Mar 29, 2023
There’s a change taking place in supermarkets – one that’s going largely unnoticed, in spite of the fact that it’s becoming a new norm. Packaging for products, particularly foodstuffs, is getting downsized. Folger’s coffee, Chobani Yoghurt, Fritos, etc. – all are being offered in smaller packages than before. The resizing is not dramatic; in fact it’s so small – sometimes less than 10% - that it’s hard to imagine why they’re bothering to do it.
Mar 15, 2023
Well, of course you can. What an absurd question. Most of us in the Western world have never in our lifetimes had a problem getting enough to eat or, for that matter, paying for it. Words like “famine” do exist on the periphery of our vocabularies, but they apply only to news reports on Somalia or Ethiopia, not us. But the First World is in for a change and both the availability, and the cost of food will be changing with it. A question as absurd as the one above may within a year become a reality for many people. In a previous article in International Man, we dealt with the likelihood of food shortages in North America and Europe and how that situation was likely to manifest itself. These are likely to occur as a by-product of existing unmanageable industry debt, plus hyperinflation. To make matters worse, the First World will soon face other factors that may diminish availability and increase the cost of food generally, both at the same time.
Mar 9, 2023
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson was asked to create a draft for a founding document for what was to become the United States. In his second paragraph, he said. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” So firm was the vision of America’s founding fathers that this statement represented their collective belief, that the twenty-eight signatories accepted it without any change in wording. Could the same be said today? Do Americans possess a collective belief today? Do Americans perceive the word “rights” collectively? How about “liberty?” Would a random sampling of Americans generate the same definition of such words? Or, considering that most Americans who are unable to answer such simple questions as, “What state is New Your City in,” how many Americans would respond to a request to define these words with no more than a blank stare? But why should this be?
Feb 28, 2023
The baby-boomer generation were perhaps the most privileged generation that the US has ever spawned. Their fathers returned from World War II, eager to get married, buy a house and start a family. The economy was booming, as, during the early years of the war, the US wisely stayed out, but provided tanks, helmets and even toothbrushes to those who were directly involved in the fray. What’s more, they didn’t accept pound notes or francs; they accepted only gold. So, at the end of the war, when the manufacturing cities of Europe had been destroyed by bombs, the male populations decimated and the governments broke, the US was on a roll. They had most of the world’s gold and had first-rate manufacturing facilities that only had to switch from making jeeps and rifles to making cars and televisions. That wave of wealth allowed the young married couples to spoil their children with whatever they wanted.
Jan 25, 2023
Theft is defined as “the taking of another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent.” Almost invariably, governments pass tax laws and set tax rates without any consultation with the citizenry. Further, no final approval is sought by the citizenry that they consent to the tax or the rates. It is simply imposed. Most of us tend not to regard taxation as theft, yet, by definition, that’s exactly what it is.
Jan 10, 2023
“The times, they are a-changin,” as Bob Dylan said in song in 1964, but the changes that he saw back then were nothing in comparison to what we’re witnessing today. Governments, particularly in the First World countries, are headed in a decidedly totalitarian direction and the frequency and magnitude of the changes being implemented are on the increase. This development is exacerbated, as the same countries that are leading the charge toward totalitarianism are also the countries that are experiencing the heaviest debt load ever created in history. Technically, they’re all broke, but not yet collapsed, as a collapse only occurs when the populace discovers that the currency is worthless. But is there hope? Is it possible that governments will turn this around?
Jan 6, 2023
In recent decades, political correctness has been very much on the rise in the countries that were formerly regarded as the “free world.” It’s important to remind those who live in these countries (North America, Europe, etc.), that political correctness is not by any means as prevalent in the rest of the world. In fact, the further removed a country is from the influence of the EU and US, the less prevalent political correctness is. The EU and US are, in fact, the epicentre of this movement… This is no accident. So, should political correctness be forcibly controlled? Well, no. If someone wishes to adopt a belief, regardless of whether we find it silly, pointless, or even offensive, that should unquestionably be their right. But, is there a point at which political correctness becomes dangerous? Yes, decidedly so. It becomes dangerous when it becomes sanctimonious and aggressive – it then morphs into what I term “sanctimania.”
Dec 6, 2022
Here we have a photo of Corporal Maxwell Klinger, a character in the American television comedy, M.A.S.H., filmed in the early 1970’s. The Klinger character was written as a soldier in the Korean War, who hoped that, if he became a transvestite, he’d qualify for a Section Eight discharge and would be sent home. In this photo, Corporal Klinger was taking part in a troop inspection. In the early 70’s, America was still involved in the Viet Nam War. The liberal press graphically covered that war and its travesties – to the point that a majority of Americans became sick of the seemingly endless (and pointless) conflict and thoroughly sympathized with the Klinger character. But, make no mistake about it: Corporal Klinger was an anarchist.
Nov 16, 2022
The critter in the photo above is an entomologic marvel. The seventeen-year locust (or cicada) appears on the American continent like clockwork every seventeen years. As soon as a locust is born, it burrows in the ground and appears to hibernate for seventeen years. When it emerges, it lives only four to six weeks – just long enough to devastate crops, lay a new batch of eggs and start the cycle again. But, whilst underground, they’re not actually hibernating. They are in fact active in a wingless nymph form, feeding on sap and tree roots. They’re building their strength for their periodic devastation. The danger that they present to humanity is that, when they emerge, they do so collectively and their cumulative damage is often epic. But enough of entomologic lessons. Those who read this publication are more concerned with a destruction created by mankind – the rise of a class of human that seeks to destroy all that has been achieved in the last several generations. We call them the Elites, the Globalists, the Deep State, etc. The moniker we give them matters little; it’s their nature that’s of significance. They‘ve been building their power base for generations and are now powerful enough to transform the world. They are a class of parasite that has now managed to take over entire governments.
Nov 9, 2022
In his inaugural address in 1961, new President John Kennedy gave a stirring speech in which he famously stated, “And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. “ He then went on to say, “Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you.” Nonsense. John Kennedy was by most measures, one of the better US presidents. But he did believe in the concept that the role of the people of a country should be to serve their country and to sacrifice themselves to it. Again… nonsense. Let’s put this in perspective.