DIVING INTO TRUTH

What’s truth? Many a philosopher sat at his desk, pondering “truth”. Can experience with a desk bring truth? No. Only action demonstrates truth: truth is what works. Tilt over like an otter on her back, big gulp of air, lift the fins sky high, and the blue of the sky turns into the deep blue […]

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Obama: Un-American Corporations

Bait, Switch, Bait, Oops: Obama Discovers His Sponsors Are Scofflaws. After baiting us, Obama could have done a lot when he became president. He did not. Instead he switched to the will of those mentoring and monitoring him. As early as 2007 Obama was surrounded by plutocrats, and had been told to keep his real […]

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Obama, Neo-Con

About this title: Obama enabled maximally prominent Neo-Cons to represent and govern the USA. When I asked Silicon Valley cognoscenti what it meant for a supposedly “democratic” presidency to nominate maximally prominent neofascists, I was told: “They represent the HIDDEN government of the USA.” For years it was incorrect to point out that emperor Obama had no clothes, […]

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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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