A Guide to Social Justice Paradox
This series of articles was inspired by statements by Eric Weinstein, on his podcast and others, hinting that there are irreconcilable contradictions from the left that he dubbed the “Hilbert Problems for Social Justice.” When two or more principles of inclusion or exclusion are both mobilized for social justice ends, their simultaneous application can, and, as we will see, often does lead to logical conflict. They are, as Eric said, "self-contradictory couplets." You can see Eric discuss...
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A Guide to Social Justice Paradox - Part 2
In today's article on the Hilbert Problems for Social Justice, we venture further into labyrinthine ideas that challenge the increasingly deafening and confused idioms of social justice. Together we will further confront the paradoxes that fly on the masthead of progressive dogma. Unless untangled, these slogans threaten to undermine the very objectives they claim to value. On a brief personal note, I greatly appreciate your feedback thus far. As this series continues, people may find their...
A Guide to Social Justice Paradox - Part 3
In this series' installment of the Hilbert Problems for Social Justice, we delve further into troubled waters of deeply held beliefs: the intersection of genetic identity, right to life, and autonomy of choice. This marks the point at which I will diverge from Eric Weinstein's examples. Where before today's examination, we focused exclusively on self-contradictory couplets, today we additionally add a problematic tercet of ideas. Each thought distinct and often discussed openly as firmly...
Why HBO Hates Tokyo Vice
The thread of this article made some noise. Thinkspot has asked me to join a Space this evening at 6pm to discuss it. Set a reminder to join here. A precious new vein of IP: fish-out-of-water stories about Westerners living not in the third world where they become white saviors (there’s plenty of those), but in places, like contemporary Japan, where they suffer the reverse. Stigmatized outsiders—called gaijin in Japan—stuck below a glass ceiling. Discriminated against for skin color and...
The DEIfication of the Self
The DEIfication of the Self Self-fulfillment isn’t gained by navel gazing “If it feels good, do it” was the mantra of the hippies, one adopted around the time they began “marching through”the universities in the 1960s and 1970s. Family, church, and community, were too limiting and not sufficiently celebratory of the supreme being of the universe – the self. Along the eat, pray, love path to full self-actualization, self-fulfillment, and self-absorption, the self as the primary means of...
Thoughts for the End of the Century,...
If the world's hopes and dreams could be borne upon the delicate wings of a butterfly, we would find ourselves precariously balanced between imminent peril and captivated by an ideal form of beauty. Steeped in the thought patterns of moments, seconds, minutes, months and years before the present, the gift lies in potential. I am referring to prosperity; a butterfly's wings threaten prosperity and survival. From woke to a wake, the 21st century will draw to a close with cries of "Look How...
When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of...
Click here to join me Thursday, April 4th at 6pm EST for a discussion on this important topic. Does your workplace have too few black people in top jobs? It’s racist. Does the advanced math and science high school in your city have too many Asians? It’s racist. Does your local museum employ too many white women? It’s racist, too. After the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, prestigious American institutions, from the medical profession to the fine arts, pleaded guilty to “systemic racism.”...
Panicked Elite
Panicked Elites Posted on March 17, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, we all know the democrats, bureaucracy and elite, are in a complete panic over Donald Trump getting elected. Despite the fact Trump played ball with them at every turn. He appointed Federalist Society picks to the courts (who then turned around and stabbed him and us in the back), he ditched his most ardent supporters who the establishment hated, like Newt Gingrich, and Trump even appointed deep state...
Celebrating Discrimination
My oldest son was a good student in terms of grades and behavior in the classroom, but he was mediocre on standardized tests. He wasn’t bad at testing, and I am not belittling him. However, he was average. He went on to play collegiate football, get married, and have kids, all of which are considered good outcomes. But he didn't get the same consideration as my youngest son, who was a good test taker. My youngest son is a rockstar when it comes to test-taking. He has exceptional insight...
Our First Space
Yesterday, one of our thinkers sparked a viral conversation about HBO’s Tokyo Vice. Many fans of the show say MAX refuses to market it, or even hides it from suggested mentions. Others disagree. As part of thinkspot’s ongoing efforts to foster censorship and abuse-free discussions on the hot button issues of the day, you’re invited to thinkspot’s first ever X Space to chat about Tokyo Vice. Sign up for the Space here Come talk, engage, or just listen. Time: Today, Wednesday, March 20th 6pm...
Conan the Barbarian comics are romance novels...
That’s right, I said it. I’m really not sure what the average Conan the Barbarian comic book reader looks like, but I’m one of them. 38 year old white guy who lives in suburban Texas with his wife and son. While my son is getting into Venom, I started picking up issues of Conan and some other adult oriented titles (e.g. the new Basic Instinct series from Sumerian comics). The first time I read Conan comics was years back when Dark Horse was publishing the IP. I got back into it recently...
The Narcissism of Contemporary Autofiction
The Narcissism of Contemporary Autofiction The Anti-Art of Confabulation You wake up to it. Thirty unread messages from last night’s date, each more mundane and self-involved than the last. You scroll and scroll, the onslaught of nonmeaning condensing into a Talmud of intellectual antimatter. Something about the dog. The ex. The rich aunt in Tallahassee. The color of last week’s socks. You read the thirtieth message and gasp. The text thread has found a publisher, and will be available at...
Cancelled again!
