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Vox Day: Israel must use their influence on AIPAC and the various Jewish organizations in the US to make them immediately retreat from attempting to ban the BDS movement, it's self-destructive, unconstitutional and will justify anti-Semitism

Brittany Hunter: use of private firefighters via insurance policy in successful defense of Kanye West mansion shows a private property-based approach to defending against disasters can work, incentives are better than public provision of fire defense resources and could be scaled to mass market by entrepreneurs

Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat declares cryptocurrency "the inevitable future of money", used recent UN speech to outline plan for Malta to become a "Blockchain Island"

John Horvat: new phenomenon of "overtourism" in Europe poses similar threat to native life and culture as unrestrained immigration, 670 million foreign visitors to Europe in past year are changing habits in food, infrastructure and real estate, tourists increasingly expect their own needs and preferences to be accommodated on visits rather than enjoying the local flavor

Vox Day: Jordan Peterson's popularity explained by his use of "pre-emptive mirroring" technique which allows his audience to hear validated any preconceived notion they have, use of incoherent and self-contradictory terminology appeals to wide variety of people whose views he disagrees with [video]

Andy Duncan: Hans-Hermann Hoppe's collection of essays explores the failures of public provision of security and theorizes about private alternatives, it presents a compelling case with which minarchist libertarians must contend, also offers unique perspectives from other anarchist writers and theorists that represent singular value

Justin Raimondo: Rothbard traces modern American welfare-warfare state to Progressive period collaboration of Protestants and crony-capitalists advocating state management of society and the economy.

Rorate Caeli: pedophile rings in the American Catholic Church call into question the sainthoods of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, the poor judgment demonstrated by the heinous crimes which occurred on their watch reflect poorly on many other administrative questions of the modern Catholic Church

Martin Cothran: Putin gathers political strength in Russia by instituting Christianity as an official cultural religion, understands that every strong nation requires a unified religion to create social cohesion, ironically Western social bonds are disintegrating as Christianity is replaced with abstract liberal shibboleths

Paul Brian: French writer Houellebecq predicted the modern "incel" phenomenon as the necessary consequence of liberal social and economic thought, sexual value between men and women is also being exchanged on a "free market" but biology dictates that women's value is higher than men's, both sexes suffer but young men most of all because they can not find economic or social footing in these volatile circumstances

Peter Wolodarski: Sweden Democrats polling at record 20% behind ruling Social Democrats will have a hard time forming a governing coalition, they are obsessed with categorizing Jews, Muslims, Sami and other minority groups as non-Swedish and thus are pursuing a repulsive agenda, my own family history of a Jewish mother who had to flee Communist Poland demonstrates one can be a minority and a national at the same time

Arthur Gordian: immigration trends in the USA have brought the nation to a "Machiavellian Moment" wherein it must consider a radical reorientation to avoid existential dissolution, this historical moment may see the emergence of a "Machiavellian Reformer" who is the late-stage political equivalent of an original "Founding Father", examples from history include Camillus, Sulla and Augustus in Rome and Lincoln in the USA

Doug Smythe: Classical liberalism useless as anti-leftist or unifying ideology since its own principles have given rise to what it now wants to fight, leftist identity politics as well as biologistic nationalism presupposes liberal atomization of individuals and eradication of natural bonds

Cathy Ruse: Grassroots movement fighting perverted sexual education in schools in English-speaking countries healthy reaction against current order where tax money is used to recruit children into sexual revolution, significant that education focuses on contraceptive drugs rather than marriage and family

Justin Raimondo: Donald Trump's unease with own foreign policy could be sign that he is being held hostage in White House by warmongerers and deep state, his initial skepticism with regards to allegations against Russia has been counteracted by interventionist advisers

Richard Greenhorn: Patrick Deneen's claim that liberalism has failed inaccurate, avoids defining ideology and does not understand that its nature is theological rather than political, modern conservatives unable to criticize progressive enemy as they are themselves part of it

Annie Holmquist: Important not to underestimate impact of friends on children's character, parents should choose activities wisely and make home place of hospitality, happiness and authority in order to help children become good and upstanding adults

Brianna Heldt: Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally must-read for modern parents raising kids in cultural climate marked by transgender activism and relativistic understanding of sexuality, combines solid scientific evidence with personal anecdotes from transgendered men and women themselves

George Stanciu: Francis Bacon's experimental method of science and rejection of senses as measure of things launched man's Second Fall, lead to progressive hubris that technology and inventions could create paradise on Earth, resulted in communism, nazism and contemporary society plagued by loneliness, depression and malaise

