Actual mural at the US embassy in Kabul by Colin Liddell, Reposted from Affirmative Right by Permission How much did the Afghan War cost? “When you add up the cost of Defense and State Department funds sunk into Operations Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support, then throw in the cost of caring for the conflicts’ veterans and […]
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People who live in the UK may not have noticed what is going on because the changes are incremental and gradual. The boiling frog, y’know. But, for someone like me, who jets in and out every now and then, and observes from afar, it’s pretty obvious. The country has the atmosphere of a North Korea […]
Whatever you think of Golden Dawn’s personnel, policies, and optics, the latest news from Greece is not good for democracy: ATHENS — In a landmark verdict in Greece’s highest-profile political trial in decades, an Athens court on Wednesday found the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn guilty of running a criminal organization as it rose to prominence […]
We all know that Britain has a serious grooming gangs problem, involving gangs of mainly Pakistani men grooming, raping, and pimping underage or teenage English girls. We also know that the British authorities are terrified that news of this will destroy the “sacred” myth of multicultural harmony, with English people finally getting so enraged by […]
In history everything becomes “narrative” — a smoothed-down facsimile of more complicated and ambiguous truths. This is almost always ‘weaponised’ to point in one direction for a political benefit. World War II is notorious for this, and nothing makes this clearer than the initial act of the war, which was the British declaration of war […]
“The time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice.” These are the words of Julius Malema, the head off South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party/gang. To use a contemporary cultural reference point, Malema is essentially the Killmonger to Nelson Mandela’s T’challa, a more nuanced take on Black power, but both of which […]
The French have a term for it, L’esprit de l’escalier, or “staircase wit.” It means bright and witty sayings thought of too late as one is exiting a party. But history has its own “staircase” element as well, namely events that receive historical attention much later than they should if, as we are supposed to […]