The Swagger #15 – Thursday Random Edition

— It’s Whatever Pops Up and Sticks Throughout My Day In here today: Greetings on this Thursday morning from Pattaya, Thailand where things are seemingly progressing on par with The New Woman (if that piques your curiosity). Another sort of free-for-all, que-sera-sera kinda thing which seems to suit me well while I’m running a promotion……...


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The Swagger #14 – a Tuesday Hit & Run Edition

— A Little Something For Everyone. No Words Minced, Not Even by Zon Greetings on this fine day, from Pattaya, Thailand where, in the current day, it’s hot as fuck, as it is every day this time of year. Whether Thai—who’re supposed to be used to it by now—or farang, it’s the chief topic of……...


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Racists and “Multiculturalists” Don’t Understand What Culture Is, and Here’s Why

As Published in The Swagger #12 – Thursday Edition Greetings from Pattaya, Thailand. It’s Thursday. Forgive the tardiness, and this is an abbreviated edition—and in return, no paywall. I’ve been caught up in lots of moving pieces. Now that things have normalized, publication of The Swagger will go out on time and on schedule on……...


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The Same Idea That Made Western Religion Unbeatable Makes AI Unbeatable

As Published in The Swagger #11 – Tuesday Edition; Also, Kebabs, The Trouble With Men, and Insanity Rules There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 In The Swagger This Tuesday 1. The Same Idea……...


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The Swagger #10 — Resurrection Sunday Edition

— If even the President of the United States will not be explicit about what’s supposed to be celebrated, then it falls to nonbelievers Well, it’s nearly 06.00 on Easter Sunday morning here in Pattaya, Thailand as I begin writing, and I’ve been up since about 03. … And angry since 04…. He hath made……...


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How We Got Here and What Scott Adams Says

As Published in The Swagger #9 — Thursday Abbreviated Edition Greetings from Pattaya, Thailand. Today will be an abbreviated edition of The Swagger, and NO PAYWALL!!! I’ve got two related things to cover of a cultural critique nature, something I find myself increasingly drawn to as a saner alternative to the incessant drone of The Current Thing……...


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Public Introduction to Freedom vs. Freedom, Inc.

It’s maybe not what you think, so don’t relax… Freedom vs. Freedom, Inc. delves into the stark contrast between the essence of true liberty and the deceptive guise of autonomy peddled by global institutions. This category strips away the veneer of ‘freedom’ marketed by corporate and governmental entities, revealing the insidious bindings they present as……...


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Objective Morality Wins All Wars

— There’s No Other Possible Way Do You Truly Know What Morality Is? Reactions to yesterday’s post with amazing photographic proof of my evolution in strength, business, and whirlwind sexual activity have given rise to the need for a primer on morality. So here goes. I shall now blow your mind and provide the most……...


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It’s Too Late: Cauldron America

— Where I’m The Frog I just clocked a week in the States. First time back in nearly four years, almost to the day. Here’s the lowdown on that little sojourn. I bailed a few days back, now holed up in Angeles City, Philippines. It’s the spot where Clark Air Force Base stood tall before……...


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Is It Okay to Still Love Your Favorite Lies?

— Shedding Guilt Over a False Alternatives Our world is awash in a sea of lies. I could spend all day listing them. … Yes, lies honest people either believe in ignorance, or disbelieve in sobriety, but love nonetheless. My purpose is to help readers see things for what they truly are, in a world……...


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Awash in a Sea of Lies Jumping The Shark

— The Moral Standing of Lies, and Why It Really Matters Most people—especially those who follow a religion of any sort—will tell you that lying is immoral. It’s a “sin”…it misses the mark in an ecclesiastical or sacred way. The mark being: the truth, arrived at through the continual exercise of honesty. But is it……...


