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Against Esperanto, or Kontraŭ Esperanto

Many, many years ago, had the unique experience of learning the “international” language of Esperanto.  My school district, being located in a progressive pocket of suburban America, had somehow caught wind of this minor fad, and made the efforts to teach it to us.  In those fledgling days of the Internet, our teachers said, a universal language […]

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The “anti-anti-Semites” – Inquisitors of the 21st century

People have been asking the “Jewish Question” for centuries.  In the Middle Ages, the Question was answered by frequent expulsions of the Jewish people from various European countries.  Over the centuries though, as secularism and took over, Jews became more and more accepted in Europe, and as a result gained power economically and politically.  This […]

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History as Myth and the Cult of Victimhood

Napoleon Bonaparte was reported to have once said, “History is a set of lies agreed upon”. In essence, he was correct. History is generated by consensus of individuals. The generally accepted narratives of what happened at any point in the past, and their relative importance to one another are not universal and vary from place […]

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The Curse of Egalitarianism

There was a time when Christianity was the religious dogma of the Western world. While the religion technically still exists, it has been usurped by new, modern values. One of these values, perhaps the most taboo to challenge, is egalitarianism. Instead of being told to praise an omnipotent God, we are told to praise our […]

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