A Civilization Run by Slaves: Warning the West of Its Hypocrisy

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Sat, 10/29/2016 - 21:46

At the height of the Roman empire, nearly 40% of Italy’s population consisted of slaves. Slaves represented almost 15% of the entire empire. But as the increasing cost of warfare against ever more enemies on either side of its borders rapidly depleted its reserves, Rome’s slave-run civilization eventually collapsed, because it could no longer afford to feed them.

Rigging the 2016 US Election: How Mainstream Media Deployed ‘Pre-Suasion’ to Make Americans Comply with a Clinton “Win”

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 05:23

If you haven’t read the latest book on Pre-suasion by professor Robert Cialdini, a persuasion expert, let me detail below how the mainstream media is actively deploying pre-suasion tricks in order to secure a Clinton “win”. Or rather, how they intend to make the American people comply with a rigged election. Dilbert creator Scott Adams, himself a persuasion expert, also believes professor Cialdini has been helping the Clinton campaign.

Oil for Immigration: What the 1975 Strasbourg Resolution Meant to Europeans

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:54

The infamous Resolutions of Strasbourg of June 7th, 1975, ratified by the former European Economic Community (EEC), sold the continent’s open borders to the Arabs in exchange for oil. Consequently, the EEC had traded the future of all (present) five hundred million native Europeans for that of Muslim immigrants.

Trump the Redeemer?: The Last Man Standing Between American Democracy and a Clinton Dictatorship

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:35

Why would those in power willingly surrender to democratic elections? Why would ruling elites submit themselves to the will of the people? The answer is they don’t. For the sake of military and economic continuity — and for their own sake — elites simply cannot afford to let its people rule itself democratically.

The Evolution of E-Commerce: What Came Before and What to Expect Next

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 11:39

Realizing that the e-commerce industry, as with all industries in modern economies, as a whole continuously moves towards increased efficiency, we can make predictions about how the industry will evolve next. At the same time, the move towards efficiency comes with growing industry complexity through furthering both horizontal and vertical market integration. Efficiency and complexity are tied to each other. Complexity is necessary for increasing an industry’s efficiency, but at the same time, this very complexity will ultimately slow down the rate of growing efficiency.

Freedom in Blockchains: How Bitcoin’s Technology Transcends Class Interest

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:42

Will Bitcoin’s underlying technology be able to free the people from financial slavery? Or will proprietary blockchain algorithms imprison people as serfs in a high-tech feudal state? Transcending class interest, I believe decentralized ledger technology can provide a mutual benefit to both the people and its ruling classes.

A Mental Fish Trap: What Happens When the We Conflate Equality with Sameness

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:48

Just because media and academia lean to the left, politically, it doesn’t mean the left’s worldview is right, especially when much of the left has grounded its thinking in self-delusion. For some time now, the progressive left has been spinning a mental “fish trap”, for lack of a better phrase, that Western societies appear unable to escape from, namely the conflation of equality with sameness. This goes one step further than demanding equality of outcome. It presupposes equality of ability.

Unfree Man: From Managed Child to Civilized Citizen

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:38

In Scandinavia’s North, the Sami live, the inhabitants of Lapland. Despite modern influences, many grew up as a child in a self-subsistent society. Early on, Sami children learn to bake their own bread, find fresh water, catch fish, or milk reindeer. Sami parents treat their children as human beings. Their society assumes Sami children possess the ability to take care of themselves.

That way, they grow up to become independent adults that don’t need anyone to tell them what to do. Their innate abilities have been brought to light by humane educators.

What Drives People to Jihad?: A Culture That Hates Women and Children

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 13:41

In recent years, some Muslims living in the West have revealed themselves to be the most derailed suicide terrorists, devil-worshiping executioners and bloodthirsty headhunters. Of course I’m not talking about real Muslims, so this essay has nothing to do with Islam either.