I’ve been reviewing Trump movies, and now it’s après moi, le deluge time. I saw The Father a couple of weeks ago in a typically empty theater, and was moved by its study of dementia and bravura acting by an excellent cast. Directed by Florian Zeller and based on his play, The Father tells the story of Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), an elderly man who lives alone in his shadowy apartment. (more…)
Tag: mental illness
Back in the year 2000 — before the advent of smartphones and the existence of social media in any significant sense beyond a humble smattering of BBS message boards — I and the other convicts at Oregon State Penitentiary caught wind of a new super-max prison they were building in the state’s remote eastern regions. (more…)
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” (more…)
Did you know that there are only two countries in the world where it’s legal to advertise pharmaceutical drugs on television? One is the U.S., of course, and the other is New Zealand. I remember the early days of those ads, back in the 1990s. For example, there was the classic Zyrtec ad that showed someone climbing a mountain. You had to guess what the drug was for, because back then, they weren’t allowed to be more explicit. All the ad said was “ask your doctor.” My, how times have changed. (more…)
Metapolitics Matters:Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Roberts
& The Anatomy of a Revolution
I had occasion to visit Fort Collins, Colorado this summer. In doing so I was able to discover information on an important Rightist of the 1960s, Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Roberts. LTC Roberts was a longtime resident of the area and active on the local AM radio community. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery.
Archibald Edward Roberts (1915–2006) is almost unique for the men of his generation and social class. (more…)
A Vice article published on Tuesday has reignited the debate over whether racism (or “pathological bias,” to use the clinical term proposed by psychiatrists) should be considered a mental illness and included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In turn, I would like to raise the question of whether pathological xenophilia should be considered a mental illness. (more…)
America’s Health Fix: Case & Deaton’s Deaths of Despair, Part I
During the 1970s and 1980s, when libertarian ideas were in the air, Ayn Rand a fashionable writer, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had romped to power, and the Chicago Boys were invited to demonstrate the merits of free-market economics in South America, a lively debate was being pursued in libertarian circles on how far freedom can go.
Didn’t free individuals have the right to take their own lives, (more…)
Note: Contains Spoilers
This essay was inspired by the excellent interview between Greg Johnson and Mike Enoch, “Forced to Be Free,” in the recently released You Asked For It: Selected Interviews, Vol. 1. This wide-ranging interview covers a vast range of topics, and as a whole serves—as does the whole book—as an absolutely excellent introduction to the whole of our project for “normies” (more…)
“There’s a certain ritual of apology that white people and all white advocacy groups are expected to go through immediately following any incident of white violence. . . . (more…)
In February of 2014 a two-year old giraffe was euthanized at the Copenhagen Zoo. Worldwide media attention and an online petition signed by twenty-seven thousand friends of animals had failed to save him.
English original here
Übersetzt von Deep Roots.
Schon seit mehreren Jahren ist die Webseite, die ich mehr als irgendeine andere lese, Chateau Heartiste gewesen, vormals bekannt als Chateau Roissy. Ich lese auch von Zeit zu Zeit Roosh V. Beide Männer sind hochintelligent, und Heartiste ist auch ein brillianter Stilist mit einem abgefahrenen Sinn für Humor. (more…)
¿Acaso la manosfera corrompe moralmente a los hombres?
English original here
Hace varios años ya, el sitio web que leo más que cualquier otro es el Chateau Heartiste, conocido previamente como Chateau Roissy. También leo Roosh V. de vez en cuando. Ambos hombres son altamente inteligentes, y Heartiste es también un brillante estilista, con un retorcido sentido del humor.
For several years now, the website I read more than any other has been Chateau Heartiste, formerly known as Chateau Roissy. I also read Roosh V. from time to time. Both men are highly intelligent, and Heartiste is also a brilliant stylist, with a wicked sense of humor.
But, for all the pleasure and knowledge I have derived from these and other manosphere writers, I am increasingly drawn to the view that the net result of the manosphere is to morally corrupt men.
Spanish translation here
Drama, self-mutilation, and suicide are par for the course with transsexuals, so the recent death of would-be transgirl Joshua “Leelah” Alcorn, who threw himself in front of a semi truck, is less of a news story than the subsequent reactions of the Left, who have taken up his challenge to change society so nobody like him will ever shed another emo-tear.
I never had a chance to read Gavin McInnes’ article “Transphobia is Perfectly Natural,” since Thought Catalog has taken it down. (But we can read outraged reactions from around the web.) McInnes has apparently been hounded out of his job as chief creative officer of something called Rooster, which I am too unhip to have heard of.
Was Hitler on Meth? & Other Burning Issues
Nassir Ghaemi’s A First-Rate Madness
A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness
New York: the Penguin Press, 2011
This has to be the silliest book I have ever read. But I read it cover-to-cover, because it is also highly informative and engaging. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, is an Iranian-born, US-educated professor of psychiatry at Tufts University and a widely published author. (more…)
Four Race-Ending Life Paths of Young Whites
Another family gathering has reminded me of the always-depressing shape of too many White family trees — a family of five children that begets two grandchildren, a family of three children that begets none, and so on. We are a race that has been sapped of our very will to exist — concerned with the continuation of every living thing on earth but its own people. Could the irony of this ever be pointed out to a childless, 40-something White couple who work for an environmental advocacy group? (more…)