For all of humanity’s tens of thousands of years of history, a very simple truth has served as the bedrock upon which tribes, cities, States, Civilizations, and Cultures have been founded: family trump strangers. If a human being must choose between a family member or a stranger, all else being held equal, the natural, and, indeed, moral, choice is to choose the family member. From family, this simple rule extends outward via growing, concentric circles: from family to tribe, from tribe to People, and from People to Civilization. Unset from this foundation, no Civilization can long survive, and tribe-based conflict must inevitably result.
“But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.”
— II Thessalonians 3:13-15 (NKJV)
I am my brother’s keeper. When he strays from the truth, it is my duty to correct him; when I stray from the truth, it is his duty to correct me.1 It would be dereliction of duty and a betrayal of my brothers were I to choose to remain silent as to the state of the Church in the West, particularly in America.
This is a terrible move; big-game/trophy hunting of this kind should be permanently banned. Allowing the importation of ‘trophies’ from these hunts will ultimately harm conservation efforts, not promote or help them. We are stewards of this world and we must act accordingly.
Anyone who claims to be an Atheist should immediately lose any and all credibility with rational men, for an Atheist can be at most two of the following things: alive, rational, and honest. Naturally, this means that a living Atheist must be irrational or dishonest. The logic behind these conclusions is as simple as it is compelling: If there is no soul1, this life is, in the end analysis, wholly and totally devoid of meaning. In the face of a meaningless existence, the only logical action is not to act. However, avoiding personal pain and suffering is also2 rational, so suicide (in order to avoid the pain and suffering entailed by simply waiting to die) is the most rational choice.
The American Nationalist movement is currently rudderless, adrift on a sea of perils where every shore offers opportunity if only one can be reached. We are leaderless1, our platform is non-existent, and our plans are underdeveloped or wholly absent. Wars are won or lost on resources, logistics, and strategy, in that order, and make no mistake: We are at war.
I did not want to write this piece. For my part, I believe it would be better if Hugh Hefner were allowed to fade into the mists of time, history serving to erase both his evil and his name from the surface of the Earth and the memory of the human race. However, there are those who have taken a different tack, and so a rebuttal must be lodged. On the one hand, there are those who praise Mr. Hefner for his ‘advancement’ of the so-called “sexual revolution”; on the other hand, there are those who condemn Mr. Hefner’s actions but stop short of condemning the man. Both camps are mistaken.
There is, perhaps, no more contentious part of Christian theology than Hell. Other parts of the theology1 occasionally cause controversy (particularly in our increasingly immoral and decadent society in the West), but little can compare with the assertion that all who do not believe will be judged, condemned by their lack of belief, and damned to an eternity of suffering. Nevertheless, Hell remains a centrally important part of Christian theology and warrants substantial consideration.
For humans, existence progresses through six stages; these stages are as follows:
- judgement, and
Net neutrality1 will, almost certainly, increase the cost of end-consumer2 connections. The logic behind this is simple and requires only minimal understanding of economics; in short: requiring equal treatment of all data will mean that capacity increases will be the only way to ensure quality of service for important or time-sensitive data3; such increases in capacity will, necessarily, be inefficient4; increased inefficiency means increased operating costs5; and the consumer always pays.
As I previously speculated, Stone Brewing’s 2017 Anniversary will be held on the 18th (Brewers Reception) and 19th (Anniversary Celebration) of August. Tickets are on sale now (Brewers Reception; Anniversary Celebration) at Brown Paper Tickets. Get yours before they sell out.