Last time I spoke at Sydney University, the riot squad had to be called in to protect my audience from the baying mob of feminist activists trying to close the speech down. They didn’t like the fact I was speaking out about their efforts to force universities to set up kangaroo courts to adjudicate sexual assault. Funnily enough, this kerfuffle led to the Federal government calling an inquiry into free speech on campus, which ultimately led to laws which require universities to promote...
Longhouse Vision Pro
Postmodern Retinal Burn Apple Vision Pro is finally available. Eager hordes of nerds lined up at their local Apple stores, ready to fork over three thousand five hundred United State Dollars to consoom content in a new way. Spatial computing, augmented reality, this is the future! This is the new world designed by the good little boys and girls in Cupertino, inventors of the iPhone, the Macbook, the Airpod—heralds of all that is good and true in the world. Reactions online were telling. They...
The CEO Of Boeing Exits - The Rest Of The Story
Dave Calhoun, CEO of the Boeing Company ** Earlier today, Dave Calhoun, the CEO of Boeing, announced his resignation. The Financial Press is full of headlines today: the Boeing CEO is stepping down in light of the ongoing “safety crisis” at Boeing. Indeed, the adverse press surrounding Boeing Commercial Airlines might have been the final straw that forced Calhoun to leave. But there is much, much more to the Boeing story. Calhoun is the type of manager we often see from our perch on Wall...
Restoring the presumption of innocence conference
The time is right. Equality before the law no longer exists in Australia. The presumption of innocence has been tossed aside – totally discarded by our biased media and undermined by regular legislative tampering with basic principles of justice. For decades our justice system has been tilted to favour “victims”, with the result that men and women are treated very differently – by police, the Family Court, judges and juries in the criminal law system. But gradually the rot in the system...
The earnest, the privileged and the dark horse
In the tapestry of society, threads of earnest effort, inherent privilege, and unrecognized potential weave together to shape individual destinies and societal dynamics. These three categories—The Earnest, The Privileged, and The Dark Horse—offer lenses through which we can explore the complexities of achievement, opportunity, and destiny. The Earnest: At the heart of every success story lies the narrative of earnest effort. These are the individuals who have overcome adversity through...
Academia Isn’t a Pit, It’s a Ladder
Higher Ed is Eating Everyone’s Lunch Think of an image of a college professor. Middle-aged, perhaps even older. Well-dressed. Dignified. A man or a woman, but still, you probably imagined a man. Bespectacled, of course. Tweed, leather elbow pads, mahogany bookshelves, maybe even a tobacco pipe puffing away. Strolling the campus, having deep conversations, researching, never getting rich, but living a life of quiet dignity and the pursuit of knowledge. What they don’t imagine are poorly...
Manu: The First Man and Keeper of the Law
The Figure: Manu is referred to as the archetypal man or the first man in early Hindu texts, and is revered as both a lawmaker and a saint. He is considered the mind born son of Brahma (the Creator), symbolising the union of divine wisdom and human consciousness. In Sanskrit, the term for 'human', मनुष्य (manuṣya) or मानव (mānava), means 'of Manu' or 'children of Manu'. The name "Manu" finds its roots in the Sanskrit word "man," which means to think or to reflect. As such, Manu is often...
Thoughts for the End of the Century, Own Your...
Would human rights matter when human beings cease to right themselves? Will there be any humanity left when humans are coerced further to the left than ever before? It’s 2024, but 1984 is still on its way. Industry 4.0 is here to stay, and billions will be held under its sway. Our world sunders under the assault of oppressive black rocks of enslavement, hurled at us by an infernal juggernaut of a trebuchet that is Wide State Socialism, and our apathy will cause us to pay. Whether Edmund...
The Elite Are Captured
The Elite Are Captured Posted on April 9, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the government can violate our Constitution at will, because the whole government, constitutional and administrative state, has been captured by an ideology. In Federalist papers #10, Madison warned, tyranny would result if two branches were ever controlled by a single faction. If you think about it, it makes sense. The only limit in our “limited” form of government is the infighting between factions....
In Defense of Huberman
You'll notice speaking at length with very-successful Hollywood people, often white male writers, that they’ll find a way to cry during your conversation. They've been trained to do this, like monkeys, as it will help them close whatever deal or project they have on the table. The empathy game. I don’t like Andrew Huberman. He’s a rise-and-grind health grifter who lives and breathes therapy-speak. Many such cases, but he plays the game to win, and he has won. He is complicit in his own...
Exilio
Exilio By The Ralphamale - A Fictional Story I was approached by someone close to Thinkspot and asked to come write here a little bit. I had already considered opening a SubStack, and I still might do that in conjunction with this, but I liked the guy and said yes. Why not, then? I’m in Argentinia, host of Deathwatch, my daily live stream on the internet. It used to air at night, but I started carrying this site called Nozy during the day, and their main man aired in my old slot. So, I just...
Joe Biden And The Back-Door War
President Joe Biden speaks with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy days after Russia invaded Ukraine. ** President Biden has pursued the Ukraine Conflict with single-minded ferocity, spending hundreds of billions of US Dollars and costing hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian lives. Here is our perspective. ** The American Political System aims to strike a delicate “balance of power” between the electorate, “we the people,” and those who govern us. The US Constitution seeks to give “we the people”...
Moody Cinema Nostalgia Emerges in the Comic...
