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DO YOU LIKE TO WATCH OTHERS DIE IN THE SAND DUNES?

CINEMA / POLITICS / RELIGION / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2024-05-22

Dune — the book, the films… especially the latest ones — are about violence as the only virtue. On a real planet with a real war in a real Europe, killing and maiming real people as you read this, dismembering civilians and mercenaries alike in the most horrific ways… People watch  + 

RUSSIANS DON’T CARE

ECONOMICS / LINGUISTICS / POLITICS / ESSAYS / 2023-06-13

You know what? Russians still living in Russia, the remaining 140 million of them, don’t care about the war. Nor do they care about their rulers or the Western sanctions. Or the Western companies having left or banned. Russia is stuck in yet another historical  + 

WHY ARE WE NOT FREE?

PSYCHOLOGY / RELIGION / SOCIETY / SPIRIT / ESSAYS / 2023-02-10

Are we really free? Are we free to be who we really are? The answer is no, we are not free. True freedom has to do with the human spirit — it is the freedom to be who we really are. Who stops us from  + 

QUICKLY GAUGE A PERSON BY INQUIRING ABOUT THEIR OPINION

ECONOMICS / HEALTH / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2021-03-19

These days, you can super-quickly gauge a person by inquiring about their opinion on: Covid-19 vaccines climate change religion (especially Islam) UBI (Universal Basic Income) equality of outcome (especially gender issues) body fat over 30% Superb predictive power, eh?  + 

FAKE EVERYTHING

RELIGION / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2019-11-20

Fake food. Sugar and salt and glutamates. Fake faces. Make-up, lighting and Photoshop. Fake breasts. Silicone-gel. Fake diplomas. For the rich. Fake furniture. Veneered particle boards. Fake vacations. Staged and edited for Instagram. Fake feelings. Benzodiazepines and SSRIs. Fake songs. Auto-tuned studio and live recordings.  + 

HUMANS PREFER POWER TO TRUTH

ECONOMICS / POLITICS / RELIGION / SOCIETY / 2018-10-25

“Humans have this remarkable ability to know and not to know at the same time. Or more correctly, they can know something when they really think about it, but most of the time they don’t think about it, so they don’t know it. If you  + 

US DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN BIOLOGICAL TERMS

BIOLOGY / POLITICS / RELIGION / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2018-04-10

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men evolved differently, that they are born with certain mutable characteristics, and that among these are life and the pursuit of pleasure.” — the American Declaration of Independence translated into biological terms  + 

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