This article by an ex-cop in Arizona nails it. “Defund the Police” is a scam that’s actually about strengthening the police state through nationalizing law enforcement to an even greater degree than what is the case at present. By Masooma Haq and Jan Jekielek Epoch Times “Defund the […]
By David Pan TELOS After watching the images of the January 6 Capitol riot, many Americans concluded that right-wing populism threatens the basic rules of our constitutional order. In this view, the U.S. Constitution establishes a universal order that is detached from any particular orientation and provides the neutral […]
He sounds like a 12 year old in a JR High School speech class
Robin Blades, University of Toronto The Conversation Wearing a face mask is a COVID-19 infection control staple. Many states, provinces and municipalities now mandate the use of masks in indoor public spaces to prevent viral spread. Over 90 per cent of American adults wear them, and some are […]
By Catherine Wong, South China Morning Post China has accused the United States of trying to sow discord in its relations with Europe and called on European nations not to tie themselves to the US strategy. China also vowed to take action against Nato, which labelled Beijing a […]
By Alex Newman, Epoch Times Elected commissioners in two Nevada counties declared that the Bill of Rights will be upheld in their jurisdictions, even if it means standing against unconstitutional acts by state and federal authorities. According to a resolution approved in Elko County on June 2, abuse […]
By Joshua Bote, SFGate An Apple executive apparently used to fly his plane from Boise to Cupertino every weekday, a flight that took about an hour and a half. That’s about as long as it took Jeff Blickman — who recounted this piece of Boise tech lore — […]
It seems like that surge of libertarianism that took place during the Ron Paul era has largely passed, with many former libertarians moving either to the Trumpist right or the “woke” left, and the remaining libertarians merely becoming appendages to the Red Tribe or Blue Tribe. By Peter […]
Each new President usually ends up being a bigger joke than the one before.
Whatever happened to the idea that libertarianism is supposed to be about doing your own thing individualism and free association?
In my perfect world, we’d have thousands, or tens of thousands, of these.
Wrong. Our far-right are 19th-century plutocratic liberals. Our center-right are moderate reform liberals. Our center-left are neo-liberals. Our far-left are progressive liberals. He’s right that we don’t have a far-left movement unless you count tankies on YouTube.
A reminder that 30 years ago there was just as much anti-Japan hysteria as there is anti-China hysteria today. But both are and will remain economic colonies of the Western capitalist empire. Two local businessmen destroy a Japanese made car in 1988. American car companies suffered in the […]
If attacking capitalism by calling it “socialism” is what works, so be it. If we could convince these types that the military, police, prisons, corporations, intellectual property, and banks are “communist” then we’d have something. Some of them are getting there on corporations and banks.
This works as well as the professional wrestling analogy.
An enemy of central bankers who put Ron Paul to shame.
I’m hoping for more of this here. Let’s see some Congressional battle royales. BBC Founded with the noble ambition of uniting the continent, a session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) recently descended into farce with some members fighting and threatening to kill each other. The ugly scenes came […]
Useful idiots for neoliberalism and digital capitalism.
Best viewer comment: “It’s good to be in the top 1% of something for a change.”
These intra-libertarian civil wars are as funny as their parallels on the left. I’ve never called myself a libertarian. For one thing, orthodox libertarians (the Mises-Hayek-Friedman-Rand-Rothbard) were always too corporation-friendly for my tastes. It doesn’t seem to do much good to oppose the king while lionizing the aristocracy. […]
A 3 1/2 hour interview I recently did with Adam Townsend.
By Ryan Saavedra, DailyWire.com A county in North Carolina is banning Coca-Cola machines in response to the company’s left-wing political agenda, saying they are going to fight back in the culture war. “The left-wing in America, they defund, they boycott, they cancel, they tear down statues — all […]
ABC-30 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge Friday overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons […]
Obama is one of the most successful con men in modern history. The Joel Osteen of neoliberalism.
