The English anarchist who tried to assassinate Francisco Franco. There were actually factions on both sides of the Spanish Civil War for which I have some degree admiration, such as the anarchists on the Left and the Carlists on the Right. Although the anarchists could often be a […]
By Ben Collyer New Scientist THE emergence of state authority was a logical consequence of the move to settled agriculture, or so we thought. Until recently, we also assumed that ancient peoples welcomed the advantages of this way of life as well as the growth of state leadership, […]
This is an old document that was prepared by the California state government back in the 1950s during the height of the Cold War. It predictably contains the usual hysteria of the time but the description it provides of Marxist-Leninist organizational strategies and tactics is largely accurate. Take […]
Both Marxists and radical libertarians like Antony Sutton pointed out how Roosevelt was not a “traitor to his class” but a friend of the power elite who wished to preserve the position of the ruling class against insurgent populist, labor, farmer, socialist, communist, and fascist movements that were […]
This is a pretty good discussion of populism in the US during the late 19th century. Author Thomas Frank joins the show to discuss his latest book ‘The People, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism.’ Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi dissect Biden’s most-stoned moment ever.
On this day 75 years ago, the US became the only nation in history to use nuclear weapons. By Simon Denyer Washington Post HIROSHIMA, Japan —On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of his city, the mayor of Hiroshima planned to warn the world about the rise […]
The main problem with this article is that the US already passed through the republican phase during the colonial period and first two centuries after the revolution, and entered the imperial phase in the 20th century, with US presidents being elective monarchs that act in a managerial capacity […]
By Ilena Peng Narratively Two crosses burned in Robeson County, North Carolina, on January 13, 1958. One was outside the home of a Native American woman who was dating a white man, the other outside the home of a Native family who had moved into one of Lumberton’s […]
James Lindsay on the theology of the new theocracy. The two most important things that are happening in the developed world at the present time are the re-feudalization of class relations and the growth of totalitarian humanism as the self-legitimating ideology of the rising ruling class. Just as […]
“A Latino friend of mine pointed out today that what we are seeing in Portland is a light version of CIA operations in El Salvador, Columbia, Chile and other Latin American countries in the 70s and 80s. The US propped up dictators and organized coups. The US helped […]
I disagree that the existence of the Electoral College or the bicameral Congress is the main thing that is wrong with the current system. It is not unreasonable to have institutional mechanisms to prevent mob rule. The main problem is that, if you read the enumerated powers and […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston to interview Aleksey Bashtavenko, a Russian expatriate about his thoughts on Russia and global politics. A great critique of American culture and politics is contained in this, along with an examination of the retrograde character of Bolshevism and a debunking of […]
And there is still six more months to go! By James West Davidson History never ends. But history textbooks must. As deadlines for new editions loom, every textbook writer lurches to a sudden stop. The last chapter always ends in uncertainty: unfinished and unresolved. I’ve experienced this many […]
A somewhat interesting review of Abimael Guzman’s autobiography. For quite some time, I have held the view that the Shining Path developed what is arguable the most advanced critique of imperialism on the Marxist “far-left,” although it’s not substantially different from what anarchist anti-imperialists were saying in the […]
Some do, some don’t. Stereotypes, while sometimes rooted in fact, also contain many, many variations. My maternal grandmother’s father was Cherokee, and their family was Methodist. I’ve personally known Native Americans whose politics ranged from far-left anarchist to conservative Republican, to admiration for George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi […]
By Don Fitz If you look at a US $20 bill, you might notice Andrew Jackson nervously watching statues of Columbus and Robert E. Lee coming down and wondering if his face is going to disappear from currency. As Democrats ponder which militarist they wish to glorify in […]
It’s important to remember that the modern American Empire is really just an extension of the British Empire, only the capital was moved from London to Washington. I’d argue (in fact, I think it’s indisputable) that the Anglo-American (Atlanticist) Empire is simply the Roman (Mediterranean) Empire of the […]
Will the Neocons Bait, Turn, Switch, and Purge the Antifa/SJWs While Suppressing the Lumpenproletariat?
This is important stuff. I recently put a couple of questions concerning current events to a well-known intellectual historian, a Jewish man whose parents fled Hungary during the rise of Hitler, and who is a specialist in the history of 20th-century totalitarian movements. His responses confirmed my suspicion […]
A somewhat interesting interview with a leading black conservative. I would be inclined to argue that, at present, substantial sectors of the capitalist class (including some major capitalist entities) along with their allies in the new clerisy/new class that dominates the “ideas industries” are fueling anti-racism hysteria in […]
If recent events are a foreshadowing of events to come, which they may well be, it would seem that the lumpenproletariat faces five primary dangers when it comes to future revolutionary activity.
In the future, we can have war games between ancap/transhumanist Athens and ancom/primitivist Sparta. The Greeks managed to keep from becoming an empire for centuries. What can we learn from them? By Tyson Ford Mostly it has to do with geography. The terrain in Greece is broken and […]
Unlike the “Union,” whose principal task was Westward expansion and Native American genocide. The Unionists didn’t want the Confederates to take their slaves westward because northern industrialists employing wage labor didn’t want to have to compete with slave labor. And there were plenty of Unionists who didn’t want […]
In this video, we explore what might happen in the short and long term if our civilization met the same fate as Ancient Rome.
