"Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public." - Goethe

Democracy Should Be Condemned

by Kevin Alfred Strom

A CORRESPONDENT who had read one of my recent essays wrote to me, incredulously asking me if I was actually so wicked as to “condemn democracy.” I asked him to consider the facts and think, instead of just regurgitating the quasi-religious shibboleths that were imparted to him by the public schools:

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"Thus, whereas the Americans thought that they were fighting for such high-minded slogans as 'liberty' and 'justice,' they were actually fighting to stuff the money bags of the big bankers." - Ludwig Klages, on World War 1

Ironlight Reprints Articles

IRONLIGHT REPRINTS ARTICLES: I’m grateful that the Ironlight Web site has republished two more of my articles, Four Forces Pushing for War With Iran and The OKC Bombers (Yes, Plural). Ironlight, whose mottos are “Illumination in the Dark Age” and “To Dare is to Know,” has an amazing collection of worthwhile articles and videos […]

"Given the rate of psychopathology, I don't care what people think of me." - Day Brown

Romanian Author Republishes Freedman Piece

ROMANIAN AUTHOR REPUBLISHES FREEDMAN PIECE: The Romanian expatriate and author Dan Culcer has just republished Benjamin Freedman’s A Jewish Defector Warns America, along with my introduction. This was an article I was determined to rescue from the memory hole when I published it some 15 years ago, and I am delighted to see it […]

"We need social bonds. As a man for whom most of those bonds have been denied or severed by the System, I feel that most deeply. But, having said that, I still ask: Why can't we have those bonds without believing, or pretending to believe, in palpably untrue things like 'ancient scriptures' or 'democracy' or 'equality'?" - Kevin Alfred Strom

The OKC Bombers (Yes, Plural)

The Murrah Building after the bombing. Was all this damage done by a homemade truck bomb, parked on the street yards away?

by Kevin Alfred Strom

ON THE one hand, we have the conspiracy theorists who say that Timothy McVeigh was a patsy. On the other hand, we have hours of tapes in which […]

"It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians." - Henrik Ibsen

Whatever Happened to Financial Privacy?

by Kevin Alfred Strom

THE DICTATES of the Washington regime have, with the wildly misnamed “Patriot Act,” finally taken away all of our financial privacy, which is a fundamental part of our personal privacy.

Two acquaintances of mine recently purchased automobiles for cash — no credit requested — and the interrogation they were subjected to […]

"Freedom is not free; free men are not equal; and equal men are not free." - Richard Berkeley Cotten

The Folly of ‘Income Redistribution’

by Kevin Alfred Strom

I’VE BEEN hearing a lot in the news these days about “income redistribution.” About how “income inequality” is a problem that needs to be fixed by (forcibly) taking wealth from some and “giving” it to others. Now I’m all for ending the ability of the bankers and Wall Street to create […]