Good politicians exist; they’re just extremely rare; so if you find one, treasure him (or her).
Politics, after all, is one area, though of course not the only one, where ideas have consequences.
Freedom of the will means that we could do other than what we do do; determinism means that perhaps we wouldn’t.
These two statements are not incompatible.
Can you imagine me saying something like “Abstract objects exist: trust the philosophy!”
What kind of nonsense is this, “trust the science,” being used by ignoramuses to score political points?
As I have pointed out, there is no “science,” only scientists expressing expert opinions.
One purpose of the Equality Act is to lawsuit small businesses out of existence and by that means empower big business, which is why “Apple, Amazon, Google, IBM, Facebook, Twitter, Chevron and 3M” support it.
The point is further to feudalize the economy.
Reading your book, it struck me how your decades as a dutiful left-wing academic didn’t buy you an ounce of sympathy or leeway with your antagonists.
No, nothing, and I was even an advocate for black rights and I even came out in support of Trayvon Martin, and people knew that too, and it didn’t mean anything to them when it came down to it. They still convicted me of thought crimes.
… the issue in present-day political antagonisms is… a struggle between individualism on the one hand and a multitude of collectivist sects on the other hand whose mutual hatred and hostility is no less ferocious than their abomination of the liberal system.
It is not a uniform Marxian sect that attacks capitalism, but a host of Marxian groups. These groups — for instance, Stalinists, Trotskyists, Mensheviks, supporters of the Second International, and so on — fight one another with the utmost brutality and inhumanity.
Case in point, indeed.
Sicko Marxist UK court claims Uber “exploits” its workers when they are classified as independent contractors.
Uber drivers are cruelly sold a false dream of endless flexibility and entrepreneurial freedom.
I am delighted that workers at last have some remedy because of this ruling…
In other words, for the statist judges, as usual, freedom is slavery. But it doesn’t work like that; the government cannot increase Uber’s workers’ wages by bringing them into their set of bureaucratic labor regulations. Instead, they’ll hurt everyone: Uber, the workers, and the customers.
Freedom for all workers! Let there be only gig economy. Let all workers be independent contractors!
I was surprised to see so much plant-based “meat” at Sam’s Club today.
First it was fake news, then a fake election, and now we have fake meat.
Vegetarians are surely crazy for depriving themselves both of vital nutrients and of the taste of delicious meat.
But I think our meat-eating days will soon be over: the vegies, assisted by billionaires, will rise up, ban meat, and persecute us carnivores in the name of their inhuman fake morality. Conspiracy theory? Wait and see.
Remember that Madonna’s song, “La Isla Bonita”? Here’s some lyrics:
Beautiful faces, no cares in this world
Where a girl loves a boy, and a boy loves a girl
Turns out the text has been updated several times. A recent version of the last line reads:
Where a boy loves a boy, and a girl loves a girl
A still newer release has this:
Where a girl is a boy, and a boy is a girl
With the collapse of the economy and return of the Hobbesian war of all against all, she was then singing:
Where a girl beats a boy, and a boy beats a girl
And the newest hit, with the Great Reset and depopulation, is:
Where there is no boy, and there is no girl
Madonna has pledged to continue keeping the lyrics thoroughly up to date.
Is it just me, or are the Star Wars aliens universally hideous?
But I suppose diversity in ugliness is strength.
Given the state’s control over the printing press, even the Laffer curve is no longer any kind of constraint on the state’s power.