The older I get, the more I want a moody atmosphere when I sit down and watch a movie after work at night. That often leads me to mysteries, thrillers, and the types of horror movies where the protagonist goes off into unfamiliar territory, isolated from civilization. One particular cinematic mood that was captured most prominently in the early 1990s was the steamy thriller. Some might call them “erotic thrillers” but I don’t want to mix Skinemax with the likes of Basic Instinct and Single...
Vishwakarma: The Divine Craftsman
The Figure: Vishwakarma, in Hindu mythology, is revered as the divine architect and craftsman of the gods. In Hindu mythology, Vishwakarma is not typically depicted as the primary creator of the universe. That role is usually attributed to Lord Brahma. However, he is considered to be the divine architect who played a role in the design of the universe, including its various components. According to some interpretations, Vishwakarma assisted his father, Lord Brahma in the creation of the...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: ...
If you pay attention to current events, then you already know that former NFL running back and actor O.J. Simpson died yesterday. After hearing about his passing, I immediately reflected upon the 'Trial of the Century' that occurred during the 1990's in which Simpson was found to be not guilty of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. I remember how divided America was at that time between those who thought that he was guilty and those who thought that he was innocent. ...
A Guide for Social Justice Paradox - Part 4
Part four of the "Hilbert Problems for Social Justice" takes on gender vs racial politics and how the documented rules differ for different out-groups. It is precisely this lack of consistency we're after in this series. Our quest is to unravel the inconsistencies that pepper the moral landscape, seeking clarity amid the cacophony of social justice rhetoric. An anonymous reader shared a thought-provoking observation, noting the escalating 'ante' for social acceptance within these groups, "I...
Don't Bring Your Politics on a Date
A few weeks back, I made the mistake of joining my boyfriend on a double date with another couple, a friend and her partner. As the evening unfolded, it became clear why this arrangement was ill-advised – modern times seem to have little tolerance for traditional acts of chivalry. My boyfriend takes it upon himself to open car doors for me. He bears the weight of heavy shopping bags, and ensures my comfort by pulling out my chair whenever we dine out, a habit he maintains almost without...
Apple, Amazon, And Google: Are They...
The Story of the Most Critical Anti-Trust Action in a Generation. Tech Giants: Google/Alphabet, Amazon, Apple Computer, Infinity, Microsoft. Few organizations throughout history have exceeded the modern American mega-corporation when it comes to gathering money, power, and influence. The question becomes: are these companies so dominant that they can be considered a “monopoly?” The term “monopoly” is tricky. In the United States, we like to define it in the legal sense. Something is a...
A Profile in Brute Philosophy: The Revealed...
Two minutes of elevator music and another two of straight silence. Suddenly, a deeply cigarette-laced voice glides through with low-to-the-gravel pitch, filling the empty digital quiet of the Twitter Space as if it were the indwelling of the divine presence within the Holy Tabernacle. Just a touch under 25,000 listeners have assembled for this live broadcast, to tune in and soak up every raspy utterance. They’re young men, interested in money and self improvement, but not like the common...
thinkspot Newsletter 4/11
thinkspot Writers’ Contest ($1,000 grand prize) By thinkspotRestoring the presumption of innocence conference By Bettina ArndtCelebrating Discrimination By rightawayJoe Biden And The Back-Door War By ValueSideVishwakarma: The Divine Craftsman By Sadhika PantThe Elite Are Captured By NumapepiJoin us! thinkspot space Thursday at 8pm ET: Join us at this link! https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1nAJEaWMOvoJL By thinkspot
Retrograde spins forward - tomorrow, tonight -...
So here we are - a new platform as tomorrow the sky spins "backwards" for the relative motion of Mercury as seen on Earth. It may be trite - but I love the story - when the (probably Logical Positivist midwits) were spouting off to Wittgenstein abut how the present was so much more clever than the past, saying "after all, they believed the sun moved 'round the EARTH!" Ludwig smiled and was said to reply, "yes, but I wonder what it would have looked like if the OPPOSITE were true?" It is not...
Narada: The Shakespearean Fool of Hindu Mythology
In Hindu mythology, Narada serves as a messenger and advisor to the gods, often conveying important messages between deities and intervening in various divine affairs. He is believed to be one of the mind-born sons of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. Narada is often depicted as wandering the universe, spreading knowledge, and playing his veena (musical instrument) while chanting the name of Lord Vishnu. He is known for his ability to travel freely between different realms, including...
The Value of Experience
I once knew a girl in high school who I admired very much. Her grades were consistently at the top of the class. She had a style all her own. Her bedroom walls were covered in magazine clippings and collages she'd spent long hours on. She didn't mind falling off a skateboard and scraping her elbow. Her creativity just shimmered through everything she did, no matter how small. She seemed like the model student. More so, the model friend. Then she started trying different things. Introducing...
"On Christ Pantocrator"
Christ as Pantocrator, circa 6th Century AD by unknown artist St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai in Egypt houses one of the greatest collections of Christian iconographic works. Among the most prized of these relics is a depiction of Christ as Pantocrator, or “ruler of all, all-powerful, all-mighty, etc.” Originally considered to have been a thirteenth-century work, following a process of research and cleaning conducted by Tasos Margaritof of the Byzantine Museum in Athens in 1962, it...
Elon Musk reveals Twitter had FBI 'portal that...
X owner Elon Musk revealed during a recent interview that the FBI had a portal that “auto-deleted all comms with Twitter after 2 weeks,” remarking that it was likely a violation of the Freedom of Information Act.Musk made the comments on the Texas Lindsay podcast while discussing the censorship of Americans on social media by the US government. “This is coming from multiple parts of the government. From the State Department, the FBI, Homeland Security, from really many, many parts of the...
