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…

Kent State

As Vietnam War imagery goes, Kent State is up there with the self-immolating monk and children running from a napalm strike. The picture of Mary Ann Vecchio, standing over the body of Jeffrey Miller who, along with three others, had been shot and killed by Ohio National Guardsman in 1970 during a protest over the…

Red Army Faction – Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Growing up in the generation following the second world war, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Ulrike Meinhof lead the West German militant Red Army Faction in a series of bombings, kidnappings and assassinations during the 1970s that led to the death of 35 people. Identifying with various leftist and communist causes including anti-imperialism, Maoism, and…

The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business

In the days of Calvin Coolidge, it was said the “business of America is business.” By contrast to other cultures like the Japanese, whose “business is the Japanese”, America’s combination as a youthful country and having a vast untapped frontier, especially in its early years, made the one common denominator of a polyglot nation a…

Dune – After Dark

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will…

James LaFond – Ghost Snatchers

Set in the Rocky Mountains in the not too distant future, ‘Ghost Snatchers’ is a novel by James LaFond about an army of SJWs and their legions of color descending upon the last remaining redoubt of heritage Americans using Afghanistan War tactics. Originally scheduled to talk about his book, James joins us this evening just…

General Dynamics – The Defender

In the world of modern military contracting, giants such as Lockheed and Boeing immediately come to mind. But back in the era of Cold War defense spending, one company stood out, reaching the number one spot in terms of sales in the 1980s – General Dynamics. With divisions spanning ground, naval and air based weapons…

Ship in a Bottle – After Dark

“The trial never ends. We wanted to see if you had the ability to expand your mind and your horizons. And for one brief moment, you did. For that one fraction of a second, you were open to options you had never considered. That is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and studying…