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  • Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the Climate

    10/21/2019 1:47:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    medium ^ | Jan 10 | Stuart Basden
    Yes, yes, I know. The climate is breaking down. It’s urgent. An emergency. We’ve only got a few years left to ‘fix’ it. Indeed, we won’t fix it. Weather patterns will become increasingly unstable and unpredictable, and the effects it will soon have on how humans around the world grow food will be devastating, likely causing harvests to fail across entire continents and food prices to sky-rocket. Millions have already suffered due to the amplified instability. We’re facing imminent societal collapse (whatever that means), both around the world and in the UK. All of our lives are soon going to...
  • Bannon Fights Eviction From Italian ‘Gladiator School’

    10/16/2019 7:06:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/16/19 | Martina Moyski
    A fundamentally political move against the conservative populistVIA TRISULTI, Italy (ChurchMilitant.com) - Italy's ministry for culture is claiming it has evicted Steve Bannon's "Gladiator School" from a 13th-century Italian monastery, 38 miles south of Rome. "As the DHI indicated when the Ministry for Culture first announced this politically motivated manoeuvre back in May, we will fight our case in court with every resource at our disposal," said Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, in comments to Church Militant. "We look forward to demonstrating that the objections against the DHI promoted by the Left over the last two years...
  • Liberal Democracy vs. Transnational Progressivism: The Ideological Civil War Within the West

    12/12/2002 6:53:12 PM PST · by Remedy · 112 replies · 5,115+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | October 26, 2001 | John Fonte
    In an article in the Wall Street Journal, on October 5, 2001, Francis Fukuyama declared that his "end of history" thesis remains valid twelve years after he first presented it shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Fukuyama’s core argument was that after the defeat of Communism and National Socialism, no serious ideological competitor to Western-style liberal democracy was likely to emerge in the future. Thus, in terms of political philosophy, liberal democracy is the end of the evolutionary process. To be sure, there will be wars and terrorism, but no alternative ideology with a universal appeal...
  • 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.
  • SteynPost #30: The Old World and the New Colonialism

    09/10/2019 5:20:57 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    SteynPost ^ | 9/9/19 | Mark Steyn
    In this brand new SteynPost, Mark considers the latest attempt to discuss the demographic transformation of Europe without getting damned as a racist white supremacist, etc, and the crude arithmetic of the latest UN population statistics.
  • A Celebrity School Purges a Conservative Teacher for Praising Western Civ. and Betrays Its Values

    07/22/2019 8:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/22/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. On the 5th of May, the American Freedom Alliance convened a conference on leftist radicalism. Before David Horowitz stepped up to the podium to discuss the threat of leftist extremism, Dr. Karen Siegemund, the president of the AFA, welcomed the attendees by speaking to our common values. “Each of us here believes in the unparalleled force for good that is Western Civilization, that is our heritage, whether we were born here or not,” she said....
  • Why It’s Preposterous To Say Western Civilization Is About ‘Whiteness’

    07/12/2019 11:12:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/12/2019 | Bradley Birzer
    “The West is the best.”—Jim MorrisonOne of the truly frustrating aspects of our all-too modern and post-modern era is how easily radicals dismiss anything to do with western civilization as a racialist celebration of “whiteness” and of Caucasians. To believe such a thing, one must first believe that “races” actually exist, something no scientist worth her or his salt would believe. Yet, even assuming that such a thing as “race” does exist, where does it matter in terms of history?There are, of course, relatively simple ways to blow this objection to western civilization as “white civilization” to smithereens, but...
  • Assault on Western Civilization

    07/03/2019 3:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Western civilization was founded on a set of philosophies that focuses strongly on the sanctity of individuals and their power of logic and reason. This belief led to a desire to trust things that could be proven to be true or legitimate, from government to science. Judeo-Christian morality has formed the basis of most Western notions of ethics and behavioral standards. Thus, the attack on Western civilization must begin with the attack on the church and Christian values, and, just as important, the family unit. The reason why the church, Christian values, and family are targets of the left is...
  • Can Islam Be Defeated?

    06/02/2019 3:02:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 74 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUN 2, 2019 4:21 PM | MATEEN ELASS
    Can Islam Be Defeated? Two of the questions I am most often asked are, “Why does Islam seem so attractive to converts?” and “Can Islam be defeated?” Not surprisingly, these two questions are interrelated. There are many elements to Islam that attract Western converts today, including its seeming clarity on right/wrong, its unwavering commitment to monotheism and its appeal to anti-Jewish and anti-Christian sentiments in our post-Christian culture. But I believe there is an even greater appeal to the heart of fallen human nature. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul speaks of the fallen human heart as the life...
  • Austrian Vice Chancellor vows to fight the Islamic “population exchange”

