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(44) Rot

A particular way in which American blacks have been genuinely disadvantaged lies in the way the slave trade was organised. Power relies...

Jim Jones and the rainbow family

I. I suppose what everyone wants to know about cult leaders is whether or not they “really believe” or whether the whole show is an act...

(43) Fulvus

So, per the previous article, does MAGA constitute a cult? Do “Magatards” with their caps, their charismatic leader, and their dumb...

(42) Canus

Imagine if the 2020 George Floyd riots ended in the revolutionary overthrow of the US government. Today, in 2022, just two short years...

Communism and cults

Communism is a very old idea that goes right back to the start of Western intellectual history: it is to be found in Plato’s Republic....

(41) Viridis

Miscellaneous thought errors: there is a book called The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind that was popular...

(40) Ater

Nietzsche and serial killers: Nietzsche’s view that we run on cause-and-effect railway tracks, per Spinoza, leads to the stance that it...

(39) Caeruleus

There is a refrain on the American political scene that “a free people is an armed people”—the idea being that the first thing Lenin or...

(38) Rutilus

In the late 1990s, the Americans were so powerful that they became deluded that they had this thing called “soft power”—an autonomous...

(37) Flavus

If you follow the circles still influenced by Galton, there is this idea that we face a “genius crisis” in the West—the idea is connected...

(36) Cruentus

In a small Internet brushfire, a Russian militiaman called Igor Mangushev has caused a controversy by appearing on stage with a skull—a...

Bill Hicks and the ride

As noted elsewhere, I had a pedantic politics lecturer at university who loved the comedian Bill Hicks—probably had been an undergraduate...

(35) Atra

Millennial Woes on Telegram: “What subcultures were in Britain prior to 1945? This is a genuine question. I'm trying to work out whether...

(34) Argyros

A quote from a Twitter user: “The epistemology of white replacement is quite tasty if you like epistemology puzzles. Whites are currently...

Woke Nietzsche

In the history of ideas, it is usually taken to be unacceptable to trace an idea’s origin to a specific point. However, this is due to...

(33) Kyaneos

Nietzsche argues against the idea that there is an omnipresent and omniscient God on the grounds that it is as if you are a toddler on...

(32) Phairos

The man stood in a green circle. When you drew back you could see that the green circle lay in the centre of an Art Deco power station—a...

War crimez

I. The two images above represent cages prepared by the Russians and the Ukrainians for their war crimes trials—perhaps, on close...