Category: Religion and Philosophy

Kick the Puppy S2: E5

Keith & RJ Study claims vaccines saved 37 million lives mostly children over the past two decades, anti-vaxxers are growing, backlash to over-medicalization, the complexity of the immune system, a long history of human poisonings, paranoia and the American tradition, criticisms of scientism, SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during […]

Kick the Puppy S2: E4

Keith, Emma & RJ Game Stop vs Wall Street, Robinhood, micro-revolts in the United States, Dodger Stadium’s COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance, Robinhood was supposed to be for the little guy, Citadel, aristocrats pretending to be friends with the peasants, rich people […]

What is Justice?

As a Nietzschean, I don’t really believe in the concept of abstract “justice,” which I consider to be more of a Sorelian myth or a Platonic noble fable. By Cayce Jamil, Center for a Stateless Society If you listen to a protest, you will more than likely hear […]

The Folly of Anarchism

An interesting critique of anarchism from a medievalist, throne and altar, Eastern Orthodox perspective. It’s always interesting and a good plan to see what “the other side” has to say. Btw, folks, this is what true conservatism looks like, not the know-nothing shit being dished out by FOX […]

The Nazi Inspiring China’s Communists

This seems to be the standard Shadia Drury interpretation of Carl Schmitt. Schmitt’s view of international relations was just a restatement of Machiavelli and Hobbes. It’s hardly extraordinary that Chinese geopolitical strategists would have an interest in him. The most important aspects of Schmitt’s thought was his recognition […]

Postmodernism Debate: Russell v. Rectenwald

As much lambasting as both the Frankfurt School and postmodernism get for supposedly having created “cultural Marxism,” both schools of thought are actually quite interesting. The Frankfurt School’s critique of scientism and the culture industry is essential to understanding modern societies, particularly the fusion of capitalism and totalitarian […]

Utopianism and Prefiguration

By Ruth Kinna This paper explores the ways in which radical utopian themes have been taken up in contemporary anarchist thought and, in particular, the relationship between utopianism and prefiguration. Prefiguration has become a definitional concept in anarchist political thinking, though the meaning of the term is not […]

Equality, the *Original* Original Sin

My take on the question of “equality” is the same as Benjamin Tucker’s, i.e. “equal liberty” rather than “equality” per se. The problem with the Lockean-Jeffersonian liberal view of “equality” or “liberty” is that it was applied only to certain classes, races, religions, or genders rather than everyone. […]

The Tribal Multiverse

By Troy Southgate At the turn of the century, when I was still formulating my own National-Anarchist ideas, I made a point of saying that our communities must be based around a central or unifying vision and I still believe this to be the case. As an Absolute […]

Tolstoy, history and non-violence

By Terry Hopton It is difficult to discuss Tolstoy’s thought without invoking Berlin’s famous dictum that, ‘Tolstoy was by nature a fox, but believed in being a hedgehog.’ Applying this to Tolstoy’s views of history, which have a prominent place in War and Peace, Berlinshows how Tolstoy’s fox-like […]

Remembering C. S. Lewis

Lewis’ “The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment” is well worth checking out. By David Downing, Chronicles C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is arguably the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century. To tell the story of his life is to speak of a remarkable journey out of youthful skepticism into […]

Anarchy & Morality

Anarchist News Heroes go above and beyond the call of duty, acting boldly in the face of fear, defying it. Cowards fail to do what they’re expected, giving in to fear, shying away from action. Is your anarchism duty-free, or duty-bound? What are the countless duties imposed by […]

Kant, the Old Racist

I can’t say I really have a problem with canceling Kant. If religion is the opium of the masses, then philosophical idealism, moral realism, and deontological ethics are the opium of the intellectuals. By Norbert Bolz, TELOS The art of scandalizing is inexhaustible. In Kant’s Anthropology, there are […]

The Town That Went Feral

But AR libertarians would side with the bears. As a moral skeptic, the argument I have often made to moral realists/objectivists is that “bad people” (for example, serial killers) are no different than wild animals like bears that attack people in the words. Is it necessary to defend […]

Leviathan

One of the most interesting things about Thomas Hobbes is that while he was writing in the context of the English Civil War, he rarely if ever took sides between the quarreling dynastic and clerical factions, and when he did it was obviously for cynical and pragmatic. Probably […]