War Can Be Good. Never So Political Correctness.

War can be many things. Kepler declared, his 30 year “war on Mars”. He won: Mars followed an ellipse, not a circle. That war can be many things, some of them good, was understood by Jesus, and Muhammad. The Qur’an advocates “Jihad”, a war-like effort. Some situations, they said, are best dealt with the sword […]

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Slavery: Black, White, Plutocratic

A French woman was condemned to nine months in jail, for insinuating that Taubira, a politician, was from the same family as a hairy relative of an apparently less intellectual nature. In France, when one insults the leaders, one goes to jail. That’s the law. A recent law, too, that did not exist four centuries […]

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Don’t Monkey Around French Tyrants

Philosophy is nothing if not explicit. Plato represents Socrates in various debates with various characters. Politics is practical philosophy. And what is the fundamental philosophy of the genus Homo? Curiosity, associated with imperial inquisitiveness, and abrasive intelligence. In turn the later have brought human supremacy, and a subsequent optimization of the pursuit of happiness (imposed […]

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Time Flies For Flies

I am an intellectual. I believe we are all intellectuals. Even animals and plutocrats think. It’s Descartes, upside down: Animals Think, Therefore They Survive. I developed my idea that “INSTINCT IS FAST LEARNING.” Time perception can only reflect how rapidly an animal’s nervous system processes information. To test this, researchers show animals a flashing light. […]

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Serres Decapitates France

I just landed in France with the elegance of the death star among minnows. A contributor to this site, Kevin Berger, attracted my attention to an editorial of Roger Cohen, “France Decapitated”, amplifying moaning from Michel Serres, a philosopher. Probably to set the tune of fundamental idiocy that was going to overshadow his entire editorial, […]

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Serres Decapitates France

I just landed in France with the elegance of the death star among minnows. A contributor to this site, Kevin Berger, attracted my attention to an editorial of Roger Cohen, “France Decapitated”, amplifying moaning from Michel Serres, a philosopher. Probably to set the tune of fundamental idiocy that was going to overshadow his entire editorial, […]

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The .01% Conspiracy

KRUGMAN WAKING UP TO THE .01% Student Krugman is learning economics, or what one ought to call meta-economics, ever better. We will give him a gentleman’s D. Said he in “Who Wants A Depression?”: “One unhappy lesson we’ve learned in recent years is that economics is a far more political subject than we liked to […]

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The .01% Conspiracy

KRUGMAN WAKING UP TO THE .01% Student Krugman is learning economics, or what one ought to call meta-economics, ever better. We will give him a gentleman’s D. Said he in “Who Wants A Depression?”: “One unhappy lesson we’ve learned in recent years is that economics is a far more political subject than we liked to […]

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Elites’ Bad Faith

Bad faith was central to Sartre’s philosophy. He should have known, being a magnificent example of it. Bad Faith is vicious. It has to be dealt adequately, that is it has to be outmaneuvered. An example: the Nazis contacted the greatest photographer in Berlin. He was asked to present his ten best pictures of Aryan […]

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Elites’ Bad Faith

Bad faith was central to Sartre’s philosophy. He should have known, being a magnificent example of it. Bad Faith is vicious. It has to be dealt adequately, that is it has to be outmaneuvered. An example: the Nazis contacted the greatest photographer in Berlin. He was asked to present his ten best pictures of Aryan […]

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USA Financial Extortion

Individuals (famous economists), and organizations that are profiting from the present oligarchic system cannot be too critical against what feeds them. One has to read beyond the mellifluous lines. Here is The Economist, June 28, 2014: “Share and share alike… America should also embrace the OECD’s efforts, already backed by more than 50 countries, to […]

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USA Financial Extortion

Individuals (famous economists), and organizations that are profiting from the present oligarchic system cannot be too critical against what feeds them. One has to read beyond the mellifluous lines. Here is The Economist, June 28, 2014: “Share and share alike… America should also embrace the OECD’s efforts, already backed by more than 50 countries, to […]

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