Michael Suede

The Deeper Meaning of The Movie ‘Inception’

From the moment I first saw the movie Inception, I was absolutely riveted.  It struck a cord that seemed to ring true in so many subtle ways, much like the movie The Matrix did.  It has that same premise of reality not really being real.  Reality is portrayed as a kind of dream like state…

What Quantum Mechanics Says About Conciousness

“Science vs. religion is a very recent forced choice that the founders of quantum mechanics would have never recognized, much less accepted.” – Juan Miguel Marin “The full meaning of life, the collective meaning of all human desires, is fundamentally a mystery beyond our grasp. As a young man, I chafed at this state of affairs.…

Meat Packing Lies: Exposing The Fiction Of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle

As a person who advocates for the elimination of the coercively funded state and the supremacy of property rights, I often find myself involved in arguments over the need for inspection and regulation of food and drug products.  Typically one of the first things I’m told to read is Upton Sinclair’s muckraking novel “The Jungle,” which supposedly exposes…

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

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…

Tao Te Ching ◦ Waves of Awakening

I think I’ve watched every Echart Tolle video that has ever been published and I’ve read most of his work.  Out of all of his lectures, I personally think this is one of the best and most profound. Here’s just a tiny fraction of the lecture: How to rule a country or organization – [or…

The Tale of My Father’s Escape From Communist Hungary

My father was 6 years old when the Russian tanks rolled into his village.  The year was 1956, and the Hungarian Revolution was underway.  The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. The revolt began as a student…