Right Wing Foucault

“By this I mean a number of phenomena that seem to me to be quite significant, namely, the set of mechanisms through which the basic biological features of the human species became the object of a political strategy, of a general strategy of power, or, in other words, how, starting from the 18th century, modern…

Flight 93 Redux

After Donald Trump’s inauguration, an event capping one of the most unbelievable upsets in modern political history, former president George W Bush reportedly turned to Hillary Clinton and said of the speech “That was some weird shit.” Note: I do not advocate violence or acts of terrorism. Anything discussed in the following commentary is purely…

From al-Askari, Samarra, Iraq to al-Noor, Christchurch, New Zealand

Proximity + Diversity = Violence. In 2006 the al-Askari mosque in Samarra, Iraq was bombed. It is considered one of the holiest sites for Shia muslims. Whilst no one was injured in this attack the reprisal attacks against Sunni’s and Sunni mosques resulted in an estimated 1000 deaths. Shia militia men launched numerous attacks. These…

Walter Laqueur, Henry Kissinger, and the Death of American Historiography

By irkutyanin1 Incessantly, we hear complaints from the right about the inadequacy of even elite universities to give even the most rudimentary of a higher education. The university, of course, is a natural and necessary target, it’s sprawling departments overspecialized and teaming with ideologues well versed in programming the youth with the ideology of self-annihilation….

Five Friday Reads – 3/15/19

A weird thing is happening in the business world where businesses are fleeing California and New York. I read this last week on Peak California. This is not Peak California from an opportunity or middle class paradise perspective. That is well in the past. The essay got me thinking about how in my line of…

A Day At The Arnold

In winter, one can fall into a seasonal affective disorder funk. If not a full mood, the grey skies can remove the pep in the step of any gym rat. If one were to look for inspiration, one could do no better than attend the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio. The Arnold Classic is billed…

Looking Backward to the Future of the Dissident Right

​Archeofuturism: European Visions of the Post-catastrophic Age Guillaume Faye, trans. Sergio Knipe. Arktos, 2010. 249 pp. It has been 20 years since Guillaume Faye’s visionary Archaeofuturisme first appeared, and just under a decade since it has been circulating in English from the Arktos publishing house. In that time, Faye has become one of the giants…

Amazon’s Digital Book Burning

“One of the things that surprises people – sometimes upsets publishers and authors – is that we let people enter negative reviews, and they say, why do you do this? You – your – you only make money if you sell the books. Why don’t you weed out the negative reviews? And the reason is:…

The YangGang and You

Wake up, wake up, it’s the first of the month and your YangBucks just flashed into your EBT. A thousand bucks. Two grand for a household with two adults, and so on. We all know it’s not going to work like that, if Chairman Yang was capable of being elected in a Democratic primary despite…

Five Friday Reads – 3/8/19

Want a blog to check out that is better than nearly every other blog? Just click here. Read the words of Martin Shkreli. A man sent to prison for nothing compared to Elizabeth Holmes. He was sent to prison for raising drug prices on a protected class (gay AIDS patients) and being a good troll…