Which is more important: human beings or exotic species? The Batwa are a group of pygmy people who have lived in central Africa for millennia. Their homeland spreads across what is now Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Shorter in stature than other Africans, they dwell in highland rainforests, where they survive by hunting small […]
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Another in a series of damning reports. Shocking allegations about Chinese organ donation have been made in a leading medical journal, the American Journal of Transplantation. An Australian researcher and an Israeli transplant surgeon claim that “physicians in the People’s Republic of China have participated in executions by organ removal”. Mathew Robertson, of the Australian National […]
Russell Jacoby’s book is a fascinating account of how people across the world have come to conform to a particular mode of behaviour and thought, despite claims to the contrary. On Diversity: The Eclipse of the Individual in a Global Era by Russell Jacoby, Seven Stories Press, 2020, 152 pp In a recent article for […]
Antinatalism or anti–natalism is the ethical view that negatively values procreation. Antinatalists argue that humans should abstain from procreation. It is really true that a lot of us wish that we had never been born? The other day our very own MercatorNet ran an informative though disturbing piece entitled “Meet the advertising expert who inspired today’s anti-population propaganda.” Didn’t […]
Christopher Rufo is a man on a mission. In 2020, he declared a “one-man war against critical race theory” — and his efforts have been kindly rewarded. A “CRT Legislation Tracker“ on his website logs over a hundred bills in dozens of US states aimed at curriculum transparency and the purging of divisive, racialised teaching in schools. […]
The ‘New York Times’ has finally admitted that the laptop’s emails were genuine. It is well known that Twitter makes a sport of censorship. There’s even a Wikipedia page dedicated to the topic. Typical of previous years, the 2022 log of Twitter suspensions is mostly a list of conservative commentators and Republican politicians — though refreshingly, a […]
Parents need to monitor how their kids use the world’s #1 most downloaded app and the #1 most visited website. How much do you know about TikTok? Maybe you’ve heard of it but haven’t used it. Or if you have used TikTok, you may think of it as an app for sharing videos of teens doing […]
Caught off-guard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter tells a different story. Among the woke, it is an article of faith that January 6 was a deadly insurrection, a stain on the nation that rivals the attacks it suffered in Pearl Harbor during World War II, or in New York on 9/11. On one of the darkest […]
The New York Times and the BBC have pronoun problems. Harvey Marcelin is a depraved serial killer who has murdered at least three women, spent over 50 years in prison, and whose recent grisly deeds have just hit the news. But if you were to read about Marcelin in the New York Times or the BBC, you would […]
How would you distinguish it from grooming? Florida kindergarteners to grade threes won’t be taught sex ed at school, after both of the state’s houses approved a “Parental Rights in Education” bill in recent weeks. Awaiting a signature from Governor Ron DeSantis, the new law will come into effect on July 1. And get this: the […]
Russia’s military is experiencing failures that are unexpected from one of the world’s largest military forces. Two weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has become apparent Russia’s military is experiencing failures – both technical and strategic – that are perhaps unexpected from one of the world’s largest military forces. There are multiple issues one […]
Amid the alarming images of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine over the past few days, millions of people have also seen misleading, manipulated or false information about the conflict on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Telegram. One example is this video of military jets posted to TikTok, which is historical footage but captioned as live video of […]
The memory of a fierce regent of old can inspire Ukrainians today in the face of war. The past few days have seen a spate of videos showing Ukrainians and their president defying an onslaught of Russian aggression. Who could fail to be moved by the video of a Ukrainian woman confronting an armed and jackbooted soldier, […]
We no longer think of ourselves as subject to the world’s fixed nature, or of it as having an objective authority or meaning. The idea that the self is something plastic — that, we believe, we can shape in any way we wish — is the West’s reigning idea of selfhood. This idea especially shapes […]
Europe’s dependence on natural gas mutes its objections to Russia’s invasion. “Save the planet!” Ah, what a wonderful phrase. To quote an adorable little Swedish girl, “how dare you” even think otherwise? Well, pace Greta, dare we must. Garry Kasparov recently hit the nail on its head, when he tweeted, “You can’t save the planet if […]