Rothfuss, Writer’s Block & The Myth of the Author

The well known and impressively bearded fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (best known for his Kingkiller series) once said, “-people talk about writer’s block all the time, as if it were real. And it’s simply not, the truth is, it is simply hard to write sometimes. The same as any other professional or creative endeavor. But […]

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Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (III)

(a.3) Prominent Theorists (continued from part II) Blumenbach During the eighteen century Europeans discovered numerous inhabitants across the world who differed markedly in their physical appearance from the pale skinned and fine-boned European explorers. The anthropologist and professor of medicine at Gottingen, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach1, having discovered in the course of his studies that both […]

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Turner et al. v. Hate Speech

Anti-hate ideologies are pathogenic. Worse, they are incredibly alluring. Why hate if you can love? As the hippies say, “make love not war.” Or, to quote the ADL’s Lennonesque line, “Imagine a world without hate.” How sweetly such honeyed words ring upon the ears! Illusory of course, yet bees we are not; our eyes are […]

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Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (II)

(a.3) Prominent Theorists (continued from part I) Bernier The first comprehensive survey and classification of the races of man of which anything is known was penned in 1684 by the French wayfarer, physician and anthropologist, Francios Bernier (1620-1688) in his Nouvelle division de la terre par les différents espèces ou races qui l’habitent (“New division […]

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The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (VI)

(a.3) If We Do Nothing | Invariable Extinction (continued from part V) Whilst it is obvious that the “the world” is not ending in any meaningful, immediate way, despite the doomsaying of catastrophists such as Al Gore and Stephanie Wakefield, the world will, eventually, come to disintegration given sufficient time. Nothing extant is without an […]

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Occidental Origins of Race-Theory (I)

(a) Origins & Development of Racial Thought in the Occident ♦ (a.1) Purpose of the Inquiry Racial identity is without question one of the single most important questions of any age for, to quote the historian Richard Carrier1, “All politics is identity politics2” and race is central to identity; indeed, the fountainhead thereof. The implications […]

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The Image of Man | Specter of Earth (V)

(a.2) Death of the Specter | Man, Reborn (continued from part IIII) Unrigorous conclusions are starkly evidenced by envirocrats, who, often regardless of the evidence in a given situation, advocate that human activity has caused, and is causing, one of three particular eventualities: catastrophic resource scarcity (from say, overpopulation), mass and devastating pollution (from factories, […]

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