In the years following the publication of her novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand was sneered at because she had to gall to assert that collectivist enemies of reason and individualism (like environmentalists) worshiped death and hated human life. There have been many instances of environmentalists and philosophers who have supported her statement. The most recent… Read More Environmentalist Philosopher Hopes For Human Extinction
During January 1944, Ayn Rand wrote a short, but powerful essay that was published in Reader’s Digest entitled The Only Path To Tomorrow. In it she laid out the choice the free world had when it came to confronting the threat of Communism. Today, that threat is from it’s offshoot cousin the totalitarian Left. The… Read More “The Only Path To Tomorrow”
We tend to over-romanticize nature by only seeing her as the great mother while being blind to the tyrannical side, because we are spoiled by the protective force of culture and civilization. This over-romantization of nature is often used to justify anti-human fantasies.
In this clip, Stephen Hicks talks about postmodernism, its nihilistic tendencies and the psychological motivation of postmodernists. He gives very good insights as to why the Left may have become violent. It isn’t just because they lost, it’s because their vision has been shattered and they want revenge against their enemies.
Stephen Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. In 2004 he wrote Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault. In this clip, he talks about what Marxism is, how it failed, and how the need for a new left movement… Read More How Failed Marxist Predictions Led to the Postmodern Left
Darren Aaronofski’s 2017 movie Mother! is replete with symbolism, religious allegory and baby killing. But, as the narrator points out, at it’s heart, the film carries an anti-human, environmental message that seems to be prevalent in popular entertainment.
I have posted this before but thought it appropriate since today is the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. A few years ago the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted a unique speech by Clemson University’s BB&T Research Professor C. Bradley Thompson entitled: Why Marxism?. Professor Thompson’s lecture is an examination on why Marxism still lives… Read More Why Marxism?
Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was an distinguished British art historian and museum conservator. His most well-known work is the landmark thirteen episode BBC documentary series Civilisation: A Personal View that was broadcast on the network during 1969. While Clark focuses on his specialty, the visual arts, he also highlights the profound relation between art and religion… Read More Kenneth Clark’s “Civilisation”
Today is the 275th anniversary of the birthday of one of the greatest Presidents of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was a true man of the Enlightenment whose beautiful articulations of liberty and independence laid the foundation for the United States of America. Below is a film about the life and legacy of the… Read More Happy 275th Birthday, Thomas Jefferson
What is political extremism? Professor of psychology Jordan Peterson points out that America knows what right-wing radicalism looks like: The doctrine of racial superiority is where conservatives have drawn the line. What’s interesting is that on the conservative side of the spectrum we’ve figured out how to box-in the radicals and say, ‘No, you’re outside… Read More The fatal flaw in Leftist American politics