The American Nationalist Movement: An Inflection Point

Ad Astra per Aspera

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 leaderless[^1], our platform is non-existence, 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.

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Stages of Existence

Creation, Embodiment, Life, Death, Judgement, and Eternity

For humans, existence progresses through six stages; these stages are as follows:

  1. creation,
  2. embodiment,
  3. life,
  4. death,
  5. judgement, and
  6. eternity.
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Net Neutrality: Capacity, Inefficiency, and Cost

The Consumer Cost of Inefficient Increases in Capacity Necessary to Meet QoS Expectations

Net neutrality[^1] will, almost certainly, increase the cost of end-consumer[^2] 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 data[^3]; such increases in capacity will, necessarily, be inefficient[^4]; increased inefficiency means increased operating costs[^5]; and the consumer always pays.

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Rising Prescription Drug Costs

A Simple Proposal for a Complex Problem

Prescription drug prices in the US are, to say the least, unpleasantly high. Now, there are a plethora of reasons for this (e.g., use of brand-name drugs over generics, long waits on approvals for new drugs), but one that could be easily addressed is blatant price gouging. Pharmaceutical companies routinely charge more in the US for the same drugs that are available in other parts of the world at vastly lower prices. Here’s a single sentence proposal for a law to address that problem:

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Sanders-Cruz Debate: Economics

The Sanders-Cruz debate was a welcome breath of fresh air in our otherwise stagnant national political discourse. Of course, it would be more welcome if Senator Sanders could find the time to take a remedial economics course, but that may be too much to expect from a man who once described the classroom as "boring and irrelevant"[^1].

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Michael Baroni Caves to the Totalitarian Left

The Craven Abandonment of Patriotism, Law and Order, and Free Speech by the OCBA President

The "President’s Page" is a recurring section in the OC Lawyer magazine (the primary publication of the Orange County Bar Association). In that section, the president of the Association often lays out his priorities, comments on developments in the law, et cetera. In large part, the "President’s Page" presents the president of the OCBA with his best opportunity to address the OCBA membership as a whole.

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State of Play: 31 Jan 2017

President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Orders and the Panicked Left

While it is, at present, only in the fever dreams of the far (read: insane) Left that President Trump is anything even akin to a dictator, should we, at some future point, find ourselves in a situation where President Trump is on the verge of transcending the restrictions of the Constitution, it will be because of the Left. The response to the handful of Executive Orders issued by President Trump in the last week and a half has been nothing short of actual insanity. What the Left hopes to accomplish with these tactics (if they can even charitably be called that) is anyone’s guess at this point. However, it is worth noting that the actual effects are far different from anything the Left likely intends.

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An Ascendant Right, a Terrified Left

For Once, the Left May Be Right

For decades, the American Left[^1] has worked to erode Western Culture and Western Civilization. Seldom has the Left encountered an anti-America, anti-West cause behind which it wouldn’t readily rally. Through a combination of propaganda[^2]; infiltration and corruption of the legal system[^3]; creeping Governmental intrusion into the private lives of citizens[^4] and into the economy[^5]; and a campaign of harassment, intimidation, coercion, persecution, and outright violence against political opponents, both actual and perceived, the Left has slowly eroded the fundamental freedoms and liberties that have, for nearly a quarter of a millennium, defined the Republic and made America unique amongst Nations. Finding themselves suddenly disempowered after so long virtually unopposed, the Left is now terrified of what an ascendant Right might do. For once, the Leftists may be right.

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Terrorist Attack at Ohio State

And the Foam-at-the-Mouth Insanity of the Left

Leftists, never willing to let a tragedy or a crisis go to waste, have jumped on the terrorist attack at Ohio State. Of course, they haven’t taken the lessons from the attack that any sane, rational person would take[^1]. Of course not. What lesson did they take? That guns are evil:

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‘Fake News’, Real Infringements

It is tempting to label those calling for restrictions on "fake news" sites as halfwits[^1], but this would be misguided. These people are, at best, useful idiots[^2], and, at worst, malevolent actors. Restricting the twin freedoms of Speech and of the Press is almost invariably one of the first orders of business for authoritarian regimes[^3].

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