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LETTER: Recent attacks on places of worship show the “dark” side of society

Dear Editor, I wish to elaborate on the subject matter covered in The anti-anti-semities – Inquisitors of the 21st Century. True “anti-Semitism” of the Antiochus IV flavor has been dragged out from the dark corners of classical civilization and thrust into the modern world thanks to the myth of the Judeo-Christian civilization as well as (and […]

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“Cultural Capitalism” is yet another road towards decadence and despair

Many academics and theorists are already familiar with the term “cultural Marxism”.  This term refers to the application of Marxist dialectal theory to cultural affairs, particularly in the realm of family composition, gender, race, and cultural identity within Western society.  Those who are impartial can also say that the cultural Marxists helped spark the counterculture social movements of […]

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The Nacirema as an analogy for modern society

In 1956, the American anthropologist Horace Miner gave first shed some insight  into the nature of the Nacirema people and their customs.  It was through the landmark work, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema that the bizarre cults of these people first came to the knowledge of the American people.  Then, about thirty years ago, Neil B. Thompson continued that work […]

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American University Attacks Religious Freedom

An American university recently enacted a policy which, in practice, would force religious organizations operating on their campus to accept leaders who are not of their faith.  Of course, the policy was not worded in such a fashion.  As with all agenda-driven regulations, the policy was hidden behind a veneer of openness and tolerance: “any […]

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The Dalai Lama: Not so special after all

As far as world religious leaders go, there are probably who are held in higher esteem by the Western media and Western intellectuals than the Dalai Lama.  His cause is given much sympathy in the West, with numerous Hollywood celebrities and academics joining together to promote the independence of the mountain kingdom.  Having been a […]

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America and ameriKwa

America and ameriKwa are two ideas that represent the various aspects of the same geographical region.  The former, in its most literal sense, is a geographical designation which represents the landmass which separates the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  On a different level, it also metaphorically represents a nation which was founded some 200 years ago, […]

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Tradition, Antitradition and Countertradition

Most people who are familiar with the giants of the Traditionalist school such as Julius Evola or Rene Guénon understand what is meant by Tradition according to these authors.  In this context, “tradition” has a meaning which is far removed from mere custom or folklore.  Instead, “Tradition” takes on the facets of something which is […]

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The Rise of the Secular Theocracy

Webster defines “theocracy” as the government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided.  Throughout high antiquity, theocracy, in one of many forms, was the standard, rather than the exception.  The rulers of Rome were the embodiment of a regal spirituality; in Tibet under the Lamas, political […]

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Faux-conservatism is an infantile disorder

Americans who are familiar with the two-party system labor erroneously under the delusion that the Democratic party represents “liberalism,” and the Republican party represents “conservatism.”  From within the ranks of each party, its respective members both claim that the other is inherently flawed in their ideology or policy.  This is where the divergence ends, however: both […]

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On The Need for Strength and Prowess

In Service to The One      Our modern world is one fraught with conflict on multiple planes: political, religious, physical.  Each of these is worthy of an address in itself, but for the sake of simplicity and clarity the focus will be on a single facet which is important to all people who value their […]

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