Night Boat to Cairo: “It’s like how the most anti-colonial element of society in the former European empires was the Westernized native elite rather than traditionalist tribal elders.” That’s an interesting comment by ABN and it seems like something that would fall into the Isegoria realm of curiosity.
Night Boat to Cairo: It’s hard work reading through those comments, but then you find Paleo Retiree: “Does anybody know how TNC got his break? Who picked him out of obscurity and started putting his thoughts and his words out there in the mainstream? How did he go from being a nobody to being a featured somebody?” As we used to say in school, “What he said.” The questions are more interesting than the answers.
Anomaly UK: When I first read the MR piece, I really thought the “PlayPump” was a parody of NGO aid projects. I was going to complain he hadn’t dug up any actual stupid projects, but then I thought I’d better just check…
Edgar: Hot and dry canvas on a deuce and a half. Shoe polish and Brasso. Linseed oil for the wooden stock on a M-14.
Isegoria: Contemplate effective altruism on the Tree of Woe.
Gollios: I thought it was called the ‘Wheel of Pain”
Ross: Supposed to be paternal, but instead supporting his peeps on the left despite all the violence on his person? So….he’s a cuckservative?
Faze: I agree with Isegoria’s opinions of the top 12 and double down on the HG Wells. The man had a wonderful style in his SF books, and they satisfy in the way of the best mainstream Edwardian literature.