“That will stopping the bombing in Yemen.” -post on social media During the French Revolution, actual persons were hung from the lamp posts. “Les aristocrates à la lanterne!”(meaning “aristocrats to the lamp-post!”) was a popular slogan in the revolution. I guess this is the wimpy, watered-down American version […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley One thing that has become crystal fucking clear to any sane sentient creature with a pulse who has paid attention to current events over the last month is the fact that America’s cherished fascist institution known as the […]
This article discusses the very important point that authoritarian/leftist revolutions are always carried out by the left-wing of the upper middle class almost as a matter of general historical law. Revolts can come from any layer of society. Historically, there have have revolts by slaves, peasants, workers, ethnic […]
The Blue Tribe/Red Tribe conflict is essentially a religious conflict. The Blue Tribe is a religious coalition of adherents of the neo-pagan, Enlightenment-derived religion of reason, progress, and human perfectibility, various forms of “progressive” Christianity, and secularized neo-Christianity (like Marxism). The Red Tribe is a coalition of adherents […]
Murray Rothbard on one of the more problematic features of left-wing thought. By Murray Rothbard Mises Institute [Excerpted from an edited transcript of “Ideology and Theories of History,” the first in a series of six lectures on the history of economic thought, given in 1986.] The Whig theory […]
The history of the Catholic Church in Spain was similar to the racial history of the United States, i.e. a lengthy of oppression. During the 1936 revolution, leftists used this history as a license to go on an anti-Catholic rampage. Meanwhile, Catholics had their own “Alt-Right” and many, […]
The Spanish Civil War is Exhibit A of why inter-tribal and inter-sectarian violence and the destruction of the places of worship, sacred artifacts, historic monuments and landmarks of other sects and tribes is ALWAYS a bad idea. Also, see France, Russia, China, North Korea, Cambodia, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, […]
By Stratton J. Davis Looking at the daily news these past couples of weeks one may have the pessimistic opinion that what was left of liberty will soon be gone. Even before the recent riots, which has President Trump and his GOP goons threatening the US people with […]
Kyle comes close to getting it in this. He’s not nearly where I am but he’s moving along.
Rarely have I seen an illustration of what is wrong with “woke” culture that is more pertinent than this. Not only is Baroness Jane from an elite Hollywood family (the modern American equivalent of the aristocracy) but she has been a political lightning rod for 50 years (I […]
By Troy Southgate How interesting that British tea giants PG Tips and Tetleys have come out in support of Black Lives Matter. Although these capitalist parasites will be hoping to sell more teabags as a result of uttering a few politically correct platitudes, I suppose they’ve forgotten how […]
Protesters stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples at Byrd Park where Columbus statue is torn down, thrown in lake
This park is about a 10-minute drive from my residence. I know some of the people mentioned in this article, one of whom I’ve known for over 30 years. By ALI SULLIVAN AND ZACH JOACHIM Richmond Times-Dispatch About a thousand protesters gathered around the city’s monument to Christopher […]
This statue is located about a block from my residence. There is a row of Confederate monuments that line the avenue where the Lee statue is located, and which have predictably been vandalized and tagged with graffiti in recent days. Kyle generally strikes me as a reasonable leftist. […]
By Nicole Fisher Forbes What’s happening around the globe is both new and old. While SARS-CoV-2 is new, pandemics and the effects of infectious disease are as old as mankind. And when we think about how to grapple with the situation in front of us, we should be looking to […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It always ends this way, you can almost set your watch to it. A glamorous soirée rambling into the wee hours of the morning in an opulent townhouse on a tony tree lined street of any given international […]
From 2015. Not only is the Constitution “pro-slavery” it presupposes the existence of slavery as a legitimate institution. Many mainstream liberal and conservative pundits/scholars alike try to get around this by claiming that the Constitution is somehow an abolitionist document because they don’t like the political and cultural […]
From a purely factual perspective, Trump is correct that what is going on now is a class-based insurrection, and not merely a protest movement, a series of riots, or a crime wave. From a purely legal perspective, the 1807 Insurrection Act does indeed give the President the authority […]
The more things change, the more they stay the same. By Kathryn McKinley The Conversation The coronavirus can infect anyone, but recent reporting has shown your socioeconomic status can play a big role, with a combination of job security, access to health care and mobility widening the gap […]
I wonder who, if anyone, claims ownership rights over these. They sound like interesting potential sites for squatter camps or intentional communities. Only in Your State 1. Lake Valley, between Nutt and Hillsboro Flickr/David Cohen Flickr/Jimmy Emerson, DVM
Gandhi: Politics, Economics and the Backlash By Keith Preston Gandhi as Spiritual Godfather of the Indian Independence Movement Critics of Gandhi and the Conservative Hindu Backlash Early Life and the Beginnings of Gandhi’s Radicalism Mohandas K. Gandhi originated from India’s business caste and grew up amidst […]
In the Ottoman Empire, a millet was a separate legal court pertaining to “personal law” under which a confessional community was allowed to rule itself under its own system. After the Ottoman Tanzimat reforms, the term was used for legally protected religious minority groups, similar to the way […]
Another Jeffrey Tucker article questioning the sanctity of lockdown orthodoxy. By Jeffrey Tucker The year was 1957.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Right Ruminations and Swithun Dobson to discuss the strategic and cultural impact on the USA of historic recruitment methods divided roughly into three periods: amateur volunteer forces (1607-1861); conscripts (1861-1973); Professional Volunteer forces (1973-Present).
By Rutger Bregman The Guardian For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in films and novels, history books and scientific research. But in the last 20 years, something extraordinary has happened. Scientists […]
By Harmeet Kaur CNN Fifty years ago today, the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State University students as they protested against the Vietnam War. Four students were killed. Nine were injured. The incident on May 4, 1970, now known as the Kent State massacre, dramatically changed the […]
At present, the United States (the mother country of a world empire that is the most expansive and powerful in history) is in a position that might be considered a very minor league version of what the Europeans faced in the early modern period. From the fourth century […]