Trump’s Vice President Pick
Trump’s Vice President Pick Posted on March 20, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, Biden outsmarted God himself, with his pick of Kamala Harris as Vice President. Outdoing FDR. Upon nominating Truman for Vice President, they claim Roosevelt said, “God himself wouldn’t want Truman as President…” Thinking that God would protect his life to keep Harry Truman, one of our best Presidents, out of office. Boy was he wrong. But Biden is right. No one wants Harris as President. I...
An End to Chamber Pots Presented as Urns: 20th...
I'm doing Honor to the astringent legacy of Karl Kraus (and architect Adolf Loos) with this one. We are familiar with financial or technological booms and busts, but there are also social booms and busts, a big high and then crash, then desperate for a next wave. You can call them fashion, fads, disco, you know. With the internet having brought social media monetization and the selling of demographic marketing info - these trends, fads and disco have been ever more tightly-stapled to...
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A Guide to Social Justice Paradox By RSnakeWhy HBO Hates Tokyo Vice By Isaac SimpsonThe DEIfication of the Self By rich_cromwellIntroduction to EuroFuturism By EuroFuturismLonghouse Vision Pro By BobbyMarsPanicked Elite By NumapepiS08E05 - Marksman Mastery: Unveiling the Secrets with Ed Bonawitz & Chris James By RSnake The following logic is wholly contradictory.... People can't be trusted with Liberty because people are fallible. Therefore, we must create By CanadianLibertarian
thinkspot Newsletter 4/3
A Guide to Social Justice Paradox - Part 3 By RSnakeWhen Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives By Heather Mac DonaldClick here to join us for a discussion on Race and Merit with Heather Macdonald and Phil Magness this Thursday, April 4th at 6pm EST. Manu: The First Man and Keeper of the Law By Sadhika PantRetrograde spins forward - tomorrow, tonight - I post. By DavidGetzinAcademia Isn’t a Pit, It’s a Ladder By...
The Tic Toc Law
The Tic Toc Law Posted on March 16, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the Tic Toc law is the best example of Hegelian manipulation that can be found. The elite are desperate to censor us. Because social media has turned out to be nuclear and radioactive. Nuclear in it’s unparalleled ability to manipulate the masses, and radioactive, in the way it allows the masses to bypass main stream media gatekeepers. So the elite did what they do, vilify and scare us about the evil Tic...
No Reasonable Person Believes the Trump...
Sigh. Another day, another hoax being perpetrated against former President Trump. This one is another "Trump is openly calling for his MAGA lunatics to murder people!" lie. Which-- just as an aside-- is utter hypocrisy. In the last decade, there have been endless recordings of Democrats literally calling for violence, sometimes targeted violence. They don't have a problem with that. Speaking at a rally, former President Trump did in fact use the words "If I don't get elected, it's gonna be...
Iran Strikes Israel...The Rest Of The Story
Iran launches the Qader Missile. ** Modern information technology has put the globe at our fingertips. Today’s internet allows information to be gathered from the world’s four corners and instantly transmitted to us here in America. It has led most of us to believe we always have a complete worldview. Consequently, in a situation like Iran’s attack on Israel yesterday, many of us believe that we’re getting the whole story of the conflict. Unfortunately, I’m here to say that isn’t the case....
Streaming Politics & Philosophy @destiny...
Streaming Politics & Philosophy @destiny Episode 433 Jordan Peterson It is worth a mention that Jordan Peterson is at his intellectual sparring best here around the 44 min mark or so, when he dissects the green argument for climate change “sin taxes” on the basis of the fundamental leftist/progressive premise that destiny himself put forth earlier. That is destiny was personally drawn to the left out of a compassion for the inequitable poor. But Peterson notes that cheap energy is what...
Unjust Courts
Unjust Courts Posted on April 14, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, as long as people are treated unjustly, and unfairly by the courts, how can any of us expect fair and just treatment? We can’t. A dog understands justice. Unfairly give two dogs out of three a treat, ignore the other, and there will be a reaction. Because justice is so hard wired into our psyche that even pets understand it. That’s why we have the cannon of law. To call the unjust just. It may take a lot of...
The Russia-America Conflict
How Cold War I Began British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Harry S. Truman, and USSR Leader Joseph Stalin were planning post-World War II peace at the Potsdam Conference. ** This month marks the 78th anniversary of the most impactful political speech of the 20th Century. It was delivered on March 5, 1946, in Fulton, MO, in the heartland of America. The venue was tiny Westminster College, hardly the place one thinks of for a historic address to the nation. But it all fit the...
Pop-Punk: The Aesthetics
The staples of an average millennial high-schooler’s bedroom: a skateboard propped up against the wall, a closet full of Hurley, and a Tom DeLonge Signature Strat in the corner. The fact that most of us can relate isn’t an accidental coincidence. Pop-punk reigned king of the airwaves during the late-90s/early-2000s. While various sub-genres such as midwest emo and shoe gaze had already been around for a while, nobody could’ve really predicted the rise of simple four-powerchord choruses with...
