Politics

Why Politicians Love to Waffe about Global Warming

In Orwell’s 1984, history constantly gets rewritten. Facts that are no longer opportune to the regime continually get removed from the official record so that Eurasia has either always or never been at war with Oceania, depending on what the current story is. We have not progressed to Orwellian levels of retrograde censorship yet, but… Continue reading Why Politicians Love to Waffe about Global Warming

Politics · Society · Technology

Limitations of AI are Interfering with the Elite’s Master Plan

Let me start by saying that this is a highly speculative article. Yet, you probably do not want to dismiss it outright as it ties together a few recent trends that were pushed on society, and the glitches in the matrix we have been seeing recently. The starting point is the big push towards AI,… Continue reading Limitations of AI are Interfering with the Elite’s Master Plan

Society

Little People: Linguistic and Sociological Reflections on the Slave Mentality of Vegetarians and Vegans

I find it quite fascinating how the use of language changes over time. In a previous article, I highlighted the euphemistic treadmill according to which the term “retard” is now offensive, and retards are nowadays called “special”. The problem is, of course, that the underlying reality is unpleasant. Relabelling anything does not change it, which… Continue reading Little People: Linguistic and Sociological Reflections on the Slave Mentality of Vegetarians and Vegans

Politics

The Psychological Importance of a Marginal Income Tax of 50% or More

The West is leading on many important metrics such as wokeness or marginal tax rate. Paying an income tax of less than ten percent would be a sign of the dark ages and indicate that you live in an authoritarian and brutally oppressive regime. In contrast, in the West there is wide buy-in when it… Continue reading The Psychological Importance of a Marginal Income Tax of 50% or More

History · Society

Cognitive Decline Among the Elite: Colonialism vs. Modern Empire Building

For any reasonably intelligent and curious person, it is impossible to ever be bored nowadays. Anything you would want to read, watch, listen to, or study is a few clicks away. Before the widespread adoption of the Internet, you needed to go to a library and if you didn’t live in or near a major… Continue reading Cognitive Decline Among the Elite: Colonialism vs. Modern Empire Building

Politics

Democracy and Diversity Signal the End of U.S. Soft Power

I have argued before that Covid-19 marks the beginning of Chinese hegemony. This refers to hard power, i.e. a country’s position on the international stage based on, primarily, military strength and the economy that backs it. In contrast, soft power relates to the cultural stranglehold a country has on others. In that regard, the United… Continue reading Democracy and Diversity Signal the End of U.S. Soft Power

Society

One Black Man Down, and Covid-19 is No Longer an Issue

We live in truly interesting times. I love watching how the West is literally destroying itself. This year, more progress happened than I would have considered possible in ten years. Of course, my satisfaction is not necessarily due to watching our countries burn to the ground. Instead, I’m happy to see the mainstream narrative collapsing.… Continue reading One Black Man Down, and Covid-19 is No Longer an Issue

Society

Poor Use of Language as an Indicator of Widespread Intellectual Decline

One of the most trite statements to be found in the mainstream is that there is no widespread decline in anything because even the Ancient Greeks complained about their youth. This argument is incredibly dishonest because it is a false equivalence. There may have been a few shitheads around during the times of Plato and… Continue reading Poor Use of Language as an Indicator of Widespread Intellectual Decline