Re: Kids can’t use computers

From 2013: Kids can’t use computers… and this is why it should worry you Blogger and teacher Marc Scott laments the growing epidemic of ‘computer illiteracy’, with some anecdotal examples. The truth is, kids can’t use general purpose computers, and neither can most of the adults I know. There’s a narrow range of individuals whom,… Continue reading Re: Kids can’t use computers

The Moral Decay Conundrum

A commenter writes Yeah, but the rapid fall here bugs me. We went from a moon shot to mass rape in the town square within 50 years. I thought we should have had at least a couple hundred years of coasting. Hmmm…the weird thing is that while America has evidence of social decay, economic and… Continue reading The Moral Decay Conundrum

Post-2008 Capitalism: A Guide

From n+1 magazine, After Capitalism: HOW WILL IT END? For centuries even the most sanguine of capitalism’s theorists have thought it not long for this world. Smith, Ricardo, and Mill pointed to a “falling rate of profit” linked to inevitable declines in agricultural productivity. Marx applied the same concept to industrial production, suggesting that the… Continue reading Post-2008 Capitalism: A Guide

Post-Labor Capitalism

In my post about conservatives being smarter than liberals, I ended on cliffhanger, leaving the solution open: Solutions are hard to come by. Simply getting rid of democracy won’t change the fact there are already millions of people dependent on govt. aid. I also discuss the ‘un-participatory’ underclass here (why collapse can wait) : Entitlement… Continue reading Post-Labor Capitalism

Thoughts on Kaczynski’s Manifesto

Roosh V peruses the Kaczynski manifesto. From the manifesto: Leftism is collectivist; it seeks to bind together the entire world (both nature and the human race) into a unified whole. But this implies management of nature and of human life by organized society, and it requires advanced technology. You can’t have a united world without… Continue reading Thoughts on Kaczynski’s Manifesto

Against the Ubermensch

In the past year or so, we’re seeing a re-branding or transformation of NRx…less Nietzsche’s ubermensch as embodied by John Galt (and the Californian ideology) and more like Oswald Spengler or Pat Buchanan. Maybe the old, pre-2014 NRx may have put too much emphasis on capitalism, individualism, and technology and not enough on culture and… Continue reading Against the Ubermensch

Pro-Technology = Marxist?

From Esoteric Trad: Neoreaction’s elephant in the room Techno-Commercialists make up a portion of NRx and their position is quite popular. Maybe he means it’s popular outside of NRx, but from my observation it’s no longer popular inside of NRx, in which the trichotomy has become a dichotomy of traditionalists and ethno-nationalists, with the techno-commercialists… Continue reading Pro-Technology = Marxist?

Embracing Modernity, Part 2

From the infamous Nov. 2013 Tech Crunch article Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries that introduced thousands of people to NRx: Neoreactionaries believe that while technology and capitalism have advanced humanity over the past couple centuries, … The veracity of this statement is questioned among many reactionaries who argue that technology and free… Continue reading Embracing Modernity, Part 2

Liberalism is the Problem, Not Technology

A major part where the ideologies of far-left and the traditional right converge is in their mutual skepticism and distrust of technology and free markets, another is foreign policy. Liberals worry that technology will destroy jobs, create wealth inequality, and harm the environment. Conservatives worry that technology will disrupt the family structure and traditions, as… Continue reading Liberalism is the Problem, Not Technology

Snapchat’s Huge Windfall : The State of Web 2.0

Looks like my 2014 prediction of Snapchat, originally valued at $4 billion, being worth$30 billion by 2016 is coming true. This talk of bubbles reminds me of 2007 when everyone, including all the experts, was certain Facebook was a bubble at a valuation of $15 billion after Microsoft invested; now it’s worth$200+ billion.… Continue reading Snapchat’s Huge Windfall : The State of Web 2.0