Philosophy

Deep Thoughts, By Michael Suede

What is the stuff that the smallest bit of matter is made out of?  This question is impossible for science to answer because it is impossible to put into words. We are allowed to remember what the universe allows us to remember.  If that is not true, then how do you make your memory work?…

The Nature of Life: Are We All Masochists?

I’ve argued in the past that logic demonstrates conscious awareness is non-local to the brain, but I haven’t really delved too deeply into what this implies.  In this article, I’d like to consider some of the ramifications of a non-local consciousness.  As a brief refresher for those who haven’t read my previous article, the problems…

How To Govern A Nation, By A 2600 Year Old Philosopher

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The Tao Te Ching is my all time favorite philosophical work.  It was written around the 6th century BC by a Chinese sage named Lao Tzu, who was a record keeper for the Zhou Dynasty court.  The text forms the backbone of Taoist philosophy.  It’s an easy read, not too long, yet it is crammed full of…

Presidential Election 2012: Analysis From a Space Alien

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In this article I am going to present a rather unique way of interpreting the recent election results.  I’m going to present them from the point of view of a space alien philosopher.  I’m choosing to use this point of view because it is completely disconnected from any cultural programming.  I want you to think outside…

The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach

Presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit: “The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach”. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012. Speakers: Tom Woods Walter Block Peter G. Klein Gary North Andrew P. Napolitano Mark Thorton John V. Denson Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Jeffrey M. Herbener Thomas J. DiLorenzo Ron Paul playlist

The Cosmic Computer Game

I’ve heard gurus often refer to life  as a grand cosmic play.  They say we are all actors on a stage, providing drama and entertainment for the divine.  The philosophy goes something like this:  It is impossible for us to be anything other than an integrated piece of the whole cosmos.  What we perceive as time and…

Obamney vs Robama: Statism, Sociopathy and Human Prosperity

Dear Democrats, what if I was to propose a “political” system that could accomplish the following: drastically lower tuition costs drastically lower medical care costs eliminate foreign wars and foreign military bases drastically reduce “defense” spending end the drug war entirely eliminate crony capitalism entirely eliminate the accumulation of wealth by the top 1% greatly increase…

Where Does the State’s Legitimacy and Power Come From?

I have a simple question for my dear readers. Where does the U.S. government’s legitimacy and power come from? Does it come from some pretty handwritten documents that date back to the 18th century? To quote the preamble to the Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,…