Richard Storey: Alt-right tendency to oppose Christianity betrays lack of basic knowledge about European history, ignores Christian defense of masculine values, free will and natural law, romanticizes pagan religions which were fatalistic, hyperindividualistic and multiculturalist

Dwight Longenecker: Patience with Pope Francis begins to run out after bullying of conservatives, ambiguous comments about homosexuality and gender ideology and flawed environmentalist agenda, there is hope in observation that liberalism tends to empty churches, in continuing hard work at grassroots level as well as in faith that God really is with His Church

Daniel Lattier: Secularism ironically grew out of Christianity, described accurately by Illich's theory, progressive mutation which hubristically wanted to remake entire society and abolish older ritualism became dominant, decreased need for struggle and will power which led to lukewarm religion

José Azel: Whatever one may think of Trump’s unorthodox caustic style it is clear that his Machiavellian Madman Theory has brought Kim Jong-un to negotiating table just like Nixon's strategy with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and Viet Cong

Niklas Agevik: EU claims to invest 120 million EUR in free wifi, will force local governments to bear hidden costs for wasteful marketing campaign for EU

Kim Stanley Robinson: Depopulate half the planet to save it, we're mongrel creatures on a mongrel planet and must be flexible to survive – agriculture and pasturage might have their place on the depopulated half to feed the other, but migration of animals should not be hindered by fences or railways

Costin Alamariu: Alt-right not a movement but a construct of senile elite haunted by losing its grip over young people, incorrectly analyzed in terms of ideology, leaders and organizations to cover up the actually ongoing youth revolt

Matthew Reece: Detention of right-wing activists trying to enter UK shows that free speech activism is misguided and should instead be aimed at taking control of both physical and digital spaces as freedom of expression is determined by property rights

Mad Monarchist: Napoleon underestimated genius, should be appreciated for restoring law and order as well as ending horror of French Revolution, even though he was usurper who caused many and far-reaching problems for Old Order in Europe

Shashi Tharoor: Churchill undeserving of saintly status in western mythology, was massmurdering war criminal who supported terrorism and indiscriminate slaughter of Germans in Dresden, fervently argued for several inhumane abuses during time as secretary of state for the colonies

Anarchist Notebook: Libertarians should avoid taking bait from progressives and praise Walmart raising the age limit for buying guns, leftists not concerned with principled debate but only with furthering their agenda according to Alinskyite strategies

Paul Kengor: 26 of 27 deadliest mass shootings in US have been carried out by men raised without their biological fathers, shows that boys need dads which is being counteracted by liberals in pursuit of perfect progressivism

Hubert Collins: Modernity's acceptance of self-destructive behavior creates individuals without goals who turn to alcohol and drugs to endure meaningless existence, necessary change can only take place when self-destruction becomes immoral rather than another lifestyle choice

Daniel Larison: US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley poses as concerned observer regarding war in Yemen while American support to Saudi Arabia has worsened humanitarian crisis, says Iranian missiles fired by Houthi rebels almost hit civilian targets but fails to mention deadly Saudi airstrikes

Dwight Longenecker: True enemy of Catholic church is secular, humanistic and globalist virtue signaling liberalism which is camouflaged and indirect communism, harder to counter than direct communism which John Paul II fought against

Nicole King: Activist Margaret Sanger's gnostic project of liberation has made both women and men slaves to sexual passion, birth control pill has caused desacralization of women's bodies and family instability rather than enabled peace and improved working conditions as promised

Alan Roebuck: Old books and movies important tools for younger generation seeking to escape modernity, were made before perverted and false liberalism took over culture, depict human soul, heroism and gender roles in natural way

John Horvat: Devastating opioid crisis in US caused by spiritual void rather than materialistic needs, modern society alienates people fram natural order and God

Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Left-libertarianism leads to expansion of state power due to joining cause of statists in undermining and destroying non-monopolistic authorities and hierarchies, is in retreat while influence of realistic right-libertarianism steadily grows

Brian Jones: Alexis de Tocqueville was right, the contemporary loneliness epidemic caused by democratic systems who break up the aristocratic ties between people through increased geographic mobility and individualism

Cooper Sterling: Martin Luther King associated with communists and took part in orgy with prostitutes as well as had out-of-wedlock child, his warped legacy will percolate due to guilt-ridden, middle-class whites

Annie Holmquist: Increasingly absent fathers can not be replaced by government programs, paternal caretakers more necessary than young men are presently taught, 24% of US fathers do not live with all their children, 47% corresponding number for blacks

Ira Katz: Art is made up of craftsmanship and inspiration, modern artists seem to have abandoned all notion of craftsmanship – Picasso for example was a genius wasted due to his post-Christian intent to deny the subject’s personality for his own

