Linkstorm VIII

A new public post by Moldbug: (…) Protocol transparency means banning secret Internet protocols, at least for monopolies. Governments can tame the platform dragons—tame, not slay, though they will squeal as if being slain—by compelling them to use only free, published network protocols. (…) Woke religion is hindering space exploration, according to the National Review: “(…) The idea that after half a century without a … Continue reading Linkstorm VIII

Serving two lords in the Third Rome: a quick note on the Nagorno-Karabakh

In his seminal book Clash of Civilizations, Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington described the world as composed of a handful of civilizations, mostly in competition against each other. The West was thus clearly different to the Orthodox, the Muslim or the Sinic worlds. Cultural differences made conflict short of inevitable, especially in the border territories that are halfway between the centers of two different … Continue reading Serving two lords in the Third Rome: a quick note on the Nagorno-Karabakh

Linkstorm VII

From J. Simpkin’s new installment of his Necro-Ethics series on drone warfare: “(…) with the advent of the drone the temptations of a technological fix raised its head once more. This time around, the precision strike capability drones supposedly possessed would ensure kills without casualties. Strategists were also seduced by the apparent opportunity drone warfare presented for flipping the script of insurgents’ asymmetric tactics back … Continue reading Linkstorm VII

China, Outer Space and the Arctic’s melting point

As a cold, dark, dangerous place, the Arctic is often compared to Outer Space. It is a remote, barren land, mostly unknown, and cannot even be reliably penetrated without the use of advanced technology. Funnily enough, the US State Department has a single lawyer dedicated to legal issues concerning both areas. We have discussed previously in this blog the liquid quality of both the Far … Continue reading China, Outer Space and the Arctic’s melting point

Linkstorm VI

Some funny mathematical jokes on Big Game Hunting: “(…) We place a spherical cage in the desert, enter it, and lock it. We perform an inversion with respect to the cage. The lion is then in the interior of the cage, and we are outside.(…)” The Other Life Course on Leo Strauss, with Michael Millerman (PhD), has been already announced (and provided a reading list): … Continue reading Linkstorm VI

The Law and the Algorithm: Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Curzio Malaparte

Kurt Erich Suckert escaped from his boarding school in Tuscany in 1914, at the age of sixteen, to join the French Army in the Great War. He quickly rose to the rank of Captain in the 5th Alpine Regiment, earning several decorations for bravery in combat. By 1922 he had grown close to the Fascist movement in Italy, taking the nickname of Curzio Malaparte: a … Continue reading The Law and the Algorithm: Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Curzio Malaparte

Post-election ripples: Trump’s friends and foes accross the Atlantic

The world is holding its breath. The aftermath of the US presidential election has left many questions unanswered. One thing that made it notable was the polarization involved, which was even greater than in the last presidential race. In 2016, very few Americans declared in a poll that political violence could be justified. Four years later, this number has risen to about 30%: a worrying … Continue reading Post-election ripples: Trump’s friends and foes accross the Atlantic

Linkstorm V

Geoff Shullenberger’s new article for The New Atlantis, on predictions for the election: “(…) When reality and a model of that reality appear to be mismatched, in other words, we may discard the model, or we may discard reality. (…)” James’ Simpkin’s new Medium article in his series about drone warfare and Necro-Ethics (read the whole thing): “(…) Possibly it is easier to harm a … Continue reading Linkstorm V

“Christianity is gay” III: Blue Moon edition

Christianity, with Catholicism being no exception, has repeatedly been accused of being feminized religion. This claims have come both from all across the political spectrum, from Spanish Civil War Anarcho-Communists to Nazi and Nouvelle Droite Spartanists. This revolutionary movements have all seen in the Church an emasculating force, weakening the mind of men and exerting a powerful influence on women. In this contexts, violence against … Continue reading “Christianity is gay” III: Blue Moon edition

“Christianity is gay” II: a second note on evolutionary memetics

Identification of Christianity as a negative influence over Western civilization is not exclusive to revolutionaries in the so-called “Left”. The connection was also made by members of the alt-right’s precursors in Europe, the 1970s French Nouvelle droite. The movement, exemplified by authors such as Alain the Benoist and Guillaume Faye, combined the tactics of the Gramscian New Left with identitarian and Traditionalist ideas such as … Continue reading “Christianity is gay” II: a second note on evolutionary memetics