Author Archives: A Gentleman's Rapier

Our Children…or Theirs?

Around the time of the Referendum, I was chatting, as I normally do, with a couple of the people from the street market stalls that I frequent for lunch. The subject was, of course, the Referendum. There was, amongst them, … Continue reading

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Statement of Intent (for my 50th year on this planet…)

I turned 49 a couple of weeks ago. In the lead-up to my birthday, I went through my normal, almost unconscious annual navel-gazing process which has varied little over the past few years. I moped a bit. I compared my … Continue reading

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Fuck All Y’All…

I am not a xenophobe. I can speak at least four other languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French, German) enough to get by after a week or two of immersion, and I can stretch to a fifth (Italian) after about two weeks. … Continue reading

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Jordanetics by Vox Day

When I first encountered Jordan Peterson, I believed I had found someone who was able to pick up Joseph Campbell’s baton and turn some of the stories Campbell unearthed/highlighted in his studies into applicable advice. I applauded his bloody-mindedness in … Continue reading

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Brexit means…

You get to realise that someone you looked up to as a friend for the past 20+ years is a complete and utter dick. There is someone whom I have considered one of the few people in my life that … Continue reading

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What in the Hell are They Thinking?

What in the hell are they thinking? I read lately of crackdowns on online hate speech by the police. Amber Rudd (our illustrious home secretary) is proposing putting people in jail for looking at “far-right” web sites. Police forces don’t … Continue reading

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Why I am not on Facebook Right Now

I have decided to more or less shut off the information stream that is Facebook. The noise has been getting too much to bear. I’m afraid that people I love may get hurt by my, most certainly, minority opinions on … Continue reading

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