This latest round of Israeli-Palestinian warfare, in which Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Israeli citizens and thousands more injured, leaves me with mixed feelings. I’m reminded of the troubles frontier Americans faced with hostile Indians in the nineteenth century. Putting it as simply as possible, you had an intelligent, civilized race of people competing over land and resources with a less intelligent, less civilized race of people. (more…)
Mortal Instruments: Mapping the Geomythologies of Western Fantasy, Part II
Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)
Dante Alighieri’s conceptual map of Hell also lay at the intersection where biblical and classical ideas about the afterlife crossed. Virgil, fellow Italian poet and ancient Roman author of the Æneid, accompanied him during much of his journey, for Virgil was someone who had imagined his own hero Aeneas successfully navigating the underworld. (more…)
The Time of Lackeys, the Time of Kings, & the Time of the Republic
If you think about things that are not very important to you, there is no significant difference between repair, upgrade, and replacement. But if you yourself are what’s at issue, there’s a huge difference depending on if they‘re enriching you (as enhancement is called in current politically correct parlance) or if they want to replace you with a more fun, useful, or obedient model. (more…)
Where do decent white folks go from here, when it’s all but too late?
What is their life going to be like when the demographic scales are tipped and the usual pathways to success and respect are blocked by the unforgiving, power-thirsty trolls drunk on woke? (more…)