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Brainless Globalism Kills

Dario Nardella is an Italian politician who has been the Mayor of Florence since 2014 and the first Metropolitan Mayor of Florence since 1 January 2015. On February 1, 2020 , Nardella encouraged Italians to “hug a Chinese” in a bid to overcome xenophobia and racism in the wake of the Hubei COVID-19 epidemic. [ Twitter ] Many Italian netizens responded by posting photos of themselves with Chinese people. [ Twitter ] At the other side of the Atlantic, in the 9th of February, the same idiocracy was taking place. Mark D. Levine, the chair of New York City Council health committee , appealed the population to join the Chinatown ceremony ahead of the Lunar New Year, saying “If you are staying away, you are missing out!” [ Twitter ] Dr. Giorgio Palù, the former President of the European and Italian Society for Virologya and a Professor of Virology and Microbiology at the University of Padova, expressed concern over the Italian government’s inadequate response to the virus, a grave flaw tha

Where Money Comes From

We still tell kids to go to school, get a job, work hard, save money and get out of debt. Now, who tells them to do that? That's the most ridiculous thing there is! Why would you save it and why would you work for it, if they can print it faster than you can work for it! [Robert Kiyosaki]

Rivers of Blood

The Rivers of Blood speech was made by British Member of Parliament Enoch Powell on 20 April 1968, to a meeting of the Conservative Political Centre in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  Now we are seeing the growth of forces acting against integration, of vested interests in the preservation and sharpening of racial and religious differences, with a view to the exercise of actual domination, first over fellow-immigrants and then over the rest of the population. For these dangerous and divisive elements the legislation proposed in the Race Relations Bill is the very pabulum they need to flourish. Here is the means of showing that the immigrant communities can organise to consolidate their members, to agitate and campaign against their fellow citizens, and to overawe and dominate the rest with the legal weapons which the ignorant and the ill-informed have provided. As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see the River Tiber foaming with much blood. The U


Tomada de consciência da pequenez e da grandeza do homem era como Kant definia o efeito causado pelo sublime, porque o infinito esmaga-nos, mas o pensamento sobre o infinito eleva-nos, de modo que o sentimento do sublime provoca, em simultâneo, dor, medo e prazer. [Pierre Hadot (2019), Não Te Esqueças de Viver]

The Post-Western World

Humans, like other primates, are tribal animals. We need to belong to groups, which is why we love clubs and teams. Once people connect with a group, their identities can become powerfully bound to it. They will seek to benefit members of their group even when they gain nothing personally. They will penalize outsiders, seemingly gratuitously. They will sacrifice, and even kill and die, for their group.This may seem like common sense. And yet the power of tribalism rarely factors into high-level discussions of politics and international affairs, especially in the United States. This blindness to the power of tribalism affects not only how Americans see the rest of the world but also how they understand their own society. It's easy for people in developed countries, especially cosmopolitan elites, to imagine that they live in a post-tribal world. The very term "tribe" seems to denote something primitive and backward, far removed from the sophistication of the West, wh