Dwight Longenecker: Churches are emptying not because they are too religious, but because they are not religious enough

Glenn Reynolds: Overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011 has caused slave markets in Libya and limits options on North Korea, Hillary Clinton responsible for strategic and humanitarian debacle

Dennis Avorin: Higher quality of life rather than lower taxes main reason why Swedes move to Malta

Steve Weidenkopf: Description of Luther as valiant monk fighting powerful papacy flawed, was antisemitic rebel who should be remembered for bloodshed and secularization which followed split of once united church

Brian O'Brien: US history shows draft does not counteract intervention but rather leads to deadlier wars, children of warmongering elite will find ways to avoid front line while their peers will be used as cannon fodder

Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna: Swiss health care system satisfies both free marketers and statists, based on mandatory basic insurance with supplementary options, most regulations on cantonal level

Jacoby Sommer: Only way for conservatives to endure force of time and proclivities of fanciful man is to restore essential triumvirate of family, state and self

Richard Storey: Conservative libertarianism returns to medieval roots by distancing itself from hyperindividualism and refocusing on natural law, Christian personalism and history of Catholic Church paving way for diversity of jurisdictions under common moral framework

Austin Frank: Jordan Peterson's ability to turn young atheistic and misguided men into Christians stems from his knowledge of Western canon and logical approach, important achievement since secularism of 20th century has had disastrous consequences

Rod Dreher: Genuine, masculine Christianity only remedy for identity politics and pseudo-religion focused on race which blames difficulties on outsiders and ignores own group's responsibility, necessary paradox that every individual is sacred yet morally degraded

David Hathaway: Cultural erosion and artificial boom fueled by government creates biggest bubble in history, when it bursts economic activities and behaviors with short time horizons will decline, important to fall back on historically proven successful cultural models with peacefulness and family as basic goods

Annie Holmquist: Boredom positive for children, creates spaces for imagination and development, constant entertainment and scheduling can have narcotic effects and stifle growth

Antonius Aquinas: Trump's warmongering shows he does not understand consequences of intervention, in accordance with earlier Western tradition presidents who promote war should be required to directly participate in field operations

James Kalb: Catholic church should restore emphasis on natural law, point out corruption of secular political institutions, stop acting as an ordinary NGO and instead focus on transcendent dimension of Faith

C.A. Shoultz: Caring for nature deeply reactionary rather than progressive, right realizes man is part of Chain of Being while left asserts humans are divorced from nature which should be dominated

Chayenne Polimedio: Brazil's massive corruption probe part in population's democracy support falling 22 percentage points to 32% during 2016, 55% supporting nondemocratic government as long as it solves problems, evangelical movement and conservatism on the rise

Asahi Shimbun: Abe's plan to hold a lower house election dishonors him, is nothing but a way out of his recent string of scandals, will actively stop oppositional work and important reforms while parliamentarians campaign to keep their seats

Annie Holmquist: Lack of risk-taking, freedom and group bonding when children of today play cultivates petulant and incapable adults who prefer to stay at home

Justin Raimondo: Catalonian independence most important libertarian cause right now, Madrid prepares for violent repression with implicit support from Western countries in order to keep using region as cash cow

Stephan Kinsella: Labor theory of value and intellectual property theory result from an incorrect view of contract theory, title to one's body cannot be contractually transferred, labor for money is a conditional and unilateral promise for the future exchange of title ownership to money, not a bilateral contract where one owns their labor and it's products [audio]

Jeffrey Tucker: Equifax hackers demand only 600 bitcoins, worth USD 2.4 million, in order not to release personal data of one in five Americans

Jeffrey Tucker: Central theme and aesthetic of libertarianism is emancipation from both states and norms, present age needs enlightenment rejecting ideas of new generation which is rallying around fashionable memes and carrying ethnostate flags

Glenn Reynolds: Unlikely that Mark Zuckerberg will be president, Silicon Valley has become creepy and controlling enforcer in culture wars, "President Big Brother" a difficult sell

Brendan O'Neill: Left's fear of neo-Nazism McCarthyite moral panic created by media and political class disorientated by public’s turn against them

Steve Sailer: Left's attack on Confederate history class war disguised as race war, powerful elite rewrites history in order to humiliate politically weaker groups

Justin Raimondo: Trump's justification for prolongation of war in Afghanistan absurd and untruthful, promised anti-interventionist foreign policy just a memory, should be seen as cautionary example for future

Jeff Deist: Charlottesville violence entirely animated by perception that others can impose political will, only lasting solution is to make politics matter less

James D Miller: Google's dismissal of James Damore could be the starting point for an alt-right wave in Silicon Valley, Republicans in the tech industry should read Vox Day to prepare for the upcoming career war where control of high positions is the only chance of the right

