The Dystopic Journal starts the year with a new book. It's an entertaining book of dystopic fiction written by comedian Michael Loftus entitled: Neither Stunning nor Brave. It's a look into the not-too-distant future where the Left's cancel culture, ESG scores, and social justice have run roughshod over society and are now making the story's protagonist, Avery's life a living hell.
Books and Movies
JP’s Dystopic Journal: Radical Intolerance
This goes a long way towards explaining the kind of vitriol and condescension so prevalent on the left nowadays towards anybody who refuses to go along with them. This explains the steep rise of authoritarianism, especially in the West around COVID and climate-change.
Dystopic Journal: What kind of person does this?
What kind of person is so caught up in the climate-change alarmism that they’d suggest pets are part of the problem? Perhaps someone caught up in mass-formation psychosis. (Oops! Did I say the 'M-F' word?) Pets are part of our families in the West, so it's no wonder that the left under Marxism, wants Fido and Kitty too. The Leftist religion of Climate Change makes way for this new target, our pets. This may sound off-the-wall, but then, there's a reason we use the word "psychosis," and we explore the role mass-formation psychosis or "mass hysteria," has been used to build totalitarian regimes.
LR Podcast, S3E25: They want our pets now
For people who love their pets, even liberals who don't own a gun, don't have kids, don't own a car, or don't understand money, their pets might be where they finally draw the line. The love of pets is one of the last commonalities between the Left and the Right in this world. You can mess with someone's gun, their car or their money, but don't mess with their pets. CNN may be barking up the wrong tree when it comes to downsizing Fido or Kitty.
Analysis of John Galt’s speech: Individuality
Atlas Shrugged, 1957, by Ayn Rand One of the themes of Atlas Shrugged, and of the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand is the idea of all rights are individual rights. Growing up in the Soviet Union, she witnessed first-hand the evils of collectivism, the negation of the self. She believed in the rights of minorities, … Continue reading Analysis of John Galt’s speech: Individuality
Analysis of John Galt’s speech: Sacrifice
One of the chief themes of Galt's speech is the idea that society had begun to hold sacrifice as its highest virtue, but Galt points out that in society's twisted morality, societies concept of sacrifice was not that of noble self-sacrifice, it was responding to the demands of others that was held as a virtue. Virtue, in this fallen system, was to accede to the demands of others, even to the point of going against one's own best self-interest.
LR Podcast S3E2: Holes in the Mules?
One of the more ridiculous 'holes' claimed is that people started wearing gloves when they dropped off ballots, not to keep their fingerprints off the ballots or drop boxes, but to keep their hands warm. Do most people you know wear surgical gloves to keep their hands warm?
You have to see 2000 Mules
D'Souza lays out a compelling case that illegal ballot collection was not only rampant, but on a scale that boggles the mind. Was it enough to change the outcome of the election?
Ayn Rand on When to Speak Out
It took much more violence for the Allies to remove the fascists from power than it took for the fascists to gain that power in the first place. The most common of all regrets is not saying saying or doing something earlier, or at all, then suffering the consequences.
LR Podcast S2E9: You be the judge.
We've all heard someone ask: “Who are you to judge me?” or some variant of that question. It's a defensive question usually asked by someone who reasonably expects to be judges harshly by their peers for some ethical or moral transgression. It's safe to say that someone secure in the notion that society or their peers would judge their actions favorably, is not going to pose this rhetorical question. A good retort to that question might be: “Who are you that you are above judgment?”