The Victims Of Chaos
The Victims Of Chaos Posted on March 24, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, it’s probable the Hegelian manipulation the elite have unleashed on us, may turn on them, forcing them to accept our terms… a return to Constitutional rule. Waves of terror are about to sweep across our nation. Visited on us by elites in Washington DC. Elites who, to this point, have been safe. Because conservatives… conserve. The terrorists crossing our borders on the other hand are violent...
Disparate Impact Thinking Is Destroying Our...
The most consequential falsehood in American public policy today is the idea that any racial disparity in any institution is by definition the result of racial discrimination. If a cancer research lab, for example, does not have 13 percent black oncologists—the black share of the national population—it is by definition a racist lab that discriminates against competitively qualified black oncologists; if an airline company doesn’t have 13 percent black pilots, it is by definition a racist...
Offending Christians
Offending Christians Posted on March 31, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the same people who want to make it illegal to offend anyone, go out of their way to offend Christians. The hypocrisy is astonishing. On the most holy day to Christians, the Biden administration went all in, offending Christians. By making the day about perverts. Elevating lust, pride and gluttony, above the Risen Lord. No way that could go wrong. Even as the FBI hunts down people for posting wrongthink...
Everything Must Be Regulated
Everything Must Be Regulated Posted on April 2, 2024 by john Dear friends, It seems to me, we have to mature beyond the childish notion, everything has to be regulated by the government. It’s a fallacy for several reasons. This fallacy assumes government is a fair, honest and wise regulator. It isn’t. It goes on to magnify the mistake by ignorance. Some things are better left to themselves. Just as some knowledge is best unknown. Moreover, when everything is regulated by government,...
The Student: A Poem Fragment
“How might one appeal? How might one atone? I have come to feel That neither may be known. For who can say forsooth That he has been forgiven? In searching for the Truth, To madness he is driven! Upon what divine alter Must oneself be cast In order not to faulter And be redeemed at last? Where does salvation lie? How odd to so inquire; For one could not know why He ought to flee from fire.” So went the scholar’s lecture To his pupils in the hall; For retort, one might conjecture,...
Are You Offended?
In today's discourse, it's easy to fall into the trap of being offended. Yet, this reaction often signals a relinquishing of our emotional autonomy. When we react defensively to words, we unwittingly hand over power, allowing others to dictate our emotional state. It's important to distinguish between personal attacks, which are understandably hurtful, and mere differences in opinion, which should not have the power to unsettle us. Being offended is an emotional reaction, not a logical...
Friday, April 5 2024 Rand Debate
My thoughts regarding the debate...Sadly, while these two gentlemen, who I have a lot of respect for, argue over the role of government, their audience will not come away with a full grasp or understanding of an inescapable truth that very few people understand regarding government. The unbridled truth is, the belief in Government authority is not grounded in fact, logic, or universally consistent ethics, but on fully mystical and impossible concepts that can be proven to be wholly...
The Stubborn Opposite of Sociopathy
This topic is a nerve I have an impulse to press lately. Our culture has been working though a social cycle of high-trust peaking, and then this trust being preyed upon and monetized by a kind of rent-seeking behavior, obsession with zero-sum game, and it may well have to do with dynamics of shrinking demographics. As a cohort (not always a population - it could be a race or subculture) declines in numbers - the rates of predatory sociopathy might increase. There has been a lot of talk...
Thoughts for the End of the Century
The true purpose of Public SchoolsTo truly awaken the masses, in particular our youth, they must first be made aware that our public education system is based on a model of obedience and conformity. The Prussian model (modern day Germany) on which it is based is designed to teach them what to think, not how to think. It was first introduced in Ontario (Upper Canada back then) in the 1840's by Egerton Ryerson, son of Colonel Joseph Ryerson, who was not only an authoritarian type military man,...
Junk Food Tax
Ultra-processed foods are not just convenient; they're crafted to be irresistible. The food industry invests heavily in research to discover the perfect blend of ingredients—many of which barely qualify as food—to ensure we can't stop at just one serving. Beyond the product itself, vast resources are funneled into marketing strategies, keeping these snacks at the forefront of our minds and a staple in our shopping carts. The consequences of this engineered addiction are evident in the...
The Democratic Element
The Democratic Element Posted on March 22, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, while the US is a republic, the democratic element of that republic is ruined. Democracy, or better, polity, is the agreement of the people in a political organization. Without the agreement of the “governed” the governors are merely oligarchs. Sometimes masquerading as representatives, “but if my cat had kittens in the oven, I wouldn’t call ’em biscuits.” -old Yankee proverb. There’s reality, and...
The Russian-American Conflict II
Russia’s Sputnik: The World’s First Manmade Satellite ** In Part I, we discussed Russia’s move from a World War II Ally to a self-imposed isolation behind the “Iron Curtain” and how Russia went from friend to enemy. Today, we look at the Second Cold War.Cold War I For the next 46 years, the Soviet Union operated under the self-imposed Iron Curtain. Initially designed to keep control over its vast populace, it was seen as an object of paranoia by those of us in the West. We wondered what was...
SPECIAL WEEKEND THOUGHT: 👉 Redemption From...
“The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.’” (Luke 22:61 NIV) “Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, ‘Follow me!’” (John 21:19 NIV) “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.” (Ephesians 1:7-8a NIV) The most...
Modern Courts
Modern Courts Posted on March 29, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, what most modern courts and judges are too stupid to realize, is the court itself is on trial every bit as much as the defendant, especially when a defendant has negative political favor. Not only is the justice system’s honor on public display, before the public and world today… but they themselves will be judged as long as records are kept. In their hubris today’s judges think their illegal rulings are...
