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On marriage and divorce

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Men & Women, Politics

If you really want equality between the sexes, you have to make it truly equitable. Right now the laws regarding marriage and divorce are not, in most cases. The men’s rights folks in the manosphere may be unpleasant to listen to, but they speak about harsh reality on the ground, and smart women would do […]

Selfishness, altruism and revolutions

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Life, Men & Women, Politics

The following are reposts of some comments. Maybe sex plays a role in civilizational decline. However, the Han and Tang dynasties in China didn’t die out because the lords and emperors didn’t have access to harems. They did, but according to history the palace eunuchs had helped play consorts and empress clans against each other, […]

To be fair

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Life, Men & Women, Politics

Follow the trail of money. Where does it flow? Humans are egoistic, status-oriented creatures. Women buy things to denote higher status among female peer groups, and they want high-status men. Men, in turn, buy things to denote higher status, to impress women and compete for status among men. The markets want the general population to […]

Sick

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Politics

This is sick. When they passed the Patriot Act, you put a flag sticker on your car. When they passed the Military Commissions Act, you sang “God Bless America.” When you heard that the CIA was torturing prisoners, you were quiet. And now when Health Care Reform is upon you, you can no longer remain […]

So much sadness

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Life, Politics

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by all the sadness that I see in the world. There is already so much suffering inherent in the human condition, yet we continue to inflict more pain and agony upon each other. I saw these disturbing photographs today. They are not for the faint of heart. Dark smoke blotting out […]

Perspectives on politics

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Politics

The current political movements are convenient for those who wish for a more authoritarian government, because they make people more complacent, softer and easier to rule. What killed the distinctions between the political parties is that both the “left” and “right” want greater control. “Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, […]

Thoughts on journalism

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Life, Politics

According to a recent Time magazine poll, Jon Stewart is America’s most trusted newscaster. A New York Magazine piece also boldly proclaims that Neoconservative pundits “love” Jon Stewart. Comedians are afforded a special kind of credibility or trustworthiness, that of pseudo naiveté in the name of entertainment. People can count on them to say something […]

The health care debate

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Politics

Stories are just that. Stories. Everybody’s got them. But whose stories are we listening to? The healthcare denial industry has grown to swallow up 1/6 of the entire American economy, gutting our competitiveness on the world market. Without healthcare reform the current system will take up 1/3 of the entire economy in a few years. […]

History and politics

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Politics

Here’s a surprisingly accurate description of World War II, courtesy of Urban Dictionary: Germany invades Czechoslovakia. Britain & France tell them to stop that bullshit. Germany invades Poland. (Russia also invades Poland from the other side: everybody forgets this.) Britain & France declare war. This is the ‘official’ kick-off. Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, & Romania all […]

The great equalizer

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Politics

Democracy is the system we idealize, and in many ways it is than the other systems that came before it.  But many people mistake the action of voting for democracy itself. Many people also do not vote. There has been a trend of decreasing voter turnout in most established democracies since the 1960s, which is […]