Dropping YE24’s dead weight: Girolamo Savonarola, Nick Fuentes, and the temptation of political theology v. Ye’s Machiavellian political economy

1490s Italy was in crisis. The city of Florence was plagued by internal corruption of Medici rule and external threat of French conquests. Girolamo Savonarola promised a revival of Florence through renewed faith in Christianity. Against the spectre of atheistic corruption, this seemed like a good idea. But it wasn’t. It was hell on Earth. … Continue reading Dropping YE24’s dead weight: Girolamo Savonarola, Nick Fuentes, and the temptation of political theology v. Ye’s Machiavellian political economy

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The Dark Knight Ascends: The new synthesis of left-wing economics and right-wing rhetoric, and the future Ye Presidency

Original title: Twitter reflections on the state of #YE24 and the future Ye Presidency. With regards to the unofficial YE24 campaign, I have been saying ‘both Nick and Milo’ and ‘neither Nick nor Milo’ in equal measure. This contrasts with the narrative that it is either Nick Fuentes or Milo Yiannopoulos leading YE24. I think … Continue reading The Dark Knight Ascends: The new synthesis of left-wing economics and right-wing rhetoric, and the future Ye Presidency

National Conservatism as Marxism-Leninism: A genuine proposition for thought and political practice

My life is like a child's illusions become reality. KanYe West, ‘See Me Now’, from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010. An imaginary speech for concluding the National Conservatism Conference, London, 15-17 May 2023. Media sources claim this Conference is unwelcoming to views that are in any way ‘left-wing’ — either Marxist or linked to … Continue reading National Conservatism as Marxism-Leninism: A genuine proposition for thought and political practice

The critique of capital, then and now: Why the ‘right’ is the new left, and Ye is the new Roosevelt

‘A Trump campaign with Bernie Sanders principles.’ Ye’s presidential platform ‘If the poor people all unite, then it’s much harder to control us.’ Andrew Tate, who grew up in extremely impoverished circumstances ‘Capitalists posin’ as compassionate be offendin’ me.’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘Savior’ ‘I’ve got to formulate a plot / Or end up in jail or … Continue reading The critique of capital, then and now: Why the ‘right’ is the new left, and Ye is the new Roosevelt

The fourth wave: A feminist manifesto for ‘incels’

The feminist movement, as conceived in popular consciousness, has gone through three waves. The first wave brought political rights to women after the First World War, and was preceded by both peaceful and direct-action protest — labelled effectively as terrorism at the time by the patriarchal press. The second wave brought economic rights to women … Continue reading The fourth wave: A feminist manifesto for ‘incels’

Trade makes war: A social theory of violence

War and violence are words that denote extreme forms of social behaviour, even referred to as asocial or antisocial behaviour, in keeping with the immoral and dehumanising acts they accompany. But this was not always the case. War and violence were once seen as far more normal parts of the human conditions than they are … Continue reading Trade makes war: A social theory of violence

Against the destruction of free thought: Why only Ye can avert a Third World War and prevent a new Holocaust — some lessons from Hilberg, Arendt, Mearsheimer, et al.

‘Men have been found to resist the most powerful monarchs and to refuse to bow down before them, but few indeed have been found to resist the crowd, to stand up alone before misguided masses, to face their implacable frenzy without weapons and with folded arms to dare a no when a yes is demanded. … Continue reading Against the destruction of free thought: Why only Ye can avert a Third World War and prevent a new Holocaust — some lessons from Hilberg, Arendt, Mearsheimer, et al.

The realist school: An emerging paradigm

First published on 14 June 2022. Sometimes, intellectual thought undergoes a rupture that cannot be stopped. It does not matter how much you resist the conceptual tsunami, or how far you run. It will tear down what you know, and force any remaining ideas to cluster around the victorious Noah’s ark of the God-given intellectual … Continue reading The realist school: An emerging paradigm

Word of the Week: Foundationalism

First published on my legacy blog Principia Politica, based on an exam essay awarded full marks in the Cambridge Philosophy Pre-U (A Level equivalent) in 2018, ultimately contributing to highest mark in the world for the Philosophy & Theology Pre-U that year (losing only one mark in an essay on free will). Are there secure … Continue reading Word of the Week: Foundationalism