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Is your Culture Worth Defending?

Lip Plate
I wrote earlier in "Racism is a Quest for the Unearned" how racism is simply a form of collectivism; perhaps, as Ayn Rand says, the lowest, most brute form of it. Racism seeks to kill off the individual by lumping him into a group based simply on a few superficial biological characteristics like skin, eyes, and hair. Racism is never worth defending. Culture is one of the most difficult subjects...
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The Racist Right Looks Left

Richard Spencer
I don't talk about the Alt-Right very often. There are a few reasons for this. First off, they just make me very uncomfortable and angry. When I read the things they say and write it wells up within me a certain emotion I am most uncomfortable with. It's that emotion called frustration. I have often said frustration is the most powerful of all human emotions. Frustrated people are by far the most ...
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Male, female, that’s not how that works

Body Language
I don't often listen to Crowder, mostly because he is often obnoxious. This video, worth watching, is an excellent example of how effective he can be when he settles down. This is also an excellent example of how we should operate when communicating. Sit down, have a brandy and a cigar, and discuss what's on your mind. This particular conversation is about gender fluidity and the infinite number o...
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Trump Officials Say Warrantless Surveillance Program Will Continue Whether Congress Approves It This Year or Not

No no no no no no no! I can't comprehend why this isn't an issue Congress can't get together on. For me, this is one of those things I cannot understand why anyone would support it. I get the reasons they give "catch bad guys and catch terrorists". Yes, you can do that. But the cost is too high. When I weigh out catching bad guys against the value of civil liberties and rights I can honestly sa...
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Trump fumes after San Francisco jury acquits illegal immigrant charged in Kate Steinle killing

Kate
My news feed is awash for days with articles about this case and how angry everyone is at the verdict. Some pundits are saying it represents San Francisco - a sanctuary city - giving the finger to Trump and his wall, other the finger to the entire country! It's a sign of how all illegals are evil! The jury is clearly biased and let a killer go free! The fact that he is here illegally doesn't me...
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Mick Mulvaney Just Savaged The CFPB In His First Press Conference As Director

Mulvaney
This is a great story, one of my favorites. The CFPB is an organization created by Elizabeth Warren of Fauxcahontis fame. It's created to be funded by - the Federal Reserve - and not the government. It was set up so that it was rather autonomous. In fact, so much so that they had no congressional oversight. The new director (we'll get to that in a moment) said, "I’m just learning about the powers ...
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Bass: ‘Stop & Go’ Bill Is Not Just About Removing Plexiglass

Bass
Thanks to Platypus Club member Brian Geoffroy for sharing this story with me. It falls under the category of things that government has no business what-so-ever doing. The short of it is this, Councilwoman Cindy Bass (Trump would make up a name here for her) has proposed a bill that would specially regulate "stop and go" markets. The reason she gives is this: “They say that they fit the require...
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