Reading this piece over at Ozconservative (which I recommend), I was struck by a memory of my brief study of the fall of the Americas during their conquest by the Spaniards. Vermeule (writer of the review about which the blog post speaks) gives this interesting passage: Why do Western liberal academics and EU technocrats object… Continue reading Where Is Your God Now?
Fractional reserve banking is the standard method of banking in our modern world, but few understand what it really is. At best there might be some vague understanding of how banks operate and make money, but there is little total comprehension. To understand fractional reserve banking, however, one must first understand a little of the… Continue reading What Is Fractional Reserve Banking?
There is some tendency among defenders of loaning at interest to describe it as merely the renting of money. After all, they say, interest is merely charging for money while the lender (the creditor) is deprived of its use. On its surface, this is true, for renting and loaning at interest are reasonably similar beasts;… Continue reading You Can’t Rent Money
In discussions regarding racial differences (and their purported nonexistence by those who stand to gain by lying about such things) it is common to misunderstand the argument entirely; to frame the debate in purely utilitarian terms. Even many on the right arguing that racial differences exist fall into this trap, because such debates have a… Continue reading IQ Is The Cherry, Not The Sundae
So everyone knows the news. Trump has ordered some military actions in Syria. The third world war of the neocons and liberals with Russia and the anti-globalists is coming, we were all duped, and the end is nigh. Trump is a fraud and a con and everything the media was saying he was; the mask… Continue reading Quick Thoughts On Syria
If you’ve ever watched any media that has depicted Arthur Conan Doyle’s ever-popular detective, Sherlock Holmes, you’ve probably heard the term ‘deductive reasoning’ mentioned at least once. It’s what Holmes uses to solve his mysteries, like a sort of Victorian superpower that reveals knowledge to its user. Few of us bother to look into it… Continue reading What Is Inductive Reasoning?
It is no great observation that leftism is structured on fighting for “rights.” From its earliest inception as a viable political paradigm in the eighteenth century, leftists have always claimed to fight for the rights of one group or another, at first God-given but later inherent and implicitly given by Their Unmentionable Gods. Unlike the… Continue reading Preferentialism Be My Light