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September

Some of my blogs on Quora, grouped by subject.  China, Covid-19, Gravity, Game of Thrones.

Late August

I have added a page of references for the many planets imagined by Ursula Le Guin in her Hainish Cycle.  Each of her worlds listed, with some details.

August

Four more chapter-studies, about how the book brings everyone together after Sauron’s fall.  The Field of Cormallen, The Steward and the King, Many Partings, and Homeward Bound.  Just two more to complete the book.

Western Influence Failing Globally.  The New Right attempt to reshape the world has failed in a great diversity of different societies.  Was always based on illusion.

An old article about how Hollywood falsifies history: Falsehoods in ‘Seven Years in Tibet’.

June

I let this page get out of date.  Three months and six more chapter-studies for Lord of the Rings: The Houses of Healing, The Last Debate, The Black Gate Opens, The Tower of Cirith Ungol, The Land of Shadow, and the climax of the story at Mount Doom.

Also a much more detailed study of this historic truth (if any) behind the Trojan War: The Truth of Troy.  Archaeology suggests that the story we have was not the original.  And Homer may have been working from a lost legend, The Tragedy of Priam.  Because he supposedly restored the city after an earlier sack by Hercules.

March

More chapter-studies for Lord of the Rings: Minas Tirith, The Passing of the Grey Company, The Muster of Rohan, The Siege of Gondor, The Ride of the Rohirrim, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields and The Pyre of Denethor.

Two short essays: C S Lewis as hypocrite and Memories of the Opium Wars.

October

More chapter-studies for Lord of the Rings:  Journey to the Cross-roads, The Stairs of Cirith Ungol, Shelob’s Lair, and The Choices of Master Samwise.  This completes Book Four, the second part of The Two Towers.

Three new essays:  Myself as an Aboriginal European, Why Freedom Has Limits  and Why China’s Existing Government Works Well.

Here is an excerpt from limits of freedom:

Censored Books

July

Further chapter-studies for Lord of the Rings:The Black Gate is Closed , Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit, The Window on the West, and The Forbidden Pool.

Blog on Science Fiction & Fantasy.  Some random observations.   New Right Economics as Science Fiction, Games of Thrones and Books, And if you prefer Lord of the Rings…, Watership Down: A Tale of Dead Rabbits.

Blog on Science: Beyond Earth, We Seek Wisdom, Ultima Thule – the Furthest Visited Object, Other Space News, Gene Therapy – Not Making Superhumans, Monkeys Get Cosy With Wolves, Kilograms Leaving the Material World.

Also Steven Pinker Misunderstands the Enlightenment and Woodrow Wilson’s Deceptive ’14 Points’.  (Both previously available on the Long Revolution website.)

May

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Did my own t-shirt design, using a specialised shop to get it made.   And someone just asked if they could get their own.  Referred them to the shop.

Innovation Without Capitalism.   How radio developed from pure science.  And how Marconi, who made it real, was quite at home with Italian Fascism.
How most new inventions came from non-capitalist sources.

Also two more chapter-studies for Lord of the Rings: The Taming of Smeagol and The Passage of the Marshes.

April

I have complete my chapter studies for Book Three: the first half of The Two Towers.   Covering The Road to Isengard, Flotsam and Jetsam, The Voice of Saruman and The Palantir.
Also a chronology of all the chapters I have covered.

March

Fear of Socialism.  How the Labour Party defectors have abandoned all Labour traditions and now defend the excess wealth of the rich. And how the charge of anti-Semitism is wildly hyped, pushed at the expense of other forms of discrimination.

February

Race & Reformist Rioting – Brixton 1987.
The Brixton Riots of 1987 caused panic at the time.  Was Britain’s traditional niceness about to be lost?  Were we seeing the start of a race war?
I said then it was a “reformist riot”, a protest by people who wanted a better spot in the existing system.  My comments have stood the test of time.

