American liberals are torn over our national symbols. On one hand, they claim them as their own and say they represent everything they love–multiculturalism, equality, anti-fascism, and DEMOCRACY. On the other, they will say at times these symbols offend them and must be replaced. This conflict was encapsulated last week by New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay. (more…)
Tag: the Leftist mind
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…)
Nineteen Eighty-Four Revisited, Part III:
What Orwell Can Still Teach Us
Among the many useful concepts bequeathed to us by Orwell, “doublethink” tops the list. It is a priceless tool for understanding how “normies” function within the repressive, PC societies of the West. The novel offers us two separate discussions of doublethink, which complement each other. The first occurs early in the story, and is the most famous passage dealing with the term:
Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)
2. A Will to Nothingness: The Essence of Leftist Metaphysics
We are now in a position to step back from these observations and draw some general conclusions about the metaphysics of Leftist ideology. I trust the reader understands, however, that I am identifying the metaphysics that underlies Leftist ideology. (more…)
Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)
Metaphysics is the science of what is real. It is the most fundamental branch of philosophy; other philosophical ideas are derived from or based upon metaphysical convictions. For example, the Epicurean principle that pleasure is the highest good follows from its materialism and rejection of belief in an afterlife. However, it is also possible to speak of metaphysics outside of the context of philosophical systems. (more…)
Popular Christian writer Rachel Held Evans died last weekend at the young age of 37.
Held Evans’ death caused much sorrow among mainstream media outlets. Even Hillary Clinton mourned her death.
The reasons are obvious: Held Evans was a former evangelical who pushed progressive Christianity. (more…)
No other form of media better encapsulates the socialist backlash in the English-speaking world against 21st century neoliberalism than the bizarre Marxist podcast Chapo Trap House, hosted by “large adult sons” (more…)
In which Nicholas R. Jeelvy demonstrates the insidiousness of 19th-century political leftism and its tendency to subvert culture and morality by tugging on the heartstrings of the impressionable and kind.
My own personal journey through Victor Hugo’s epic began at a very young age. (more…)
Despite deeply appreciating the victory of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, I didn’t experience the schadenfreude I thought I would. The part of my mind which harbors hatred for my enemies and usually roils at the anti-white antics of the Left felt oddly calm and steady. (more…)
Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg
Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism
New York: Verso, 2016.
In the relatively recent publication in English (for the first time) of the 1983 French book Revolutionary Yiddishland, Jewish authors Alain Brossat and Sylvie Klingberg document Jewish radical Leftist politics in Europe in the early to mid-20th century. (more…)
On November 18, 1978, the congregation of the Peoples Temple, a radical, socialist/Leftist congregation of the mainline Protestant Disciples of Christ, died in a massive murder-suicide event on the orders of their leader, Jim Jones. Their suicide method, drinking poisoned water containing fruit drink mix on the orders of a narcissistic, sociopathic megalomaniac, gave rise to the expression, “drink the Kool-Aid.”
Much ink has been spilled about how the theology of Jim Jones was so strange and false that it was only natural that the Peoples Temple would end in disaster. There has also been a great deal of analysis of Jones’ own nature. (more…)