Most libertarians defend their politics with a simple starting point: self-ownership and the non-aggression principle. Christians have often raised issues with the concept of self-ownership, since as the Creator of the universe, isn’t God really the owner of everything? Todd Lewis, a recent guest on the podcast, joins […]
This is an excerpt of my conversation with Ryan Holiday. In this miniclip Ryan and I take a deeper look into stoicism.
By SAMYA KULLAB and TAMEEM AKHGAR, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 70, according to a hospital official and a witness. There was no […]
By Matthew Sitman, The Signal The election and inauguration of the second-ever Catholic president of the United States were notably unoccupied with his Catholicism. In a diverse Democratic primary field—up against candidates who were women, non-white, Jewish, or openly gay—Joe Biden’s Catholic identity was essentially a non-issue. Yet […]
By Andrew Sullivan The Christian socialist is a powerful foe of tribalism. Cornel West’s academic career is long and storied, having taught religion, philosophy, and African-American studies at Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and Union Theological Seminary, where he recently returned. He has written or contributed to more than 20 […]
Ryan Grim, Robby Soave, and Catholic Church expert John L. Allen Jr. discuss shocking findings that French priests and other clergy have sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950.
“The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd.” –Chomsky
“Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, political parties, nations, epochs, it is the rule.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
This is interesting. If you take out the conservative Protestant aspect of this piece, it could be something a Maoist/Third Worldist would write. Proto-Protestantism Recently I was talking with my son and he told me about some experiences he had on a Christian chat forum that he visits […]
“The only thing the Taliban hates more than the US is ISIS” – John “Shrek” McPhee (paraphrased)
The therapeutists vs. the theocrats. By Bonnie Kristian, The Week Brown University mandates COVID-19 vaccination for faculty, staff, and students alike, so over 95 percent of the campus community is vaccinated. And, as Brown’s pandemic policy pages note, the vaccines are “proven to be highly effective” in preventing […]
By Justin Meggitt, University of Cambridge, UK The claim that Jesus was an anarchist has been made by a variety of individuals and movements throughout history. Although there have been significant differences in what has been meant, it is possible to determine the validity of such a judgement. […]
When I founded Attack the System over 20 years ago, my objective was to lay the blueprint for an insurgent anarchist movement in North America that could eventually take down the US regime and ruling class, in solidarity with those under attack by US imperialism in each of […]
For the neocons it’s always 1939, and for the left, it’s always Salem of 1690. By Banned Hipster Steve Sailer writes about the KKKrazy Glue that holds the various racial groups of the left together, pretending to believe that the Nazi party and the Ku Klux Klan actually […]
Derrick Jensen, Todd Lewis, and I discuss the increasing instability and erratic nature of the modern left.
Kunwar Khuldune Shahid of The Spectator on the religious tyranny in the IRP and its leader’s pathetic attempts to export it beyond his borders. ~MRDA~ _____________________ An eight-year-old Hindu boy is currently in custody in the southern Punjab. He is the youngest person in Pakistan to be charged with […]
Nestor Makhno has been called a revolutionary anarchist, a peasant rebel, the Ukrainian Robin Hood, a mass-murderer, a pogromist, and a devil. These epithets had their origins in the Russian Civil War (1917–1921), where the military forces of the peasant-anarchist Nestor Makhno and Mennonite colonists in southern Ukraine […]
By Chase Padusniak “Anarchy,” a scary word to many, doesn’t get much use in Catholic circles. It seems downright frightening, either theologically or personally-it seems to threaten longstanding traditions of justice, not to mention the personal comfort and status of the West’s largely comfortable and assimilated Catholic population. […]
By Jim Palmer Did you ever hear in church that Jesus was an anarchist? Probably not. Many of my friends who are anarchists are Atheist. It makes sense. At its root, anarchy is the absence of a ruler – that would include a ruler on earth or in […]
Welcome to another episode of Conversations with Coleman. My guest today probably needs no introduction. Today I’m talking to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ayaan is a Writer, Activist, and former Politician. She is also a New York Times best-selling author. If you haven’t read her memoirs, Infidel and Nomad, […]
By Robert Stark “We will control the Horizontal. We will control the Vertical…. Another Dimension.” –Dimension X by Seven Red Seven The dissident center is not an organized movement but rather a big tent of syncretic politics. I propose a new Alt-Center that has core political principles, a […]
The content of this discussion seems fairly accurate in terms of identifying general trends in religion in the US. The New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg joins Morning Joe to discuss her new piece ‘The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It.’
Craig Harguess is the head of the Bad Roman Project Craig asked Pete to come on share his opinion of modern Christianity. Pete uses the opportunity to also send a message to the Right about their heroes the police.
