Saturday, April 30, 2016

Quote of the Month

Says Mr. Donald John Trump:

We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad. It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.

We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed.
(transcript via the New York Times)


Friday, April 22, 2016

The Author of Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote
Four centuries ago today, the author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, passed away.

It is telling that Google today celebrates the so-called Earth Day instead of one of Western civilization's greatest writers.

Google: Earth Day 2016

In Don Quixote, Cervantes makes fun of "fighting against windmills." But I say, if the issue is important enough, pound away at those windmills. Eventually, they may break.

Remember what Dale Carnegie once said:

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Demise of the League of Nations

Yann Forget: The Palace of Nations70 years ago today, the League of Nations was liquidated, although another organization took over as successor in this Wilsonian World Order.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Piet Hein Passing at 20

André Savik: Piet Hein (Kumbel) in front of the H.C. Andersen statue in CopenhagenTwo decades ago today, Piet Hein passed away. Amongst his intellectual production is:

When two share a responsibility, there is at most 1 percent [of it] to each.
Does that remind anyone of modern democracy?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Santelli and Schiff

More from Schiff and an opponent:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Quote of the Month (March)

Over at, writes Prof. Paul E. Gottdried:

Among the replacement religions for a weakened Christianity in the West, the most insidious may be the worship of “democracy.“


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Poll Results: What Is Modern Democracy?

Tyrannosaurus Rex
The results for the poll asking “[w]hat is modern democracy,” ending at midnight between March and April, are as follows:

Total votes: 15.
  • tyrannical: 13 (86%)
  • earthly heaven of freedom: 2 (13%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Amazing DST

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Foreign Entanglement

A year short a century ago today, the bête noire of this blog signed the war declaration passed by the Congress of those United States for a formal state of war with Imperial Germany.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Reason for Optimism

Today is the 94th anniversary of the passing of Charles, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary. It is a time for reflection upon the fact that as each year passes, the prospects of a restoration grow dimmer – if it even is possible for them to grow dimmer from what they are now.

We see also now prospects of changes in the Great Republic occurring before our very eyes. The establishment duo-partocracy – or mono-partocracy with two wings if you will – is coming in for a crash.

The people will be able to free themselves from the structures of the Wilsonian world order. A new order will rise.

There is no need anymore to promote an even older order.