A War of Attrition

The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night – she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question – “Is this all?” Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique On August 18, 1920…

Through a Glass Darkly

In a Facebook conversation about my first Pendulum article one of my Black friends, CB, noted: Not gonna lie, I chuckle everytime I read one of these White Nationalists decrying new ‘colonialism’. I, and everyone else with a passing understanding of recent history, am overjoyed at the very thought of these colonialist societies (who are STILL at it, Especially France and the US, also Fuck Belgium on principle) getting a healthy dose of their own medicine. Especially because they aren’t being literally ‘genocided’ with disease and old-fashioned murder in the way the colonial powers got down…. they’re whining because they’re…

A Matter of Integrity: How Our Elections Are Failing

Nearly two weeks after the polls closed, the 2018 midterm elections appear to at last be over. In Florida Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott will be heading to the Governor’s office and US Senate, respectively. In Georgia Republican Brian Kemp is governor-elect. In Arizona Jeff Flake’s Senate seat is now occupied by Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. But as the dust settles it becomes increasingly obvious this was but a skirmish in an ongoing battle. Since Trump’s election, his opponents have fancied themselves “The Resistance.”

Colonized in Our Own Nations

What is “White genocide” and is it real? To answer that question let us first consult Rafael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish writer who coined the term in his 1944 Axis Rule in Occupied Europe. [G]enocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. Genocide is directed against the national group as an entity, and…