Category Archives: Philosophy

Dealing with mainstream cults

Although the article starts with these two charts, it is not about the Chinese Flu but about why people believe things in spite of all the evidence to show they are utterly untrue. The title is Why Facts Don’t Matter … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics | 15 Comments

It’s just like politics

It’s actually just like everything where someone can come in second. This is about Michael Jordan. And this is what Jordan said, and while you read it, think about all those people who oppose the American President because he’s not … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics | 42 Comments

Defending the minimal state in a time of crisis

Never ones to waste a crisis the collectivists will use the Coronavirus to push their barrow. Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic. …There may be a silver lining here: What if the virus forces Americans and their elected representatives to … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Philosophy, Rafe | 18 Comments

Gloria Alvarez & Stephen Hicks in Melbourne

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The backlist of Dan Prawn – the Johnny Cash man

The History of Western Philosophy. Inspired by the book of the same name by Bertrand Russell. It morphs into the wonderful dialogue of Douglas Murray and John Anderson. Thanks and apologies to commentators, this is abbreviated to minimise the risk … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Philosophy, Rafe, Western Civilsation | 3 Comments

Roger Scruton 1944-2020

Other than John Stuart Mill, there is no philosopher whose works I have read more comprehensively than those of Roger Scruton who has now passed away. The book beside my bed right now is his How to be a Conservative. … Continue reading

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Fantasists pursing a collective delusion

Two articles on the same issues entered my inbox almost simultaneously, both with a similar message but told differently and with slightly different imagery. Different versions of being at the end of times. I will remind you again at the … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Philosophy | 16 Comments

Their holy mission is to use the coercive power of the State

This has set the left ablaze: Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers the 19th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention. It is almost impossible to have imagined more destructive despicable people than … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics | 74 Comments

Tear down this wall too

It didn’t take long. The European left is faux-celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall (which they erected) and warning that “populism” (democracy) is threatening to divide the Continent anew. In the British Independent, Borzou Daragahi arrives on site with … Continue reading

Posted in International, Philosophy, Western Civilsation | 12 Comments

My visit to the Berlin Wall

This being the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I thought I might tell the story when I was there myself. I was hitchhiking in Europe in 1973 and as we were at the East German border … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Socialism, Western Civilsation | 43 Comments