All Rats Must Swim

In the 1950s, a Johns Hopkins professor named Curt Richter conducted an experiment on the power of hope: He would place rats into small pools and force them to tread water.
This experiment demonstrated the willingness for a creature to survive based on the fact that it could maintain hope.
What we can infer from this experiment beyond what was explicitly stated in the findings is how hope can be used as a tool by those in power who are capable of inspiring hope among their constituents without ever actually allowing for salvation.

Just keep swimming.

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The Poor Man’s Lamb

A piece I wrote for my son; a future soldier of the U.S. Marine Corps.

“When I think of you a million thoughts come to my heart first, and then my head in remembrance; I remember you in diapers and one-piece zip-up footie jammies, and I adored every hair upon your one-year-old head. Becoming your father was humbling, because before you I never knew what love was, in the sense that I’d loved people before, but not in this new all-consuming, oceanic way. There’s just something about the flesh of your own flesh, and the bone of your bones -to love someone far more than I do myself is both astonishing and electric.”

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The Heat Death of Ambition

“The medieval period had its gallant knights, marvelous castles, and pious devotion to the glory of God. The age of antiquity had its everlasting cultural mythologies and epics, its grand structures like the Parthenon and the Colosseum of Rome still standing, and its magnificent continent spanning empires. No one will look back fondly on our disgraceful era in history, for what is to be remembered? Mass psychosis of the human mind? Exporting sodomy across the globe? Infinite porn at our fingertips? Burger King? The leaders of our era are a refutation of virtue, meritocracy, and common sense. The people of their charge are a mirror image of the waste they dump into the oceans. And our gods of pleasure have no shortage of devotees. It seems some truly unholy force animates this era, keeping it stumbling along, well out of nature’s way of correcting things.”

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Why Are You a Nationalist?

We rarely get asked the question, but we think about the answer all the time. Some arrive at our worldview as avid readers or students of history, others sense that something is deeply wrong in our society and want to know why, and many are simply principled men who refuse to accept lies and hypocrisy. For me it was a little bit of all of the above, but I really became a White Nationalist only after becoming a father.

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Embers of the Age

“Think upon those sons of ours who will come in future generations, bearing such a blaze as to embolden the whole world. Think then upon whom their thoughts should dwell, as they sail forth among the stars. When they remember back in the quiet of their sacred hours, to the myth and misery of these grim years before dawn.”

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Leadership: Balance & Separation

I have written about leadership before, and some of you may have already read those thought pieces. Regardless, leadership is one of the most researched, studied, and yet misunderstood complexities of human behavior I have encountered. There are many studies, countless books, articles, and innumerable opinions on the subject; yet I find none of them capture the essence as I understand it.

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