Peterson is back. As glad I am to see him back from the ilness, little if nothing at all seems to have changed in his long recovery hiatus, ideology-wise. If thinkers like Pageau have taken time to ponder on the cultural issues of the day and adjust their understanding accordingly, Peterson, just like his recent guest, Douglas Murray, managed to keep his entire mental picture of the world virtually unscathed. It’s enough to hear him start a sentence and you know where he’s headed, just like our old friend edcibinium.Continue Reading →
‘The Social Dilemma’ is the kind of documentary that makes you realise Black Mirror is mild compared to reality. It is definitely worth a watch, although everyone across the political spectrum (centrists excluded) can instantly notice its ideological biases. Which means bipartisan consensus on the effects of social media is possible in theory.Continue Reading →
Once in a while you get a glimpse into communities on the radical left. You notice an inflamatory post on a metal facebook page – ‘help! the white supremacy of the ownership class is threatening to destroy us’ – accompanied by a photo of something completely different – say, a monument vandalised by peaceful BLM protesters. The fairness filters get triggered and you feel the instoppable urge to reply with rageContinue Reading →
The following is a translation by Lucian Tudor of an article written by Alain de Benoist, originally titled “El pensamiento único ‘antifascista’” and published at El Manifesto, 9 February 2015. Although I’m not a fan of the Promethean baguette movement, this particular essay is spot on.Continue Reading →
The following text is an excerpt from Curtis Yarvin’s Gray Mirror article titled ‘Persuasion and the Mensheviks’. The substack will soon be turned into a book, ‘The Gray Mirror of the Nihilist Prince’. In this particular chapter, Yarvin embarks on an inverted thought experiment. What if we were to compare our current year status quo with that of tsarist Russia?Continue Reading →
The following story is a paraphrase of a chapter from Jon Ronson’s book of investigative journalism, ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’.
Santa Clara Tech Developers’ conference, 2013. In the middle of the crowd, two friends, Hank and Alex, are making fun of the presenter’s technical jargon. ‘I would fork that guy’s repo’, says Hank; a phrase that in programmers’ jargonContinue Reading →
Mocking ‘cultural Christians’ and ‘Postmodern Conservatives’ is all the rage among the bien pensant left. The low-key complaints ring true only to the most superficial hearing. ‘Hey maaan, these guys don’t really believe in God or Christianity, they just want to belong to a cultural or religious ethos. That’s, like, inauthentic! It’s like… this pseudo-religion will do more harm to Christianity than atheism and cultural critics ever did!Continue Reading →