Pensées’s Newsletter

Conservative Politics & Independent Fiction
Created 27 May 2021
  • Our Society is Getting Worse, Part 2.
    29 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Continuing my last ‘Everything is awful’ post. No 9: An increase in violent crime, broadly since the 19th Century. Semi-broadly since the 1950s. Acutely since 2019. The way we’ve chosen to structure o...
  • Our Society is Getting Worse Part 1
    27 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    One normal part of the course of human affairs is having to deal with the myth that the modern world is a great place. Centrists (especially those with a Libertarian streak) often talk about how the w...
  • On Recent Media Gaslighting
    25 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Thinking a little bit about the recent cases. Namely the Darrel Brooks Waukesha drive-by massacre, versus the whole Kyle Rittenhouse case. I'm not going to say anything that isn't absolutely obvious t...
  • Quid Est Veritas? Quid est Fascismo?
    13 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    What's interesting about the current debacle is that while ideology plays a huge role, there's almost as much importance placed on your stance on various news stories as your abstract beliefs. A case ...
  • Ancient Gods
    04 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Men are by their nature equal in that they are all born with the same base moral worth, irrespective of race, sex, or class. This, however, is not a fact that continues throughout their life. The seri...
  • Short Story: The True Meaning of Halloween
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    We enter this story, not at the beginning but at the end. The scene, a jagged precipice overlooking an autumn forest, bathed in silver moonlight. On the top of the precipice stand two figures, the fir...
  • Short Story - Abandoned Scenes
    27 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    A dimly lit room in an airpot. A few years ago, it had been bustling with people, but it took far too much paperwork to go anywhere. Vacations were the province of those who could afford it, and those...
  • Cynicism of Religion
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    You know, I think there was one progressive critique to organized religion that had something of a point to it. It goes something like this. “Organized religion is always obsessed with some sort of pi...
  • The Hymn of Visions
    22 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    When I heard Star Wars was going to come out, I was pretty excited, but for ordinary fanboy reasons. Star Wars had great anime potential. I was even more pleased when I saw the trailer and found out t...
  • How We Got to Where We Are
    20 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    A lot of my politics have been erratic over the past year since I haven’t quite had a good handle on the question ‘What’s going on?’ Especially over the past few months. After thinking about it for ar...
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