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  • Results of Christianization in Medieval Europe

    09/10/2019 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 7 replies
    PRLOG ^ | August 13, 2019 | William C. Stewart
    Christianity is the foundation of Western Society. However, many in political and academic arenas deny the historical and current benefits of Christianity. Teleios Research recently examined the histories of European tribes (n=35) in the early Middle Ages, from 300 years before to 300 years after conversion to Nicaean (non-Arian) Christianity. We used Wikipedia for group characteristics and societal measures at each specific time period.
  • The Fall of Rome - Are There Lessons We Can Learn?

    09/04/2019 1:32:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 04, 2019 | Bill Federer
    GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of displaced tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire. OPEN BORDERS Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals, as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders. Will and Ariel Durant wrote in The Story of Civilization (Vol. 3-Caesar and Christ, Simon...
  • 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 https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14360/standoff-between-civilizations 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.
  • To end fatphobia, we need to dismantle Western civilization, says Philly therapist Sonalee Rashatwar

    07/08/2019 3:44:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 90 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 3, 2019 | Cassie Owens
    Sonalee Rashatwar hadn’t planned on being a therapist growing up. Her career path, she explained while sitting in the waiting room of Radical Therapy Center, the practice she co-owns in West Philadelphia, just kind of happened. Rashatwar, now 31, endured an abusive relationship in her early 20s. After college, she started volunteering for a domestic-violence response team, an experience that showed her that she enjoyed working with other people who had lived through traumas. “All of my work is to better understand what I’ve experienced,” said Rashatwar, who graduated from Temple University in 2011. “It’s almost like I’m healing younger...
  • What will it look like when we lose our civilization?

    06/25/2019 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 29 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 06/25/2019 | John Dietrich
    The values that allow advancement in a society are often described as "Western values." They are not "Western," "Chinese," or "Catholic." They are universal values and no more "Western" than 2 + 2 = 4.
  • Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark

    05/22/2019 9:26:49 AM PDT · by Borges · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1969 | Kenneth Clark
    In the late 1960s, the BBC produced this magisterial series. I learn something new from it every time I watch it. The entire series is on YouTube and well worth the twelve hours. They would never do something like this today.
  • The Greek Way

    03/31/2019 6:26:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    W.W. Norton & Company ^ | 1930, 1943 | Edith Hamilton
    I have felt while writing these new chapters a fresh realization of the refuge and strength the past can be to us in the troubled present. “Let us keep our silent sanctuaries,” Senancour wrote, “for in them the eternal perspectives are preserved.” Religion is the great stronghold for the untroubled vision of the eternal; but there are others too. We have many silent sanctuaries in which we can find a breathing space to free ourselves from the personal, to rise above our harassed and perplexed minds and catch sight of values that are stable, which no selfish and timorous preoccupations...
  • Trannysaurus Wrecks--Deconstructing the gender dysphoria of the Left.

    03/25/2019 5:59:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 25, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “It is surely unfair on women who have to compete against people who, biologically, are still men,” tennis legend Martina Navratilova recently proclaimed. “You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.” Activists blasted Navratilova as “transphobic” and years after she identified as a lesbian the tennis star was booted from the board of a LBGT nonprofit.  Long before any of that happened, women who were biologically still men were competing against other women.  The Union...
  • Regime Chance, Inc. PETER ACKERMAN'S QUEST TO TOPPLE TYRANNY

    04/16/2005 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Alexander Nevsky · 7 replies · 2,171+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Franklin Foer
    PETER ACKERMAN'S QUEST TO TOPPLE TYRANNY Regime Change, Inc. by Franklin Foer   Post date 04.14.05 | Issue date 04.25.05 When the Rose Revolution began in the fall of 2003, there was little reason to hope for a happy ending. Twelve years earlier, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia had stepped from communism into civil war. The old Communist eminence Eduard Shevardnadze may have brought greater stability when he took over the government in 1992, but his corrupt rule also generated huge new pools of ill will among the populace. Some of this disgust manifested itself in small, peaceful street protests. But...
  • Are we on the road to civilisation collapse?

