, Count Joseph de Maistre, famously observed that all real constitutions are unwritten. When it comes to the true make-up of a country, “That which is most essential, most intrinsically constitutional, and truly fundamental, is never written, and could not be, without endangering the state.” Far from being the product of philosophizers and…

Telescopic Philanthropy: A Review of Factfulness

This week has been a maelstrom. BLM and anarchist riots are still currently in full swing at the time of writing. I have talked more about politics with family than I thought I ever would have in my entire life. Considering the circumstances, I suppose my mask slipped a bit. My optimism mask, as it…

A Cultural Revolution, Too + Friday Reads

Last week I laid out the idea that the great circus was setting up for a color revolution. It morphed into a cultural revolution. Statues are coming down, professors are being attacked, and the shaming and scourging continues. This has been bubbling around for a few years, but is now out in the open for…

Defund The Elites

Submitted by Frank Ditko The Left’s push to “defund the police” is now in full swing, with the Minneapolis City Council voting to dismantle that city’s police department and leftists nationwide calling for similar measures elsewhere. Although defunding the police is substantively stupid (assuming generously that leftists care about the safety of the inner-city poor),…

Russiagate Groomed Us for the Riots

Russiagate is technically over, but we are still living with its consequences. I don’t mean this only on the superficial level: yes, the Michael Flynn case may still take a few new turn and, sure, Trump may tweet about “Obamagate” for a few months more. I mean it instead on a deeper, psychological level. Russiagate…

Truly AWFL: A Social Phenomenon

There is much talk in modern society about “Karens” and white women who look for the manager in order to complain. Most of this analysis is severely flawed and incomplete, as it misses a significant aspect of this phenomenon. The AWFL, or Affluent White Female Liberal, is the epitome of the energy that observed when…

A warning from Norman Sicily

Having recently finished John Julius Norwich’s two volume history of Norman Sicily, The Normans in the South and The Kingdom in the Sun, I was particularly intrigued by some of the information that I absorbed in relation to demographics, despite the fact that the topic only forms a small part of the books. Not only…

America’s Color Revolution

It was bound to happen eventually. The CIA/State’s color revolution process has found its way back home. The color revolution is better described by the foreign observers who say “are externally fueled acts with a clear goal to influence the internal affairs that destabilize the economy,[2] conflict with the law and represent a new form of…

Savage Victims

I doubt I am the only one feeling some nostalgia watching the riots and looting this week. It’s the reverse of what Marx described; it is farce repeated as tragedy. BLM was just as murderous and savage back in 2015/16, but there was a kind of ebullience. When you shared FBI crime statistics back then,…

The Value of Ancient Greece and Ancient Books

By JJ Antiquity can tell us much about the human condition and often the tales are gripping and provocative. The Founding Fathers were well read in the Classics, the true “classics” of Ancient Greece and Rome.  They knew their Virgil, Tacitus, Thucydides, Plutarch and the like; however, there is an ongoing academic debate as to how much…