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Caitlyn Johnstone explains our Platonic Cave

You don’t have to believe Caitlyn Johnstone. By all means, read her claims critically. I dislike her use of terms I regard as vague, particularly “empathy.” CJ claims that “power kills empathy” but so does powerlessness. The victims of crime … Continue reading

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Don’t be a zombified media junkie! Current events are necessary, analysis adds value, but advocacy is inevitable

First I will give you the bad news, and then I will hold out a little good news. Here is the bad news. There is not much point in using this blog just to deliver current events. Current-events blogging can … Continue reading

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The burial shroud of involuntary centralization versus the crazy quilt of voluntary decentralization

The Roman Empire and the Muslim world have both been notorious for conquering, enslaving, and centralizing. In all time periods, slaves have had to suffer the tension between their instincts and their circumstances. The instinct of a slave is to … Continue reading

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Please stop writing the following vacuous phrase: “If we do not take decisive action soon, it will be too late.”

I have been reading various commentaries on history and current events for many years. I have learned to identify a key phrase that is a tip-off of bad writing: If we do not take decisive action soon, it will be … Continue reading

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The USA has abandoned jus ad bellum and jus in bello

I will give you a serious thought about war, but first I want to put the current situation into context. Kermit the Shrink Jordan Peterson wrote: If you pay attention, when you are seeking something, you will move towards your … Continue reading

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