Twelve Aphorisms for Our Age—Variations on a Theme of Edmund Burke

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2016-02-02 04:11

Twelve Aphorisms for Our Age—Variations on a Theme of Edmund Burke

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

This adage is usually attributed to Edmund Burke, though its origin is disputed. Whoever said it, it is especially apposite in our politically correct age when one is not permitted even to call anything "evil," much less take action against it. Muslims practise and propagate their barbarous superstition, academia and the media their pomo-Marxism, moronnials their aggressive airheadedness, etc., with an impunity lethal to civilisation, because too many of those who know better say nothing. With current events in mind, I have produced twelve variations of my own on Burke's theme.

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Reagan vs. the Pope and the Mullah

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-01-30 16:59

It goes without saying that everyone on this site is disgusted by the Pope and by the morally-addled Euro-elites who covered up the artistic glories of Western civilization so they wouldn’t offend the visiting blood-drenched theocratic savage from Iran whose goal is to pull down our civilization.

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On Setruction (The Seduction of Truck Drivers)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-24 02:27

On Setruction (The Seduction of Truck Drivers)

Now that I have your undivided attention: Oirishman O'Cresswell of Not PC infamy has asked me for a list of ten pieces of music with which I'd attempt to seduce an intelligent truck driver.

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Song One — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-02-02 01:32
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Deliciously Unbound Anger!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-01-16 07:04

Last night's Republican debate was unforgettable for one thing in particular: Donald Trump's proud proclamation of his anger. This, in the face of the Republican establishment's attempt to repair to the evil of kumbaya, Romney-esque Political Correctness via the creepy Nikki Haley after the Treasonist-in-Chief's State of the Union address.

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Music of the Gods— "Never Till Now": A New Compilation of Mario Lanza At His Best in English Song

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2016-01-09 14:19
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 I'm delighted to report that UK-based Sepia Records will soon be releasing yet another Mario Lanza CD compilation: Never Till Now, a collection of some of the man's finest recordings in English. Armando Cesari (author of Mario Lanza: An American Tragedy), Vincent Di Placido, Lee Ann Cafferata and I were the compilers, and the material that we've chosen spans most of Lanza's commercial recording career. 

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Worthy Is the Band!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-12-13 02:19

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Soloists
NZSO Messiah Chorale
Handel's Messiah
Michael Fowler Centre
December 12, 2015

Two bands were doing gigs in Wellington last night: veteran headbangers ACDC at the Westpac Stadium, and veteran mindblowers NZSO at the Michael Fowler Centre.

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Why Bill O'Lielly Is a Piece of Shit

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-10-09 08:54

One day ago I posted a piece celebrating Fox's 19th birthday. I meant it. Fox has held the line against Political Correctness in a way that has delayed a full-blown PC tyranny.

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Killing O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-24 06:50
George Will Rejoins — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-11-10 20:38

The Beautiful Lady in the Middle: Hypatia of Alexandria

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2015-12-10 00:00

The Beautiful Lady in the Middle: Hypatia of Alexandria
by Olivia Pierson

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Greatest Existential Threat to America—Its President!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-12-07 04:14

Greatest Existential Threat to America—Its President!

Four days after Islamosavages shot up a Christmas party in California, killing fourteen, President Obama finally acknowledged this was an act of terrorism. He did not, however, acknowledge his own role in it.

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Six Steps (Non-Exhaustive) toward the Saving of Western Civilisation

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-18 08:40

When Western Civilisation comes to an end, as it assuredly soon must if it doesn't quickly mount a dramatic rearguard action on its own behalf, its epitaph will be words that have been cited often, but not often enough: "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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America(RIP)'s Revised National Anthem

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-03-22 07:08

I have modified the lyrics to Star-Spangled Banner to take into account Airhead America's (and all of the West's) utter, suicidal capitulation to moronry and totalitarianism.

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Quote of the Day: Winston Churchill on Islam

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-10-01 06:59

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!

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England ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-11-22 07:42
Churchill Verboten in England — by Grant Jones on Fri, 2015-11-20 09:56
And Mr. Churchill on — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2015-11-20 09:44

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Announcing Operatunity's 'The Great Mario Lanza' Tour, Oct/Nov 2016

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-08-29 05:36

"We celebrate the life and artistry of the colourful, charismatic Mario Lanza whose portrayal of the Great Caruso inspired the Three Tenors and untold others to pursue singing careers. We are delighted to welcome the broadcaster Lindsay Perigo, a world-renowned authority on Mario Lanza. As we sing his greatest songs, Lindsay will share with us anecdotes and insights into this great artist."

http://www.daytimeconcerts.co....


Bravo Bosch!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:32

Bosch Fawstin, who graced the pages of SOLO during the embryonic stages of his campaign against Islamotrash, was the winner of the Draw Mohammed Competition in Garland, Texas, organised by the beyond-courageous Pamela Geller, where ISIS scum tried to shoot attendees but got themselves shot instead. A most edifying outcome. Pamela and Bosch are now the object of death threats from the scum.

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Sex, Lies and YouTube Videos (Reprised for Obvious Reasons)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-11-10 06:27

So now Petraeus has resigned, ostensibly because of an extra-marital affair. Yeah, right.

