Tag Archives: New Feudalism

Hobo Army of Social Justice

     The City of Los Angeles is planning to provide homeless people in the city with some income for helping pick up trash. Oh, not directly, of course. They money will be filtered, though, in an oh-so-woke graft: “The motion … … Continue reading

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Charter of the Forest — Still Relevant After 800 Years

     Eight hundred years ago today, Henry III of England signed the Carta de Foresta, better known by its English translation: The Charter of the Forest.      It was a rejection of the “Norman Yoke” and the restriction of lands from public … Continue reading

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Modern Venezuela: Electoral Shenanigans, Bitcoin, and Hookers.

     Not wanting to look like a second-rate dictator, Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro has declared his minions to have won an overwhelming victory in regional elections. Of course, that isn’t enough, and now Maduro wants to do-over previous elections that didn’t … Continue reading

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Revolution of the Elites

     The common trope regarding revolutions is that the masses, united somehow, stand up against their elite oppressors in order to liberate said masses and create a utopia (which invariably is corrupted by impure elements like “wreckers” or “kulaks”).      However, organizing … Continue reading

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Robber Barons and Omnipotent Moral Busybodies

     C. S. Lewis once noted that it was better to be ruled by robber barons who were interested in their own benefit, than “omnipotent moral busybodies” who wish to impose their insane not-so-clever schemes on other people whether the people … Continue reading

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The English Language is Liberating; The Left want to Corrupt and Silence It

     George Orwell’s Newspeak was intended, within the world of 1984, to limit freedom of thought by limiting or eliminating words that described concepts antithetical to INGSOC. As the book describes: “By 2050—earlier, probably—all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared. … Continue reading

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On Equality

     Equality. It seems like such a simple word—one that in all hypotheticality would be easy to define. However, it means different things to different people, and that difference in definition can, and has been, exploited by those who know the … Continue reading

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Dissenters Purged From Venezuelan Civil Service

     Faced with a potential recall election, Venezuela’s President Maduro has decided to make a convincing case… by firing from the civil service anyone who dares not blindly support him: “In the last few months, Venezuelan politics pretty much has revolved … Continue reading

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Equity vs. Essentialism

     Two of the major contrasts between Leftist thought and conservatism (in the Anglospheric vein) are: Whether human beings are tabula rasa upon which society can writ large vs. the idea that human nature actually exists; and society should reflect an … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Miseducating Civics; Miseducating Economics; Miseducating Women

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: Me not know education?  That’s unpossible!      First, a little mood music: … Continue reading

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