Rules for Brotherhood

By Warg Franklin

Men and women are different. These differences are significant to the function of social groups. There are many examples of social groups, especially in politics and hobbies, ruined and derailed by inter-sexual drama. Purposeful groups should therefore adopt rules to eliminate sociosexual drama and improve group cohesion.

Here is a set continue…

The Obedient Rebels

By Harold Lee

Back in the 60s, one group of protesters tried a novel strategy to attack the big banks that they hated. They distributed flyers around town telling everyone to withdraw their entire savings from one particular bank at a preordained time. In effect, they were trying to create an artificial run continue…

Bad Government

By Warg Franklin

In the West in the 21st century, things basically work and we have it pretty good. We are for the most part basically good people, fed, safe, free, and able to sing and celebrate together and regularly chase adventure in the local mountains and forests. One might think that everything continue…

Mannerbund 101

By Mark Yuray

The source of civilization is not the family, the market, the electoral process, or the scientific committee of “experts.” The source of civilization is the Männerbund, hereafter rendered in English as the Mannerbund. The Mannerbund is the source of property rights and sexual morality, as well as the vehicle through continue…

The Confucian heuristic

By Harold Lee

The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the Kingdom, first ordered well their own states. Wishing to order well their states, they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons….Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated. Their families being regulated, their continue…

Postrationalism

By Warg Franklin

“Postrationalism” is our reaction against some of the silliness of modern conceptions of “rationality”, while keeping the strong emphasis on correct thinking, skeptical evidence-based inquiry, and field performance as the final test of ways of thinking. Postrationalists tend to be concerned with matters of social psychology and how societies work continue…

On small work groups

By Harold Lee

As steel sharpeneth steel, so one man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

– Proverbs 27:17

There’s a common romantic image of the lone genius working in obscurity before throwing a brilliant masterpiece into the world. The only problem is, this is almost never the way genius actually works. Almost continue…

A Disney World

By Anton Silensky

“Walt Disney wanted to be frozen,” Bob Nelson says, as casually as if he were talking about municipal bonds. “Lots of people think that he was, and that the body’s in cold storage in his basement. The truth is, Walt missed out. He never specified it in writing, and when continue…

The Ladder

By Warg Franklin

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s work is excellent. There’s one poem of his, “The Ladder of St. Augustine”, that I find particularly compelling:

Saint Augustine! well hast thou said,
That of our vices we can frame
A ladder, if we will but tread
Beneath our continue…