• History,  Nationalism,  Politics

    The Beautiful Peacemakers

    One British Woman, an aristocrat, a free thinker, had a shot at ending WWII before it began, Diana Mosley (nee Freeman-Mitford), one of the six beautiful Mitford girls you may have heard about. Unity Mitford was far more struck by Adolph Hitler than the others, but Diana was also taken with the German dictator; dined with him, was invited to the Berghof, the Bayreuth Festival and the Olympics by him. The two upper class English girls would sometimes sit on either side of him, blonde, blue-eyed, almost twins, the personification of Aryan princesses. Of course, she was subsequently condemned for this, as she was for marrying the British fascist leader,…

  • Culture,  Environment

    The Elites Want Nuclear War

    I realize that’s a hard headline to believe; I have trouble believing it myself. Unfortunately, indications are piling up that point in only one direction: a large number of influential people think nuclear war would be a good thing. No, I’m not talking about the Russians or the leaders of the Communist Party of China, even though they would be unwilling assistants to the general catastrophe. Russia wants the Ukraine back, and China wants Taiwan, but neither is contemplating nuclear war to get them. To understand the growing consensus among our political, cultural, business and military leaders you first have to disabuse yourself of two ideas you have long held…

  • Culture

    The Grand Sophy

    This charming woman in her fashionable Regency dress and her basket of flowers looks a little like a flower herself. Perhaps her muscular dog with its studded collar hints there may be more to the girl, and to the author, Georgette Heyer, than meets the eye. The issue in Heyer’s mind, and in her many romantic novels, is the relationship between strong women and strong men when the former were restrained by society and the latter were not. Such rules led to surprises. This young lady, for example, rides a “splendid black horse,” Salamanca, and carries a “small, but eminently serviceable pistol.” Georgette Heyer (16 August 1902 – 4 July…

  • Greta the Environmentalist
    Economics,  Environment

    Our Politicians Are Idiots

    There she is, Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, the pint sized Swedish environmentalist, holding a gun to our heads. If her arguments weren’t so dangerous, they’d be laughable. Unfortunately, our politicians, all of them, are idiots. First, they take her doom and gloom seriously, then they ignore the obvious answer to her apocalyptic vision. I’m not going to take time disputing the global warming hoax, now called Climate Change, but I will point to the stupidity of the response. Here are the facts. Renewables can’t be relied upon because the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. This is something both Europe and Australia have already experienced,…

  • Culture

    You Can’t Dance

    You can’t dance. I know this because I’ve been to enough wedding receptions, socials and bars with dance floors to notice that North Americans don’t know how to dance. They hold their partners and shuffle across the floor, but neither party would know a dance step if it bit them on the ankle. This is actually quite a change because eighty years ago every Tom, Dick and Harry could do the Fox Trot, the Waltz and the Jitterbug, and plenty more knew the Rumba, the Tango and the Conga, among others. I’m making a point here, not trying to be personal. It gets worse. You don’t know how to play…

  • Culture,  History,  Race

    Residential Schools Were a Woke Idea

    The current debate over Canadian residential schools for native children has avoided analyzing the real reason why they were started in 1876 and lasted until 1947. That’s because the idea was shaped by the woke belief nurture (Western schooling) would overcome nature (Native biology). Our Victorian ancestors thought if you take the natives out of their remote communities and taught them how to read and write it would lift up those communities, and the entire native culture, to Western standards. At the time, native kids had no running water, no toilet facilities, no clean clothes, no education and little or no hope for a better future. This is exactly similar…

  • Culture,  Globalism

    Men into Women, Women into Men

    If you look around you, really look, you’ll see a transition going on in society in which Women are becoming more masculine and men are turning into women. In cities across Europe, in Canada, America and Australia, 30-year old men are riding electric skateboards, playing video games and failing to get a driver’s licence. Women, on the other hand, are flooding into universities and taking up good paying jobs in education, medicine, business, publishing, the arts, and (gasp) the army. They’ve stopped being wives and mothers and have started being primary wage earners. Simultaneously with this infantalization of men is the rise, in entertainment, of women as warriors, mythical creatures…

  • Culture,  Health,  Nationalism

    The Libertarian Illusion

    Libertarians, including militant anti-vaxers, are under the illusion personal identity cards take away personal freedoms. Their beliefs are wrong because they’re based on a series of mistaken assumptions. In the first place, a government identity number, like a Social Insurance Number, does not create a personal identity. Nor does a NAZI concentration camp tattoo nor a modern credit card. We are not a blank slate before we get a birth certificate; we are, all of us, unique. Our retinas, finger prints, biometrics and DNA, are different from that of everyone else. The problem we face, that we have always faced, is establishing our identity, not denying it. We know this…

  • Afghanistan

    Pakistan’s Invisible Hand

    The leadership of the National Resistance Front gave up its fight for the Panjshir capital last night and retreated to the surrounding mountains. A spokesman, in a tweet reported by the Panjshir Observer, said it was either this or die. Last night we had to make a hard decision in the face of furious enemy attacks and depleted ammunition. Make a last stand in Bazarak and risk the total elimination of our leadership, or retreat to higher ground in order to continue the resistance. We chose the latter. Another comment, later, said the top leadership was safe. Taliban are in Bazarak, the provincial capital of Panjshir. Ahmad Massoud and Amrullah…

  • Afghanistan

    A Small Seed

    Critics of American involvement in Afghanistan have written the country off along with the involvement. They are focused on the recent excesses of Woke culture, and of the neo-Conservative philosophy that preceded it. Since they don’t like these ideas at home, they’re not sorry to see them fail abroad. They believe the Billions of dollars spent on westernizing the Afghans, and modernizing their army, have all been wasted. Well, they say, looking at the Taliban takeover, if that’s their attitude, ‘to Hell with them.’ The critics are ignoring the Panjshir, which has become a small seed of traditional Western values and technology in a sea of 7th Century religious fanatics.…