Trump points to Sweden’s problems with migrants. Then they riot, again.

Summary: While America grapples with its irrational debates about immigration, Sweden grapples with the consequences of massive immigration from failed states. Their experience is rich with lessons for America, as Sweden seems unable to see -- let alone understand -- what is happening. This also provides another example of how the US press automatically declares … Continue reading Trump points to Sweden’s problems with migrants. Then they riot, again.

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Horrific news from Sweden about sexual assaults by immigrants

Summary: The undernews overflows with reports of sexual assaults by immigrants to Europe. Are these just rumors or gender and class biases in action? (as in Why report it since it affects only lower class women?) If true, these will fuel the growing revolt against Europe's leaders as voters turn to right-wing parties. Read and … Continue reading Horrific news from Sweden about sexual assaults by immigrants

Martin van Creveld asks what do soldiers do during war? Rape.

Summary: Here Martin van Creveld reviews a book about an important new book documenting rape by US troops during WWII. With the passage of time we're slowly able to see the full horror of the "good war", the dark deeds done by both sides. This clear sight of the past can hep us prevent it … Continue reading Martin van Creveld asks what do soldiers do during war? Rape.

False rape accusations tell us something important about America

Summary: The changes in America are often easily seen in the news, if read analytically (rather than as entertainment). Read about the latest false accusation of rape to see not just a gripping story of injustice and eventual vindication -- but also an important trend affecting America.  {2nd of 2 posts today.} “I interviewed the … Continue reading False rape accusations tell us something important about America

Forms to sign before having sex. Progress or madness?

Summary: A benefit of age is watching the succession of generations, each inverting the values of those before. The young boomers campaigned for free love and the right to say "f**k!" in public., and rioted against the war and racism. Five decades later campuses activists enact legalistic codes regulating speech and sex that Puritans would … Continue reading Forms to sign before having sex. Progress or madness?

Requiem for fear. Let’s learn from failed predictions to have confidence in ourselves & our future

Summary: If journalists find it difficult to fill the spaces between ads, they might run articles debunking past popular predictions of doom. They could easily do so monthly. This week brought an unusually large harvest of evidence disproving the doomsters. We should ask ourselves why were we so credulous, even gullible, to believe these stories? … Continue reading Requiem for fear. Let’s learn from failed predictions to have confidence in ourselves & our future

The University of Virginia shows how change comes to America: through agitprop and hysteria

Summary:  Another round of hysteria in America, this time about the "rape culture" causing a "rape epidemic" on campuses. The flagship of this campaign, the lurid gang rape reported in Rolling Stone, has sunk. But the program rolls on, disconnected from the truth of this or any other aspect of the activists' case. This is … Continue reading The University of Virginia shows how change comes to America: through agitprop and hysteria