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Posted July 18, 2018: A new essay by senior editor Ronn Neff!


Posted July 10, 2018.

Edward Morrison Morley: Trump Russian connection takes it to babies. According to the New York Times's Andrew Jacobs, "U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials" (July 8, 2018).

Bear in mind that these people stun easily.

An excerpt:

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly. Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother's milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes. Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations....
Horrendous details follow. Not for the faint of heart.

And here's the clincher:

In the end, the Americans' efforts were mostly unsuccessful. It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them.
And why not? Don't forget who "the Americans" are here (i.e., the Trump administration). The heart-wrenching baby photo is a puzzler, since there is no hint in the story about how Trump or "the Americans" or whoever contributed to the apparently sad fate of the Brooklyn mother who we are told is unable to nurse, but we can be confident that that dastardly Trump is at the bottom of all this. Perhaps the photo editor inadvertently cropped out a menacing FBI or ICE agent pointing a gun at the innocent bottle-feeding mother (note the baby's apprehensive look). Evidently bottle-feeding is OK if the contents of the bottle are not produced by the baby-formula people. Check follow-up headlines for clarification. Most of the article is just another stream-of-consciousness litany of acts of evil perpetrated by the current regime. Ω

Posted July 9, 2018.

Edward Morrison Morley: What's missing in this headline and teaser from yesterday's New York Times? — "In Daring Underwater Cave Rescue, 4 of 13 Thai Are Freed" / "One by one, the first four members of a youth soccer team to be rescued emerged after a perilous, hourslong swim through tight passageways."

The editors of the NYT are once again sleeping at the switch, in much the same way as when they failed to notice the brilliant "triumph" of then soon-to-be "democratic socialist — pardon the redundancy — media star" Ocasio-Cortez. Here, they fail to blame Donald Trump for this problem, which, at the very least, results from Trump-empowered global warming, which, in turn, is a direct result of his reneging on the Paris climate accords, and an indirect result of policies advocated by his populist (= "fascist") former EPA director Scott Pruitt. There is also, no doubt, a Russian connection involved, one that merits the attention of the Mueller probe. It is also conceivable (= "possible" = "probable" = "indisputable") that Donald, Jr. is involved. Details to follow. Ω

Nicholas Strakon just cannot keep up. In June I used the Miss America pageant's decision to drop its swimsuit competition as grist for a little semi-funny satire (so I thought). I joked that if the pageant were still around in ten years, the trannies would be competing, so the swimsuits perforce would reappear. Ha, ha.

Once again I was napping out behind the barn. Ten years, heck. See the "Week That Perished" column for July 8 at Taki's, and search for "Miss Universe." (Caution: some raw language.)

If the trannies are in Miss Universe already, can Miss America be far behind?

It is as hard to keep up with the madness we are living through as it was to keep up with the monstrous transformations in John Carpenter's "The Thing." Ω

Nicholas Strakon: And when I do try to keep up ... On July 6, I was paying my daily visit to the American Renaissance site (a routine I highly recommend!) when I spotted this headline on the daily menu: "Terry Gilliam on Diversity: 'I Tell the World Now I'm a Black Lesbian.'"

Before I clicked into the story, I took the headline seriously.

In other words, instead of assuming that this old Monty Python member was joking in the old Monty Python style, I assumed that he had become a pod-person.

That's how dismal my expectations are these days. Ω

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TLD is a forum of opinion, edited by hard-core market anarchists, that does not flinch from any of the most pressing issues of our time. We are especially interested in questions of culture and ethnicity, our Polite Totalitarian ruling class, and the homicidal humanitarianism of the U.S. Empire.

Our writers include anarcho-pessimists, Old Believers in the West, unreconstructed Confederates, neo-Objectivists, and other enemies of the permanent regime. We are conscientiously indifferent to considerations of thoughtcrime. Thus, from individualist and Euro-American perspectives, we confront the end of civilization — and do our level best to name its destroyers. (More about who we are.)

— Nicholas Strakon, editor-in-chief
Ronald N. Neff, senior editor

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Permanently recommended readings

"What Is Austrian Economics?" (Mises Institute)
"I, Pencil," by Leonard E. Read (Liberty Fund;
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"The Epistemological Basis of Anarchism,"
by Roy A. Childs, Jr. (TLD)
"Polite totalitarianism," by Ronald N. Neff (TLD)

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