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#3: We Need The World’s Religions Now More Than Ever

— Here’s What I Think Here’s What I Think #2 Here’s What I Think #4 “In this provocative piece, Richard Nikoley urges all religious denominations to unite against the insidious forces aiming to destroy our values and traditions. This isn’t about religion – it’s about preserving human dignity, individuality and the sanctity of our children’s……...


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Walking Tour of the Pattaya Big Buddha

— The Metaphysically Objective Nature of Morality “Exploring the dark recesses of the human psyche, a man’s journey towards self-empowerment and reclaiming his authority from societal norms, set against the backdrop of Pattaya’s Big Buddha.” It began with reading only a portion of Anthony Colpo’s latest, and surprising, post It’s OK to Not Be OK,……...


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Nature or Nurture: Why Communism, Socialism, Environmentalism, and Wokeism Fail Where Traditional Religion Excels

— Attempts to reinvent the wheel have failed miserably and cause nothing but death, destruction, and misery Referencing the title, many of you are already going duh! Richard, what’s next? sky’s blue? Yea. The sky is blue, so there. It’s right up there. Look. So while you know this…it’s as plain as day and the……...


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The Banality of Good and Evil

In 1961 Hannah Arendt wrote for The New Yorker. Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi operative responsible for organising the transportation of millions of Jews and others to various……...


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Asian Social and Sexual Conservatism; Utter Rejection of LGBT

Asia is a large area of the globe and generally thought of mostly as Japan, China, Korea, PI, Indonesia, and all the "indochinese" States just south of China, like where I live and love to live in Thailand.

Let me give you my take on it's social conservatism, it's sexual conservatism, and its utter repudiation of LGBT hysterical nonsense which increasingly, is my principle reason for choosing to live here instead of America or anywhere in the morally decrepit and declining West. It might surprise you, maybe give you something to think about.


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Science as a Candle in the Dark

It has been many decades since certain areas of science have become institutionalized and politicized. You thought it was bad then. I can think of two areas primarily where science has been under assault. And then Covid came along, then the assault against early treatments, then the experimental mNRA drugs and who knew it could……...


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When Do You Get Cancelled?

I have a low regard for that quote for the simple reason I've seen it breathlessly posted for decades as though it's some new discovery or insight, when the simple fact is that nobody gives an eff, really.

I suppose it's the same sort of psychology of not paying too much regard to accident scenes with mangled human bodies strewn all over, because that's the shit that happens to other people.

The bromide I've always prefered is the one where the power to burn the books you don't like is the same power to burn your Bibles.

This all speaks to operating by principles but the so-called principled actors—Republicans, conservatives, religious—only give lip service to their core principles. They have little choice. While most can respect another's religious or core beliefs, it's hard to take seriously stuff like God said or The Bible says.

1 - In any conflict between two men (or two groups) who hold the same basic principles, it is the more consistent one who wins.

2 - In any collaboration between two men (or two groups) who hold different basic principles, it is the more evil or irrational one who wins.

"The Anatomy of Compromise," Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Ayn Rand, p. 145; bold emphasis mine for differentiation

We've been watching that play out since 1917 globally. The above was written many decades ago. Do note that capitalism has zero to do with statutory and/or publicly traded corporations. That's corporatism, i.e., fascism, properly defined—an alliance and partnership between state and big business. Does that ring a bell?


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Render Unto Caesar Therefore The Things Which Are Caesar’s

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

Mathew 22 (KJV)

One thing I do appreciate about the Fundamentalist Baptist Born-Again Christians is that they don't water down Their Word of God. Even back in the 1970s as a teenager, the only allowable Bible at home and church was the King James Version. Accept no substitute.


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Good Religion. But, I Still Want to Go to Hell

— It’s Whatever Pops Up and Sticks Throughout My Day In here today: Greetings on this Thursday morning from Pattaya, Thailand where things are seemingly progressing on par with The New Woman (if that piques your curiosity). Another sort of free-for-all, que-sera-sera kinda thing which seems to suit me well while I’m running a promotion……...


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