When the Soviet Union was new, there were those of us Stalin turned to for our particular skills. We were trained to turn men’s minds to our will. This is Stalin’s psychic legacy.
Tucker Carlson is in trouble again. This time he upset the troops when he dared point out the stupidity of putting pregnant women in combat. “China’s military becomes more masculine . . . our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine,” Tucker said on his Fox News show Tuesday night. (more…)
Donald Trump departed the White House in the worst state imaginable. He was impeached a second time and a conviction could open the way to possible jail time. He’s banned or suspended from nearly every tech platform, leaving him unable to directly communicate with his followers. His bank purged his accounts, (more…)
I gathered from the conversation that the owner of the name had once been a regular contributor to much more widely read conservative publications, the kind that have salaried congressional correspondents and full-service LexisNexis accounts, but that he was welcome at those august portals no longer. In all innocence, I asked why this was so. “Oh,” explained one of my companions, “he got the Jew thing.” (more…)
Suppose you’re out there on social media and you’re arguing for nationalism. Suppose you make the argument that the activities of transnational gigacorporations undermine the health, security, and welfare of independent nations. (more…)
“[I]dentity alone should neither uphold nor invalidate an idea, or we’ve lost the Enlightenment to pure tribalism.”
That’s the cry of journalist George Packer, a distraught liberal who can’t believe identity politics ruined his kids’ school system. (more…)
Judaism has its dual morality; Islam has its Taqqiya. Christianity, on the other hand, is distinguished by the belief that Christ is truth, and that knowing the truth is necessary for salvation. Christians, therefore, are theologically enjoined to seek the truth, and it is not difficult to see that this preoccupation with the pursuit of truth is one of the bases for the high-trust society that used to permeate what was formally called Christendom. (more…)
Conservatives and others on the ostensible Right have been on the retreat for a long time now. This becomes clear in the ways in which conservative elites in the media speak around critical issues rather than frankly about them. (more…)
“Crush White Nationalist evil!” is the conservative answer to the El Paso shooting.
The overwhelming majority of conservatives have called for the government to treat White Nationalism like Islamic terror. Logically, this would mean drone strikes against American Renaissance conferences. But the conservatives who advocate for this drastic action are self-aware enough not to go that far – they just want the government to censor speech they call racist.
Everyone loves a good social media implosion.
A good implosion is, among other things, a comeuppance: one where the mask falls at last and a hotsy totsy e-celeb is exposed (more…)
Ever catch abuse from somebody famous? It’s not fun.
Last year, a fairly edgy and well-known conservative writer took me to task for something I had written. Amid all the sophomoric profanity and abuse (he addressed me with “Hey Dipshit,” and his message went downhill from there), he did something interesting. He sneeringly called me an “ethno guy,” as in, “What is it with you ethno guys . . . ?” As in, only a dipshit would ever consider being an “ethno guy.”