The Problem Of Democratic Sovereignty

This post appeared first on XYZ. This is the second in a series looking at sovereignty and political legitimacy in Western countries today. The first piece explored the problem of democratic legitimacy under socialism. The mood among the establishment media has shifted noticeably since the French election. Gone is the post-Trump melancholia. Lovers of the [...]… Read the rest

No Representation Without Taxation

This piece appeared first on XYZ. There is an anecdote in Augustine’s great work ‘City of God’ of a conversation between Alexander the Great and a famous pirate named Diomedes. It was written 700 years after the events were supposed to have taken place, by a man living in North Africa under the Roman Empire [...]… Read the rest

Trump’s Strike On Syria And The English Empire

This piece appeared first on XYZ. America’s wars always start with a lie. The United States entered World War I in response to the sinking of the civilian ship The Lusitania, however it was later discovered that the ship was being used to supply ordinance to support the Allied war effort against Germany. There is [...]… Read the rest

Middle Class Homelessness

This piece appeared originally on XYZ. It is a difficult thing for a man to face himself one day in the mirror and realise that, regardless of the delusions and aspirations he has held in his breast until time revealed them as false, he is a failure. This, of course, can be a liberating moment; [...]… Read the rest

India’s Cash Ban: What The Media Isn’t Telling You

This article appeared originally on XYZ. Something massive happened in India two weeks ago, and as usual the fake news mainstream media outlets have uttered barely a word about it. The Indian government banned money. Now, so far they’ve only banned the 1000 and 500 rupee notes, but it’s just the beginning. It’s the first [...]… Read the rest

Is Obama Starting World War III?

This article appeared originally on The Daily Caller. In the latest escalation of rhetoric over the situation in Syria, Obama administration officials have indicated a willingness to use airstrikes against Bashar Al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo to prevent them from taking control of the strategically important city. Last Thursday Russian Major General Igor Konashenkov responded by [...]… Read the rest

Central Bankers Have Set Us Up For Catastrophe

One of the many titanic entities which collapsed during the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 was the reputation of former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan. Presumably another one was his ego, although he's not letting on. This man was held singularly responsible for the Great Moderation of the 1990's, the economic [...]… Read the rest

Order Is Breaking Down

This post originally appeared on XYZ. Does anyone still not think that the world got real weird about a year or two ago? It's like the globe went from being a placid pond to a washing machine. Things that you never would have imagined ten years ago are now daily occurrences in the news. As [...]… Read the rest