The Vote is Nigh: The EU MEP Elections & You

For those who have been living under a rock of late, the elections for members of the European Parliament, or MEPs, are soon to be underway across Europe. Elections will be held from this Thursday, the 23rd, on through to Sunday the 26th, with dates that vary from country to country. This article will provide you information as to when the vote in question will be happening in your home state, and lists of candidates or parties available to vote on.

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A Call to Censorship: Christchurch Shooter Gets the Last Laugh

You can outlaw whatever scum and villainy off the face of the earth that you so desire, but your law means nothing if it cannot be enforced, and not only can this policy not be enforced, it will have effects that are in direct detriment to the goals it sets out to achieve if attempted. Hammering down on the distribution of these materials and opinions will, if anything, lead to them becoming a many-headed hydra that will take similarly Herculean efforts just to keep at bay.

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MasterCard's Masters: How Radical Activists Force Payment Processors to Bend the Knee

Words have meaning. Framing matters. Lazy outrage activists like this use terms like “Far Right” to conjure an image of the most perverse, most hateful stereotype of a conservative they can manage in the heads of those they speak with, to smear and to straw-man the positions of their opponent with. They do this to fear-monger, without ever showing how the expressed views of the people they criticize are, indeed, what they claim they are, and for some reason people are still falling for it.

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The Death of an Icon: How Ideas are Forfeit in Culture Wars

The political hysteria regarding Donald Trump and the culture war may have begun well before then, but this was the point where things broke through to the mainstream culture, where symbols used on the internet were being subverted and in their doing so, being ceded by a morally puritanical movement within the mainstream.

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The Second Concert of Europe

Metternich helped coin the term “the concert of Europe”, where Europe’s Princes would unite to crush any dissent to their “god given” rule. The quintessential example was seen during the spring of nations when the Hungarian people declared their liberty and adopted democracy, liberalism, nationalism and a constitution, only to have all of it crushed by The Kaiser of Austria, with help from The Tsar of Russia. 

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