Consumerism Qua Materialism: A Modern Confusion

Materialism has become a rather dirty word, principally through its connection to consumerism. Indeed materialism seems to have become so thoroughly conflated with consumerism as to be wholly indistinguishable. For example, in the study, Changes In Materialism, Changes In Psychological Well-Being: Evidence For Three Longitudinal Studies & An Intervention Experiment, the authors write: "Studies 1, 2, and… Continue reading Consumerism Qua Materialism: A Modern Confusion

Refuting Chomsky: Distortions, Omissions and Lies

[Originally published via West Coast Reactionaries.] There is an old adage (which is generally attributed to Sun Tzu) which has always resonated powerfully with me, “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” This is something up-right thinking individuals of all stripes would do well to remember for one’s enemy does not always come bearing… Continue reading Refuting Chomsky: Distortions, Omissions and Lies