Quote of the Day

“The intellectual world is deeply conformist. Hans Morgenthau, who was a founder of realist international relations theory, once condemned what he called ‘the conformist subservience to power’ on the part of the intellectuals. George Orwell wrote that nationalists, who are practically the whole intellectual class of a country, not only do not disapprove of the … More Quote of the Day

Why Trump Seemed to Lose The First Debate

Donald Trump claims the microphone in the first presidential debate was rigged. On Fox News, Trump said that Clinton operatives in the liberal media had sabotaged his microphone so that no matter what he said, only stupid things came out. “It’s very unfair,” Trump said. “I could have had Clinton on the ropes with devastating … More Why Trump Seemed to Lose The First Debate

Quote of the Day

“This akin to the Lincoln-Douglas debates if Lincoln was debating against a very mentally ill and Orange version of Cookie Monster.”—Josh Gad, on the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate

International Blasphemy Rights Day (Victoria, BC)

WHEREAS freedom of speech is an inseparable element of a democratic society; and WHEREAS Canada is a nation whose founding principles stand for inclusivity, multiculturalism, and free speech; and WHEREAS the Charter of Rights and Freedoms entitles citizens to the fundamental rights and protection of freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thought, belief, opinion … More International Blasphemy Rights Day (Victoria, BC)

Fascists Reject Trump

Political commentators, and not all of them on the left, are starting to worry that Donald Trump represents a turn to fascism in America. But American fascists themselves aren’t so happy with the prospect of a Trump presidency. Many American fascists lament their luck in finally seeing the country on the brink of turning to … More Fascists Reject Trump

Quote of the Day

“A cucumber is bitter.” Throw it away. “There are briars in the road.” Turn aside from them. This is enough. Do not add, “And why were such things made in the world?” –Marcus Aurelius

Quote of the Day

“We’re supposed to believe that Trump’s support stems from economic stagnation or dislocation. Maybe some of it does. But what Trump offers his followers are not economic remedies — his proposals change daily. What he offers is an attitude, an aura of crude strength and machismo, a boasting disrespect for the niceties of the democratic … More Quote of the Day