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Lars Stars!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-10-30 23:11

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Lars Vogt (piano/conductor), Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Webern, Michael Fowler Centre 26 October

It's always reassuring, in a time of relentless, mindless war against all things dead, European and male, to be able to savour composers and performances such as these. New Zealand Opera's stellar production of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme a few weeks back was one such occasion. That people flocked in such numbers to revel in such rapturous music was convincing evidence that the forces of barbarism have not yet triumphed.


E5 - Nationalism & City States

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Submitted by Bruno on Tue, 2018-10-30 18:10

The Bruno e Linzio Transmission - Weekly - Episode 5

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European Napoleonic Empire — by Bruno on Mon, 2018-11-12 14:31
Exactly, Olivia — by Bruno on Fri, 2018-11-02 20:28
Grazie Greg! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-11-02 09:14

E4 - not-Americans @ ARI, Nazis, and Chinese Communists

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Submitted by Bruno on Tue, 2018-10-23 15:34

The Bruno e Linzio Transmission - Weekly - Episode 4

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Episode 3 - Democrats & Leonard Peikoff

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Submitted by Bruno on Tue, 2018-10-16 23:05

The Bruno e Linzio Transmission is now at its third weekly installment!

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Leonard Peikoff early impressioned by Rand — by gregster on Fri, 2018-11-02 09:37
Enjoyed Beyond Measure — by cbudden on Sun, 2018-10-28 18:48
dehumanized — by J Cuttance on Thu, 2018-10-18 17:55

Western History

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-10-16 20:05

The philosophy, culture, society, lifestyle, perspective, and attitude of liberalism was discovered and invented 2600 years ago in the Athenian colony of Miletus.


Obleftivist Stuart "Bronie" Hayashi Allies with The Filth

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2018-10-15 02:36

Hayashi is being presented as a "New Intellectual" by leading Obleftivists.


A Farewell Message from Leonard Peikoff

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-10-15 01:03

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Postmodernism, not Humanism, Eroded our Cultural Values

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-10-10 04:35

By Olivia Pierson
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A little book found its way into my hands the other day, titled Turn the Tide – Reclaiming Religious Freedom in New Zealand. It has been copyrighted by “The Barnabas Fund” and is available for download through the website www.OurReligiousFreedom.org.nz.

The book has a central concern that Christianity is becoming subject to increasing discrimination which the writer calls ‘Christianophobia.'

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Death to Postmodernism, Socialism, AND Religion! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-10-15 23:33
Kyrel... — by Olivia on Sun, 2018-10-14 04:33

Bruno e Linzio Transmission - Episode 2 - Feral Leftists, Kavanaugh WIN, and Obleftivists

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Submitted by Bruno on Tue, 2018-10-09 00:49

The Bruno e Linzio Transmission continues this week, episode two even more rationally passionate and passionately rational!

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Vivaldi! — by Bruno on Thu, 2018-10-11 15:56
Very enjoyable! — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-10-10 06:05
Shoving it up The Filth's Ass — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-10-09 06:47

President Donald Trump Celebrates Christopher Columbus

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2018-10-08 23:00

Remember when ARI used to defend Columbus? Not anymore. They're too busy virtue signalling to the left and hating President Trump.

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Yes! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-10-09 05:05

Review: Ian Fletcher, Free Trade Doesn't Work, 2011

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Sun, 2018-10-07 03:00

In this book, Ian Fletcher provides an excellent critique of the pre-Trump "free trade" policies of the United States. His argument is backed up by copious amounts of statistics, real world examples and historical data. Happily, his writing style is accessible to the interested citizen who is not an economics geek living on some Platonic plateau.

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Grant — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2018-10-17 05:48
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Heroic & Future Oriented: President Trump's U.N Speech 2018

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-10-03 07:19

By Olivia Pierson
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President Trump is the hero of our time. I never thought I’d get to see the day when a U.S President stood strongly for everything I believe to be so important to Western civilisation. There are times when I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not just dreaming. Hearing his United Nations Address to the world yesterday is one of those times.

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Better Than Before — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-10-06 19:31
On having to pinch oneself ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-10-03 08:46

Men

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-10-03 06:42

Postmodernist and feminist philosophy, since the 1960s, teaches us that men are fundamentally evil. They are naturally and inherently monsters. Men are remarkable biological and genetic failures.


Liberty

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-10-03 04:58

Freedom is the beginning, ending, middle, and totality of politics. Individual liberty is absolutely everything.


Linux suffers under Postmodernism

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2018-10-02 11:09

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Cern Code of Conduct — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2018-10-02 11:19

The BRUNO E LINZIO Transmission - Weekly! -

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Submitted by Bruno on Mon, 2018-10-01 12:49

Episode One of the Bruno e Linzio weekly transmission is now live!

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Follow the money — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-11-08 10:01
I was glued to that all the — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2018-11-08 07:32
Quality Listening — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-10-18 05:34

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: An Emotional Cloud of Camouflage

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2018-09-30 01:59

By Olivia Pierson
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From her perfected facial expression of a cute little doe caught in the headlights of a car, to her highly affected baby-voice, Dr. Ford’s performance of a sex assault victim on the verge of a spiritual collapse due to an event 36 years ago just does not ring true to me. What she strikes me as, more than anything, is a squid squirting out ink as a camouflage. Her “ink” consists of soft, vulnerable, feminine emotions which plume around her manipulating everybody to go easy on her because she’s delicate and close to breaking. It’s called playing the victim, the operative word being ‘playing.’

