Tonight, I watched the documentary “Clinton Cash” which highlights various instances where it seems the Clinton Foundation was used as a means to collect bribes. Most striking to me was the situation in Haiti following the earthquake.
Two-hundred and fifty thousand people died instantly, and the already impoverished country was completely devastated. Then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton took charge of the rebuilding efforts.
The documentary outlines several instances where contracts were given and special government favors were granted to people who donated large sums of money to the Clinton Foundation.
The United States faces a myriad of problems today. Chief among them is disunity amongst the people. We are a nation of many individual communities, with different views on government and different cultures. One government with a single set of rules, or even fifty governments with fifty sets of rules aren’t enough.
It is my belief that the United States was designed for governing the country as it was in 1790 and this paradigm has been pushed and stretched as far as possible into fitting the 21st century. We are no longer a union of rural, largely agrarian states, physically isolated from any potential geopolitical rivals. As the United States has changed, we’ve changed the government, first through the amendment process, and now with the judiciary simply ratifying major changes to government. Its a process that has been getting ever more grating as the 1790’s government is stretched to fit 2016 realities.
One of the tough things about exploring reactionary thought is to understand the memes involved. “The Cathedral” is one of the most commonly used terms among neo-reactionaries. It is introduced in Mencius Moldbug’s A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations, which I recommended you read. I borrowed some of the best metaphors from this essay and incorporated them into this one.
I will do my best to simplify and explain: the Cathedral is a neo-reactionary concept which explains how progressives have gained and held power for so long.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted links. I’ve been on vacation, which was lovely. It also seems like I’m getting pickier about what I put on here. Transient posts about the current news cycle tend to dominate as election season heats up and I don’t bother to post many of these. Also, it seems like amateur bloggers lower their output at this time of year. Nevertheless, I’ve found a few gems recently that you should check out.
Trump and the New Religion looks at the reaction to Trump among the conservatives who still think being graced as “respectable” by progressives is the most important thing. The Tragedy of the Google discusses the effects Google and other internet firms are having on centralizing ownership and how they use government regulations to manipulate costs. Social Media is a Tool of the State examines the effects social media has had on human behavior and how it has accomplished goals globalist governments find desirable. One Man, One Vote, One Time lays out the motivation progressives have to push mass immigration. Rather than convince Americans to follow their program, they create new Americans to vote for them. Once a majority casts a vote in favor of a progressive program, it is locked in, and at least so far on American history, impossible to repeal. Were the Arab Conquests a Myth? introduces the author’s book which presents a case that the traditional arc of the 7th century AD is false. Working from the assumption that Heraclius didn’t reconquer Syria and Egypt from the Persians, and that Muhammed and the pre-Umayyad caliphs didn’t exist, the author postulates a Persian Empire which converts to Ebonite Christianity and morphs into the Umayyad Caliphate over a century. This helps to explain some details in the historical record as well as synergy between Islam and the middle Eastern relgions that preceded it.
It has been awhile since the last batch of links, and I’ve collected quite a few. Here’s what I found interesting recently:
Jerry Pournelle on Free Trade offers Vox Day’s comments on Jerry Pournelle’s recent discussion on free trade. Both authors offer important insights on an issue that is being debated on the right for the first time in years.
Conservatism in Ruins critiques Andrew Klaven’s post-mortem on movement conservatism and argues that after all that has transpired, conservatives still cling to myths about the belief of the founders, and things like the “magic dirt” theory.
My Problem With Atheists discusses the fundamental selfishness and self-focus that goes hand-in-hand with pushy atheists.
Why The Alt-Right Isn’t Wrong remarks on Milo Yiannopolous’ Twitter ban and points out that the Alt-Right and related phenomena are largely a reaction to conservative parties to to effectively fight against progressive domination of culture.
Putin 1 – International Vampire 0 goes over the financial and debt crises of Russia following the fall of the Soviet Union, and how Putin clawed Russia back out from the globalist abyss and reclaimed Russia’s independence. America today is cast in an analogous situation as Russia during the Yeltsin era.
Blue-Haired Girl is a poem lamenting the life of a feminist-approved young woman.