"Talks a good game about freedom when out of power, but once he’s in – bam! Everyone's enslaved in the human-flourishing mines."

Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fermat’s Last Stand: Game Rosters

Thanks to everyone who responded to the Fermat’s Last Stand Coordination Thread. I’ve sorted people into three groups under three DMs by time zone, who is friends with whom, and belief diversity. If you didn’t list your time zone or … Continue reading

Good vibrations and subjective temporal granularity

There was a good comment on Reddit recently that offered the least confusing explanation of (insight?) meditation I’ve ever heard. It sort of made a few things click for me. I’m quoting it in part, but you might also want … Continue reading

Hitting Below The (Bible) Belt

Every so often I flirt with joining the prestigious, lucrative world of atheism blogging, but the fact is I’m just not cut out for it. I can’t consistently come up with marginally-clever-but-slightly-unfair zingers demeaning religious people on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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We Sail Tonight For Singapore

In the comments section to my last post, a user who identified themselves as Singaphile wrote the following: Let’s pause for a moment, throw away abstract concepts, and speak only of the concrete. Here is a set of simple, tangible … Continue reading

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We Wrestle Not With Flesh And Blood, But Against Powers And Principalities

Mimes, in the form of God on high mutter and mumble low And hither and thither fly – mere puppets, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things shifting scenery to and fro – an excerpt out of … Continue reading

A Thrive/Survive Theory Of The Political Spectrum

I admitted in my last post on Reaction that I devoted insufficient space to the question of why society does seem to be drifting gradually leftward. And I now realize that in order to critique the Reactionary worldview effectively we’re … Continue reading

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Reactionary Philosophy In An Enormous, Planet-Sized Nutshell

I have heard the following from a bunch of people, one of whom was me six months ago: “I keep on reading all these posts by really smart people who identify as Reactionaries, and I don’t have any idea what’s … Continue reading

Sleep

The human mind is endlessly fascinating and I never tire of learning about its various quirks and mazes. I just wish I didn’t have to live in one all the time. Geologists don’t have to live in caves, and ichthyologists … Continue reading