Philosophy

Stranded in a Sea of Insanity

Being fully awake in a global lunatic asylum is enough to make a person go insane.  It feels like I’m stranded on an isolated island with a handful of traumatized survivors, surrounded by a sea of sadomasochists, homicidal maniacs and delusional cult members.  The lifeboats have all sunk. On the other hand, if the world was as…

Gun Control: Using Threats To Get What We Want

How many of us in our daily lives threaten others with violence to get them to comply with our wishes?  I reckon that the majority of us don’t regularly threaten people.  There is a logical reason for this; when we threaten people we burn social bridges.  Cooperative arrangements between humans are necessary in order for…

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…