Dostoevsky – Still Relevant!

I had only read Dostoevsky back in my teenage years.  I can’t recall now if it was for a school assignment or just part of my voracious reading habit.  Such are the effects of my faulty memory, and as I work my way through yet another decade of life a seemingly common occurrence.   Recently, the... Continue Reading →

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The True Political Divide

It is important to begin with the fact that all political discourse in Western civilization can be divided into two distinct camps; individualism and collectivism.  Regardless of what political label you identify yourself with and or what labels you apply to others, the basic political ideologies can always be divided down to individualism versus collectivism. ... Continue Reading →

You are no longer The Media

An open letter to the former media. I know this has been a very trying time for you lately.   Your pundits and pollsters failed you.  Your preferred political party failed you.  Your panels of similarly minded media and movie star personalities failed you.  The candidate you hated and actively campaigned against won and now treats... Continue Reading →

Individual Gun Rights for the Greater Good

What is the greater good? The source is from the philosophy of Utilitarianism developed by Jeremy Bentham and later expounded upon by John Stuart Mill.   Bentham’s approach was one of “act” utilitarianism where one avoided pain and sought pleasure, thus what was useful was that which could provide the greatest good for the greatest number.  ... Continue Reading →

Narcissistic Nannies

Narcissistic Nannies - the Moral Narcissism of Collectivists Does what you claim to believe define you as an individual and makes you smarter, rather than what you do or the result of your actions?   Do the values you promote, regardless of their actual truth or reality, signal that you are a virtuous person?  Do you... Continue Reading →

The Myth of Society

The Myth of Society Ok, we’re going to wade into some muddy waters now. Let’s begin with this statement.  The concept of society is a myth.    It is smoke and mirrors.  An abstract. Creating abstracts is merely a method humans use to group and categorize individual things to simplify our view of the world.  For... Continue Reading →

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