Monthly Archive: February 2017

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“Neo-Segregation” and the Suicide of the American Right

Students at the University of Michigan have taken the lead in the Left’s campaign to criminalize White People.  Following a string of student movements at other leading institutions devoted to the debasement of learning, non-white students at Michigan are demanding their own “permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”  This comes on the heels of the construction of a $10 million Black Student Center, which is insufficient proof of Michigan’s commitment to genocide. With the predictable knee-jerk that is the hallmark of their movement, American conservatives are...

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Will CPAC Adapt to Trumpism?

The Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, starts this week. For those who are unfamiliar with CPAC, it is an annual event that takes place in Washington, DC that brings together conservative activists with conservative elected officials, leaders, journalists and celebrities. It is likely the largest and most prominent event of its kind within the conservative universe. The event is sponsored by the American Conservative Union (ACU), a venerable conservative organization. The ACU, as would be expected for a long established movement conservative institution, generally represents orthodox “three-legs-of-the-stool” type conservatism – fiscally conservative, socially conservative and hawkish on...

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Season 1, Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, Episode 1: Slavery

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In the first episode of this new series Dr. Fleming takes on the issue of slavery. Is it a “moral issue?” How do we look at slavery both historically and within the context of “slavery” that most Americans think about, which is to say what existed prior to 1860? Is there a value to paternalism, to hierarchy, to obedience? What did St. Paul say? What about modern day wage slavery? Dr. Fleming discusses all this and more to help you possibly have a more productive conversation with friends should you dare to broach this topic sometime. Original Air Date: February...

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Properties of Blood I.4, Part G: “The Duty to Retreat”

In an influential book on the duty to retreat, American historian Richard Maxwell Brown takes the conventional position that individualistic Americans broke with English legal tradition in order in order to give full vent to their violence and racism—and here he cites as witnesses Abraham Lincoln and Gunnar Myrdall.  In the tradition of English law, Brown argues in his first chapter, homicide even in self-defense was criminal unless the killer had made a serious effort to escape his attacker by retreating to a point from which he could retreat no farther: In England the burden was on the one accused...

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Trump’s First Great Month

  It hasn’t been easy, but Trump has put in a great first month as president.  As he said, he “inherited a mess.”  The mess goes back not just through the whole eight years of the Obama regime, but at least through the Bushes and Clintons. We can stop there, because the end of the Cold War, 1989-91, marked a time when America could have used a “peace dividend” to regroup, heal domestic wounds and develop a sensible foreign policy. Instead, in foreign affairs, America’s unique power of the 1990s was wasted on establishing first  President George H.W. Bush’s New...

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Wednesday’s Child: The Laser and the Loser

Watching what the Guardian last week rather wittily dubbed the president’s anti-press conference, I reflected on the extent to which the survival of our culture depends on syntax.  As I have a stepmother tongue, English, in addition to my mother tongue, I am constantly reminded of ways in which much less syntactically evolved Russian allows the speaker or writer to obscure his meaning – sometimes intentionally, when he is lying, sometimes despite himself, when he is telling the truth. To be sure, Russian has strengths that English does not possess – a wealth of inflections, for instance, keeps our rhyming...

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Hellas: A Crisis That Is Absolutely Moral By Nikos Hidiroglou 

The nihilists, cosmopolitans and atheist bureaucrats (some of them called ironically “Christian Democrats”) that run European affairs have actually decided to destroy everything on the continent that gave birth to our civilization.  And they are ruining Hellas, the timeless source of light.  Since WWII they have subjugated, step by step, its political system, and now they are enslaving the country financially.  Hellas is sinking deeply into debt. Well, there are no political expectations right now for modern Hellenes.  Their choices are indeed limited. The urban political elite of the country is demonstrating in every chance it gets, the strange syndrome...

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The Xanthippe, Part 5

In the last installment we heard Xanthippe as she refuted Plato’s argument for a society run by experts Xanthippe: Do you really want to live in a world made in the image of Plato and run by his mirror-images.  We should all be slaves or those mechanical servants that waited on King Alcinous in Phaeacia.  Surely, you remember the Odyssey ? Pheidippides:  That’s giving it to him, auntie! Part 5 Xanthippe:  And you think the same argument doesn’t apply to you? Pheidippides:  Not me, I believe in free markets, remember? Xanthippe: I don’t want to go through all of this...

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Properties of Blood I.4: Defending Self, Part F

Defending Life and Honor  Milo the conservative gang-leader might have got off, had he killed his enemy in a Norse or Germanic society, where homicide was more a private or familial matter.  He would have had to face Clodius’ kinsmen, who (whatever they thought of the scapegrace) had the family’s honor to maintain.  Even in urbanized Rome, prominent members of the Claudii ralled round in support of their rabble-rousing cousin.  Even Roman blood is, after all, thicker than water.  In many kin-based societies, however, there are some circumstances in which a payment might have been accepted as compensation for the...

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Season 1, Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 0: Introduction

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In this zero episode of Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” Dr. Srdja Trifkovic discusses the writing of his 2002 book The Sword of the Prophet: his motivations, how he went about writing the book, how it was received, and its importance today, 15 years later. We will be using Dr. Trifkovic’s book this season, so if you’d like to follow along or prepare better for the episodes, you can order the book here. Original Air Date: February 17, 2017 Show Run Time: 35 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   Islam: The...