— 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,……...Read More
— 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……...Read More
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……...Read More
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.Read More
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……...Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
Hmm; this might get interesting. I can't get enough of Pat. Here's another of his videos, and this is really better than the last. It's about appeasement, cowardice, racism, and culturism. Standard disclaimer: his base premises are wrong. That said, it otherwise works. Take a look. And you can proceed onto others on your own, or stand by and I'll highlight a few over the next few days. I'm going to watch them all. By the way, I got wind of all this via an entry and the comments at Art's place.Read More