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Propaganda in the “Free and Impartial” Media

The power of media has been discussed here oftentimes before, but every now and then a story appears which warrants a revisit. The ability to shape public opinion has been harnessed by the establishment to create a climate in which the most ridiculous notions — the  so-called “Big Lie” — and disinformation are repeated so often that […]

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Agis IV, Sparta’s great reformer king

All great cultures and nations that have arisen, and all those who are to come will one day decline and pass into history. This cyclical understanding is near universal. Societies do not decline however, entirely without an awareness of their decline. Like any organism that is sickly or wounded, society will show the symptoms of […]

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Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

Today RidingtheTiger.org remembers the Battle of Moncada Barracks and marks 60 years since the spark that set off the Cuban Revolution. It was on the 26th of July, 1953 that the young lawyer Fidel and a band of followers raided the military barracks in a brave but futile attempt to gather arms and overthrow Fulgencio […]

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Against Psychology

The social sciences, sociology and psychology, are relatively new fields of study. In the past, the soul was considered the basis of emotion and reason, but in the absence of traditional faith and spirituality, post-Enlightenment man has sought to find the reasons why man and society work as they do. Of course, in our age, […]

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A Critique of the Men’s Rights Movement

The issue of Men’s Rights has recently come a long way since it first branched off from the men’s liberation movement in the early 1970′s.  Formed in response to second-wave feminism, the MRM often opposes what they feel to be societal changes sought by feminists.  Today, the Men’s Right’s Movement continues to gain traction among in […]

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The Importance of Appearance

In traditional societies, clothing reflected ones rank and place in society, and identified one. Its function was not merely to clothe a naked person but also to  beautify him or her. While it always reflected ones outward place it also reveals something on ones internal character. Thus clothing was both protection from the elements and an […]

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Bullying and victim politics

Bullying has been in the limelight in recent years with high profile cases of bullied teenagers committing suicide, and celebrities and politicians pushing for “anti bullying” legislation. Of course, the heart wrenching story of some pretty young girl or bright boy driven to suicide by the cruelty of his or her peers resonates with all […]

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Historical cycles and Parallels

Through  the study of historical cycles, one can draw parallels between our civilization today and those of the past. This was something our ancestors were well aware of, from the first western states emerging from Rome’s ruin to the great global empires of the 19th century. Until recently, the specter of decline and decadence weighed […]

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Against Democracy

Democracy is one of the championed pillars and ideals of the modern world- it is consistently toted as a sign of “progress” and development, and as a way to make society the happiest. To call a government a dictatorship is a slur, and the western media describes governments it opposes as undemocratic, totalitarian, authoritarian, etc, […]

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“Pussy Riot” and the crocodile tears of liberal fundamentalists

Yesterday, a Russian judge sentenced the members of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk rock group to two years behind bars for hooliganism and inciting religious hatred. The verdict was pleasing to many Russians who felt that the group had committed a highly offensive act by breaking into Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral in February, […]

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