Timber Country

Since the early days of European colonization in North America, the great abundance of natural resources was apparent to settlers and their colonial sponsors alike. Timber was chief among these, as the tremendous size and unspoiled nature of the forests that spanned from Canada down through Florida provided fuel, building materiel, and a source of…

The Conspiracy Against the Human Race – After Dark

In the genre of horror literature, most plots revolve around the protagonists contending with a threat that is trying to kill them. In Thomas Ligotti’s works, however, the threat is not necessarily an external one, but that of existence itself. In his characteristically pessimistic way, Ligotti’s view is that with suffering outweighing the joys of…

Death Cast Down from the Proud Tower – James LaFond

In small societies, such as hunter-gatherers, warrior tribes, or rural farmers, honor and reputation form a large part of one’s personal stock and trade. In larger civilizations, however, where power is measured in money and influence, honor becomes an inconvenience to accumulating wealth for the unscrupulous. The last honorable man – in a society of…

Years of Lead

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Europe – particularly the Axis Power countries – was the prime battleground for dominance between the emergent superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union. Along with East and West Germany, Italy was similarly divided along ideological lines, with pro-American, typically business-oriented interests, pitted against mostly…

9/11

“All the democratic circles in America and Europe, in particular the Italian intelligence agency, know very well that the catastrophic attack was planned and carried out by the American CIA and Mossad, with the help of the Zionist world, to accuse the Arab countries and to persuade the Western powers to go into Iraq and…

Plato – After Dark

Philosophy is a subject many engage in casually during parties, pillow chat – or even podcasts. But philosophy as a discipline is a field reserved for those serious – or fortunate enough – to have the time to dedicate to it. Usually concerning the more fundamental questions of existence and society, in the most basic…

The Fall of Kabul

As the US officially draws down its presence in Afghanistan, the Taliban has wasted no time in reclaiming territory, forcing the American military to send in 5,000 marines to defend its Kabul embassy from becoming overrun. Meanwhile, the domestic war on ‘vaccine hesitants’ has brought about even more draconian measures on travel and employment. Tonight…

Olympia

Filmed in 1936 Berlin during the Olympic games, Leni Riefenstahl’s ‘Olympia’ showcased the German celebration of international competition and virtues of athletic performance, sportsmanship, and, despite what critics may claim – goodwill amongst nations and peoples. Controversy however was inevitable as the Second World War was just around the corner, and tensions between the great…

Afghanistan – a Retrospective

Landlocked and at the ancient crossroads of the Mongol, Persian, Alexandrian and British empires, Afghanistan has long held a history as a conduit for other peoples. In more recent history, the Soviet occupation from 1979 to 1989 was only succeeded very briefly by a local Taliban coalition to then be knocked out by the United…

California is our Future – After Dark

With American Independence Day rapidly approaching, and the heat of the summer bearing down on an already overstretched water and energy grid, thoughts of breaking away tempt the soul. With the breakdown of public infrastructure in the East Coast with the Colonial Pipeline, and official policy of rolling electricity blackouts in California spreading to the…

The Camp of the Saints

Written in 1973 by Jean Raspail, ‘The Camp of the Saints’ depicts a dystopian scenario where France and the West in general is overrun with third world immigrants. Called a ’Stunningly Racist French Novel’ by the urban liberal clickfarm of record, The Huffington Post, readers without any preconceived notions of the book may ask themselves,…

Fire on the Water – After Dark

Returning from a brief hiatus, we wanted to cover some of the more significant developments in recent weeks, including the latest attempts to get us to take the vaccine, PATCON 2.0, war in the Middle East, and a massive continuation of the consolidation we’ve seen in the financial markets. More of the same, perhaps, but…