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Unraveling the modern political scenario

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Rousseau’s Nightmare

Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

It has been over two centuries since Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote down this observation and, in many ways, it still rings true today. The reign of absolute monarchs has been replaced by a cartel technocratic elites who strive to reorder society in the image of their own deluded fantasies.

Through legacy media institutions and standardized education programs, it is they who decide what opinions are allowed and which are heretical. One barely becomes conscious before being thrown into the ivory tower indoctrination camps…


No more compromise

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Medical Dictatorship

Never has a filthy piece of cloth carried so much political baggage. Since 2020 people across the world have donned face masks in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19. Grocery stores, public transport, funeral services: the smile has been abolished, often when it is needed the most.

The severity of mask mandates varies greatly from place to place. In big cities, they are frequently enforced with the threat of arrest; chain retailers and small shops refuse service to anyone with a naked visage. …


Revolution through deceit

Post-truth Paradox

Even now, I can see the raging flames and broken glass of the mostly peaceful protests. Like a medieval mob, these so-called activists destroy all in their path–becoming little more than part-time criminals. Racial justice, as we all know, is found in the electronics section of Target.

For decades, corporate media has shown us the lengths to which they are willing to go to deceive the masses. Their efforts go far beyond mere partisan bias; nightly newscasters and television journalists now often report the exact opposite of the truth in order to push progressive agendas. For every free-minded…


The necessity of the second amendment

Massacre

Gun ownership has long been enshrined within the American political tradition. From the rugged frontiersman to the precautious housewife, the right to bear arms represents a spirit of dignity and self-reliance that remains unmatched in the developed world. It is a constitutionally protected way for millions to protect their families and uphold their civic responsibility.

But as always, it only takes a few rotten apples to spoil the whole bunch. In the past few decades, it seems there has been an alarming uptick in mass shootings. …


The cost of decadence

Identity Crisis

How far are we willing to go to stop hate?

In the era of intersectionality and identity politics, a fresh victim group is created every day. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the LGBT movement–or is it the LGBTQ movement? As it stands, one can sit down to order lunch and by the time the bill comes due, another letter has been added to this label.

What we face today can best be described as a victimhood arms race. …


The incoherence of modern liberalism

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The Social Contract

Everywhere one turns, discontent abounds. Slacktivism and race hustling have become a mainstay in the politics of Western nations. No subject is safe from the tormented screeches of pink-haired feminists and middle-class minorities.

Undergirding the turmoil is the liberal worldview which sees the securement and expansion of natural rights as the driving force behind history. Each new movement, no matter how unfounded its claims, brings humanity one step closer to final emancipation from injustices. Drag queen story hour, autonomous no-go zones: all must be allowed, as long as it furthers the aim of deconstructing society.

How did…


The new segregation

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A Crisis Gone To Waste

It’s all for the greater good. Or at least that’s what we’ve been told by the experts.

The recent coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a monumental shift in the relation between the government and the people. With a mere decree, public health officials have shown they can lock you in your home and shut down your business. In a feeble effort to save lives, they have made a mockery of the life left over. …


The fiction of mental health

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Anxiety

The weight of consciousness is great. To experience is to be cast adrift in a ceaseless wind, continually at the mercy of phenomena. Without warning, one can be thrown from the bliss of a midnight stroll into abject terror as assailants emerge from the shadows.

It is a jarring predicament, though one that is essential to being human. If there is any meaning to life, it must reside in the confines of sensation and reflection. The modern world, however, has seen the elevation of one emotion above all others: anxiety. …


Views over truth

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The Outrage Economy

For civilized man, the coliseum stands as a relic of a barbaric age. It conjures images of stoic Gladiators and slaves torn apart by wild beasts–an orgy of trial and suffering put on display to entertain the masses.

The past two millennia have surely seen a cultivation of humanity’s more compassionate instincts. But, the demon inside has not been silenced. We still yearn for the adrenaline of danger and the excitement of discontent. The arenas of yore have been made digital, sustained by vicious news cycles which churn out hit piece…

Idris Sylvester

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