A Cultivated Woman, Who Can Find?

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2020-07-05 02:23

By Olivia Pierson

A cultivated woman. Now there’s an expression from a by-gone era. When I think of what it means to cultivate oneself during this rather short lifespan of three-score years and ten – if we’re lucky, it strikes me what a dull, undeveloped spectacle most women allow themselves to remain during our time.

My grandmother used to have a term for ugly speech and ill-bred manners in a female – a “guttersnipe.” A guttersnipe was the very opposite of a cultivated woman. But it’s not just the lack of vocal beauty or manners where my criticism about my own sex originates, it's the abject neglect of developing discerning taste and a strong intellect.

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Orange the Magnificent Cancels The Filth

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-07-04 09:30

A month overdue, but better late than never! Obleftivists, Hollywood, Academia, Fake News, Narcissistic Moronnials, Marxists, Pomo-Wankers, Only Black Lives Matter, Profa and all the rest of The Woke-Fascist Filth ... eat your non-existent hearts out! This is beyond even Reagan's "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech:

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Methinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2020-07-01 08:08

By Olivia Pierson

Protesting too much – now there’s a hot topic.

Shakespeare exposed this phoney practise through the character of Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude, when she comments wryly on a play inside of a play.

Vehemently insisting on insincere overacting shows that the opposite of what one is protesting is probably the truth.

Take George Floyd’s death for example.

This was a moment where everyone who saw that awful snuff film were unified in their disgust and feelings of wanting to see justice be served to the psycho-killer-cop, Chauvin.

But then what happens?

Alyssa – a Tribute (amended)

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Mon, 2020-06-29 00:16

Alyssa – a Tribute (amended)

My warm and lasting appreciation of a true genius, Ayn Rand

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I'm seventy-seven years old, the age at which Ayn Rand died – on March 6, 1982. Six years ago, on November 24, 2013, I suffered a near-fatal stroke, a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage, but was saved by the quick thinking of my wife, Rachel – who didn't panic, just got me into hospital as fast as possible – and by some brilliant modern surgery (I believe developed in the USA) carried out by Professor Stefan Zigmunt at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, assisted by neuroradiologist Dr Swarupsinh Chavda. The operation involved inserting a tiny camera and miniscule stents through my veins to seal the ruptured arteries. Professor Zigmunt did the insertion, Dr Chavda guided him to the ruptures.

Church of Wokengland

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-06-28 08:09

The Church of England goes even more woefully Woke. It never cared much about actual Christian doctrine. One of the things Karl Marx got right was this: "The Anglican Church would more readily forgive an attack on 38 of its 39 Articles than on one 39th of its income."

The Anglican church should reconsider the way statues and other representations of Jesus portray him as white in the light of the Black Lives Matter protests, the archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Justin Welby also said that the church must look very carefully to see if they should all be there.

In an interview on Friday, the head of the Church of England said the west in general needed to question the prevailing mindset that depicted Christ as a white man in traditional Christian imagery.


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Reminder and pointer

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Submitted by Bruno on Mon, 2020-06-22 15:29

Dear Objectivists,

There existed a time when I listened to the YB show regularly.

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The Ordeal of Thomas Hutichison by Bernard Bailyn 1975- A must read for our times

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Sun, 2020-06-21 21:13

In addition to George Orwell's 1984 one could add to the culture war's reading list the following book by Bernard Bailyn The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchison Allen Lane, 1975.

Systems and sructures: the Social Warrior Litmus test

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Thu, 2020-06-18 20:35

The BLM protest last Sunday in Wellington had a highly intelligent and formidable speaker. She laid into the system and the structures of power. When you hear those words one knows that the dead hand of a wearisome ideology of critical theory, neo-Marxism. The dialectical theory of Hegel, and the unfortunate inheritance from Plato, lives on in the simplistic mechanical calculus which reduces life to the trite oppressor/oppressed calculus which concludes with its predicted premise.

Cancel Woke-Fascism: Watch 'Gone with the Wind' Today!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-06-12 08:29

The attempt by sub-human Taleban Woke-Fascists to rewrite history and destroy Western Civilisation and its distinctive ramparts, reason and freedom, has already backfired. Their latest target: the gorgeous classic Gone with the Wind. I believe these particular Woke-Taleban fascists, HBO, will put the movie back up eventually, but with an insufferably sanctimonious, prissy sermon about "racism," of which they, as it happens, are the worst real practitioners in this equation. Reassuringly, actual humans have got in first:

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Oh Groan! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-06-19 07:34

The Tragic Worldview Versus the Therapeutic

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2020-06-12 05:38

By Olivia Pierson

When it comes to democracy, both ancient and modern, there are forces which compete at its heart serving as a moral tension which give the whole system a certain vigour, until it unravels either through mob-tyranny or outright dictatorship.

