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Peaceful Islam Exists (Just Somewhere Else)

Modern man worships science more than he worships God. This, however, does not stop the modern man from believing in magic, albeit a magic devoid of anything greater than blind hope. Take for instance the obedience to democracy. For the neoconservative, democracy is the great pill that every nation most swallow, even if such a prescription comes from a doctor bearing an M-16. For the social democrat, democracy is the great leveler of all hierarchies and “systems,” especially if those systems are

Giving the Greens the Blues

Nobody was surprised. In fact, one of my favorite authors even made a Twitter poll about the matter before the final whistle blew. Philadelphia’s fans went into riot mode when their Eagles defeated the New England Patriots last night. The final score of the Super Bowl was 41 to 33. The citizens of Philadelphia responded by producing far more impressive numbers: over ten thousand sports ball enthusiasts took to the streets and caused possibly over a million dollars in damages. Despite the fact t

Let’s Scare the Oligarchs to Death

“With the rebellion of 1934, the Left lost every shred of moral authority to condemn the rebellion of 1936.” --Salvador de Madariaga “Let us not deceive ourselves, a country can live under a monarchy or a republic, with a parliamentary or a presidential system, under communism or fascism. But it cannot live in anarchy.” —Gil Robles These two men, representing the left and right, both agreed on the same principle: the Second Spanish Republic was a nightmare that deserved to be redone or gutted

The Great British Mistake

The editors of Thermidor are not known to be big fans of the “Eternal Anglo.” It is easy to see their point—Great Britain, as the preeminent liberal superstate of the 19th century, did more to export capitalism, democracy, and other modernist cancers than any other state. In many ways, the United States picked up Britain’s international “burden” in 1945, and thus we have an Americanized, neoliberal world. However, despite this history, there is much to celebrate about the Anglo--his culture, hi

Sweden is a Blast

There is no reason to rehash talk about ABBA, Volvo, or sunbathing nude blonds. Sweden isn’t Sweden anymore, and the reason is because of immigration. This is cold coffee insofar as the right-wing media is concerned. Similarly, most consumers of reactionary or conservative content know that Sweden’s rape statistics are among the highest in the developed world. Yes, it is true that Sweden’s extremely liberal definitions of “rape,” a consequence of decades of feminist, social democratic programmi

Third World Creepin'

Chicago has always been a violent, disgusting place. Jeffrey S. Adler’s First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt makes it all too clear that the Windy City was born in blood and made money out of misery. Like Manchester, Chicago presents a picture of what unfettered capitalism and the attendant misery of both liberal and Marxist materialism can do to a body politick. Chicago, a city celebrated by poet Carl Sandburg as a big-shouldered metropolis that smelled like a slaughterhouse, has quite the rogu

Upsetting the Hikikomori: Against Net Neutrality

Like a lot of people, I know next to nothing about net neutrality. But, based solely on the people who are supporting it with such fervor, its quick death can only be a good thing. So far as can be discerned, Title II regulations used to treat all ISPs (internet service providers) as the same. The measure got the old ax by a vote of three to two. Now, a more muscular FCC can pursue copyright infringement cases with greater ease. For those on the left side of the political latrine, the fear is t

Let It All Burn: Porn In America

There has been no greater plague on the Millennial generation than the easy access to pornography. Porn rots your brain. This is not just neo-puritan talk; scientists like Dr. William Struthers, a psychology professor at Wheaton College in Illinois, believes that high consumption of online pornography correlates to increased chances of infidelity, increased chances of engaging in dangerous sexual behavior, and increased likelihood of equating sex with violence 1. Even worse, porn-addled brains