Matthew Reece: Understanding of degeneracy important complement to libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression, immoral behaviours and activities which interfere with healthy relationships must be minimized in order to prevent decay of libertarian social order back into statism

Patrick Buchanan: Trump's Russia policy is being hijacked by neocons, plans to send lethal aid to Ukraine could renew civil war, escalation could lead to direct Russian military intervention and outright Ukrainian defeat

Kerry McDonald: Policies against bullying ineffective if children are not given more freedom, school attendance should be optional and choices on education expanded

Jeff Deist: No need for libertarians to fall into utopianism, liberty unique in that it's natural and organic and comports with human action, non-state institutions such as family and religion should be embraced as important lines of defense against the state

Gareth Porter: Consensus between CIA and allies in Middle East behind US' intervention in Syria, necessary to shed light on deep state's shared interests with Sunni regimes to counter policy where arms are sent to terrorists

James Walpole: Defending oneself from criticism in an argument a sign of weakness, legitimizes and empowers the critic

Matthew Reece: Helicopter rides taken out of historical context by alt-right, proper libertarian use is for forcing exile rather than execution

Adil E. Shamoo: As ISIS is near defeat Yemenis continue to suffer with 10,000 casualties so far, US policy in the area runs similar to policy in Iraq in that it provides terrorist organizations a tool for recruitment

Elon Musk believes governments must enact proactive regulation against artificial intelligence, intelligent machines can eradicate mankind

Patrick West: Mythology of islamophobia gives left opportunity to emphasize its alleged tolerance, moves dicussion from Islamist terror threat to more comfortable subjects such as Catholics' view on abortion

Fisayo Soyombo: Igbo secession movement still going strong 50 years past declaration of Biafra and Nigerian civil war, important not to dismiss movement and military crackdowns were grave error, fragmentation a million times better than war

Gilbert Doctorow: Trump-Putin meeting at G20 is the first step in normalizing relations, comparable to Nixon-Brezhnev detente

Actual Anarchy: Net neutrality is Newspeak for governmental control, price controls for internet traffic leads to less innovation and worse services just like it has for all other areas

Sophia A. McClennen: Alt-right's emotive communication style graver threat to democracy than fake news, exemplified by growing dominance on YouTube

Nathan Goodman: Anarchy and democracy compatible concepts if the latter is interpreted as openness in the cultural domain, anarcho-capitalism thereby revitalization of the first liberals' aims for democracy and markets

Copyright law unreasonable, should be changed so everyone can read scientific articles, says Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan

Martin Armstrong: Sweden on verge of crisis due to migration policies – unlike migrants to US who came to be assimilated, todays immigrants lack respect, seeks to impose their own culture and laws, might become violent if government support is repealed

Martin Armstrong: India 3% tax on investment gold from July 1 additional step toward G20 goals of eliminating cash to improve tax collection

Robert Parry: No comparison between Russia-gate and Watergate or Iran-Contra, Russia-gate a scandal searching for a crime, establishment attempting to remove Trump from office for political reasons

Americans should focus on decentralizing legislation, not worth fighting over differences between states, says Jeff Deist echoing Angelo Codevilla

Ryan Landry: Situation in Syria shows US' no-fly zone doctrine no longer works, Russia's involvement in Middle East and China's construction of islands in South China Sea counteracts American strategy to promote regime change through air superiority and support for rebels

Douglas Murray guest on Mark Steyn Show, talks about refugee crisis as partly a European cultural crises, future as bleak

Giulio Meotti: IS terrorists loses fight over Caliphate but wins cultural war, ground lost in Mosul but gained in Manchester

Martin Eriksson in Tom Woods Show: Libertarians seeking to change society as a whole should start by becoming entrepreneurs and get involved in local community rather than in politics, only then can we become a force for positive change in society

JM Smith: Fastest way to lose the culture war is to deny ones own cultural monuments and not admit that the other side are barbarians

Nick Land: Modernity is slaying itself through feminism's and urbanization's effect on fertility, having children seen as conservative eccentricity

Ron Paul: Cold War nostalgia on the rise, Trump's rollback of Obama's successful Cuba politics and aggressive stance on Russia telling signs

Ryan Walters: The Left's Soviet-like crusade on the Confederacy and its culture caused by hate of decentralization, property rights and other Jeffersonian principles

Paul Craig Roberts: American downing of Syrian fighter jet shows that US is protecting IS terrorists, Putin should learn that deals with Washington are worthless

Linh Dinh: US politics and Mexican theater wrestling strikingly similar — both are rigged events where people are fooled to take rabid stance for different marionettes