So-called “post-modernity” is the summarization of the elements following our deconstruction of all things built on abstract thought. Post-modernity is the final frontier of human misery; The last miserable grasp for meaning in a path of desolation lain before the psyche of the Westerner. The Westerner hopes to gain a sense of belonging and identity by completely eliminating the structures left behind by his/her ancestors. Nihilism, gnostic atheism, cultural relativism, gender relativism, race relativism, anything that completely eliminates identification outside “consciousness”, is eagerly wielded like a torch in the hands of western civilization.
I’ve predicted for a while now that it’s only a matter of time before Cathy Reisenwitz, eager eyed young feminist and rent-seeker extraordinaire, finally achieves her life long ambition of being paid to speak at a conference of neckbearded libertarian social outcasts only to be clumsily hit on by one of the smellier basement dwellers while riding an elevator. This will allow her to realize her ultimate end game of ranting about patriarchal oppression at the hands of the male dominated libertarian community and kick off an ideological civil war inside of the liberty movement, eventually spawning Libertarian + with Reisenwitz ascending to the throne as their chief representative.
Let me start by saying not everything in this essay is directly from my mind alone. I received much inspiration from history, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, and Erik Leddihn’s The Menace of the Herd. I’m not sure anyone can make the claim their thoughts are without influence. I would also like to state that I have not always been anti-democracy. I was raised an all-American catholic boy, passionate about my “freedom” and “individuality”. Like most kids, I didn’t stick with the political influence of my parents. I bounced around ideology to ideology, reading manifestos, novels, and articles. Conservative schools of thought, Neo-liberalism, communism, national socialism, libertarianism, and anarchism (and its capitalistic sub-schools). Being young and naive, I was trying to discover the Holy Grail of politics. A perfect system, a world of pros without cons. While I now firmly believe that to be an impossibility, I believe specific forms of government are far more efficient for all of man, and man would do well to remove comforting lies of “equality” and “self empowerment” from his mind, less they corrupt the potential of mankind.
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As such, we feel it appropriate to begin collecting aphorisms, colloquialisms, neologisms, and portmanteaus on this page for the ease of new and returning visitors.
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After much thought and emotional hand-wringing the editorial staff has decided to mothball “The Fash Forum” section of the site. Sorry, but there was just not enough interest or activity. We only got about 50 posts in 6 months. So it wasn’t a good use of time of resources to maintain it.
We have also replaced the native WordPress commenting system on the site with Disqus comments, which is a better system that should make it easier to comment and has better features. Regular commenters will notice the difference. Don’t freak out, all old comments have been imported into the new system.