Marketplace of Pretty Lies

Marketplace of Pretty Lies

Maybe not everyone is looking for the best ideas, and instead will buy the ones that make them feel good. I know I've covered this before, but it bears repeating. There are several assumptions inherent to capital "L" libertarianism that simply do not hold up under scrutiny and history, and inevitably result in its failure. If you've paid attention over at Eric Raymond's blog, you'll also see a display that only recently shocked a libertarian-oriented economist in a debate because, at least on the academic-economic side of things, they had not considered the free movement of people on…

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Obliviousness, Lies, and Anger

Obliviousness, Lies, and Anger

Over the last couple weeks I've had various discussions, good and bad, about the culture, the degree to which it is compromised, and so on. This has ranged from rage at the suggestion that guys should get married and have kids on the supposed "right" to more pushes for abortion up until the last moments of birth.I think for many who spend time mired in fighting SJW's it is literally unbelievable the extent to which mainstream libs simply take the shibboleths for granted, and seem nice, decent people until you blow a hole in their worldview. Assuming they don't…

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Another one Bites the Dust

Another one Bites the Dust

While I'm somewhat ambivalent of the hit Crowder has taken - his recent stint trying to pal up with Glenn Beck and the sudden disappearance of two prominent characters just don't set well with me - he is far from the only casualty of the recent purges. Of more concern to me is the recent banishment of Black Pigeon.Yes, even being a pigeon-saving vegan who speaks calmly and in dialectic, precise language on a broad range of topics, even those harmless to the powers that be, has been kicked off. Of course, those who haven't already gotten a clue…

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"Love" and "Hate"

It's no news to those of us here, the left hates us. The left pushes the worst form of depracity though, and not only expects you to "accept" it, but you must approve it.Again, not news.That said, it's worth noting that, and as Aurini explores the background on why, the gap is growing and getting more extreme. The left truly is losing their mind. This article starts with two premises: first, that political orientation is substantially influenced by personality, specifically the Big Five Personality Traits; this is a premise which has been thoroughly studied, and should not be…

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Norwegian Cinema: The Wave

Norwegian Cinema: The Wave

My introduction to Norwegian cinema didn't start with the recently mentioned Kon Tiki. For that matter, it didn't start with the movie I'm discussing today, but if I recall, with either the Netflix series Lillyhammer, or a dark little piece called Headhunters. While both were okay, the first one that actually impressed me was a disaster movie I found mentioned over on Quintus Curtius's blog called simply The Wave, or Bølgen.The movie is inspired by several rockslides which, in the confines of the narrow fjords, have caused huge title waves, killing dozens of people. Similar events included the Lituya…

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Steaming Pile of Nope

It's sad how quickly it's obvious that something is just going to be pretentious trash for IYI's.Director James Gray (The Lost City of Z) has said he wanted to make a film that depicted space travel as realistically as possible "and to basically say, 'Space is awfully hostile to us.' It’s kind of a Heart of Darkness story about traveling to the outer edge of our solar system." The official synopsis strikes just the right note of vague grandiosity: "Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing…

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A Bit of Cyberpunk

A Bit of Cyberpunk

While I'm never not going to be a metal/rock guy, I took a long tour through trance, and other modern dance including the Cruxshadows end of darkwave, and more recently, The Midnight and other retrowave groups. As a result, I was overjoyed to stumble into Didact's recommendation of Scandroid. The first track he shows, "Empty Streets" has not only an excellent and evocative sound but a stylish 8-bit lyric video.So, to follow on a theme, one of more recent listens has been a retro Darkwave artist by the name of Irving Force, and I've really come to like…

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Falling Angels and Burning Bright

Falling Angels and Burning Bright

Saw John Wick the other day. Lots of action, interesting characters, with yet again a lot of John Wick's history and background exposed by how he is treated by the people he meets, including the surreal experience of a fanboy out to kill him.If you liked the first two, go see it. Men of the West has an interesting, spoiler filled take on it and the relationships between boomers, gen-X, and millenials, after their initial teaser setting up the premise.In short, go see it.So, instead, I'm here to talk about my ipression of a few trailers I…

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