    05/05/2019 4:57:18 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 4, 2019 1:00 PM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Austrian Vice Chancellor vows to fight the Islamic “population exchange” “Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache alluded to the impact of mass migration and demographic changes on the country, saying his party would fight against ‘population exchange'”. “Population exchange” is another expression for Islamization and/or jihad by immigration, also referenced simply as the hijrah. French Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel also spoke of the term’s concept in reference to a demographic shift, saying, “Muslim believers know very well that their birthrate is such that today, they call it … the Great Replacement, they tell you in a very calm, very positive way...
  • Western civilization on suicide watch

    04/21/2019 5:18:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2019 | By Elliot Eisenberg
    In large part for demographic reasons, I am pessimistic about the future for America and the West. My mother died recently, just shy of 94 years old. She left seven grandchildren: two medical doctors, one doctor of physical therapy; and biomedical engineer; one specialist in digital photography; one management trainee and one student. I am older (70) than her husband, my father, was when he passed. I have one grandchild and am unlikely to have more. The night my eldest (now a cardiologist) was married, he called me aside at the reception say his wife did not want to have...
  • Your Family Can Save Our Civilization

    04/05/2019 9:45:49 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 4-3-19 | Sebastian Gorka
    Let me ask you a personal question: Why do you believe what you believe? Why? From where did you derive your values as a human being? In my case, there was an amazing, very strict Latin teacher at school who I think helped me internalize some of my values. Everybody has mentors, of course, or one hopes everyone may be so blessed. But for the majority of human beings who have ever lived on God’s green Earth, their values come from their parents. It’s incontrovertible. Parents are our primary role models. And for men, you always—always—try to live up to...
  • When You Don't Appreciate Your Civilization

    04/03/2019 4:25:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2019 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Biden Courage Awards ceremony in preparation for his presidential campaign launch. There, in an attempt to forestall claims that as a white man, he simply isn't intersectional enough to compete in the Democratic primaries, he critiqued a central pillar of Western civilization as inherently racist. "Back in the late 1300s, so many women were dying at the hands of their husbands because they were chattel, just like the cattle, or the sheep, that the court of common law decided they had to do something about the extent of the deaths,"...
  • The Collapse of Western Civilization

    03/13/2019 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/16/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Almost every factor that precedes the collapse of great civilizations has been met by the west.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ohrBhhN4k
  • France: 800-year-old Basilica of Saint-Denis vandalised, stained glass windows smashed

    03/11/2019 8:10:05 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 10, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Searchlight Germany reported: The over 800-year-old Basilica of Saint-Denis in France was heavily vandalised this week, with vandals smashing stained glass windows and severely damaging the nearly 200-year-old organ. The destruction was discovered on Sunday morning by the basilica’s organist, who found that the engine of the organ had been damaged along with other parts of the massive instrument, designed between 1834 and 1841, Le Parisien reports. Saadia Tamelikecht, head of the departmental unit of architecture and heritage of the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis suburbs, said the damage to the instrument, which has been recognised as a historic monument of significance...
  • Steve Bannon’s Gladiator School: A View From Within

    03/06/2019 6:21:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Chronicles ^ | 2/7/19 | Nicholas Farrell
    About 50 miles south and east of Rome, high in the Apennine mountains, lies the Charterhouse of Trisulti whose isolated magnificence prompted the German historian Ferdinand Gregorovius (who stumbled upon it in the 1850’s) to write in his classic work Years of Wandering in Italy, “If a place exists where the human spirit can reach the gravest and highest meditation, this must be it, in one of the most sublime states of solitude I have ever seen.” Here, in this huge deserted monastery founded in 1204, which has 15,000 square meters of roof, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and...
  • How I was Kicked Out of the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting

    03/02/2019 6:44:17 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 79 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 26, 2019 | Mary Frances Williams
    I only wanted to make four very brief points, but I felt compelled to state at the beginning that we could not abandon the ancient languages because then we would have nothing left of our field—of all the egregiously shocking things I had just heard, that seemed to be the one that most cried out to be challenged. I then attempted to say the following: 1) It is important to stand up for Classics as a discipline, and promote it as the political, literary, historical, philosophical, rhetorical, and artistic foundation of Western Civilization, and the basis of European history, tradition,...
  • Are America and the West collapsing? New study finds startling similarities to past civilizations

    02/25/2019 8:33:40 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 78 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/25/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Are America and the West headed toward collapse? New study finds startling similarities to fall of past civilizationsPredictions of America’s doom and gloom ahead are nothing new, as it’s always easier for us to see the glass as half-empty rather than half-full. So it’s not surprising that a new study has made a similar ‘prediction.’ But unlike many past analyses, a new look at an old study by historian Arnold Toynbee in his 12-volume magnum opus “A Study of History” examined his findings and identified key elements within each past great civilization that explained why they collapsed. In...
  • "Western Civilization" sometimes called "Christian Civilization" is now a racist concept?

    01/14/2019 7:21:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, and European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe. The term also applies beyond Europe to countries and cultures whose histories are strongly connected to Europe by immigration, colonization, or influence. For example, Western culture includes countries in the Americas and Australasia, whose language and demographic ethnicity majorities are European. The development of western culture has been...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...