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That Was Then, This Is Now

June 28, 2016

For those of you who thought Hillary Clinton’s admiration of Angela Merkel had something to do with her gender, think again. Actually, Mama Merkel serves as a role model because of her unparalleled ability to destroy a nation, as this article describes in brutal detail. Read More »

Conservatism And Its Discontents

June 27, 2016
Conservatism And Its Discontents

 

A few additional notes regarding George Hawley’s fascinating look at dissent within the right:

Notwithstanding the Trump Ascendancy, his belief that moderate libertarianism-or conservatarianism, as some have dubbed it-will exert the greatest influence over mainstream conservatism in the years ahead holds some merit. The disdain the modern conservative movement has for genuinely libertarian ideas is reflected in the figure of Jonah Goldberg, someone whom every group described in Professor Hawley’s book would view with contempt, at best. The fact that his publication has gone out of its way to publish writers who present a watered-down, libertarian lite perspective merely demonstrates the resonance of certain libertarian ideas within the broader conservative public.

Much like William F. Buckley’s attempts to modulate and co-opt organic conservatism years ago, the editors of National Review are now attempting to channel popular discontent on the right, this time manifesting itself in the form of libertarian activism, for their own purposes. Personally, I think these efforts will be as successful as NR’s Against Trump broadside. That said, I do believe that the Republican Party will continue to trend in the direction of Rand Paul and Justin Amash as the deep unpopularity of its current Chamber of Commerce/K Street-dominated policy platform becomes inescapable to even the most tone-deaf politician.  Read More »

Raise The Union Jack

June 26, 2016
Raise The Union Jack

It’s difficult to keep track of developments on the Brexit front, as news seems to be breaking nearly every minute. However, I’d like to provide you with some of the more useful observations about what has occurred in the UK and across the globe since Thursday. One of the most important questions, of course, is what happens next. As others have pointed out, this was a non-binding referendum and there is theoretically nothing preventing a Europhile political class from simply ignoring the will of the people. In fact, that is precisely the course some Labour MPs are suggesting Westminster take. Although these sentiments won’t be voiced publicly by many, the contempt the Labour Party’s political representatives  have for the people they purportedly represent is unmistakable. Nothing illustrates this more vividly than the campaign to sack Jeremy Corbyn for being insufficiently supportive of an institution that over 17 million Britons detest. Read More »

UK Independence

June 25, 2016
UK Independence

That is not the timber rattlesnake with which we’re so familiar, and which symbolically represents this website, but the common European adder. A viper which is not dangerous, and which only bites when threatened or disturbed. Much like the normally placid British, who only strike out when they are left with no alternative. Their stunning rejection of continued abasement at the hands of the EUrocracy this week is perhaps the most striking manifestation of this tendency we’ve seen in recent times.

One of the main takeaways from the EU Referendum is the chasm which exists between the British electorate and the people who purport to represent them in Westminster. To get an idea of what this looks like, you need only glance at the list of MPs who opposed Brexit, which includes nearly every single Labour member of the House of Commons, and compare it to the electoral map of UK on the day after the vote. Even if the hatred of ordinary, working class voters expressed by the BBC is muted in the monologues of Labour politicians, the antipathy for their values and concerns is unmistakable. George Orwell exposed the hypocrisy and venality of these sham socialists brilliantly in The Road To Wigan Pier-a location that voted to leave, BTW. And like the objects of Orwell’s criticism who learned absolutely nothing, Owen Jones, Laurie Penny, Polly Toynbee and the rest of the detestable lot now castigating their social inferiors refuse to even entertain the notion that they’re egregiously, catastrophically wrong. Read More »

Cheers

June 24, 2016

But not London, evidently.

Live Brexit Coverage

June 23, 2016
Live Brexit Coverage

Update: It looks like Great Britain will have a new PM. Watch David Cameron’s resignation speech

A fascinating chart illustrates the difference in voting patterns between the 1975 referendum on the European Economic Community and yesterday’s Brexit vote. 

A map of how Britain voted in the EU Referendum. 

Nearly 17 and half million votes for British sovereignty. Well done, chaps. Final results

Brexit Live, with Sargon of Akkad. 

The Beeb has thrown in the towel. We have achieved Brexit. 

Rotherham votes for Brexit in overwhelming numbers.  Read More »

Breaking News…

June 23, 2016
Breaking News…

Update: Madame Hillary weighs in

The President still has no plans for his administration to actually enforce the law. What a relief! 

If you didn’t realize how important this presidential election is, the Supreme Court reminded you earlier today with 2 immensely consequential decisions. The first upholds Judge Hanen’s injunction against Barack Obama’s patently unconstitutional amnesty known as DAPA. The second rejected a challenge to a policy of racial discrimination in college admissions by the University of Texas brought by Abigail Fisher. Read More »

What You Can Do

The Red Death

June 7, 2016
The Red Death

Even as the collectivist enterprise in Venezuela implodes, spreading misery, resentment, and hopelessness among the 30 million people suffering under Chavismo-whose tales of woe are easily accessible-there are those who refuse to acknowledge the destruction their ideas have caused. The allure of Marxism, in spite of its astronomical body count, to public intellectuals and elite opinion-makers cannot be underestimated, in spite of its dismal track record.

That’s why organizations like the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation are absolutely necessary, even in our post-Cold War world. Read More »

Justice For Rotherham

June 6, 2016
Justice For Rotherham

 

One of the more astonishing moments during last month’s lecture in favor of open borders occurred when I brought up the Rotherham outrages, which the speaker-perhaps out of ignorance-declared to be a “recent” phenomenon within Europe. Actually, the systemic kidnapping, rape, sex grooming, and beating of white, Christian, English girls by Muslim Pakistanis-and the coverup of these abuses by the political class and law enforcement-has been occurring for well over 2 decades. Although it’s seductive to believe the Islamic predation sweeping Europe is a recent phenomenon-an aberration caused by the current political turmoil in the Middle East-that is simply not the case. Read More »

Right of the Soil

May 20, 2016
Right of the Soil

One of the defining features of our society is its strange approach to citizenship. We live in the only major Western nation which operates under a policy of unrestricted jus soli, which means that individuals seeking to acquire American citizenship for their children need only birth them on United States soil in order to do so, even if they have no tangible ties to this country. Read More »

From The Ashes (Baca House Fire)

May 19, 2016
From The Ashes (Baca House Fire)

Short of the death or illness of a loved one, or the passing of a beloved pet, it’s hard to conceive of something more traumatic than losing your house. To have to be confronted with 2 of those tragedies simultaneously is almost incomprehensible. Unfortunately, that’s what the Baca Family is facing after their family home was destroyed in a fire, along with their possessions, books, heirlooms, and their precious cat Tyga.

Recognizing how compassionate and generous our readers have been in the past, I’d like to ask you all to do what you can to help out the Bacas as they piece their lives back together. They’ve established a Gofundme page in order to defray the costs of a life-altering event. I’m certain that whatever you can give would be greatly appreciated.

 

Debating The World

May 16, 2016
Debating The World

Just a reminder that tomorrow night the Irish Exit will host Let’s Talk About Open Borders, a discussion of an issue that impacts us all. You can find out more about the event here, and purchase your tickets here. Is a borderless, multicultural society an atomized dystopia devoid of social capital? Read More »



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