Social Constructionism: Spawning Subversion, Normalising Nonsense

My previous editorial was meant to be the first step in taking this blog in a new direction. I thought that I was done addressing the subject of intellectual dishonesty, but as it turns out, I'm still getting stuff wrong myself. Rather than being free of the influence of ideological subversives, I'm still framing my…

Spooky Language

Words have power, they evoke emotions and convey ideas, one of which is fear, but it doesn't need to be. I decided to write this article as an antidote to fear, because people are afraid of things they ought not to be - one of which is me. I've been told that I scare people.…

The Narcissism of Altruism

Forced altruism is false altruism, and those who would force others to be altruistic are entirely self-serving, even if they act altruistic themselves. It should come as no surprise that such hypocrisy is rife among the sociopaths who desire to control everything, because in the upside-down world of totalitarianism, the words used in propaganda typically…

Collectivism and Militarism are Inseparable

Every soldier sacrifices their individual needs and desires for the benefit of the unit. This is neither good nor bad, it simply is. However, this is not how a liberal society operates. Rather than the citizen's purpose being to live one's life to benefit society, society operates to benefit its citizens. The reason that the…

The Great Reset is Anything But

When I started the GAG files, I initially intended to write in a chronological order, detailling the slow, unrelenting creep of authoritarianism throughout all of human history. I may still do that at some point, perhaps as a stand-alone book under an obscure pen-name ("Oleksandr Varyazhskii)," perhaps, or some other deliberate red herring), but for…

Don’t Debate Ideologues

Simply mock them, because that's what they will do to you, whether you are aware of it or not. This is going to be an unusual post, even compared to my other editorials. I want to start off by mentioning that I fully intend to translate my previous article (which is not an editorial), but…

A Point or Two About False Dichotomies

Well, a certain false dichotomy, that is, specifically the "left-right" political dichotomy of the United States.  My primary reason for discussing it right now is in response to some rather vitriolic comments on a recent article on Bracing Views.  In the event that I get into another spat with Greg or someone like him, I'll…

A Conversation About Social Experiments

What follows is a passage I may include at some point in The Nine Empires. Adya walked briskly down the corridor, finding the door, left ajar, by the faint blue glow emanating from within the room on the other side.  He gently pushed the door open with the back of his hand, finding, perhaps, the two…

A Point or Two About Art and Propaganda

Two subjects which are not always mutually exclusive.  Now then, before I get into the meat of my argument, I would direct you to this video by Razörfist.  I'm no expert on the history of Hollywood, but Razör has proved that his knowledge of history in other areas is at least equal to my own,…