Category Archives: Ideology

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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Venezuela: The True Face of Bernie Sanders

Venezuela is the true face of civil collapse. Compared to that socialist paradise, the US is the picture of domestic tranquility. 5 Years Ago Bernie Sanders Said that Venezuela is the True American Dream In an essay lamenting what he … Continue reading

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Delusions, Obsessions, and Ideologies in the Age of Trump

Delusions are unfounded but tightly held beliefs. Everyone is prone to forming delusions — in fact it can be said that human life is built upon systems of delusions, depending upon one’s upbringing. Ordinary delusions, as opposed to pathological delusions, … Continue reading

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Idiots Think in Words: A Global Revolt Against Pseudo-Experts

Human Intelligence Manifests in Multiple Ways I often say that a mathematician thinks in numbers, a lawyer in laws, and an idiot thinks in words. These words don’t amount to anything. I think you have to draw the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Burn Universities to the Ground?

. . . it’s time to burn the universities to the ground … and start over from scratch. __ Robert Tracinski, Speaking Figuratively How leftist professors and administrators are destroying young minds Peter Thiel Exposes Corruptness of University System The … Continue reading

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Destroying These Threats Before They Destroy the Human Future

The Three Faces of Challenge Three powerful forces seek to dominate — or conquer — today’s world. Each of the three should be considered deadly enemies to an abundant and expansive human future. The tactics and strategies used to meet … Continue reading

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Privileged, Arrogant Silicon Valley Goes Half Cocked

Deranged Supporters of Hillary also Sore Losers Silicon Valley calls for secession from America Tech CEOs and executives supported Hillary Clinton’s campaign most generously with financial largesse and copious verbiage. One might expect some degree of maturity in people who … Continue reading

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The Government Is Not the Country

My kind of loyalty was to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal … Continue reading

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Protesting Against Reality: Leftists Resent Real World Feedback

The recent American election was a peaceful backlash against the US government’s ruinous and intrusive unconstitutional policies. Leftwing activist groups cannot tolerate this feedback — this reality — so they are taking to the streets in violent protest, marching toward … Continue reading

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Ideology and the Dangerous Child

A child is born with innate reflexes, instincts, predispositions, aptitudes, and limitations. When confronted with the outside world, the child begins to assimilate experiences of the world into his internal milieu — and he is permanently changed, every single day. … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up Politics: Return of the Duel!

Dueling would confer consequences onto all the ugly, dishonest, uncouth, untrue, and defamatory things people say about you or your family. Yes, some politicians might be struck down if we allowed this ancient combat to reemerge in contemporary society. But … Continue reading

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