I was honored to appear in six different venues recently. These were: 1) The American Warrior Society podcast. 2) John Rush’s podcast. 3) A second appearance on Todd Lewis’s Praise of Folly podcast. 4) The inaugural episode of the New Founding podcast. 5) A second appearance on the Year Zero podcast. 6) Andrew Isker’s Contra Mundum podcast. Each of these had a different focus, ranging from ChatGPT to Tucker Carlson to Christian Nationalism. Details and embeddings are below.
For quite some time, several years, long before Elon Musk, I have claimed that the coming population crash is the most significant mechanical (that is, non-spiritual) problem facing the West. This December 1 and 2, in Austin, the first Natal Conference will take place. It aims to bring together reality-focused men and women of keen mind to search of solutions. Speakers include me, myself, and I, along with Mary Harrington, James Poulos, Alex Kaschuta, Raw Egg Nationalist, and many more of equal caliber, as you can see at natalism.org. I very rarely travel for “business.” You will not find me hawking my wares at this and that conference. That I am traveling to Austin for the Natal Conference shows my strong support for this endeavor. You can learn more at, as I say, natalism.org. Or keep up to date at the conference’s Twitter account. Or read the summary at this Substack.
“I would have lived in peace, but my enemies brought me war.” This is the attention-grabbing opening line of Red Rising, the first book in a popular young-adult science fiction trilogy, published between 2014 and 2016. The author, Pierce Brown, aims to draw Space Rome in roughly A.D. 3000. Within these books (the other two are Golden Son and Morning Star, and I read all three) are themes that could be fascinating, of hierarchy and oppression, of love and war, of duty and honor, of the price a man will pay to make his dreams real, of how our future should be organized. But, sadly, it’s all downhill after the first line, straight into the pit.