Saturday, April 26, 2014
Essay by Michael McGregor
White identity is the biological and cultural heritage of Europe – not the cultural heritage of '90s cartoons and boy bands. Being White means sharing ancestry with the men who discovered the stars, created the greatest works of art known to humanity, and conquered the known world.
There is little doubt that an authentic, White identity is the greatest taboo in modern Western society. But there is one form of inauthentic White identity, intrinsically tied to popular culture, that is allowed by polite society—because it mocks Whites for being uncool and out of touch.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The claims made by the President and his administration were hasty, superficial, and questionable.
Last week at a press conference at the White House, the President took a" moment" to revel in the apparent success of Obamacare by touting the number of new sign-ups and the decrease in medical spending that has been taking place over the past few years. Of course, full credit was auspiciously given the Affordable Care Act.
The first open enrollment period under this law ended a little over two weeks ago. And as more data comes in, we now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to 8 million people -- 8 million people. Thirty-five percent of people who enrolled through the federal marketplace are under the age of 35. All told, independent experts now estimate that millions of Americans who were uninsured have gained coverage this year -- with millions more to come next year and the year after.
We’ve also seen signs that the Affordable Care Act is bringing economic security to more Americans. Before this law added new transparency and competition to the individual market, folks who bought insurance on their own regularly saw double-digit increases in their premiums. That was the norm. And while we suspect that premiums will keep rising, as they have for decades, we also know that since the law took effect health care spending has risen more slowly than at any time in the past 50 years.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Roman history could be prologue to China’s future.While academics and the policy wonks in the US attend their regularly scheduled meetings on how to contain and peacefully coexist with China, some citizens in China meet regularly too. If we use history as our standard, this group of Chinese citizens is likely to have more of an effect on the future of China than a thousand Kissingers.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Birth of Prudence is that rare product of the Dissident Right—something that addresses the core questions of our collapsing world without coming off as shrill, hysterical, or inhumane. Instead, the book treats life as it is—messy, paradoxical, and difficult. But despite all that—it’s uncompromising.
It’s not just that the personal is political. It’s that the personal determines the political.
First-time author Ryan Andrews attacks some of the most difficult questions facing Western Man in The Birth of Prudence—just published by VDARE.com Books ($19.99). This is a novel that is going to make you uncomfortable, uneasy, and maybe even outraged. But it’s a story that cannot be ignored.
The eponymous Prudence is a Korean-American university student who identiﬁes with the glory of Western Civilization. She is a perfect example of what Establishment conservatives would consider the ideal—a foreigner who has come to identify with the West as a concept, as an abstract construct. And of course, there is much legitimacy to her approach—after all, as Prudence says, beyond the questions raised by the great minds of Greece and Rome, “there is nothing more worth knowing.”
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
“There have always been more fools than teachers in this world.”
Once there was a young man who felt blessed to be living in the time that he was. Every day he was thankful that he was a part of what truly was the early beginning of a new era. His instructions at the university taught him many new things that heretofore had been unknown. With new knowledge and understanding, his perception and awareness of the world went through profound changes. He made it a point to teach and share to all this new knowledge and understanding.
One day, the young man was walking through town and noticed an old man sitting beside the sidewalk. This wasn’t the first or the second time he noticed the old man. This particular time he pitied him more than at any one before.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
“As leaves are born, so are men. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the forest is green again in spring. So too with men: one generation is born as another is erased” (Iliad, VI, 146).
Not for an instant do I forget the struggles of our time. Not for an instant do I forget the struggles of the past that made us who we are. Not for an instant do I forget that to exist is not just to dedicate and devote oneself but also to fight. Nor do I forget that life has intense moments and calm moments, joys and cruelties.
Life in general (and our life) is an image of nature from which it proceeds, which Heraclitus already said, in an rather topical aphorism, almost thirty centuries ago: “Nature loves contraries: through them she produces harmony.”
Monday, April 7, 2014
Putin has replaced the dead Marxist-Leninist Comintern with a new fourth international for the protection of traditional values over multiculturalism.
Vladimir Putin really needs no introduction. He has been America’s adversary since he arrived on the world’s stage. He is also a man of consequence. Like most men of consequence, he has good grasp of history to go with a high emotional intelligence. Those are essential qualities to thrive in high stakes politics. And so, here we are. Putin makes headlines and sets the West back on its heels. However, that isn’t all that extraordinary. In fact, it is rather a dull been-there-done-that international adversary story.
What is unique though is during the time of Putin’s public career, he has ascended as “World Conservatism’s New Leader” with America clearly in mind.