What I do find rather shocking is the utter ambivalence by social media platforms to do anything about this behavior. Law or not, most websites have clear standards and guidelines in place to address the kinds of people who engage in this sort of activity. Many have been permanently banned for far less.Read More
One should hardly be surprised to find out that Junker, who apparently stayed out of the British referendum out of respect for David Cameron, is claiming that he made a "big mistake" by not stepping in to correct lies during the campaign.Read More
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.
What kind of insufferable, collectivist idiot demands that there should be no violence, while burning down the only place that segregates the violent population from the rest of civil society?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
While I do not pretend that there isn’t some level of justified Islamic anger at the West, especially after all of the political meddling in the Middle East, with the tens, if not hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by the tens of thousands of attacks so far, surely any slight upon Islam has been repaid in full with blood by now?Read More
I am a socially liberal libertarian, whose views most closely align with Milton Friedman. I will not be told that because I hold these beliefs, I am somehow Hitler or the equivalent adjunct, least of all by someone whose fundamental ideological assumption starts off by positing that white people are in a superior position in society by virtue of their skin color.Read More