By Damon Linker, The Week This week’s must-read essay comes from author Laura Field at The Bulwark. “What the Hell Happened to the Claremont Institute?” is a tour de force of critical intellectual journalism, carefully laying out the history of the influential conservative institute and how it has […]
I’ve always suspected that as the demographic of conservative white Christians continued to shrink in size and lose power politically, they would become more militant and more likely to embrace ideologies and perspectives further outside of the mainstream. However, the future of conservatism in the US is less […]
By Peter R. Quinones This won’t take me long to spell out. I have said on my podcast recently, and on Twitter, that libertarianism has always had an ‘“atheist problem.” I would list the top three libertarians as Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard and Ayn Rand (yes, I […]
By Becky Sullivan, NPR Two dramatic trends that for years have defined the shifting landscape of religion in America — a shrinking white Christian majority, alongside the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans — have stabilized, according to a new, massive survey of American religious practice. What was once […]
Freedom is also a concept were our freedom can develop, as long as we are not impacting other peoples freedom. Take the Tao Te Ching 道德经; being in harmony with the universe. Avoid extremes. The best thing can have a few bad aspects and a bad thing can […]
The most immediately obvious problem with this article is that the religious right, even in its more moderate forms, is actually shrinking in size due to a wide range of factors, and that “non-religion” is the fastest-growing religious perspective. The Washington Post, the voice of the Bezos/CIA alliance, […]
The number of religious Americans has been declining for decades, but a new study suggests that trend is stalling
By Kelsey Vlamis, Insider The proportion of Americans who identify as religious has been steadily declining for decades. A new comprehensive study found that decline has stalled somewhat as mainline Protestants have increased their numbers. But White evangelicals, often considered a valuable political demographic, have continued to decline. […]
By Kalle Benallie, Indian Country Today The U.S. Department of Interior will formally investigate the impact of federal Indian boarding schools, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced before tribal leaders on Tuesday. The new “Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative” will result in a detailed report compiled by the Interior […]
Feds may investigate Native American boarding school in Nevada after discovery of Canadian mass graves
By Marcella Corona Reno Gazette-Journal RENO, Nev. – The Stewart Indian School in Carson City may come under federal review following U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s announcement that the government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Last month, Haaland, who is a member of […]
A conservative Christian response to the trans movement. In my experience, the views expressed in this article are fairly representative of the “anti-trans” sectors of the conservative religious milieu. By Jim Arrington, The American Conservative The Supreme Court of the United States has once again revealed that they […]
By Eva Fu and Frank Fang Epoch Times Priests and nuns were forced to kneel down in front of a large bonfire, watching helplessly as the flames devoured their sacred instruments and burned their skin. In another Chinese city, students wearing red armbands hit Catholics with sharp wooden […]
BBC Two more Catholic churches burned down in indigenous communities in western Canada early on Saturday. The fires at St Ann’s Church and the Chopaka Church began within an hour of each other in British Columbia. Officers said both buildings were completely destroyed, and they were treating the […]
Latter-day Saint leaders announce nearly $10M toward scholarships, other programs for Black Americans
The LDS have apparently evolved a bit since their “curse of Cain” days. East Idaho News The following is a news release and photos from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the national […]
Libertarian Christians Institute Dr. Michael Lewis joins us to talk about the Christian’s duty to non-resistance to the state. Not only did Jesus want his followers to be non-violent as part of our witness, but also the Bible and the early church testify to this ethic. READ MORE
When you create a meme that inadvertently makes the point that “CRTs,” “SJWs,” and similar others are not so much “Marxists” as types of sectarian neo-Protestants. It’s also not surprising that black intellectuals like Derrick Bell, Kimberly Crenshaw, etc. would develop a theoretical framework like this given the […]
By Chris Walker, Truthout Norma McCorvey probably isn’t a household name across most of the United States, but she was instrumental in a Supreme Court ruling most Americans are well-aware of: Roe v. Wade. In that decision, lawyers for McCorvey, who was listed as “Jane Roe” in briefings, […]
History has been forgotten. Nobody seems to know what ‘Fascism’ actually is, or was, or means. And the word has degenerated into little more than a slur. Today though I’m going to use historical sources to accurately define what Fascism was, place it within the context of history, […]
Today we explore the meaning and facets of the ideology known as Fascism. We’ll briefly cover it’s origins and history before focusing on what this philosophy stands for, and promotes in a hopefully unbiased manner.
Igor Shoikhedbrod’s “Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Liberalism” offers a theoretical reconstruction of Karl Marx’s new materialist understanding of justice, legality, and rights through the vantage point of his widely invoked but generally misunderstood critique of liberalism.
I generally agree with this sociocultural analysis, although it’s possible the West could merely experience demographic overrun by religious cultures that breed in larger numbers and at a higher rate. Religion is in decline across the Western world. Whether measured by belonging, believing, participation in services, or how […]
By Emma Green. The Atlantic Bill Haslam, the former governor of Tennessee, is trying to figure out how religious Republicans got so extreme. Bill Haslam is not a natural fit for the Donald Trump–era Republican Party. The former Tennessee governor checks certain GOP boxes: He favors low taxes and […]
By Hanzi Freinacht,Metamoderna In this series of what we can learn from the totalitarian ideologies (for communism click here, and for fascism click here), I’d wish things would get less demonic around this time and that I could point to a cuter and happier ending when we get […]
Classical Wisdom Are there warring factions in any political society? We wonder. Is that where all our problems stem from? The idea that the few, wealthy oligarchs are constantly at odds with the disadvantaged masses is nothing new. In fact, if we were to read Aristotle’s The Politics, […]
Apparently, the new atheists are no longer in the club. By Phil Torres, Salon It was inspiring — really inspiring. I remember watching clip after clip of Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens debating Christians, Muslims and “purveyors of woo,” exposing the fatuity of their faith-based beliefs in superstitious nonsense […]
A Marxist critiques Marx.
Robert Owen, born 250 years ago, tried to use his wealth to perfect humanity in a radically equal society
By Richard Gunderman Do you have a work schedule that leaves you with enough time off the clock to rest up and handle your other responsibilities? If so, you might owe something to Robert Owen, a wealthy industrialist who was born in Wales on May 14, 1771. Welsh […]