In ancient Athens, arguments were had over equality versus freedom, an old left/right divide between those who believed that people were not equal and then those who believed that they could be made equal if human nature could just be overridden a little – or a lot.

The progressive view still insists today that equality is more important than freedom, therefore welcomes, or at least tolerates, state intrusion into the lives and livelihoods of citizens to see wealth redistributed “more equally.”

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Wankers Of The World, Unite!

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Wed, 2020-06-10 00:15

Comrades, the time has come to deal with the insidious evil in our society.

I am of course referring to "institutionalized sexism"

There is a 'minority' in America who comprise 49.6% of the population, yet comprise 94% of those shot by police.

The only possible explanation for this is sexism; institutionalized sexism. A pernicious evil which has gone on for too long.

The way to solve this once and for all is not to stop committing crimes, oh no, it is to burn down the bakery and drycleaners on Main Street.

That'll show those sexists we are on to them - so there! (you racist!)

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Go to Hell, Lap Dog Mattis

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-06-06 05:21

Sebastian Gorka delivers a magnificent denunciation of the evil, Deep State treasonist of whom we all had such high hopes initially but who has now joined the Woke-Fascists. The passage on Lap-Dog's position on moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is especially compelling:

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Can a Dictatorship Happen in America?

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2020-06-05 09:49

By Olivia Pierson

In the Leighton Smith Podcast this week, released on Wednesday June 3rd, Leighton interviewed George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures and the subject of President Trump came up.

Friedman, who is a conservative, has often supported the president but this time he offered some fairly vague criticisms of him along the lines of: “He just has to make everything about him.” “I want him to lead.” “He’s supposed to be everybody’s president.” “He condemned the demonstrators but hasn’t said a word about…” [sentence incomplete]. “This requires sensitivity, Trump has many virtues, understanding the complexity of this is not one of them.”

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See This Before It Gets Taken Down

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-06-03 22:48

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Actual Hate ... and Hormones and Horrific Hysteria

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-06-03 07:26

Evil Woke-Fascist Anderson Cooper got all menstrual over Orange the Magnificent's Churchillian walk over to the Church opposite the White House, where he held up a Bible:

“Oh my God. Wow. We are in trouble. He was hiding in a bunker and embarrassed that people know that. So what does he have to do? He has to stick police on peaceful protesters so he can make a big show of being the little big man walking to a closed down church.”

All false.

Evidently Anderson took to the streets to release her menses:

Oh wait. That's Obleftivist Yawon Bwook, CNN shill, with a bwown wig. My mistake. Evil

25 years ago I loved CNN. It was what it purported to be, a straight-up-and-down news organisation. Now it is indeed Fake News, in the pockets of Sorosian Islamo-Marxists, evil to its rotten core.

Oh, and if there's anyone this post doesn't offend, I apologise!

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From Prime Minister to Tyrant

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2020-05-31 23:56

By Olivia Pierson

Jacinda Ardern has crossed the line from New Zealand’s Prime Minister to its tyrant.

We have watched her toe this line for several years as she promised to crack down on free speech laws – and she did indeed begin to politicise the police force by having them regularly visit the homes of many conservative bloggers and social media users to ask questions about their posts.

Deliver Us from Evil

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-05-31 08:34

I'm delighted to see the thoroughly well-deserved tribute to Lady Olivia below. I'm sure she won't mind if I report that her excellent comments to Bro Hubbard the Woke seem to stem from a private conversation she and I had in which she chided me for using the term "evil" too often. Olivia had fallen for the tired old line that the term loses its efficacy with over-use. My rejoinder was that "evil" should be used as often as applicable; that not to use it when applicable is moral abdication; and that, in demonstrable fact, those who practise this moral abdication, far from reserving their use of the term for special occasions, never use it at all!

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Submitted by PhilipD on Sat, 2020-05-30 21:13

Mark Hubbard
My monthly plea: yes I don't agree with Ardern on much, yes I think she is out of her depth (along with majority of her ministers), but she is a 'decent' person, her intentions are not evil, just misguided by Left politics & ingrained statism: so, don't use 'Cindy' BS in my TL.

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As If Freedom Mattered...

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Sat, 2020-05-30 03:14

At lunchtime I attended a "Freedom" rally in Christchurch's cathedral square.

An enthusiastic group of patriots were there listening to the speaker. Great stuff.

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Objective Standard Institute vs. Ayn Rand Institute

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2020-05-26 01:52
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MAGA Hats and Muslimas Downunder

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2020-05-25 23:33

By Olivia Pierson

A New Zealand Muslima named Aliya Danzeisen, who happens to be a former corporate lawyer from the United States, has given voice to a brave warning to NZ about a grave character flaw hidden in the depths of new National Party leader Todd Muller’s soul. There may even be more than one.