Go Woke, Go Broke
In today's culture, it often feels as though the collective sentiment and mainstream narratives outweigh the pursuit of truth. This pattern is visible in responses to COVID, political discourse, and even in discussions about gender and biology. It's as if our society is grappling with a malaise, having sidelined the value of truth, open debate, and diversity of thought. The consequence? Anyone stepping outside the mainstream narrative faces potential censorship, cancel culture, and targeted...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: Keeping...
One podcaster I regularly listen to has a saying: “The more things change, the more we must depend on those things that never change.” When thinking about the last three quarters of this century (and beyond), I intentionally anchor this statement at the forefront of my mind. Before looking forward, while reflecting on the last hundred years, we’ve witnessed technology advances shifting and reshaping our lives at an ever-increasing pace. Worldwide events like COVID, or politically charged...
Jokes, Idioms and Irreverence
Jokes, Idioms and Irreverence Posted on March 28, 2024 by john Dear Friends, How is the DOJ like a vulture? Their astounding ability to stomach corruption. The EU elites are saving the planet. They’re shutting down European farms to meet net zero targets. Where will the food come from you ask? The South American rain forest will be cleared to grow it. If a cow burps, and a progressive isn’t there to record it, are all white people still racist? They say screen writing is hard and you...
Trudeau Planned To Push Carbon Tax Before He...
Bravo MP Leslyn Lewis For bringing to light that the Trudeau government paid the WEF for a crock of rhetoric he used to steal from Canadians via carbon tax rhetoric. Our government should be imprisoned for conspiring with the WEF to steal from Canadians under the guise of a carbon crisis. Instead they continue to steal from and betray Canadians while attempting to pass legislation to put citizens in prison for life for speaking against his radically insane lies, deceptions, scams and...
Stopping Illegal Immigration
Stopping Illegal Immigration Posted on March 30, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, illegal immigration could be stopped by the Republican controlled House, today, if they had the will. That they don’t, shows they don’t. How? By passing a law forbidding non citizens from accessing any social services. If they come here… they’re on their own. No welfare, no free phone, no free food, no free housing, no free anything… but a ticket home. Turn off the magnet and the filings fall...
The Doom Loop Of Economics
The Doom Loop Of Economics Posted on April 10, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, American cities have committed suicide, entering the doom loop of economics. Under the normal progression of creative destruction, you would expect the collapse to be followed by a Renascence. Sadly, in this case that’s unlikely. Because the problem that’s destroying our cities isn’t going away with the economy. It’s entrenched. Diverting the normal creative destruction cycle. Sticking them in the...
The Revival of Wisdom
If you take a few steps back and look at the bigger picture you may see that there are many similarities and correlations between religions, cultures and even scientific disciplines. Is it possible that many of the religions and cultural teachings of the world originated from a single source? According to the Kybalion all nations have borrowed their knowledge and teachings from ancient Egypt, including India, Persia, Chaldea, Medea, China, Japan, Assyria, Greece and Rome. The book claims...
Ethical Elites
Ethical Elites Posted on April 3, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, our elites have an ethics issue, they don’t have any. Our elites are people utterly lacking morals. They’re not so much amoral as immoral. Why do I say this? Because it’s obvious and no one else seems to be saying it. We have people without a conscience running the world today. Any glance at the actions of the elite over the last few decades shows unequivocally they’re demons. Who zealously attacks efforts at...
The Legal System
The Legal System Posted on March 18, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the legal system is supposed to grease the mechanism of business, soothe interactions between men, and maintain order. But like any grease that’s put on too thick, instead, it increases friction, gums up the works, and pollutes the product. Law is like kudzu, in small amounts you can make a tasty treat from it, but if allowed, it will take over and smother everything else. Our legal system has become super...
Utah's Step-by-Step Strategy in support of...
From the tenthAmendmentcenter.com Original article by Mike Maharrey. Jumping into this topic in the middle of the article... "The problem is it’s almost impossible to pass sweeping legislation that addresses every aspect of anything, much less something as far-reaching and complex as sound money and monetary policy. Success against the largest government in history requires more than tough rhetoric or big talking in social media posts. It requires a sound strategy – as the founders...
'Not tonight, i've got a headache'?
When a woman tells her husband, 'I'm not in the mood', she is implying that her husband is a sex object whose sexuality is only relevant when she is 'in the mood' and wants to use it, and vice versa. Husbands and wives in love and marriage will never speak about 'mood' and will naturally want to please each other and are pleased to do so because they are together.All this talk about the 'woman's right to say no' detracts one from the spirit of a marriage where both the man and woman give...
Our Crazy Elites
Our Crazy Elites Posted on March 27, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, future historians will get rich, writing about the insanity of our elites. How could the most well educated people ever, go utterly insane? That will be the theme. Millions of words will be carefully crafted into pages and books about it. Novels will be fashioned about the lives of those who allowed it to happen. Statisticians will count up the deaths in the hundreds of millions, again, because of government...
Think You Can't Be Fooled?
Sometimes, what's right in front of us isn't what it seems. Our brains, in their quest for efficiency, employ heuristics and biases—shortcuts that, while useful, can make us susceptible to influence. Propaganda exploits these shortcuts through narrative control, fostering group conformity via bipartisan politics, and leveraging authority to forge a consensus. These are just a few of the ways it shapes our thoughts and perceptions. Similarly, marketing mirrors these tactics but focuses on...
