Monthly Archives: July 2014

I Wanted the Wings of Moral Superiority … So I Adopted Feminism

I read the post at: http://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/a-response-to-women-against-feminism/ with a considerable amount of detachment. I think the original “I Wanted Moral Superiority For My Personal Whims” post was being taken too seriously. Note the defining image of the original blog: it’s a … Continue reading

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Am I the only one who sings “Cheeseburger in Paradise” every time I read the phrase “Mind weapons in Ragnarok”? Probably I am alone in this….

I used to practice qigong, and I hope to return to my practice of qigong as soon as possible. And, as you have probably noticed, I have a strange interest in ancient European paganism. So of course I have crossed … Continue reading

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Of memes and quibcags

http://www.socialmatter.net/2014/07/29/brief-introduction-meme-therapy/ Memes have aesthetic dimensions, but they should be considered as “political economy” because they are a cheap method by which marginalized thinkers can persuade audiences. With that in mind, I invite comparison of some samples of the art:

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Construct an alternate order: Reforest the Sahara Desert by extracting salt (and make a profit!)

Recently, at: http://henrydampier.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/war-is-the-ailing-health-of-the-nation-state/ Dampier wrote of five different “camps,” or schools of thought: 5. We must get to work constructing an alternative order. I am in camp number 5. … The key opening for camp number 5 comes as different … Continue reading

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Sprawl is doomed … because it can’t tax its residents enough to pay for its cancerous costs

I don’t normally endorse Time magazine, but they have a decent write-up of the “strong towns” urban planner:

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