Mr. Muller keeps among his private possessions an evil, red MAGA hat, which he intends to display on a prominent shelf in his new parliamentary office.

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Nigel Sees Ongoing Islamisation, with French Complicity, of Britonistan, First-Hand ... and Chronicles

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-05-23 05:46

... while the Woke-Fascist Mainstream Media Maggotry ignore!

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Somewhere Else To Go..

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2020-05-19 00:15

The game is up for the National party, and thank goodness for that.

The arrogant attitude within the party from the left - people like Chris Bishop and David Farrar - is they can adopt all Labour's policies, and hold their supporters in contempt (and they despise the rural small town people), because "they have nowhere else to go"

In response around half a million people who voted National in 2017 are saying "up yours, matey!". Including me. Slut that I am I have voted 2 ticks National at the last three elections haha!

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Sleepy Joe or Senile Joe?

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2020-05-16 23:08

By Olivia Pierson

Joe Biden is clearly not well.

Republican commentators everywhere are perhaps too decent to come out and state the obvious; that it looks as though Joe has dementia. President Trump is putting the case too kindly when he refers to the former Vice President as “Sleepy Joe.”

Joe’s interviews are almost too painful to behold – he stammers and squints into camera, then when he does get on a roll he can’t articulate a coherent sentence and often makes remarks that just don’t make any sense. He literally and frequently speaks nonsense that is beyond the pale of the normal nonsense Dems like to trot out, it’s gibberish consistent with cognitive degeneration.

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What Pre-Moronnial Life Was Like

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-05-14 08:41

It's hard for me to believe that the following occurred within my own lifetime, albeit that I was barely a teenager. The current ubiquity of upward-inflecting air-headed fry-quacking and its attendant refusal/inability to discuss anything of substance (those should be the other way round, probably) had not yet kicked in, and an astonishingly nimble mind belonging to a genius was still able to manifest itself in complete, coherent sentences unimpeded by Attention Deficit Disorder or sowphones! And Ayn didn't address her questioners as "you guys"!!

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Mon, 2020-05-11 23:05

The Flynn caper has exposed one of the fundamental differences between left and right.

On the left you find a long trail of filth - rapists, pederasts, fraudsters, wife beaters, even murderers - so that at regular intervals the left wing establishment and media are having to rally around to protect the latest degenerate who got caught.

Their usual line in the media, history books, and other discourse is (as Richard Nixon famously pointed out during his interviews with David Frost) is "oh ha ha ha it's just fun and games; nothing to see here". Compare that attitude towards Edward Kennedy murdering a woman, Clinton's rape victims, or Hunter Biden's drug addled bribe taking, with Justice Kavanaugh or Donald Trump's locker room talk.

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A Lockdown Letter to Government Asserting Non-Consent by Maree Guenole

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2020-05-11 03:25

Here is a letter by NZ citizen, Maree Guenole, which she shared with me privately and I published on my site with her permission.

The “Ham Sandwich”: NZ Hate Speech Law Changes & US v Concorde Management – Lawfare and Experts

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Sun, 2020-05-10 03:49

In Mid-March as Covid-19 was imminent, our Minster of Justice, Andrew Little, stated that the ‘hate speech’ legislation was to be brought forward.

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Gallant Geller Takes On de Bolshevik de Blasio de Bastard

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-05-08 06:19


This case seeks to protect and vindicate fundamental liberties that citizens of the United States enjoy free from government interference. These liberties are not conferred or granted by government to then be rescinded at the will and whims of government officials. These God-given liberties are possessed by the people, and they are guaranteed against government interference by the United States Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land. First among these liberties is the right to peacefully protest government officials through the freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble guaranteed by the First Amendment. 2.The right to freedom of speech is not a right to catharsis. It is a right to meaningfully protest and assemble in public in order to change public policy. The most effective way to exercise this right is to organize and participate in a large public protest. Defendants, through the adoption and enforcement of executive edicts, have suspended this fundamental right in the City of New York. ...

Remember Folks, Altruism Means Sacrifice

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2020-05-07 03:39

By Olivia Pierson

The collectivist mindset, whether it be communist, socialist or fascist, has an organising principle and that is self-sacrifice. The individual must sacrifice personal needs and desires for the greater good of the group, the community or the state.

This is demanded by force according to the ethics of altruism.

I’ve written before that altruism doesn’t mean voluntarily doing nice things for others, as we all like to do from time to time. Altruism means dutifully self-sacrificing to others as a moral good.

The term “altruism” was coined in the 19th Century by Auguste Comte, the French founder of the philosophical theory known as positivism. To hold society together, Comte believed that people had to live for the sake of others by renouncing their own self-interest. Generosity and good-will had nothing to do with it.

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