Category Archives: Ideology

Irony

Irony is the figurative term for the disconnect between what appears to happen or what is apparently being said and the actual truth or reality. __ Source The singer in the song above expresses one meaning in the lyrics, while it … Continue reading

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How Belief Systems Crumble

Human belief systems are fascinating things. Whether they last a lifetime or whether they are demolished and rebuilt every few years, they all share some things in common. A belief system is ordinarily built from many separate pieces, like a … Continue reading

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They Cannot Help But Go Too Far

Over the years, Maher’s audiences have always been trained seals, reliably clapping at every hard left, anti-George Bush, anti-Trump, pro-Obama statement the host utters. But this time, he said that the BLM rap pushing Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) on American society … Continue reading

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Americans are Leaving California and New York in Favor of Florida and Texas

Americans who live in Democrat Party-run states such as New York, California, Illinois, and New Jersey, are experiencing economic hardship, high unemployment, and draconian regulations and taxes. The highest unemployment states are Hawaii, Nevada, California, Colorado, New York, New Mexico, … Continue reading

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When Overreaction is the Only Tactic Available

This whole business over the Capitol riots long ago passed the overreaction threshold and entered the realm of the absurd… MSNBC Host Proposes Drone Strikes Against Trump Supporters In the age of “rule by leftist extremists,” if you do not … Continue reading

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A Most Remarkable Man

Author, TV/movie producer, director, adventurer, and all around polymath Michael Crichton died of lymphoma in 2008. But he left a large legacy of work in print and on the screen that will outlive the man for many decades. While he … Continue reading

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Ideology Was Once a Fine Idea

The word “ideology” had a fine beginning, revealing bright prospects for the future: The word first made its appearance in French as idéologie at the time of the French Revolution, when it was introduced by a philosopher, A.-L.-C. Destutt de … Continue reading

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So Stupid Only an Intellectual Would Believe It

George Orwell’s timeless admonition, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them,” has been given new life by the desperate efforts of pundits, scholars and Twitter blue-checks to defend the violence, looting, disorder and general monstrousness that have … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

The world is a complex place, and most of the topics that we should be discussing are either “blacked out” by censors in media, academia, government, and culture at large — or they are off the radar screen of these … Continue reading

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El Paso Shooter Wanted to Kill Tens of Millions

Twenty-one year old accused mass murderer Patrick Crusius wanted to eliminate tens of millions of US residents so that Universal Basic Income could work more efficiently. He seems to have left a manifesto explaining his thoughts behind his actions: “In … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fiction, Dystopian Reality

WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU __ Orwell, 1984, Chapter 1 Dystopian societies bend the meanings of words and natural human emotions badly out of shape. This is done to make it … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Socialists Handle the Truth?

They feel that they have good intentions. This utopian dream of theirs is so vivid they can almost taste it! But why do they never sit down with the veterans of failed utopias and talk over the problems that their … Continue reading

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Leftist Economics: The Magical Accretion of Wealth

As George Orwell observed, “there are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” __ https://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20190319/my-turn-mackubin-thomas-owens-ignoring-socialisms-countless-corpses Socialism is once again fashionable in certain circles of American society — particularly in the university, the media, political activist circles, … Continue reading

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Flee the Cult: Sad Radicals of Inbred Intellectualism

Excerpted from “Sad Radicals” by Conor Barnes (Quillette Dec 2018) …The ideology and norms of radicalism have evolved to produce toxic, paranoid, depressed subjects. What follows is a picture of what happens in communities that are passionately, sincerely, radically woke, … Continue reading

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Genetic Drift vs. Memetic Drift

Genes vs. Memes Most readers have at least a rough idea of what genes are and how they work in biology. The types of genes that are prevalent in a population help determine how prosperous and accomplished that population will … Continue reading

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The Universe is Infinite: Economic Growth is Forever*

Since Dawn of History: Humans Discover Opportunity and Growth Human progress and economic growth followed a natural — but bumpy and uneven — track. Agriculture led to surplus wealth, cities, specialisation of labour, and trade. Despite thousands of years of … Continue reading

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Can Social Justice Build an Abundant and Expansive Future?

Here at Al Fin, we often describe “an abundant and expansive human future,” sometimes referred to as The Next Level. “The Next Level” is a prosperous and open-ended future which will be created by “next level humans.” “Next level humans” … Continue reading

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Surge of Americans Renouncing US Citizenship

It seemed like there was exponential growth in the number of expatriates from 2008 until the end of 2016. However, the numbers seem to be leveling off, or even dropping. __ Source via TaxProf A large number of US citizens … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson and the Rise of the New Chautauqua

The Return of Public Lectures Useful to the Public Back in late 19th and early 20th century America, “Chautauqua circuits” of public lectures swept across the states. This was long before radio and television — and a hundred years before … Continue reading

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Is Trump Bringing Latin America to Its Senses?

Not so long ago, Latin America was riding a big red wave of leftist triumphalism — from Cuba to Venezuela to Ecuador to Brazil to Nicaragua … But leftism in Latin America seems to have fallen on hard times recently: … Continue reading

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George Soros Panics: Threatens Trump to Disappear

The 46th richest man in the world — who has lost at least $1 billion betting against Donald Trump’s economy — made a recent prediction in Davos, Switzerland that Trump will “disappear” by 2020, or sooner! Soros only profits in … Continue reading

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Today’s Left: A Compassionate Beating, a Caring Riot

Leftists Think of Themselves as “Caring and Compassionate” But there is a huge difference between “feelings of compassion,” and true acts of kindness. One is known by his actions, not by his words or his “feelings.” And the actions of … Continue reading

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Safe Spaces for Snowflakes are Melting

Fantasy Landscape of Higher Education Doomed The U.S. Department of Education and Moody’s Investors Service project that in the coming years, closure rates of small colleges and universities will triple, and mergers will double. __ Source And why not close … Continue reading

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Simple Solution to Political Violence in America?

A recent article at the Fabius Maximus website examines recent left-instigated violence in Charlottesville, Evergreen College, Berkeley, Portland OR, and several other locations. The common thread linking these violent episodes of political violence is a vicious leftist intent to deny … Continue reading

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Is the George Soros Gang Trying to Incite a US Civil War?

Shortly after the 2016 US elections which placed Donald Trump in the White House, George Soros met with a cabal of like-minded disaffected dementors to devise a path of destruction for the incoming Trump administration. It is not that these … Continue reading

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