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Archived Since:February 15, 2009

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Anti-Natalism, Zombies, and the Role of Consciousness in the Question of the Value of Life

Extreme anti-natalism is the view espoused by David Benatar according to which "it would be better if there were no more humans" (David Benatar and David Wasserman, Debating Procreation, Oxford UP 2015, 13). This is an axiological thesis. From it...

The Right Woman

How do you know that your present inamorata is the right woman for the long haul? Well, if she tells you that she can do better, then you know she isn't. But if she says to you, "My hero!" and...

CNN: Crude News Network

My man Hanson: Progressive media bias is now a given. The present generation of journalists and reporters tends to believe that just conveying the news no longer offers ample venue for their unappreciated talents, celebrity status, and deserved political influence....

Hillary's Victimology

This is choice: In fact, that’s one of the reasons Clinton cites for losing. Not Dewey, but the expectation that the immense campaign she’d planned for so many years would indeed succeed. She lost, she explains, as “the victim of...

Eric Clapton 'Culturally Appropriates' Robert Johnson

Talk of 'cultural appropriation,' as knuckleheaded leftists use this phrase, is bullshit. But bullshit is the stock-in-trade of the divisive and destructive Left. Now enjoy the white boy's blistering performance. Finally, with all due respect and gratitude, give a listen...

Bob Dylan on Moby Dick

Bob Dylan finally gave his Nobel Prize for Literature lecture. I'm impressed. Besides his musical he mentions his literary influences. He cites many of the books I read as assigned readings in high school, books he claims to have read...

Dalrymple on Creative Appeasement, Candles, and Teddy Bears

Here: They perceive ours as a candle-and-teddy-bear society... We kill, you light candles. And so acts of terrorism are not expressions of nihilism or desperation, but reasonable, methodical steps to topple a society that has become too...

Proper Equilibrium

Paul Brunton, Notebooks, vol. 15, Part II, p. 76, #316: He will maintain a proper equilibrium between being aware of what is happening in the world, remaining in touch with it, and being imperturbable towards it, inwardly unaffected and inwardly...

Equanimity, Arizona Style

The Brits may want to rethink their gun laws in the light of recent events.

The Philosophy Paperboy

"This website publishes the latest contents from philosophy journals around the world." Anecdote. When I taught at Boston College in the '70s I had a nursing student in one of my classes. One day I made mention of a philosophy...

Obama the Hollow

Conservatives knew he was an empty suit from the git-go. Many lefties now admit as much. Does it follow that many leftists are raaacists?

Theresa May: Still Pussyfooting Around

The prime minister is right that "...our values - pluralistic British values - are superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate." But her Enough is Enough statement shows that she and her countrymen lack...

Time for a Moratorium on Immigration from Muslim Lands?

Here we go again. The third terrorist attack in the U. K. since March of this year. And so time to re-run the following entry from 5 December 2015. Please think it through for your own good and that of...

Saturday Night at the Oldies: Grave Matters

Mattie Earp was the first common-law wife of Wyatt Earp. She is buried in the Pinal Pioneer Cemetery a little east of where I live. I located her gravesite a few days ago and took the picture to the left....

What's Wrong with Cultural Appropriation?

TRIGGER WARNING! The following may induce snowflake melt-down. The p.c.-whipped are strongly advised to don their pussy hats and proceed to their safe spaces............. Is acting white cultural appropriation? No doubt, but what's wrong with that? What's wrong with...

Homo Homini Lupus

A 28-year-old Gypsy girl from the Tene Bimbo crime family 'befriends' an 85 year-old single man, marries him, and then poisons him, causing his death, in an attempt to steal his assets. The two were made for each other, the...

Inappropriate Automotive Niceness

Most of us prefer nice people to surly pricks. And no doubt we should all try to be nicer to our world-mates. But there is such a thing as inappropriate niceness. Here are two automotive examples for your consideration. I...

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