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  • What Was the Enlightenment?

    01/01/2020 12:12:14 PM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 23 replies
    Prager University ^ | 12/30/19 | Yoram Hazony
    Modern science, medicine, political freedom, the market economy—all of them, we’re told, are the result of a sort of miracle that took place 250 years ago. That miracle is called the Enlightenment, a moment in history when philosophers suddenly overthrew religious dogma and tradition and replaced it with human reason. Harvard professor Steven Pinker puts it this way: “Progress is a gift of the ideals of the Enlightenment.” There’s just one problem with this claim. It isn’t really true. Consider the U.S. Constitution, which is frequently said to be a product of Enlightenment thought. But you only need to read...
  • Hungarian Government: Christians, Christian Culture Attacked Across Europe, World

    12/24/2019 5:55:17 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12-24-2019 | Jack Montgomery
    The Hungarian government has warned that Christians and Christianity are increasingly being driven out of public life in Europe, as well as being persecuted around the world more viciously than any other religious minority. “Some years ago, at the Brussels City Hall, it was decided not to set a Christmas tree, and in Santa Monica, California, a ban on nativity screening was made on the grounds of world neutrality,” said Tristan Azbej, the Hungarian state secretary with particular responsibility for the Hungary Helps programme which extends aid to Christian minorities globally, in comments reported by the Hungarian press. “Meanwhile, in...
  • How Russian Hybrid Warfare Has Weaponized Disinformation

    11/15/2019 8:34:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 15, 2019 | Nolan Peterson
    KYIV, Ukraine—As the Russian shells and rockets rained down on them in the frontline town of Debaltseve in February 2015, Ukrainian troops began to receive curious, anonymous text messages on their cellphones. “Your comrades nearby already left their positions, so you should leave yours as well,” one message read. The messages also claimed that Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president at that time, as well as Ukrainian military commanders, had “betrayed” their soldiers. The Ukrainian military later concluded that Russian military forces had taken over the local cellphone network with mobile jamming stations. The text messages were part of a psychological operation...

    08/08/2019 11:15:26 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 14 replies
    THE MODERN FEMINIST CULTURE WAR The light of liberty no longer shines as bright in The West as it once did. The Trump administration gives hope of a reversal but few conservative governments have as robust a figure as The Donald standing up for freedom. The external threat of totalitarian China is real but the threat from within of radical forces attacking and destroying the best western traditions is doing more damage now. How can civilized nations allow the feminist minority of one gender to hijack society and the courts and police and governments to make the demonization and...
  • America’s Late-stage Decadence

    07/28/2019 6:57:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    International Man ^ | july, 2019 | Doug Casey
    It’s bizarre—perverse, really—that the people doing the most whining about cultural appropriation by Americans don’t actually have worthwhile cultures themselves. The fact of the matter is that the only culture in the history of the world that amounts to anything is that of Western civilization. The West has given all of humanity concepts like freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of the press, free markets, individualism, science, and rationality. In addition, the West has created almost all of the world’s great music, literature, architecture, and philosophy That’s absolutely true of Africa. Africans should be eternally grateful to the West...
  • An Increasingly Dangerous Stand-off between Civilizations

    07/28/2019 11:47:23 AM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | July 28, 2019 at 5:00 am | Denis MacEoin
    An Increasingly Dangerous Stand-off between Civilizations by Denis MacEoin July 28, 2019 at 5:00 am Not all people who worry about a replacement of civilizations are necessarily violent or even incorrect. They appear to be frightened folk, sent over the edge by matters they may feel beyond control. In Europe and the United States, they have witnessed wave upon wave of attacks by individuals and groups openly espousing violence in the name of religion. They seem to fear that their own governments are doing too little to protect them and their families from future attacks. "What unites these groups...
  • How the West Ends (7 min video)

    07/23/2019 9:52:27 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 22, 2019 | Way of the world
    WotW reflects on the recent 'Gilets Noirs' protest in Paris and the ongoing migrant siege of the West.
  • How the West backed radical Islam and unleashed global terror

    07/18/2019 12:26:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Business Today india ^ | 15 July 2019 | Rakesh Krishnan
    From the extremist Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia to the Egyptian cult of the Muslim Brotherhood and Syrian terrorist groups allied with ISIS, the West has backed fundamentalist forces at the expense of nationalist Muslims.Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has for the first time openly said what has been the West's worst kept secret. According to him, the Saudi-funded spread of Wahhabism - the main source of the fundamentalist ideology of terrorist groups like ISIS began as a result of Western countries asking Riyadh to help counter Russia during the Cold War. Speaking to the US media, bin Salman said...
  • Russia's Putin says liberal values are obsolete: Financial Times

    06/28/2019 3:01:15 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/28/2019
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Thursday that liberal values were obsolete because they had been rejected by the majority of the people in Western nations. Putin told the Financial Times newspaper that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made a cardinal mistake by adopting a liberal policy towards immigration from the Middle East. “The liberal idea presupposes that nothing needs to be done. The migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights as migrants must be protected. What rights are these? Every crime must have its punishment,” Putin said in...
  • Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?

