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The Muslim Rape Army Is Coming to Getcha! Further Thoughts on Reclaiming Reality

The Brawl that Wasn’t A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Mark Twain Sometime a bit over a year ago, I came across an article describing a big brawl that occurred in, of all places, Murmansk, way north in Russia. The story, in the Daily Caller, by one Jacob Boesson, is entitled: Refugees Go Clubbing In Russia, Harass Girls, Wake Up In Hospital The Next Morning. The story is dated February 4, 2016, but the events described would have taken place on the previous…

Faith, Reason, Fanaticism, and the Deeper Meaning of “The Donald”

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em Perhaps the greatest historical archetype when we think about religious fanaticism and intolerance is the Spanish Inquisition, in particular the fearsome figure of Tomás de Torquemada, the first Grand Inquisitor. The historical backdrop is that, in the wake of the Reconquista, centuries of back-and-forth conflict between Muslims and Christians, the Christians eventually regained control of all of Spain; the last Muslim stronghold, Granada fell in 1492. As Christianity gained the upper hand, many people who were formerly Muslims or Jews decided to become Christians. However,…

My Article on the Charlie Hebdo False Flag

About a week after the Charlie Hebdo event of 7 January 2015, I wrote an essay that I submitted to the Saker, who graciously published it on his site. I have just put it up here on this site. I think it is of some interest to reread this essay now. It was my initial reaction to the event, but I would say that I stand by the thinking that I expressed in the article. Of course, now we have the benefit of hindsight, seeing what has happened over the last…

Islamophobia Inc.

The estimable Linh Dinh just published a couple of blog posts on his site that are based on some private correspondence we had. That is here and here. These two cases are, of course, a small part of the whole, which is a massive ongoing vilification campaign against Muslims. As you can see if you examine these two specific cases, it is not that they are taking real events and simply exaggerating them. No, there are just people sitting around making up shit. None of this is even a “conspiracy theory”. There…

The Show Must Go On

A Night at the Theater One evening a gentleman decides to go to the theater. There is a play showing that is reputed to be a very funny comedy. It’s hilarious, people are raving about it. At various points in the middle of the performance, hecklers disrupt the play, shouting disparaging insults at the actors on stage. At first, the actors on stage ignore this and carry on in their roles, but then, at some point, some of them lose patience with this, and respond to the hecklers. Let’s say…

A Framework for Reclaiming Reality

I believe I first read George Orwell’s essay, Politics and the English Language, as part of the reading list for an English 101 college class. I was a teenager at the time and I don’t believe I really understood what Orwell was getting at. I think my understanding was at the superficial level. I mostly just took it to be a screed against crappy writing — which it is, of course. But it is much more than that. Some of the ideas in that essay were later developed in his magnum…

Hello, World

I just started this blog, since establishing some sort of web presence popped up on my TODO list. Earlier this year, I wrote an article for the Unz Review, entitled Battling the Matrix and Freeing Oneself from the Roger Rabbit Mental World, which is partly about deep politics (what other people call “conspiracy theories”) but really about my own intellectual evolution over the last decade or so. A new article will be appear in the next few days on the Unz Review.

Battling the Matrix and Freeing Oneself from the Roger Rabbit Mental World

(This article originally appeared on the Unz Review.) In 1999, a big hit movie was The Matrix. I went and saw it but I don’t recall it making much of an impression on me. At the time, my understanding of the world was pretty conventional. I believed the things I was told — for example, that a lone nut by the name of Lee Harvey Oswald had shot President Kennedy, and another lone gunman named James Earl Ray later shot Martin Luther King. Of course 9/11 hadn’t happened yet, but,…

Examining Key Premises in the “Je Suis Charlie” Discourse

(This essay originally appeared on the website of the Saker, about a week after the event in question.) When I first saw the news about Charlie Hebdo, I concluded very quickly that it was some sort of staged event, a “false flag”. The basic story, that disgruntled Muslims had shown up in the middle of Paris with Kalashnikovs and a rocket propelled grenade launcher to settle their grievances towards some cartoonists struck me as something out of fantastical fiction. Once I saw the cheesy Hollywood B film dialogue — “Allahu…