On The Insolence, & Power, of Plutocrats

The American NSA and French intelligence have agreed that the Paris attacks were made possible by unbreakable phone encryption. Their preparations would have been detected otherwise, as they involved communications between a number of countries and were prepared proximally from Belgium. Apple Inc, whose boss is a dark clad plutocrat named Cook has refused, in […]

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From Sentience, To Reason & Philosophy

Why Is It Modern To Study Ancient Philosophy? Because one studies this way the roots of reason, as first put into digital form (that’s what writing is). One does not study ancient physics, so why ancient philosophy? Well, one should study ancient physics, that would be an occasion to mention obvious mistakes one is tempted to […]

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Marcus Aurelius, INTELLECTUAL FASCIST: Why Rome Fell

Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (“Marcus Aurelius”) is generally revered as emperor and philosopher. Both attitudes are grievously erroneous, and have a bearing to what very serious people have considered, ever since, as the highest wisdom to be embraced. I will presently roll out some (new) reasons why this is so wrong. What endangered the Roman State? […]

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Supreme Joke

The USA is endowed with a “Supreme Court”, which is mentioned in a few words in the initial document establishing the Constitution of the USA. It was not meant as a Constitutional Court, but came to be progressively used that way. Thus a few individuals named for life have enormous powers. Such a system is […]

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Gravitational Waves Directly Detected

How Were Gravitational Waves detected? By two detectors in the USA, one in Washington State, the other in Louisiana (detecting in one place would have been enough; in two places at the same time, the finding is overwhelming certain; the National Science Foundation of the USA had spent $1.1 billion, over 40 years, on that research). The […]

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Stoic Me Up!

Plato observed that Socrates became so wise, probably because he had tried everything else before. Did he? The inventor of Cynicism, a bit later, went further by claiming there was a lot to learn from dogs, or, by viewing man as a dog. That sat well with Alexander the Great (the creator of cynicism and the creator […]

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Syrian Strategy, Or When PC Grows Evil

What’s a strategos? A general, in Greek, the commander of an army. What does an army do? War. What have humanoids done in the last fifteen million years? War. Who are we? The descendants from ancestors who won a billion wars. War, that’s who we are (as Obama would not dare to say, although he […]

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Fighting Spirit Defines Humans

What does reality consist of? A caste of Lords overlooking devoted Samurai can afford to affect a Zen attitude. However “The  Revenant”, the movie, depicts North America when many of the moods which characterized that continent ever since were institutionalized. The violence is unrelenting… And, with the right perspective, even if not justified, well deserved. […]

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Julian Assange & Arbitrariness

Still enjoying the change of mood which pneumonia entails here. So I will be brief. Another disease is what affects Julian Assange. The founder of WikiLeaks has been caged for 5 years, under bogus… Bogus what? I cannot say bogus charges: Julian Assange has NOT been charged. The Swedish police wants to interview him for what […]

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Grand Ayatollah Obama, Islamist In Chief

Is Literal Christianism compatible with civilization? “Literal” means, according to the mythical “Jesus” his “New Testament, AND the Old Testament (“Jesus” “said”). The Old Testament shows a jealous, mass-homicidal, cruel, non-sensical and demented God ruling the heavens. Literal Islam reveres the exact same God (and actually Islam reveres “The Book” (= The Bible), and “prophet” […]

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Good Faith, Moods, And Truth

Little miseries, and even big ones, are all part of what is needed to present wisdom with occasions for progression, by changing the mood. It’s also a good time to re-read Montaigne’s Essays. Not to say that pluripotent minds are superior in all ways: we know the opposite to be true: all sorts of unbalanced brains […]

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Non-PC Answers

“To be, or not to be together” (Tusk, Feb 2, 2016): The head of the European Commission, Donald Tusk (not Trump, although the Trump family name came from Germany) made concessions to David Cameron, the British Prime Minister who is going to organize his “Brexit” referendum within months (I say). Tusk’s concessions seem reasonable to me […]

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