    06/13/2019 4:49:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump's election and the "yellow vests" protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists. What are the popular gripes against them? One, illegal immigration and open borders have led to chaos. Lax immigration policies...
  • IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and that doesn't bode well for humanity

    05/22/2019 1:15:45 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 157 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/22/2019 | Evan Horowitz
    People are getting dumber. That's not a judgment; it's a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline. Though there are legitimate questions about the relationship between IQ and intelligence, and broad recognition that success depends as much on other virtues like grit, IQ tests in use throughout the world today really do seem to capture something meaningful and durable. Decades of research have shown that individual IQ scores predict things such as educational achievement and longevity. More broadly, the average IQ score of a country is linked to economic growth and scientific innovation....
  • Two Scandinavian journalists expose the West's demise from 'weak Christianity'

    05/22/2019 8:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The following brief but highly informative interview, titled, "Europe: Deep Spiritual Crisis," appeared earlier this year on Herland Report TV.'The host, Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian historian of religions and a journalist, interviews Iben Thranholm, a Danish theologian and journalist. Both women are to be commended for raising many important points — indeed, for getting to the heart of the West's problems, including vis-à-vis Islam — that are seldom acknowledged in American media, certainly not "mainstream" media.'Moreover, as both come from Scandinavia, arguably the most "progressive" region in the world, they know what they speak of and offer a prognostication the U.S....
  • How stare decisis Subverts the Law

    05/16/2019 8:23:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CONSTITUTION SOCIETY ^ | 6/10/2000 | Jon Roland
    One of the most important doctrines in Western law is that of stare decisis, a Latin term of art which means "to stand by decided cases; to uphold precedents; to maintain former adjudications". In modern jurisprudence, however, it has come to take on a life of its own, with all precedents being presumed to be well-founded, unbiased legal decisions, rather than political decisions, and presumed to have both the authority of the constitutional enactments on which they are based, plus that of the precedents on which they are based, so that later precedents are presumed to be more authoritative than...
  • The Brink: A new documentary goes behind the scenes with Steve Bannon

    03/31/2019 6:52:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    France 24 ^ | 29/3/2019 | Monique El-Fazy
    To shoot 'The Brink', an illuminating new documentary about former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, director Alison Klayman embedded herself with his entourage for a year, beginning in October, 2017 and finishing just after the 2018 midterm elections. Klayman captured extraordinarily candid moments from Bannon, and the film colours in and rounds out the black-and-white one-dimensionality with which he has often been depicted in the media. Like anyone, Bannon is complex... What he does genuinely seem to believe is that America is at an inflection point in its history, a Fourth Turning, in the parlance of sociologist Talcott Parsons, a foundational...
  • Christianity and the West

    03/27/2019 5:03:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    First Things ^ | December 1994 | Wolfhart Pannenberg
    The importance of Christianity in the formation of Western civilization can hardly be denied. That importance is not simply a matter of the past. In the process of secularization Western culture did emancipate itself from its religious roots, but that emancipation was by no means complete. A complete break from Christianity was not intended in the seventeenth century by those who wanted to put the public culture on an anthropological rather than religious foundation. The issue at that time was not a revolt against the Christian religion, nor even against its influence on the culture. Rather, there was an urgently...
  • Dancing With the Jihadist Psychopath-How a suicidal symbiosis is bringing down the West

    01/09/2019 4:46:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 9, 2019 | Mark Tapson
    [Jamie Glazov will be speaking at Beverly Hills Hotel on Feb. 6 about his new book: Jihadist Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us. Register HERE. Order the book HERE.]Reprinted from On December 11, a 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent launched an assault on shoppers in a busy Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, killing five and wounding 11 more with a revolver and knife before fleeing. Anyone who has kept up with the news for the last several years knew immediately what a massacre in a European Christmas market meant: Islamic terrorism. Sure enough, witnesses...
  • Why the West Must End Democracy

    12/17/2018 9:39:49 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1 September 2018 | Way of the World
    WotW weighs the pros and cons of Western democracy and calls for new ideas to address the unique problems of our time.
  • What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West?

    12/14/2018 7:49:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West? With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen's confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, America's stage is set for a play that will run two years. As Democrats test the waters for a presidential run by savaging Trump, the establishment Trump detests and defeated in 2016 will use every weapon in its considerable arsenal to break and bring him down, as it did half a century ago to Richard Nixon. By...
  • Delingpole: Trump Is Right – Germany’s Green Energy Suicide Is a Threat to the West

    07/13/2018 5:28:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2018 | James Delingpole
    President Trump has warned at a NATO summit that German dependence on Russian gas poses a major security threat to the West. It’s about time somebody said it! This problem has been brewing for decades. In fact it goes right back to the communist era of the Soviet Union, when the Russians saw the burgeoning green movement as the perfect way to undermine their enemies in the free West. Originally, the Soviets funded the “Peace Movement” in Western Europe mainly as a way of promoting the campaign for nuclear disarmament (in the West, that is, not behind the Iron Curtain)....
  • Can Muslims in the West Ever Really Be De-Radicalized? Brits Begin to Realize the Answer is 'No'

    07/02/2018 9:48:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/02/2018 | Michael Walsh
    Or, to put it another way, is there such as thing as an unbelieving Believer? One of the great fallacies of Western Europe's multicultural fantasy is that the children of imported Musselmen will become less Muslim and that, eventually, their offspring will become more like their nominally Christian but in fact entirely secular hosts. Accordingly, the British and others now dealing with the consequences of their willfully ahistorical blindness regarding the true nature of Islam, have assumed that "radical" Muslims are the exception rather than the rule, and so have treated them as aberrational.This, however, flies in the face...