Tuesday 31 August 2021

Everyone's a Liberal!

 I've written about this idea before, but I think it bears repeating in a post of it's own. Over the years I have encountered people who are intelligent, knowledgeable in many areas, even important, and extremely dedicated to Liberalism and it's values. But it became clear to me at some point that they didn't understand Liberalism, their view was of a general nature, it had never occurred to them to question or to look deeper. Which meant that it was pointless to continue, as you cannot reason someone out of a position that they never used reason to get to.

But I also encountered a second type of person, when confronted with the evils of Liberalism. With it's aims of destroying what exists today, our country, our society and our civilization, they agreed. They not only agreed but they smiled, they were even pleased that someone else understood. It didn't matter that I disagreed with them, what mattered was that so few understood and that I was one of those in the know.

But why would they be so pleased that someone who opposed them understood?

Because Liberals believe that everyone is either a Liberal or wants to be. That the only reason that they are not a Liberal is because they haven't heard the right argument and once they do then they will be converted. They believe that the arguments in favour of Liberalism are so good that no sane person can resist them. 

However that isn't true and it blinds them to the reality that while they are winning, they will never win. Liberalism will destroy itself well before then.

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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Feminism Meets The Law

Below are two videos which talk about Feminism, one in regards to false rape claims and the second is about how nonsensical many modern laws are. 'Massaging your wife is illegal' is about a particular law. One thing that was mentioned was a 6 member tribunal that was all female. I must say that I would find it hard to believe that an all male tribunal would have given such a verdict.

Feminism Meets The Law

 Massaging Your Wife Is Illegal

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Sunday 22 August 2021

Communism and Liberalism

There is a rather strange idea that political philosophies are so distinct that they do not interact with each other. But of course they do, that does not mean that they are all the same thing. It does however mean that they can swap ideas and practices. 

Communism and Liberalism have a long history of conflict, the Cold War was fought between these two ideologies. But that hides the fact that for an even longer period, including during the Cold War, they have been linked. Passing ideas and members back and forth between each other. If you read about different Western personalities in the 20th Century, it is not unusual to find them moving between these two ideas. Often a biography will say something like 'they had a brief foray into Communism, but left after a short time' or that they knew prominent Communists. It is so common that it goes without comment. But it does demonstrate that these two rivals were not as far apart as they are often portrayed.

Both believe in changing the current world, that a better world awaits, that only they are capable of creating that better world, that what they believe is inevitable and that the end goal is not only to create a new and better world, but a new and better man. They share a radical view of the future. Certainly they have differences, things that they disagree about, but that should not hide the things that they have in common.

I have often noticed that former Communists keep more of their 'former' beliefs than they might realise. I recently read an article where the author said that there was no such thing as a former Communist. I wouldn't go that far, but the idea that we can just discard our old beliefs is harder then we think.

But also at work was an attempt by bother Communists and Liberals to subvert and recruit each other. To bring them to the 'true faith'. Which has meant over the past century that the two have exchanged ideas, the two have influenced each other. The Interwar years saw the two interact, the post war world saw Communist ideas move into Liberalism. Class warfare went from one to the other, the words were changed but the ideas are the same. Critical Race Theory was named in the 1980's but in reality it was a part of Liberalism from the 1950's. 

Race replaced Class, the idea that an exploiter class was replaced with the idea of an exploiter race, hence 'White privilege'. The exploited class is the future, just as today we are told that non-Whites are the future. These are all Communist ideas, but now firmly a part of Liberalism.

In turn meeting a real Communist is harder and harder, because they have been absorbed into Liberalism. Meeting someone who believes in the central control of the means of production is not common. Sure you might meet someone who tells you that they believe in Socialism, but then they go off about transgender rights. Because that is what they are really interested in, in other words they are interested in Liberalism. You also meet people who talk about 'The Revolution', the Communist revolution or the Liberal revolution?

 Communism certainly isn't dead, but it ain't in good health either.

Liberalism in turn now includes much of what was once Communism.


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Wednesday 18 August 2021

Is Wokeism Anti-Liberal?

Over at DforDooms website he has posted the following:
Wokeism and Social Justice are not liberal ideologies. Quite the opposite. If liberalism is about having the freedom to make choices then Wokeism and Social Justice are very definitely not liberal.

Which at first sight seems like a reasonable statement to make, but I don't think it is. It is instead to confuse the part with the whole. 

Liberalism has always talked about choice and freedom, that people are held back by choices made by other people or by circumstances. People didn't have the freedom to become Protestants because the Catholic Church stopped them. Men couldn't have multiple partners because their marriage vows held them back. If people were freed from these constraints then they would be free to make their own choices. Freedom and choice were so interconnected that they were inseparable. 

Liberalism couldn't exist without these twins.

But that is to confuse aims with tactics, freedom and choice were not aims. The aim of Liberalism was to create a new man, one that was self made, unconnected to the past and therefore able to create his own future unrestrained. The question was how do you get there?

Freedom and choice were tactics or techniques, a way to turn one thing into another, not the objective itself. But it has been talked about for so long that people, Liberals and non-Liberals alike have taken it to be the aim. However Liberalism has always believed that secretly everyone is a Liberal. In their hearts they wouldn't be able to stop themselves from supporting Liberalism once they were exposed to it. They also believed that reality itself could be twisted into whatever shape they wanted. That both people and events were destined to be controlled by them.