    02/21/2019 6:18:36 PM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 2/19/2019 | Luke Kemp
    Great civilisations are not murdered. Instead, they take their own lives. So concluded the historian Arnold Toynbee in his 12-volume magnum opus A Study of History. It was an exploration of the rise and fall of 28 different civilisations. He was right in some respects: civilisations are often responsible for their own decline. However, their self-destruction is usually assisted. The Roman Empire, for example, was the victim of many ills including overexpansion, climatic change, environmental degradation and poor leadership. But it was also brought to its knees when Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410 and the Vandals in...
  • The War On Churchill

    02/15/2019 3:11:05 PM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/15/19 | ScotchOikos
    The character and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill is once again under assault by the radical left. Why are they going after him? What about other beloved “heroes” from history? Should our civilization even have founding heroes and myths?
  • The Stories of Migrants Risking Everything for a Better Life

    02/05/2019 1:06:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 19 replies
    Time ^ | JANUARY 24TH, 2019 | By Haley Sweetland Edwards
    From where Violeta Monterroso stood, in a migrant encampment near one of Tijuana’s main border crossings, she could almost see San Diego, the shimmering American city just beyond the frontier fence. She could see American cars as they slid down a highway and disappeared toward a ghostly skyline, and she could imagine what lay almost within reach. But that promised land was also infinitely distant. From the Mexican side of the border, mired in inches of mud that reeked of broken portable toilets, the entire U.S. might as well have been a mirage. When Monterroso and her husband Cándido Calderón...
  • Why is Jeff Bezos building a giant ‘millennial' clock inside a mountain? [$42M!]

    02/21/2018 7:18:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.techradar.com ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | By Jamie Carter
    The Long Now Foundation’s clock is a symbol for multi-generational thinking Jeff Bezos wants us all to be good ancestors. The Amazon supremo just tweeted that installation has begun on one of his pet projects of the last decade, the 10,000 Year Clock, also called the Clock of the Long Now. Designed to stay accurate for that huge time period, the giant clock will tick once a year, moving its century hand every 100 years, and send out a cuckoo once a millennia – just 10 times in its life. And it costs US$ 42 million. What is Bezos thinking?...
  • 30 Second Arguments

    11/28/2018 5:06:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-28-18 | MOTUS
    Premises: Civilized societies in general and democratic republics in particular require an informed citizenry to surviveAn informed citizenry requires a free, accurate, unbiased news media“Informed” is the opposite of “misinformed” and antithetical to “indoctrinated”           Conclusion:Coming soon: the 30 second argument regarding the state of the rule of law Posted from: MOTUS A.D.  
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • Peak Civilization - The Fall of the Roman Empire

    10/25/2018 11:24:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 36 replies
    Financial Sense ^ | 7JAN11 | UGO BARDI
    A silver mask that had belonged to a Roman cavalryman of imperial times. It was found on the site of the battle of Teutoburg, fought in September 9 A.D. This year marks the 2000th anniversary of the battle that led to the annihilation of three Roman legions and changed forever the history of Europe. It was a tremendous shock for the Romans, who saw their mighty army destroyed by uncivilized barbarians. It was not yet the peak of the Roman Empire, but it was a first hint that something was deeply wrong with it. This text describes the presentation that...
  • Democrats, Kavanaugh, and ‘The End of Civilization’

    09/18/2018 1:30:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2018 | By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Judge Robert Bork used to tell a prescient and darkly humorous story about watching Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearings - etched in pre-hashtag history as the “Thomas–Hill hearings,” in homage to Anita Hill’s role as the Left’s heroic accuser. At the time, Thomas was a judge of the same eminent D.C. Circuit federal appeals court on which Bork had served. As he viewed Thomas’s “high-tech lynching” in horror, Bork recalled, a friend of his, the iconic Irving Kristol, approached and asked him what was happening. “The end of civilization,” the judge sadly quipped. “Of course it is,” Kristol deadpanned. “But...
  • Recovering the Judeo-Christian ethic precedes European recovery

    08/07/2018 7:05:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Australia Broadcasting Company ^ | 14 Dec 2011 | Jonathan Sacks
    Let me now begin with a striking passage from Niall Ferguson's recent book, Civilization. In it he tells of how the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was given the task of discovering how the West, having lagged behind China for centuries, eventually overtook it and established itself in a position of world pre-eminence. At first, said the scholar, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had. Then we concluded it was because you had the best political system. Then we realised it was your economic system. "But in the past 20 years, we have realised...