Here's my theory:

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Universities and Millennials—Voltaire's Antipodes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08

"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."

—Voltaire

It's a hideous historical irony that sizeable pockets of "millennials" are, along with Muslims and the media, the locus of totalitarianism in the modern world. University students in particular, even more than their state-worshipping tutors, are at the forefront of the war on free speech.

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'The One Tenor' Updated!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-09 04:15

(Particular thanks to Sam Pierson for doing all the "fiddly stuff"—to which I am allergic and at which I'm comprehensively incompetent—getting the book Kindle-ready! Sir Sam, you're a champ!!)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ER...

Newly updated, The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.

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Restrict Government, Not Gun Rights

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Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2015-10-02 02:57

The mass shooting today at an Oregan community college has already begun to bring out the usual chorus of calls for further violations of the Second Amendment rights of individuals to keep and bear arms.


Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

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How Funny is this? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 05:39
Earth's automatic heat exchanging atmosphere — by gregster on Fri, 2015-06-26 07:21
Bob Carter and ARI — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-29 08:27

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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How to insert images into a reply...

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It's a simple two step process.

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Guidelines for Posters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50

Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.

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Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-15 01:09
Media Release — by robbo on Wed, 2013-03-06 08:47
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My Review of Lindsay's Amazing Book

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Mon, 2013-03-11 17:43

I wrote this for Amazon, under the pen name "Number Six" for those of you who may have already seen it:


Lindsay Perigo's New Kindle Book: Provocative Fun!

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Thu, 2012-12-06 10:43

THE TOTAL PASSION FOR THE TOTAL HEIGHT

By Lindsay Perigo

Reviewed by Nicholas Dykes

An excellent book. I do enjoy having something to praise for once. I’d give it a five star rating any day.

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Simply Outstanding — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-06-14 18:43
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:24

Which laws should we scrap?

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03

In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.

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Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
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The UN—Where Good and Evil Stand as Equals [Was: Dollars for Despots]

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Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots

Philip Duck
January 20, 2010

Yet another hopeless talkfest kicks off today as officials from the morally bankrupt United Nations meet the wholly corrupt ministers and bureaucrats of 15 Asian and Pacific Island states tagged, ‘Least-developed countries.’ (LDCs)

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UN brewing up new goals — by PhilipD on Fri, 2013-10-04 09:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Algeria — by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-09-30 09:52
Phillip & Marcus - a bit late but here was EARTH HOUR — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:17

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The Movie Thread

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-10-11 07:26

If like me you haven't yet seen Dark Knight it's just about to screen on Sky Movie Channels 1 & 2.

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Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45

Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?

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Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2015-04-07 23:16
Rand Paul
32% (6 votes)
Scott Walker
0% (0 votes)
Jeb Bush
5% (1 vote)
Ted Cruz
16% (3 votes)
Marco Rubio
5% (1 vote)
Ronald Reagan
11% (2 votes)
Other—please specify
5% (1 vote)
Donald Trump
26% (5 votes)
Total votes: 19
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Intro to 'Total Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-06-14 23:05

Kyrel Zantonavitch's new review on Amazon of my book, 'Total Passion for the Total Height,' prompted me to start re-reading the thing myself. As I made my way through the Introduction I became quite exercised by the trenchant accuracy of my own observations, and motivated to lift myself from the pessimistic funk induced by the horrors of which I write. It occurred to me that I'd never published that Introduction here. Here it is (oh, and of course, buy the book if you want more!):

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i Did buy the book... — by Tore on Sun, 2014-06-15 08:05

July 4 Reprise—SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07

SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

Lindsay Perigo
December 26, 2009

When in the course of human affairs it becomes necessary for citizens to break the political chains that hitherto have bound them, and to reclaim the individual sovereignty which is their birthright, it is opportune and appropriate for them to declare the causes which have impelled them to self-liberation. We, the freedom-loving citizens of the United States of America, choose to do so at this historic moment.

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KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?

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Game Theory?

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Submitted by Ed Thompson on Wed, 2016-02-10 02:39

Economic, agent-based, game theory research is something which could be ignored by Objectivists based on a first-principle analysis, but that may also be a reactionary mistake.

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Mainstream vs Socialist Left vs Alt-Right

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Tue, 2016-02-09 02:35

Here is an excellent Von Mises video on the modern political spectrum:


No Banter for 5 years?

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Submitted by Ed Thompson on Mon, 2016-02-08 22:45

My browser says there has been no Banter for 5 years. Since I've been away for a while, is that a glitch?

Ed


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Away for a while

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Submitted by Ed Thompson on Mon, 2016-02-08 21:59

Just checking in after a long while. It is good to see that you guys are still flexing mental muscle!

Ed

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Da Locum Ad Interim?

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Sat, 2016-02-06 08:07

I've always been very cynical about Waitangi Day.

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Association of Compulsion Touters

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2016-02-04 20:06

26 years ago the Parliament in New Zealand enacted the grand sounding "New Zealand Bill Of Rights Act".

The new law contained all manner of wonderful provisions -


Orcs versus Germans

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Tue, 2016-02-02 01:24

Another item for Craig Biddle's "When Invading Savages Take Over Your Town Just Call the Police" file:

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The Vicious Snake

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Sat, 2016-01-30 20:38

Not one Muslim.


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