Category «Social Commentary»

How Cortés Conquered the Aztecs

Aztecs fighting Spanish

A relatively small band of Spanish conquistadores conquered the mighty Aztec empire. Or so the legend goes. The truth is, as documented in numerous sources including Wikipedia, Cortés made alliances with tributaries city-states (altepetl) of the Aztec Empire as well as their political rivals, particularly the Tlaxcalteca and Texcocans, a former partner in the Aztec Triple Alliance. Other city-states also …

When I Became a Nationalist

In every life, there are events in times and places that stand out as formative in one’s outlook on life, in one’s very core philosophy of existence. One of mine came as I walked across Spain on one of the Caminos de Santiago. I walked the Camino Catalan from Montserrat, a monastery near Barcelona. For …

That Race and IQ Thing…

Here we are in the land of the free and home of the brave in 2019 and there are ideas you are not allowed to think, much less vocalize.  Specifically, you’re not allowed to ask if there a measurable difference in average IQ between any two races. The visceral reaction to this statement, in our PC world, is that …

Okay, So I’m a Racist

Sarah Jeong racial tweet

Let’s set the scene: I can trace my ancestry to Medieval England and Spain. My lineage goes back to royalty (as does that of countless millions of others, ho-hum), so I have readily available information to allow me to trace my genealogy through Europe for many centuries. Prior to that, my ancestors were from the Middle East, …

You Need to Read These Books

What follows is a discussion of a very sensitive subject; in some European countries, I could be put in jail for writing these things. Here, on the Internet, I’ll probably have my social accounts suspended. Speaking the truth can get you in a lot of trouble — it has always been so. Topic: Muslim society and …

A Godsend from Bishop John Shelby Spong

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Originally published 9 September, 2014 I just completed a book by Bishop John Shelby Spong, Why Christianity Must Change or Die and found I’m a “believer in exile.” I had known that for some decades, but I wasn’t aware of the term. Here’s a short review I posted at Amazon.com. To paraphrase Tony Curtis’ character in “Some …

Jackboots

Some Facebook friends were apparently somewhat exasperated by my post of the image below. I suppose one could interpret the reference to “jackboot” as a little over the top. One might also read Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal For Preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and …

Review: The Strange Death of Europe

The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray

by Douglas Murray This review refers to the paperback version published in the United States of America, 2018. There may be other books as timely, well-written, well-researched, and maddening as The Strange Death of Europe, but I don’t know of them. In 354 pages, including sixteen pages of endnotes, Mr. Murray presents and analyzes one …

Post-Constitutional America

The citizens of the United States are living today in post-Constitutional America. There is no longer any part of that document that has not been ignored, and willfully so. And very, very few really care. You may say you support the Constitution. If you’re a government employee in a uniform you may have even sworn …

White Privilege?

I’ve been thinking about my “white privilege” recently. If I understand the concept correctly, I have advantages in all things here in the United States of America simply based on the fact that I’m a Caucasian, a descendent of Europeans. In other words, a white guy. My “whiteness” accrues to me social and economic benefits …