The human mind is perhaps the most intricate system we know of, and yet we humans are paradoxically quite simple for some gifted enchanters to understand and manipulate. (more…)
Events in the Middle East continue to escalate. As the great powers of the present day continue their mobilization of resources, men, and materiel, war on a global scale is on the horizon. While the world is transfixed by events in Palestine, fighting in Ukraine grinds on, and the specter of China’s ongoing confrontation with Taiwan remains simmering in the background. (more…)
Nuts, Fruits, & Flakes:
Objective Analysis of a Granola Congress
I confess that I am a bad American. Yes, I pay little attention to Congress. Why? Because it seems to me little more than a storefront operation for the powers that count in America: Big Pharma, the military industry, Wall Street, and so on. They make policy. Congress just announces it. Nor do I much read the Constitution, a document in tatters that has little obvious connection to American life. (more…)
Americans on Paper Only:
What the Israel-Palestine Conflict Shows Us about Citizenship
Aside from Thomas Jefferson writing “all men are created equal” while he was a slave owner, the biggest mistake the founding fathers made was the Naturalization Act of 1790. It only limited naturalization to free white persons of good moral character. (more…)
English original here
Poznámka Grega Johnsona:
Následuje přepis části rozhovoru Jonathana Bowdena v londýnském Union Jack klubu ze soboty 21. listopadu 2009, který následoval po jeho dnes už slavném vystoupení o fenoménu Punch and Judy. Titulek je redakční.
Otázka: Liberály velice znepokojuje islám, militantní islám.
Jonathan Bowden: Ano, to máte pravdu. (more…)
Padraig Martin, ed.
The Honorable Cause: A Free South –12 Southern Essays
In concluding his great work The Southern Tradition at Bay, which was published five years after the author’s death in 1968, Richard Weaver leaves us with some truly haunting words: “The South which entered the twentieth century had largely ceased to be a fighting South.”
Although this statement was false in a literal sense, since throughout the twentieth century the American South had provided the United States military some of its best fighting men, it was true in that these men had largely ceased fighting as Southerners. (more…)
Southern Nationalism: An Interview with Padraig Martin of Identity Dixie
Tell us about Identity Dixie. How is it similar to other Southern nationalist and identitarian organizations? How is it different?
Salman Rushdie Finally Gets Stabbed
Apparently, Allah gets very upset when people disrespect him. Apparently, Allah is more thin-skinned than Frank Sinatra. I’ve never quite understood how a divine entity can have his feelings hurt by mere mortals, but I’ve read enough of the Koran to realize that Allah is mercurial to the point where his mental condition might require medication. (more…)
Paying for Veils: 1979 as a Watershed for Islamic Revivalists
Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry that Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East
New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2020
Kim Ghattas is a Lebanese senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is a journalist with a stellar reputation and once accompanied Crooked H on one of her junkets to the Middle East and Pakistan when Hillary was US Secretary of State. (more…)
Argo (2012) is an outstanding movie. It won three Oscars and was nominated for many more. It tells the story of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, where Iranian “students” overran the US embassy and captured all but six of the diplomats and embassy staffers. The reason for Alan Arkin’s nomination for Best Supporting Actor can be shown by a simple facial gesture he makes when he is angered by the Iranians and is sympathetic toward the hostages. Arkin’s acting is nuanced and clear. It excellently propels the story forward. (more…)
South African Hunter Mistakes Black Woman for Hippo, Shoots It
If you search the name “Ramokone Linah” on Google Images, you’ll see several pictures of hippopotami but zero snapshots of the black South African woman named Ramokone Linah, who was shot by a white Afrikaner because he mistook her for a hippopotamus. (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 421 The Writers’ Bloc with Tim Murdock on the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict
Host Nick Jeelvy was joined by Tim Murdock of White Rabbit Radio on the latest episode of The Writers’ Bloc to discuss, what else, the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, with a special focus on the Russo-German relationship. (more…)