The Plague and Human Stupidity

By now, it is obvious to those who follow the news even in the smallest regard, that the Coronavirus Pandemic is a major international crisis. As of writing this, over 500,000 people have been infected worldwide, and there have been over 25,000 fatalities – with Italy suffering over 600 deaths a day. Those of us…

National Debt and the Technocrats

After the Napoleonic Wars, Britain had acquired a large national debt that was 225% of GDP. Britain also incurred an additional layer of debt to pay off slavers when their trade was abolished – which wasn’t finally paid off until 2015. Despite this, the country managed to dominate the world for the next 125 years….

Spirituality as a Necessary Mechanism of Society

In Adam Zamoyski’s highly acclaimed biography of Napoleon, one of the standout topics of interest for me was the Emperor’s views on spirituality and religion. A particularly striking sentence in the book is in reference to his views on communion. He ‘was not enough of a believer for it to be of any benefit, and…

Britain and the Great Shift

In the year 2009 Brexiteers, after 15 years of unsuccessful campaigning, discovered the topic of immigration. It might seem farcical now to think that Brexiteers, faced with unlimited immigration from Europe, were not using this issue to bolster their case for leave the European Union, or as a weapon to use against the Left –…

Cinema & The Narrative Game

The film director Martin Scorsese recently criticized movies based on comic books, saying they are ‘not cinema’. His point is undeniable, in that there is a clear difference between creating mainstream entertainment and creating a classic piece of artistic storytelling. His point especially rings true when you consider how many repetitive superhero films have been…

Societal Delusion and Historic Virtue Signaling

When observing the nature of societies, a main factor is the ‘mob’ (for want of a better word), and the ideological direction of thought that it is drifting. George Orwell’s overly used ‘war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength’ has become rather cliché in recent years, but we really are in the realm…

The Politics of Humiliation

What would you do if you had complete control of our Western societies? Ruling it with a healthy dose of pragmatism would probably be the best option. Sadly though, you and I will never have such an opportunity, and instead we are currently living through the greatest moral decline that has been witnessed in living…

The Scramble for Asia

With Hong Kong’s mass protests in the news in recent weeks, it will probably come across to many as an isolated incident. This incident is perhaps reminiscent of other upheavals exhibited by many countries over the last 20 years per the Color Revolution playbook. However, the reality is that what is going on is just…