Ozempic Isn't The Answer
In our quest for health, can we really expect to substitute a nourishing lifestyle with pharmaceutical interventions without facing any repercussions? Recent buzz across news platforms and social media has spotlighted concerns surrounding the use of medications like Ozempic, shedding light on the unintended consequences that may accompany their usage. It's a troubling reality that many individuals are not fully informed about the potential side effects associated with long-term medication...
A future without the State
Libertarians fully accept and embrace hierarchical social or economic contracts that are entered into voluntarily. As long as all participants are doing so voluntarily, and have the option to opt out if the other party fails to uphold their end of the contract, libertarians have no problem with anyone choosing to set up their own commune, socialist endeavors, or any other collective arrangement. What people like myself wish to make widely known by all people is the very real fact that there...
thinkspot Newsletter 3/28
A Guide to Social Justice Paradox - Part 2 By RSnakeThe Narcissism of Contemporary Autofiction By samaustenJoin our twitter space at 6pm today with Sam AustinThe earnest, the privileged and the dark horse By Hasith_AshanCancelled again! By Bettina ArndtThe Art of Thoughtfulness | with Warren Smith By Benjamin BoyceThe Carousel Podcast: Jake Adelstein By Isaac Simpson Sad, it seems as though 'the majority' of Canadians lack this very basic knowledge. Which, in turn, places...
Huberman Has It Half Right
“ Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be. ” — W.H. Auden Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., specialist on the eye and vision, advises us to get outside for a few minutes every morning. "View morning sunlight!” is one of my common refrains. Viewing sunlight within the first hours of waking (as soon as you can, even...
Unconventional MD: Navigating Health w/ Dr....
Hey Critical Thinkers! In our latest episode of Healthy & Awake Podcast, we dive into a profoundly enlightening conversation with Dr. Rachel Maurice, a visionary who transitioned from her traditional role as an Anesthesiologist into the realm of holistic and alternative medicine. With an impressive tenure of 20 years in the conventional Canadian medical system, Dr. Maurice brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective on the limitations and gaps within mainstream healthcare. Her...
Thoughts For the End Of the Century: Progress...
"The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth His handiwork." Psalm 19:1 There are two ways of viewing the cosmos. Some view it as the splendid work of a benevolent Being, abundant with resources that are to be carefully cultivated for mankind's benefit and blessing. Some view it as a fragile accident of time and chance, with limited resources that must be rationed by those who deem themselves superior to the masses (and obtain for themselves the means & power to enforce...
In Praise of Pop Psychology
The quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead. Douglas Adams I was amused last week to see that a conversation between two of the world’s most popular psychologists, Jordan Peterson and Dr. Phil, was in my list of recommended podcasts. I don’t know that official numbers as to who has a bigger audience. I would assume that with his decades on TV that it would be Dr. Phil. Although, if it’s overall attention and we count his...
SUPER REQUEST SHOW - MEANINGSTREAM 533 | STREAM
Back MEDITATIONS II today Due to USA trip, this will be the ONLY STREAM THIS WEEK! SUPER REQUEST SHOW! In which Meaningwave Enjoyers Superchat their requests to get their Meaningwave song of choice played! YOU HAVE THE POWER TO PROGRAM THE ULTIMATE MEANINGWAVE LIVE SET! GET AFTER IT! VISUALS: From @SurrealismTodayOgie's Revenge: 4k AI Video Art [7+ Hours AI Generated video] TRACKLISTING Akira The Don - Hercules Goes To MarsAkira The Don - Akira The Don - 18Akira The Don & Jordan Peterson -...
News of the Day Rising Star of Iran
The news today is that Iran seized a cargo ship owned by a Jew, and launch drone attacks against Israel. why wouldn’t they? Queers for Palestine run Biden optic, and the White House is a joke. Inclusive includes mentally derelicts and the gender psychotic to the highest policy of the land. American policy is to hold up their bums and say drill here. As if manna from heaven would be any more of a miracle drop than Biden landing his gig as Leader of the Free Workd. This is Alfred E....
Mother Amalek
Today Jews around the world mark Purim by reading the salvation from the vicious antisemite Haman recorded in the Book of Esther. It is but one round in Israel's constant struggle with antisemitism embodied in the biblical conception of Amalek, Israel's nemesis. Here I explore the concept of Amalek, and his mother in its current incarnation. Amalek's Mother In a diminutive verse, the Torah alludes to the troubled childhood that birthed Israel’s worst enemy. The verse is so unassuming...
STOICWAVE III: CITY OF MARBLE | 💀🥀 Mixtape
BUEN DÍA MIGHTY WAVE RIDING INDIVIDUAL! Today we are delighted to bring you the latest entry in the beloved STOICWAVE mixtape series… STOICWAVE III: CITY OF MARBLE An hour of stoic Meaningwave anthems, lovingly mixed and arranged, for you to treasure always. The Youtube premiere is happening NOW! Come hang! And if you’re not fast enough to make the premiere, you can watch the visuals, and stream and download here. In other news! We smashed our first stretch goal on the MEDITATIONS II crowd...
The Fundamental Attribution Error
We were in the family locker room this morning at our gym, and my daughter suddenly noticed that her own pants matched a cheetah pattern on the pants of an attractive and fit older woman. The woman was pleased and she began talking to my almost-three-year-old. “Do you have a little baby in your tummy?” My daughter so innocently asked the dreaded question. Although she initially looked a bit horrified, the lady took it very well. She chuckled and stated, “I’m actually a grandma of three.” ...
