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Shoulder Cosmology

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Humor, Philosophy, Religion, Society on May 7th, 2021

Shoulder Cosmology Of The Religious Sort
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Cosmology in the religious as opposed to the secular, anti-theist context, is the explanation of the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe, from a more natural, religious perspective. It is also largely irrelevant to us mortals. Our personal cosmology is what we should be concerned about, not Creation’s.

So, rather than considering Heaven’s plan for creation, consider the state of your own soul and the angel and devil on your shoulders.

Of course, if you’re at all like me, you’re more likely considering how to get either your angel or your devil on both your shoulders. 😉

With Age, Wisdom

Posted in Philosophy, Society on January 16th, 2021
With Age, Wisdom

That’s the Gods’ honest truth! Once I aged enough and gained enough experience to stop giving a shit about other people’s opinions – right or wrong – about me, my stress reduced, my success increased, and my life got measurably better. And, once I became wise enough to realize that my detractors were both the enemy and unworthy of my respect – beyond respecting their capacity and propensity to do harm, I fully stopped allowing their opinions of me to affect me in any internal manner.

Of course, this is all and only a matter of not giving the enemy the hand-out of power over my self. It’s very much not the platonic ideal of iconoclasm and free thought. It can’t be; not so long as the Democrats and their ilk are so ready to act upon their opinions and to do so in ways designed to cause as much harm to Americans as they can without risking themselves.

Bastiat’s Conundrum

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Philosophy, Politics, Society on May 27th, 2018

Claude-Fr̩d̩ric Bastiat, a 19th Century economist and political philosopher of the French Liberal Schoolthink proto-libertarian Рwas more than a little concerned about society turning its back to what is good and embracing what it is evil.

When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.

— Frédéric Bastiat
Economic Harmonies (1850 AD)

Not, of course that this is new thought or warning. It goes back to at least Biblical times.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20, The Bible (KJV)

But, inherent to these very thoughts and proscriptions in the conundrum. Who are the misguided of the public? Who, indeed, have chosen to call evil good, and good evil? When a society – truly, at this point more of a population than a society – cannot even agree upon what words mean, much less what are examples thereof, it becomes almost moot to try to decide this. And yet, from the standpoint of both utility and primal, existential need, decide this America must do.

Victims Of Aragorn

Posted in 2012 Election, Coffee & Tea, Philosophy, Politics, Society on June 30th, 2017
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Victim Of Aragorn
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Gondor and all of the West are bloody well lucky that they didn’t have anything even close to being similar to modern Liberals and Progressives. If they had, Gondor would have fallen and there would have been the equivalent of the cover depicted above.

They’d have been rioting all over Minas Tirith, screaming, “#OrclivesMatter! End Numenorian Privilege! Rohirrim are Racist!” It’d have been a mess and would likely have ended with Sauron ruling Middle Earth.

Europe

Posted in Humor, Philosophy, Politics, Society on November 15th, 2015

Maps are important and sometimes an excuse for complaint by the certain sorts of non-cartographers. Simarly, Europe is still important and sometimes an excuse for complaint by the certain sorts. So here’s a map of Europe as it is and has been seen by Liberals:

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Europe As Seen By Liberals
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If those “experts” in race-based sociology are correct in promulgating the idea that maps are actually just a social construction, then the map of Europe above must be an accurate cartographic projection of how Liberals have mapped Europe in their minds. 😉