NOT THE SPARTANS

Shock n' paw

Over at Taki’s, Pat Buchanan is lamenting the Pentagon’s latest kowtowing to the gender equality extremists by agreeing to integrate women into front-line and special combat units, like the Rangers and SEALs.

PORTTOJA KAIKKI

by Jack Donovan

Pullisteluretoriikka on tunkeutunut kaikkialle. Työpaikoilla, kouluissa ja kauppakeskuksissa amerikkalaiset odottavat kaikkien kertovan heille, kuinka erityisiä, lahjakkaita ja tärkeitä he ovat. Käänteismaailmassamme heikoista on tullut vahvoja, jokainen revenneen kynsinauhan kestävä on ”rohkea” ja jokainen puolustusministeriön paperinpyörittäjä on sankari.

GloboCorpin inhimillisten resurssien osasto yrittää saada joka iikan vakuuttuneeksi omasta suunnattomasta merkityksestään yrityksen menestykselle. Jokaisen luovat kyvyt arvioidaan, ja jokainen työntekijä siivoojasta toimitusjohtajaan kykenee upeisiin työsuorituksiin. Hiljattain ilmestyneessä työn arvoa käsittelevässä kirjassaan Matthew B. Crawford väitti, että modernit suuryritykset vievät saavutuksiltamme arvon mielistellessään meitä ja puhuessaan niin kuin jokainen olisi jonkin sortin Einstein.

THE ETERNAL CULTURE WAR

Guns, Crime, and Freedom
by Wayne LaPierre
Regnery Publishing, Inc., 263 pages
Available for purchase from Amazon here

   Reviewed by William Cavanaugh

"Arguments, whether political or philosophical, are like ammunition – you should stock up on them before the trouble starts." That is what I told a friend of mine when he expressed surprise at my idea of writing a review for a book now almost two decades old. The friend in question is rarely impressed with my little aphorisms, so I spelled it out in more concrete terms.

Wayne LaPierre wrote Guns, Crime, and Freedom in 1994 when the country was quite divided on countless issues: immigration, gun control, gays, a new era of foreign policy, and a Democratic president who had come out of nowhere. Sound familiar? I always find it strange when people talk about the "Culture War that was" – when did it end? Maybe for a chunk of time after 9/11, but since at least the 2004 election all the old debates have been raging and are far from stopping. If they were not, Richard Spencer would not still be talking about Peter Brimelow's 1995 book Alien Nation, and Obama would not be interested in keeping the Clintons so close to his administration.

"MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE" REVISITED – AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEX KURTAGIC

NOTE: RESTORE WITH ORIGINAL DATE

At a conference in Washington DC in September 2011 writer, musician and artist Alex Kurtagic delivered a lecture entitled "Masters of the Universe," in which he argued that we must win the cultural war against the Left as a necessary prelude to real political change. The speech, full of original and provocative ideas, fascinated me and I determined to ask Mr Kurtagic for an interview so that I might explore some of his ideas further. Fortunately, he agreed.


VENNER'S BARE BODKIN

Dramatic endings: Venner and Mishima

As a gesture, French ex-paratrooper, veteran right-wing activist, and all around macho badass Dominique Venner’s gunshot-through-the-head self-snuff in the cathedral of Notre Dame sends a powerful message, though I’m not entirely sure what that message is.