A Guide for Social Justice Paradox - Part 5
The topic de-jour for today's exploration of Hilbert Problems for Social Justice involves the US second amendment and the role of government. The crux of the matter lies in a peculiar contradiction espoused by many progressives: a profound skepticism of governmental authority coexists with an advocacy for that very government to undertake the disarmament of its citizenry. That leads us to the contradictory couplet: The government isn’t trustworthy AND let’s trust the government to ban guns. ...
Why an Upper Columbia River Superfund?
In a surprise move, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed designating the upper Columbia River a superfund cleanup site on the National Priorities List or NPL. This proposed massive site would stretch from the Grand Coulee Dam all the way to the Canadian Border. This is a 150-mile river reach that includes Lake Roosevelt and about 77,000 acres of land south of the border in Stevens County called the “uplands.” The uplands include land on both sides of the river from Northport...
Special Resurrection Sunday Thought: 👉 The...
“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3 NIV) “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12 NIV) “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.” (John 20:1 NIV) As we look closer at crucifixion weekend, today being the day we...
Your Unique Ability
Your Unique Ability Posted on March 25, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, we have a unique ability to effect the future of mankind, because of the times we live. More than most people in most other times and places. It’s only at focal points in history that folks have the leverage we do now. Our decisions have moment beyond our mental grasp. Usually, its only in the after thought, that people realize the magnitude of the times they lived through. This is another thing that...
BETTER THAN JUSTICE ft Marcus Aurelius x Pete...
GREETINGS MIGHTY WAVE RIDING INDIVIDUAL! I am back from my trip to Texas, and I am happy to confirm… IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO BE ALIVE! And… THE FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE FEVERISHLY ANTICIPATED MEDITATIONS VOL, II ALBUM IS OUT NOW! And… THE SONG IS ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS! It’s called BETTER THAN JUSTICE It’s got Pete Parada (THE OFFSPRING/THE DEFIANT) playing drums on it! AND IT’S A BANGER! Watch the video here! Stream and download the song on your platform of choice here! And back the...
Thoughts for the end of the century - the path...
Once upon a time, is how great stories begin. You heard this one, many years ago. Rest awhile and I will remind you of the path of the hearth fire. The hearth fire is the place where great stories are told and heard. Grandparents and the very young ones get to sit closest to the fire because that is fair and proper and that is where they were when the first heard about the path of the hearth fire. You remember Pythagoras. He was a school teacher. He learned at the hearth fire, back in the...
And Root Ate Nine! - Female Submission & Why...
So there was a pleasant and thoughtful comment a woman ( @liberty5300 ) posted to one of my pieces here - I glanced at several of her own think spot posts - and read one she wrote on Andrew Tate. It was almost entirely in positive regard of him and may have come out before the revelations of his abuse and pimping, I'm not sure. But all that aside, here I want to address why he was popular to begin with for saying what I would consider to be fairly obvious things, and really not going very...
Taylor Swift's Catch-22 Through "Midnight Rain"
Oftentimes in life, there are moments which present us with two separate but equally difficult choices. And what could be more excruciatingly difficult than having to choose between love and success? Aside from the random single played through store speakers, or inside friends’ cars, I’ve never actively sought out or searched for a Taylor Swift song. I have almost zero knowledge of her career’s history or what came out when and who it was aimed at or why. But I recently stumbled upon a...
A Short History of Grand Coulee Dam and Lake...
This is part two of a series of articles about the proposed creation of an EPA Superfund site on the upper Columbia River. Before we proceed in reviewing the EPA’s proposed listing, it’s important to undertake a very quick review of the history of Grand Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt. In our next article, we’ll explore the EPA’s proposal but if we don’t understand the massive size of Lake Roosevelt, it’s hard to understand the scope of the proposed listing. Grand Coulee Dam The information...
TEXAS! MARCUS AURELIUS! STRETCH GOALS! THIS...
BANGER WEEK IN THE MEANINGWAVE UNIVERSE! New single! New music video! Podcast! Trip to Texas to do a fire TV show! MEDITATIONS II campaign stretch goals announced! And more! Phew! A banger week it was indeed. BETTER THAN JUSTICE, the first single from the feverishly anticipated MEDITATIONS II album dropped… As did the music video! Featuring Pete Parada (The Offspring/The Defiant) on drums, it’s an instant classic punk rock stoicwave NUKE… This time I drew on THREE translations of Marcus...
Upper Columbia River: the Scope of the Pollution
This is part three of a series of articles about the proposed EPA Superfund site on the upper Columbia River. In this article, we will discover the sources and types of pollution in Lake Roosevelt. We’ll also review the 2006 agreement between the U.S. Government and Teck American that has been in place for the last 18 years. Part two is “A Short History of Grand Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt.” Sources of pollution There were two sources of pollution in the upper Columbia River....
The Truth Does Not Require Your Belief
The concept of censorship often emerges under the banner of preventing the "dangerous spread of misinformation." However, I've come to see censorship itself as the greater threat. The essence of truth is its resilience under scrutiny; it does not fear examination. Governing from a place of fear and weakness, where censorship is seen as a necessary tool, undermines the very foundation of free discourse. The notion of censorship inherently suggests a belief of "I'm right and you're wrong,"...

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