The invention of agriculture and cities.
Humans Ascending; Metals and Marxists; Catalhoeyuek – a Dead End Without Streets; No Cats At Catalhoeyuek; Walking Birds and Headless Humans; Cities, States, and Leninists as Criminals; Wheels On Fire; Priam’s Tragedy – the Original Trojan Legend?; Troy’s Non-Greek Alexander; Greece Without Greeks

Six more chapter-studies for Lord of the Rings: The Riders of Rohan, The Uruk-Hai, Treebeard, The White Rider, The King of the Golden Hall, and Helm’s Deep.

November

What If the Russian Revolution Hadn’t Happened?  Arguing that the Soviet Union only went wrong in the 1960s.  That it was economically efficient up until then, and establish global equality for women, the lower classes and non-whites.

Also more Tolkien, completing The Fellowship of the Ring and then The Departure of Boromir.    All at Lord of the Rings, Chapter by Chapter.

October

For Tolkien fans, I have added six new chapter studies, getting as far as The Mirror of Galadriel.  Also a separate study of who Tom Bombadil is.

September

Baby Boomers to Blame?  How the wealth-grab by a more-than-millionaire class has been overlooked, with ordinary people tricked into blaming each other.

The ‘White Race’ does not exist.  Why I identify myself as an ‘Aboriginal European’.

Britain’s Mixed Feelings About Hitler in the 1930s.   Until it came to war, the British Centre-Right was surprisingly friendly to Hitler.

August: Adam Smith Misled Us.  His famous book simply invents the notion that profit is the only sound guide to creating real material wealth.  The real economy, though called ‘Capitalist’, has never really matched his claims.  Not been what the New Right claimed.

Deaths caused by Hitler – 45 million or more.  At least seven million non-Jewish Germans.

21st July. Parliaments Different From Democracy

Democracies and one-party states.  Europe’s mediaeval Parliaments were devised as a way of formalising the European notion that the king must consult with his more important subjects.  Only very gradually did they democratise.  Dropping this complex system onto a society with very different traditions mostly fails.
Britain was not even loosely democratic until the 1880s, when about 60% of adult males at the core of the British Empire got the vote.
One-Party states in countries without a Parliamentary tradition are often a better way of expressing the actual Will of the People.

29th June: The Mixed Economy Won the Cold War.  How the West was tricked into mistrusting its highly successful Mixed Economy system.  How the Baby Boomers were sold ‘Imaginary Capitalism’ as the answer to their dreams of Freedom.

May 22nd – some short stories, all but the last under 1000 words

Menus

Additions In The Last 12 Months

21st January.  Asocialism: Part One; The Muon and the Green Great Dragon.  Also available as a PDF, Problems 28 – The Muon and the Green Great Dragon.  I have also separated out most of the topics as separate small articles, which will be easier to read:

  • Why Muons were real, even when no one had believed they should exist. Or could explain why they did exist.
  • Why atoms are not really ‘a hole in a hole‘.
  • Why any native English speaker knows that a ‘green great dragon’ is bad English, but would be unlikely to know why.  It starts from Tolkien’s observations on the matter.
  • Reality – Schrodinger’s Cat.
  • How religions came in waves of ideas, and gave us ways to organise our thinking that had not existed before.  But show their human origin, by always supposing that it was a universe made as a dwelling for humans and similar creatures

Also incidental studies of constellations, computer code, the multiple meaning of words like ‘Mao’ in Chinese, cosmic scales and calendar months.

20th JanuaryLord of the Rings, Chapter by Chapter.  The first six chapters studied in detail, plus an explanation of how Gandalf gradually realised which ring it was.

6th November.  What Was The Lowest Ever Number of Sovereign States? An estimate suggesting a minimum of less than 60 just before World War One.

15th June

  • Four menus of new material:
    10) Human Biological History & Nature
    15) Other Science
    20) British History
    25) World History.
  • (All of them were previously posted at the Long Revolution website.  Organised differently here.)

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