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China’s Social Credit and the Joyously Oppressed

You are being watched.
I posted about China's social credit system when it was first announced and I think one other time since then.  A more recent article tells the story of one woman who has no problem being watched, followed, judged, and rated, by her government. The program won't fully be online until 2020 at which time it will take the form of a dystopian horror worthy of 1984. Am I exaggerating? Here's the of...
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Nationalism: Not all it’s Cracked up to Be or Is It?

Nationalism and Hate
It is interesting to me how often Obama made astute observations which directed him to the wrong conclusions. It's perhaps the hallmark of his presidency. As Reagan said about such people, he knows so much, that isn't so. Obama correctly observes the rise of nationalism, he correctly observes the resentment against immigration, he correctly observes the increased frustration with globalism. Ye...
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The left wants your money to help Incels have sex

redistribution of wealth
I think, perhaps, of all the leftist terms I hate "redistribution" the most. It means taking your money and giving it to someone else. The logistics of that are out of your hands. Your money but not your choice. The left is ever creative in the justification for this scheme. This editorial uses sexbots to demonstrate why what we really need is redistribution of wealth. The motivation behind this p...
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No, The Communist Soviet Union Wasn’t Anti-Fascist

WII photo of tank and driver likely in Poland.
It's odd to me that we need to have a discussion on how Communism, Fascism, Socialism, and Nazism are the same. Though there are differences between them they are as related as a schnauzer is to a shepherd. They may be different dogs, but they are dogs. They are all collectivist and totalitarian. You can spend time arguing the subtle things that make them unique from each other but in the end they...
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Self Improvement Is Societal Improvement

Don't Steal Fire
Source: Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal: Our obsession with self-help is actually fueling global inequality — Quartz My take on this story I don't know why I bother with editorials like this one. I know going in that they are going to make my head hurt from frustration. I suppose it's because I've always felt I should expose myself to views that are different from my own. I do tha...
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Socialism Eats its Own

Socialism is Death
Socialism cannot work. Socialism is not Righteous. I'm not saying it doesn't work. That would imply that there are some tweaks and changes that could be made that would make it work. It cannot work. First we have to define what it is. It isn't exactly easy to define though. People seem to have different ideas of that. The standard meaning is this. "A political and economic theory of social org...
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Men are the Cure for the Grip of the Masterminds

Mastermind
There is sometimes an argument about the difference between leftism, socialism, and communism with people arguing all day long what the minute differences are. But you and I know that foundationally speaking, there is no difference, they are each the same as the others. I'll explain. The New York Times article below is a perfect example of this foundation. The article talks about climate change...
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Trickle Down Works & Universal Basic Income is a Trap! 

UBI: It's a Trap
Imagine if you will the American south in the antebellum years. The air is moist and sticky with the summertime heat, the breeze is soft and cooling. A fine house sits atop a gently sloping rise, it's white columns bespeaking the status of those folk who live there. They sit on the veranda sipping lemonade, the women fan, the men smoke corn cob pipes. The scene then takes us across the yard, th...
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The Journal of David Q. Little by Daniel McMichael

"In the year 2223, human-behavior scientists discover a small abandoned settlement nestled in the Rocky Mountains of North America. Among the ruins they find an unsettling text. It is a well-preserved journal from the 1970’s—a detailed account of life at the time by David Q. Little. As these scientists read The Journal of David Q. Little, they gain invaluable insight into the progression of events...
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Amazon, Robots, Liberty, & Universal Basic Income

UBI so hot right now
There is a segment of the population that has what I consider an unreasonable, almost Luddite fear, that robots are going to take everyone's jobs away. I think a large part of this is actually just another excuse to push Universal Basic Income which is the latest fad and the current incarnation of communism. If you haven't heard if UBI it's simple, everyone gets a certain amount of cash each mo...
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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Much like a handful of other books rather forced on school children I feel that Animal Farm suffers in the minds of some due to this association. It's not a children's book, it's political allegory and it's actually quite dark and unnerving. That children are often assigned to read it should not be confused with it being FOR children. The story is that of an animal revolt against their oppr...
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Agency is an Unalienable and Inherent Right

Give me liberty or give me death flag
What exactly is agency? It's another way of saying not only do you have liberty as an inherent right but you have the right to choose how you exercise that liberty. It is the right to consider alternatives and make choices without compulsion. This sounds like a pretty basic idea and hardly one worthy of much exploration. Of course no one can tell you what to do! But it's not that easy actually....
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When the State Takes Care of You the State Owns You

they don't vote for freedom
In North Korea people starve because the state doesn't give them enough food but the state also doesn't allow them to do what's needed to make or get their own food. This isn't new and that's important to always remember. This is how it happened in the Soviet Union and how it's happening in Venezuela. It always happens this way. It's one thing for an army to come in and take away your freedom but ...
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Poverty is the Default State of Mankind & UBI Is Slavery

Dog with money in its mouth
I've read so many articles from those on the left and the right exploring the question, "What causes poverty?" One of my favorite authors, Robert Heinlein said, "Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man." This is actually an inarguable fact. It is objective reality. Man comes out of the womb perhaps less wealthy than any of the ruminants that inhabit our planet. A giraffe,...
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Fidel Castro hearse breaks down proving God exists and has a sense of humor

Oh the sweet irony, the sweet sweet irony! Castro's very old funeral vehicle broke down and they had to push it. If it ran over a peasant just before it broke down that would encapsulate Castro's reign in one moment. Source: PHOTO: Fidel Castro hearse breaks down - pushed through streets - The American MirrorThe American Mirror
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