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Psychobabble — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-09-30 12:30

The #MeToo’s Attempted Castration of Kavanaugh

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-09-26 00:21

By Olivia Pierson
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing to be admitted to the Supreme Court started out as a circus thanks to Democrats trying to shut the whole process down. Now it has become an all out lynching - and why not? Kavanaugh is fair game under the rules of the #MeToo movement, for he’s a straight, male conservative, which means he has a pair of balls and the whole movement of #MeToo exists only to castrate men. ‘Off With Their Balls!’ should be their official tagline.

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Justice Kavanaugh — by Richard G McGrath on Sun, 2018-10-07 05:32
Call for Death Receives Slap On Wrist — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-10-07 00:43
Summary of the Senate Investigator — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-10-03 04:48

Classically Classy

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-09-18 23:31

Classical Hits
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Hamish McKeich, Conductor
Andrew Joyce, Cello
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, Sat Sept 15

Why couldn't Juliet have awoken from her drug-induced coma in time to stop Romeo, who thought she was dead, swallowing his own poisonous potion, thus obviating any grisly necessity to dispatch herself with his dagger to join him in death? Did not Shakespeare realise that three hundred years on Tchaikovsky would have melted as many hearts with a happy ending?


Review: Yaram Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism, 2018

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Tue, 2018-09-18 01:20

Yoram Hazony makes the case that anti-nationalism is objectively anti-Semitism. He is the president of the Jerusalem based Herzl Institute. He makes clear in this book that Zionism is Jewish nationalism, which he completely supports.

He demonstrates much more in this masterful work that needs the widest possible dissemination. The Virtue of Nationalism's thesis is much broader than the nature of the Jewish State. It's an in-depth look at the theory, nature and history of the national state and why it's the best form of political order known to man. The author's conceptual framework begins by making the vital distinction between forms of government and forms of polities:

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Nationalism in Europe — by Bruno on Fri, 2018-11-30 02:31
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Casual Remarks about Trump's Assassination now Commonplace

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2018-09-17 23:41

By Olivia Pierson
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When did it become fair game to make allusions and wisecracks about the assassination of a much loved president?

Since nihilism became mainstream culture via the politics of the Left, that’s when.

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The left — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2018-10-14 23:49
Oh thank god... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-09-20 08:39
Well said, Olivia! — by Bruno on Thu, 2018-09-20 08:06

Learning About Political Science and Freedom

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-09-04 22:22

I wonder how all the Passionate Objectivists here at Solo Passion were converted from welfare statism to freedom, libertarianism, and capitalism?


Bravest Man in New Zealand ... and the World!

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Submitted by administrator on Sun, 2018-09-02 06:09

Award goes to Olivia Pierson for this post here on SOLO:

"Identitarian" is a pejorative term that wimps on the right use to distinguish themselves from the so-called alt-right, because many on the alt-right understand they were delivered something by their forebears that was extraordinary - and they don't want to see it surrendered to the darkest forces that humanity has to offer.

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New Political Party

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-08-30 18:10

I'm creating a new political party. It should be the most radical organization ever. It may also be the best.

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“When Matter Touches Antimatter” to be performed in Austin again!

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Submitted by yonderwings on Thu, 2018-08-30 16:47

My song "When Matter Touches Antimatter" is set to be performed again this month in Austin, TX. I got this email this morning:


Strav vs Rach: Hell vs Heaven!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-29 23:21

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Symphony in Three Movements
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Edo do Waart, conductor, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, August 24, 2018

In my review of the NZSO's recent Beethoven/Brahms concert, I noted:


An Evening with Douglas Murray & Cornel West: Polarised

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-08-29 22:38

By Olivia Pierson
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After going to hear these two men discuss ideas about Western culture, my overall feeling was that they didn’t really “have at it.” They didn’t come across as all that polarised from one another, as one might’ve thought they would be, given that they are usually on the opposite side of every issue. West, the loud-speaking, black American liberal, Murray, the politely brilliant, conservative Englishman.

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And you "Dougie"... — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-09-24 04:17
Murray is still mainstream right — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2018-09-22 18:51
The Lowest — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-08-30 23:21

Review: Robert Spencer, The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, 2018

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Tue, 2018-08-28 00:16

For many years Robert Spencer has operated Jihad Watch, which documents Islam's unrelenting war upon the civilized world. He has also written a series of books documenting the fundamental nature of Islam as violent, irrational and incompatible with Western culture. His latest book The History of Jihad from Muhammad to ISIS was published last month.

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What the Browning of the White World Means

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Sat, 2018-08-25 16:43

This is how they take over. Political types always yell about how “Latinos don’t vote,” but given their numbers it hardly matters.

First, you notice that a majority of little children at the elementary school level are Latino. Then bilingual signs appear in the grocery stores. Then shitty little stores selling burner phones and money wiring services. Then a few fatal DUIs, often killing elderly White people or, as in the case of the guy who made A Christmas Story, a family. Then the local Police Department has a “Gang Enforcement Unit” and their budgets are now through the roof. Then the civil rights cases start, so your local cops start pulling over you going to work at 68 in a 55 zone, while studiously ignoring the beaner beaters completely out of code and not street legal.

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Merit-Based Immigration -- Not Fascism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-08-25 22:09

Beethoven & Brahms—The Best!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-22 02:44

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, with Augustin Hadelich (violin). Music by Beethoven and Brahms. Michael Fowler Centre 18 August.

The sonata, the concerto and the symphony are among the greatest achievements of mankind. They reached their apogee in the nineteenth century. They have been under assault since the early part of the twentieth, when Stravinsky and others launched a war on melody and beauty.


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