Saturday 2 July 2022

Seen on Twitter

CNN: "What do you say to those families that say, 'listen, we can't afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years?’" 

BIDEN ADVISOR BRIAN DEESE: "This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm."

Elsewhere on Twitter:

Fun fact: The "Liberal World Order" is a euphemism elites use to describe a world where they technocratically enslave the masses and force them to eat bugs.


  1. Perhaps to be a true conservative was always an oddity. Conservatism comes as the result of thought and observation — two qualities that are rather rare. My assumption, observing the gradual radicalisation of my friend and his ilk over time, is that when the structures of society itself were more conservative, one may have been a natural conservative without any effort, just as now one is a natural BLM enthusiast.

    Or it may simply be that the past, by its nature, always appears more conservative (except where revolutionary movements have temporarily sprung up and suddenly disappeared — we may even be in one of the latter at present). Yet maybe within those seemingly conservative societies there were always people of a purer than average conservative temperament, equally disgusted by what they saw as the knee-jerk liberal decadence of the times.

    It is very hard for me to know any of this for sure, because I have not received a proper education. Which may also be the nature of the new conservative rebel. I heard it said somewhere recently that conservatism has moved from the upper class, to the middle class, and now finally, in the post Brexit world, to the working class. I am perhaps more accurately located in the lower middle, but the point still stands.

    Nick Dixon

    1. Confessions of a Conservative Rebel
      BY NICK DIXON 1 JULY 2022

      Meet Nick Dixon, host of the soon-to-launch Weekly Sceptic – our new podcast – and, as he explains in this piece, a conservative rebel who goes to church, is fond of classical liberalism and thinks Trump is 'quite funny'.
      Regular panellist on GB News.

  2. In Classical Athens, the standard monetary unit was the attic drachma, a silver coin of 4.31 grams. Unskilled daily wages in 4th century BC Athens were 1.5 attic drachmas or 6.5 grams of silver.
    The conversion ratio of silver-to-gold in the late 4th century BC was 12.5 to 1. Thus, in terms of gold, unskilled Athenian workers working 275 days per year made 143 grams of gold per year or nearly 9,000 dollars: in terms of gold, those are higher unskilled wages than in most of the world today.

    Classical Greeks urban dwellers typically enjoyed 45 to 65 square meters of residential space per capita. For comparison, the average residential space per capita in France and Germany is 40 square meters, in the UK, it is 30 square meters, while in developing countries like Russia and China, per capita residential space is between 15 to 20 square meters.

    The Classical Greek population densities in certain regions were never attained again, not even today: the region of Boeotia in Central Greece had 25,000 inhabitants in medieval times, 40,000 inhabitants in the late 19th century, and today has 118,000 inhabitants. In Classical Greece, however, Boeotia had a population estimated to be between 165,000 and 250,000 inhabitants.

    This civilization achieved living standards during the peak of its efflorescence around 300 BC that were perhaps not matched by any other pre-modern culture.

    By Late Antiquity all regions were declining and a dramatic collapse in living standards occurred all across Western Eurasia from the 2nd century to the 7th century.

    It appears to be the case that the economic collapse of the civilization that was governed by the Roman Empire was ultimately caused by the formation of the Roman Empire. In other words, the Middle Ages were bound to happen as soon as Rome defeated Carthage in the Battle of Zama in 202 BC.

    On the economic performance of different periods of antiquity
    Rafael R. Guthman

  3. According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 930,160 abortions are performed in the U.S. every year. The lion’s share of those abortions occur in states that Biden won. Sixty-eight percent of all abortions are performed in blue states and 32% in red states, according to the CDC.

    That means, straight out of the chute, we’re down to only 297,651 abortions per year that are even at risk of being banned after Dobbs.

    Also according to Guttmacher, 54% of all abortions already are “medication abortions,” i.e. accomplished with pills given within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Good luck trying to ban that.

    So now, we’re down to -- at most -- 136,919 abortions a year that could theoretically be banned post-Dobbs.

    In fact, it will be significantly fewer than that, because a lot of the red state “bans” will still permit abortion in the first trimester. Guess how many abortions take place in the first trimester? Ninety-two percent, according to the CDC.

    I didn’t even mention that every abortion ban includes an exception to protect the life or (serious) health of the mother (i.e. I’ll be really depressed if I can’t get this abortion). Always have, and always will. That gives the abortionist a fair bit of wiggle room.

    This is the terrifying future that led thousands of abortion hobbyists to rush into the streets last week and scream at us about their uteruses. (Uteri?).

    All because up to 100,000 ladies won’t be able to get drive-through abortions if they have unprotected sex with men they don't want to have children with, and they didn't notice that they live in Louisiana.

    Ann Coulter
    Jun 29

  4. Gosh, you are a bore; and your sources reprehensible.