More on Why the Left Should Be Pro Guns

More on Why the Left Should Be Pro Guns

You may remember my tongue in cheek post here. Yes, it was snarky in tone, but the actual leftist argument – that power corrupts, that power imbalances encourage and enable oppression, that power flows from the barrel of a gun, and that handing capitalist oppressors or potential tyrants (where do you think all of the sociopaths who want power over others are going to go?) exclusive power to that given the rather dicey relationship the left already has with the police and military is just stupid, holds true. So true in fact that, courtesy of a post by Eric Raymond, who…

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It's Just an Illusion.

I was, and to a degree, still am, a huge fan of the Mark E Rodgers Samurai Cat books. It was a series of books about a ronin cat out to avenge the death of his lord, his wayward nephew, and their misadventures. Each one spoofed various genres, usually lovingly. Conan, Lord of the Rings, Arthurian Legend, Star Wars. And Stephen King. Oh, gods, yes, Stephen King. All too kindly IMO, but there it is. So, in the midst of taking apart the entirety of the  King universe(es), Miowara faces the lead vampire from Salem’s Lot – predictably the…

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Leftism's Strange, Procrustean Bed

Leftism's Strange, Procrustean Bed

I’ve mentioned before – socialism is evil. I’ll go further. Leftism is a death cult of the mind, of the spirit, of thought, and finally, of bodies. Jordan Peterson can indeed argue that post-modernism didn’t come about until the 70’s – which explains why, even as murderous as they were, the leftism of Lenin, Stalin, and Mao were at least coherent, and so were their followers in the west – but I would argue that while it may not have gone off the rails until then, the seeds were there, and it was inevitable. And as has been repeatedly…

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How Mussolini Took Power

How Mussolini Took Power

Quintus Curtius has posted this little bit on Mussolini’s rise to power. This caught my eye: It was never established whether Mussolini was involved or knew anything about the plot beforehand.  He was certainly not above using violence, or encouraging its use, against political opponents; but such a reckless step probably was taken without his knowledge or approval.  Despite this, he was able to use the crisis that the murder generated to consolidate his hold on power.  Anti-fascist demonstrations escalated in the streets, general strikes were declared, and it seems that Mussolini would have to resign. But the king…

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