Every society is somewhat based upon greed, upon self-interest. Only free societies allow everyone to be greedy. Authoritarian societies serve the greed of only a few people. Continue reading
Philosopher Sam Harris sums up why he thinks that there are right and wrong answers to moral questions.
This guy is seriously nuts.
The KKK episode is even more insane:
Quite so. Now that’s the Christian message.
The Queen sells Obamas iPod on eBay. Yes, really.
You know what’s crazy? That’s right. President Obama actually gave an iPod to the Queen of England. I’m not kidding. He really did this in April 2009. Continue reading
World revolution was a communist idea, which is the most common association with the term today. But it was also once the idea of the French revolutionaries.
What they wanted was a liberal democratic world revolution. Napoleon was to become the leading figure of a severely watered-down version of this revolution. The Napoleonic code was a true step ahead, other elements like the fact that Napoleon elected himself to be emperor, not so much. Continue reading
To start with less ambition: Are there even facts in politics or are there just subjective fantasies? After years of debating the Iraq war issue with people who oppose it, I am more inclined to the view that in politics, like in religion, all that matters are subjective fantasies. Facts are recognized as such by almost no one from the respective outgroup. Especially in the case of leftys, as it seems to me. Every single counter-source I offered, no matter who wrote it, was considered to be untrustworthy by the people on the other side of the debate. The whole world is mad. No news there.
Politics is not actually even politics, it is a secular form of religion. And it is governed by six laws that are related to human nature. These shall be exposed here.
Concerning evolution and religion, the popular British biologist Richard Dawkins is a significant thinker. Especially his magnum opus The Ancestor’s Tale is a true masterpiece. So, many secularists came to assume that, given he is so clever on science and religion, he must also be right on other matters.
Yet, at least concerning politics, Dawkins is dead wrong. Continue reading
Well. I certainly wouldn’t have expected myself to write an article like this a few months back. Continue reading
Why are you a neocon, for Christ’s sake? Well, it’s not for Christ’s sake, to start with. Given that the neocons are the “evil” people who want to lead war on everyone for western dominance, it does seem to be a rather odd choice for someone who is not (yet?) a colonial administrator. Continue reading