“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Playing the wrong game and losing the right one

Playing the wrong game and losing the right one

It is not an exaggeration to say that the global geopolitical scene is changing at a speed and with a violence that we have not seen since the early 1990s. In eras past, people were fortunate to see one landscape-changing redrawing of the global order in a lifetime,...
Domain Query: Goldbugging

Domain Query: Goldbugging

The Domain Query series is back, with a new episode inspired by a (lengthy) request from LRFotS Randale6, about how to achieve some degree of fiscal and geographical independence from the long, and increasingly corrupt and decrepit, arm of Uncle Shmuel: By...
The Neo-Tsar’s gambit

The Neo-Tsar’s gambit

For those of you paying attention to global politics at the moment, you may be at least vaguely aware of some sort of “peace summit” that will take place in Switzerland, starting tomorrow. The idea behind it was to gather various Western and Global South...
Poking the bear was always a losing game

Poking the bear was always a losing game

Fresh off the news that the FUSA has just launched a raft of new SANSHUNS!!!!, which inevitably will WERK REEL GUDDER ‘N’ SHIET!!!!!!!!, the Russians have responded with an almighty shrug of their shoulders. The Central Bank of Russia simply announced that...
We are all a hairsbreadth from Hell

We are all a hairsbreadth from Hell

For those of you who have been keeping up with the news around the Banderastan War, you will be aware that the FUSA has now officially authorised 404 to use American weapons to strike targets deep within Russia. This comes at around the same time as reports of some...
What does a really conservative country look like?

What does a really conservative country look like?

I do not think anyone around here seriously argues against the view that the West is currently is a state of free-fall, and headed toward total collapse. While living standards in the West remain high by international standards – trust me on that one, I know...
Didactic Mind, Ep 119: The Corroding Empire

Didactic Mind, Ep 119: The Corroding Empire

The latest episode of the Didactic Mind podcast is back, finally, with a look at the collapsing Western empire. I discuss the ways in which the West is getting worse and worse – to the point where Western nations can barely figure out how to keep the lights on...
Escalating up the escalations escalator

Escalating up the escalations escalator

The phrase, “escalations escalator”, was first coined sometime last year by Alexander Mercouris, whose videos I consider a daily must-watch for a powerful (if prolix – but look who’s writing) overview of current events and geopolitics. He...
When Goliath’s spear defeated David’s sling

When Goliath’s spear defeated David’s sling

Now that the dust has settled from the Israeli strike on the Iranian diplomatic mission in Damascus, the Iranian response with drones and missiles, and the Israeli counterstrike with a drone attack on Iran, it is worth taking a step back to understand what happened,...
Didactic Mind, Ep 119: The Corroding Empire

Didactic Mind, Ep 117: The Burning of Rome

The Didactic Mind podcast is FINALLY back, after a long hiatus due to… well, sheer laziness, mostly, and a real lack of desire to talk about much of the craziness around us. Nonetheless, recent events in the West and Russia have made a podcast necessary to...