More Gun Laws Will Not Prevent Mass Killings (Peter Schiff)

Peter Schiff explains exactly why more gun control laws will not prevent tragedies like the Las Vegas mass shooting. He also speaks a little on some other contemporary issues, like Puerto Rico and Trump's new tax reforms.

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My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers

This is not intended as an article, but as a page to link-in from my about me page to update the scant introduction I wrote when I first set up the blog. This is an updated declaration of the various influences that coalesce to form my philosophical-political outlook, for anybody that's interested.   PRIMARY INFLUENCES… Continue reading My Orientation: Guiding Lights and Fellow Travellers

The White Right Rises (William S. Lind)

Incendiary title aside, this was a good write-up (by William S. Lind of Traditional Right) concerning the recent Charlottesville-like conflicts that have been sweeping America lately. I don't know enough about Lind to give my full endorsement, but he so far seems to be a reasonable paleoconservative with concerns about cultural Marxism and fourth-generation warfare.… Continue reading The White Right Rises (William S. Lind)

Boys Will Be Boys; Girls Won’t (Laura Perrins)

Laura Perrins of The Conservative Woman offers a great, gender-realist critique of the prospect of an all-girl Lord of the Flies remake, and the broader cultural implications of gender neutrality.   "First came the announcement that Hollywood was going to create an all-girls Lord of the Flies, then on Saturday John Lewis said it would… Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys; Girls Won’t (Laura Perrins)

When Does Tradition Become Tyranny? (Isaac Morehouse)

To harmonise the creative and exploratory virtues of unbounded liberty with the wisdom and resilience of tradition is the task of every great libertarian thinker. In his essay Beyond Conservatism: Reclaiming the Radical Roots of Libertarianism, Keith Preston offers some sobering thoughts on the subject: "There are numerous areas of life where people live by… Continue reading When Does Tradition Become Tyranny? (Isaac Morehouse)

There is a Conversation to be Had

I woke up this morning to find Piers Morgan clashing vehemently with some upstart columnist fighting yet again for the removal of a historical monument, this time Nelson's column, erected to commemorate the British victory against Napoleon in 1805. Piers Morgan can be inconsistent and opportunist, no doubt, but when he's on, he's dead on.… Continue reading There is a Conversation to be Had

The Google Diversity Memo is the Counter-Culture Manifesto We Need

You've probably already heard about this controversy by now, but in case you're unaware, Google scientist James Damore was recently fired for writing an internal memo titled 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber', (politely) criticising Google's diversity measures and recommending alternatives for maximising career opportunities for the under-represented (especially women). The reason that this was so controversial… Continue reading The Google Diversity Memo is the Counter-Culture Manifesto We Need

Religious Agitation and the Limits of Principled Libertarianism

I'm not a very “principled” person. I am in the sense that my actions are guided by a number of principles defined loosely and amorphously, but I'm not dogmatic, I don't subscribe to Kant's categorical imperative, I'm not a utopian or an idealist. I'm a realist and a pragmatist before I'm even a libertarian. I… Continue reading Religious Agitation and the Limits of Principled Libertarianism

Thoughts on the removal and destruction of statues and monuments

With the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign still making headlines, I'd like to give a couple of my thoughts on the idea of statue removal and the white-washing of colonial history. For those that don't know, 'Rhodes Must Fall' is a campaign for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes, who was both a prominent… Continue reading Thoughts on the removal and destruction of statues and monuments

Libertarianism and Broadscale Collaboration

One of the most attractive things about the libertarian "movement," besides the obvious core values of liberty and individualism themselves, is the willingness to eschew dogma in favour of working in tandem with others that are also pursuing personal liberty, even when their personal end goals are radically different from our own. As I've been… Continue reading Libertarianism and Broadscale Collaboration