The second generation of Peru’s civil war continues with the Shining Path’s front candidate, probably being puppet mastered by Abimael Guzman from jail, leading over Alberto Fujimori’s daughter, probably being puppet mastered by her father from jail. By Marco AquinoMarcelo Rochabrun, Reuters Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo widened his […]
The Left suddenly does an about-face on the destruction of monuments and architecture? By Anish Kapoor, The Guardian Flattening the majestic Mughal-inspired buildings is the latest stage in a hateful, vanity-fuelled campaign to de-Islamify India. At the heart of New Delhi, the capital of India, sits a Mughal-inspired […]
This is generally a good article that is superior to most leftist commentary of this kind. For example: “To do that, we first have to free our minds of the state. We must lose the false assumption that the material advances made over the past 500 years — […]
By Peter Zeihan on June 8, 2021 Mexicans went to the polls over the weekend. Preliminary results indicate that while incumbent president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (better known as AMLO) MORENA coalition will maintain a majority in Congress, AMLO did not score a two-thirds majority necessary to amend the constitution. AMLO’s […]
I did a livestream with some California independence folks yesterday. For well over a century, California was synonymous with the American dream. By the early 1960s, it had become the most populous state in the country. Now its population is declining for the first time in recorded history—The […]
By Andrew Korybko, One World Global Think Tank The division of the world into “democracies” and “autocracies” is an inaccurate reflection of reality. There are just governments, and each has elements of these two categories within them, albeit to differing extents depending on the particularities of the national […]
Emily Jashinsky breaks down what the infrastructure negotiations say about our political environment at large.
The Albrightians vs. Pink.
BBC A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people. The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978. The discovery was announced on […]
Many North Korean defectors who have managed to escape by traveling through China think of their secretive home country as a haunting place. Five particular spots within North Korea stand out to those who know about them for their propagandist nature and strange history…
By David Lauter,Los Angeles Times Anyone who has watched U.S. politics in recent years knows that a widening gap between left and right, Democrat and Republican, has defined our era. Hardly a week passes without fresh evidence. Americans — and some Europeans — have often talked of similar divisions […]
Sorry, Krystal, but January 6 wasn’t a “horror.” It was hilarious, well-deserved, and long overdue. As was the torching of police precincts. Team Rising reacts to the National Guards leaving the Capitol after five months of deployment following the January 6th riots.
The answer they give is surprisingly good.
Team Rising reacts to the falling ratings of cable news, specifically MSNBC.
By Joel Kotkin, Unherd For many liberal Americans, the European Union is the perfect elite model: a non-elected, highly credentialed bureaucracy that embraces and seeks to enforce the environmental, social and cultural zeitgeist of the urban upper classes. It is, as the establishment Council on Foreign Relations puts […]
Political ideologies are the modern version of religions, and all of these groups want a sectarian theocracy of their own. Modern Americans/Westerners will ridicule the religious crusaders of the early modern period or today’s Middle East as unenlightened dolts, completely oblivious that they’re doing the same thing in […]
By Aleksa Burmazovic, Startup Societies Foundation January 23, 2018 Journey to the center of the Earth: Subterranean startup societies “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles H. Duell, 1899 “We will never make a 32 bit operating system.” – Bill Gates, 1989 Do these quotes […]
As ATS readers know, I frequently post commentary by Peter Zeihan here. A reader offers the following insightful criticisms of Zeihan’s work. Keith, that is an interesting article by Peter Zeihan you shared today. Although he is the data and trends expert (and I am not), one thing […]
I wish them luck. Fragment, fragment, fragment…
Media columnist for The New York Times, Ben Smith, discusses China’s use of propaganda in other countries.
Watch the interview here.
By Matt Taibbi News companies are pioneering a new brand of vigilante reporting, partnering with the spy agencies they once oversaw. What a difference a decade makes. Just over ten years ago, on July 25, 2010, Wikileaks released 75,000 secret U.S. military reports involving the war in Afghanistan. […]