Category Archives: Political Economy

Is Alex Jones Defensible? A Look at Heresy.

Is Alex Jones defensible, or is this heresy? Paul Craig Roberts has an interesting article on the matter, and we discuss it here because Facebook has censored some of the URLs referenced. Continue reading

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Superpowers (With Notes on Rules Versus Controls)

What are superpowers? Do we all have them? How do we develop them? How does formal education interfere with them? How has industrial civilization interfered with their free development and use within populations? Do the activities of ruling elites have something to do with this? How do we take our lives back? Continue reading

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Back to Basics (2). Freedom As a Core Value

Is freedom one of your core values? Why or why not? What is freedom? What’s so great about it? If you are not free, what is blocking your freedom? What can you do to remove the blocks to your freedom, be they personal or societal? Continue reading

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Essay: Reading Richard Rorty’s “Achieving Our Country” Published on Medium and Substack (and announcing The Clarity Factory)

This essay examines the late philosopher Richard Rorty’s alleged prediction of the rise of Donald Trump as well as the background. This includes Rorty’s conception of the difference between Right and Left, the Two Lefts that have influenced American politics and culture respectively, and how the inability of the Cultural Left to speak to matters of economic concern to mostly rural and working whites fueled Donald Trump’s rise. After an assessment of what Rorty got right versus what he got wrong, I conclude with a few remarks about where we might go next. Continue reading

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The Five Stages of COVID Vaccine Compliance/Coercion Explained: A Dialogue

COVID-19 vaccines known to be experimental are being distributed worldwide, with mandates, passports, and passes going into place. This is becoming increasingly coercive, and is being resisted by certain segments of the population. Are the resisters simply repeating misinformation they found on the Internet, or is something really deadly and dangerous going on here that we should all know about? Who or what is really behind what has become the biggest crisis of our time? A dialogue to explore the issues. Continue reading

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Lost Generation Philosopher Looks Critically at Critical Race Theory

Critical race theory: exposure of American racism and its history? the latest form of academic Marxism?… or a major distraction from the real problems we face? Continue reading

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James Howard Kunstler – Everyone Interested in Truth Should Be Reading His Writings

James Howard Kunstler exploded the myths of our culture of mass consumption and disposability years ago; more recently, he’s been exploding those of the cult of wokery, the oh-so-convenient pandemic, and the idea beloved in elite media that last year’s election was honest and above-board. So what happens next? Continue reading

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The Fall of Chile

Chile is presently one of the most locked down nations in the world. The “Chilean miracle” was never what it seemed. Continue reading

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Is Covid-19 a Global Cult?

Is Covid-19 understood as global pandemic a medical truth based on proven facts or a corporate-governmental-media narrative based on inculcated fear and a plan for control? Continue reading

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Basic Conservative Principles, Part 1

What is conservatism today? This two part essay tries to answer that question. Continue reading

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