Quote of the week
'..The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us...'- Alexandre Dumas - Diaspora
Failure of US journalism

After the widespread diffusion of the video of the assault on George Floyd rioting broke out in US cities  calling for the arrest and charging of the police officers involved.  There was considerable expressed surprise that when the demands were met the riots escalated.  ‘The turmoil was on display a short distance from the White House, where President Trump had called earlier in the day for his supporters to rally. Instead, hundreds of protesters mobilized on the streets of…

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President Trump to Hong Kong police: ‘start shooting!’

We are not among those who take a default position that President Trump is racist. We take him at his word until we cannot . In this case Trump has said on Twitter on 29 May 2020: “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you.” Clearly these statements are made with a concern for safety and the rule of law. We have all seen the images of violence and looting…

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Coming collapse of US cultural dominance:

At the present time the world dominance of US culture seems uncontestable. However closer scrutiny would show that the world is a far more complex place and the apparent dominance can be less than it seems. First, we can begin with the humorous. I remember listening to an American in the 1980’s describe the coming world dominance of US culture as  inevitable and universal and as a proof and precursor he pointed to the ubiquity of the  ‘Walkman’. It…

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An interesting question about the Cold War(s)
image of dominos falling

There is an interesting question that is seldom asked. After the collapse fo the Cold War there should have been a peace dividend, winding up of NATO and a reduction in armed conflict in the world. In fact armed expenditure by US has increased and wars have expanded. Conflict with China has been described as a ‘new’ cold war. However the obvious question is: if the consequences of the collapse of Soviet Union and end of ‘cold war’ were…

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Western philosophy … MIA

Where were Western philosophers when the following questions were asked? Should we torture to save many lives? Which cricket/sports team should you support? One of the fundamental tasks of philosophy has been to identify the correct question. If the correct question is asked often the bias of the incorrect question is exposed. Norman Tebbit posed the ‘cricket test’ complaining that many immigrant communities still support their country of origin in sports against England. This is simply the wrong question….

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Dawkins and the dogs that did not bark

Richard Dawkins and the Western philosophy establishment Why is there such silence from the western philosophy establishment about Dawkins ridiculous arguments?  Philosophers know how trash Dawkins arguments in minutes but remain silent? Is this because they are  in the main followers of Kant who made just the same recommendations as Dawkins is espousing and they feel conflicted?  We have discussed this elsewhere. See: (https://african-century.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Charles-W-Mills-on-Kant%e2%80%99s-Untermenschen-b-revisited-Part-2_.pdf)

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Richard Dawkins and the Prince of Darkness

Every Prince deserves a courtier or schlepper to scrape and bow at their every whim. We can only endorse Richard Dawkins application for the role of courtier to the Prince of Darkness. Seldom has such a well qualified candidate presented themselves for such a post. Richard Dawkins tweeted on 16 Feb 2020: ‘It’s one thing to deplore eugenics on ideological, political, moral grounds. It’s quite another to conclude that it wouldn’t work in practice. Of course it would. It…

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Candace Owens & 50 dead bodies

We have written about Candace Owen before Brenton Tarrant has written a manifesto (note 1) which has been largely misdescribed by the US/UK media. In particular, most of the manifesto appears to be mainstream ‘Trump’. So it was well advised of Trump by his media team to get his disavowal out early. His statement that only a small number of people follow Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto sounded entirely hollow. Trump’s base fundamentally agree with Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto. These are indeed…

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