In the real world people do support a lot of what Liberalism wants, but it is a rare person who supports everything. That leaves Liberalism with a big problem, how does it keep things advancing in the right direction?

It has come so far that many think that they can see the endpoint. That the perfect Liberal society is just over the horizon and that all they need is a supreme effort and then everything will be right with the world. But they keep encountering resistance, people who just are not on board. They also keep encountering reality, but like people they believe that they can overcome any resistance from reality. They looked for an answer to how to overcome this resistance and they have found the answer. A new tactic, a new technique. 


Liberalism has given people freedom and choice, why haven't they gotten on board?

Why are they still resisting?

How can any reasonable person resist the perfect society?

Evil people, bigoted people, religious and/or political fanatics, the reprobates. To clear up this resistance you cannot be nice or gentle. Freedom and choice has gone it's work. When all that are left are those who fight against a perfect world, then new tactics are required. Wokeism is not about freedom or choice, it is about following the program. It's about creating the new man, the Autonomous Individual, the perfect Liberal. That is why they celebrate Transgenderism. A new person, one that was self made, unconnected to the past and therefore able to create his own future unrestrained. 

It's not anti-Liberal, it's not a new Liberalism, it is the same old Liberalism doing what it has always done. Destroying the past and the future to create it's vision of the present.

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Sunday 15 August 2021

"But It Wasn't Real Liberalism!'

 If your as old as me you remember the end of the Cold War and you remember how it seemed that everyone agreed that Communism had been tried and found wanting. A phrase thrown around at the time was that 'it had been consigned to the dustbin of history'. 

Then in the 1990's you might remember a new phrase started appearing about the demise of the Soviet Union and it's satellites. That what had happened there 'wasn't real Communism!' or even better 'real Communism has never been tried before!'. It was always presented as a definitive statement, the only reasonable, instead of the most insane, idea.

When Democracy fails the exact same thing will happen. 'But it wasn't real Democracy'. I have in fact already heard this about Ancient Athens because women, foreigners and slaves couldn't vote! 

You can hear the same thing said about South Africa before the end of Apartheid. 

When Capitalism fails we will also hear, ' but it wasn't real Capitalism!'. 

And When Liberalism fails we will hear it once again, we will even hear, ' but real Liberalism has never been tried before'.

The reason that these things can be said is because there is a grain of truth in these statement. All philosophies, including political ones, have general meanings, but once you begin to study them you find that there are many points of disagreement, even contradiction. That doesn't mean that the philosophy doesn't exist, it merely means that life is more complex then it is often portrayed. 

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Thursday 12 August 2021

Vox Days New Website

Vox Day's blog has been made by Blogger as Author view only. Meaning that everyone who isn't Vox Day can't see it. It seems that he posted too much on the Coronavirus and he wasn't saying the correct things. But he knew that this was only a matter of time, so he prepared.

His new website is here:


On a related note, one of my videos on Youtube was taken down today. I had posted it on the 8th August as a recording. Originally it was posted back on the 3rd October 2020. Safe on Blogger but not on Youtube!

The Article in question:

Reality and the Corona Panic

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Wednesday 11 August 2021

The One Hundred and First Month

This has been my best month ever!

But, why does there always have to be a but?

Because Blogger says I have had 15,000 visitors this month and 12,100 of them are from Sweden. I have visitors from Sweden, but not 12,000 of them. The next country is the US with 934 visitors. That's a big drop from 12,000 to 900 and I don't believe it for a minute. 

Strangely I have had days with big numbers where different articles have been clicked on. Are the bots becoming more sophisticated or is that real? 

I'm going to go with real. I'm still going to give out my most visited day, even though I don't believe it, because I don't know that I can trust any day. It is what it is I guess. My most visited day was the 25th July when I had 1,417 visitors. My worst day was the 19th July when I had 49 visitors. 


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Monday 9 August 2021

Free Speech Versus Traditionalism

Should Traditionalists support free speech? 

Or should we oppose it?

Here we are presented with a classic false choice, with two extreme positions that we are informed that we 'must' choose between as no other options exist. But other options do exist, in fact there is an enormous amount of room between nothing is forbidden and everything is forbidden!

What makes this even more ridiculous is that free speech, the Liberal ideal that absolutely anything should be said, does not and has never existed. Speech, in all of it's forms, has always had limits put upon it. When I was growing up 'drop dead' was a more extreme version of 'get lost'. When I said that to someone on Facebook a few years ago I got a ban, they said it was encouraging suicide. No matter who you think is in the right, it does demonstrate that there are limits to speech. Just like there has always been.

What this means is that speech requires judgement, because something said in one place or to a particular person may not be suitable in another place or to a different person. Which is common sense. Time and place matter, so does context. What you say at home might not be acceptable in public. In fact nearly everything said in private would be fine. 

Nearly everything?

Conspiracy to commit a crime, is a crime. To be honest I'm happy with it being a crime. I think most people would be. It also shows that there are exceptions to every rule.   

What we put up with we get more of.

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