Category: Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Illuminati: Fact or Fantasy

By Charles Burris LewRockwell.Com Because of the particular nature of some of my articles and blogs at LRC, many readers over the years have inquired concerning my personal views and scholarly assessment of the Bavarian Illuminati and its genuine impact on world history. Did such an organization really exist? […]

Social Justice Warriors vs Reactionary Conservatives

By Scott Alexander SlateStarCodex.Com The social justice narrative describes a political-economic elite dominated by white males persecuting anybody who doesn’t fit into their culture, like blacks, women, and gays. The anti-social-justice narrative describes an intellectual-cultural elite dominated by social justice activists persecuting anybody who doesn’t fit into their […]

Here are 7 things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

By Greta Christina Raw Story “Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.” […]

How RFRA Became Controversial

It’s interesting how both Left and Right normally engage in massive special pleading on behalf of their own favorite issues and pet causes. I remember when the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was being considered in the early 90s, sectors of the religious right were attacking it on the […]

A Critique of the State of Libertarianism

Some thoughts I originally posted in an online discussion concerning the various libertarian by-ways” There’s a big rivalry right now between the paleolibertarians, left-libertarians and “mainstream” LP/Cato/Reason type libertarians. The paleos and the leftists view the latter tendencies as establishment brown-nosers, and the mainstreamers view the radicals as […]

The End of Libertarians

By Kevin Carson Center for a Stateless Society One of the grievances of the so-called GamerGate movement last August was an article by Dan Golding titled “The End of Gamers” (August 28, 2014). The title referred, not to the literal extinction of gamers as individuals, but of the […]

Halal & Hypocrisy XII: Vive la Dissonance!

On the 7th of January, three Islamic gunmen stormed the offices of left-wing satirical mag Charlie Hebdo, killing eleven staff members in the ensuing bullet shower. The magazine had previously made an international name for itself by printing the Mohammed cartoons of 2006, and continuing to satirise Islam […]

The State of the Culture War and the Class War

Neoliberalism and totalitarian humanism converge. “Feminism: Originally a necessary and progressive movement. Today it’s a crowd of attention-starved, hysterical totalitarians masking themselves as progressives, and whose continued screaming existence shows that the movement has destroyed itself with its success. Multiculturalism: All dandy, as long as it is not […]

March of the Hypocrites

By Justin Raimondo Antiwar.Com It was only natural that “world leaders” would place themselves at the head of the Paris “unity” demonstration held to express outrage at the vicious Charlie Hebdo murders. Daniel Wickham, a student at the London School of Economics, compiled a list of the enemies […]

Hot Air and the Paris Atrocities

By Dr. Sean Gabb Libertarian Alliance For the avoidance of doubt, I will begin by saying that the murders this week at Charlie Hebdo were a barbarous crime, and deserve the strongest punishment allowed by law. This being said, the smug chanting of the politicians and media people […]