My message to many in the Baby Boomer generation:
Allow me to preface by saying, do not take this personal if it doesn't seem applicable to your own situation. Suggesting your successive generations have a sense of "entitlement" to everything is not only akin to blaming the victim, it is also a classic example of "the pot calling the kettle black" or "people in glass houses throwing stones". It is those among your demographic, those who are the largest voting group (for now) and those who are in positions of influence and power (you) that...
Winning over young men
Message to our politicians: If you have ever deluded yourself that you could ever harness the angry women’s vote, take a good look at the Albanese debacle late last month. Our Prime Minister indulged in classic virtue signalling by sucking up to the Canberra women’s protest rally, joining hundreds of women who had been cynically whipped up into a frenzy over the latest domestic violence tragedies – with the usual false claims of an epidemic of violence being used to fuel anti-male hatred...
What is Good Parenting, Anyway?
The tricycle my daughter rides around the neighborhood circle is a hand-me-down. It’s a vintage “Radio Flyer” that was barely used by its previous owner, a little boy who lived underneath us in our old apartment complex. The tricycle has recently become her obsession. We go around the neighborhood circle at least three times daily. There is certainly no shortage of biking children in our new neighborhood. With some practice and a little bit of inspiration from the older kids, my daughter is...
Masculinity Under Attack
I was having one of those hypothetical scenario discussions with a friend the other day, when the line between a dystopian possibility and reality became uncomfortably blurred. The hypothetical scenario in question being - what might happen if men began to significantly diminish from public life due to societal transformations. It's concerning how a narrative fueled by animosity towards men is gaining traction in various developed societies, even spreading to more distant ones, such as...
THINKSPOT CONTEST WINNERS
We are pleased to announce the winners for the ‘Thoughts for the End of the Century’ writing contest! 1ST PLACE WINNER 1. The End of Matter by aaadedire Excellent writing, research, and rhetoric. Rejects materialism and posits an entirely observer-dependent universe. Develops thesis brilliantly, upends conventional notions of physics, psychology, and evolutionary theory in under 1000 words. Very impressive. 2ND PLACE WINNER 2. The Path of the Hearth Fire by Craig James A parable...
Thoughts for the End of the Century, or: in...
The 19th century was that in which leading intellectuals proclaimed the death of God, and the 20th that in which the common man lived out this proclamation. At the first quarter mark of the 21st, it is now clear that ours will be the century in which God arises from the grave once more. From Elon Musk to Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson to Russel Brand, thoughtful leaders of today, even if often unable to personally find faith in the traditional sense, have yet remarked with striking frequency...
Have You Ever Undergone a Personality...
Do others ever feel as if a major transformation is on the horizon, even though it hasn't fully revealed itself yet? A transformation in perspective or in character? I can't quite capture it in words, but a fleeting yet recurrent vision intrudes upon the mind—brief, vivid glimpses—of events in my life that are to come, and an urgent sense that there's a gap between who I am now and who I need to become to navigate them with a semblance of success. Surely, I can't be the only one who has...
How To Fight The Foolishness
How To Fight The Foolishness Posted on May 14, 2024 by john Dear friends, It seems to me, the goal of the elite is to destroy the nation state, and they’re doing it by perverting everything, until everything collapses. They’re teaching absurdity in the schools, undermining education. The cultural elite are inculcating us with stories that are a perversion of reality, making us susceptible to reality’s bite. Then there’s the fact the bureaucratic elite are exploiting their power over law,...
Fascism and Socialism Are Twin Brothers -...
Members of the "antifa" movement often claim to be the exact opposite of fascists. However, a closer examination reveals that substituting "socialism" for "fascism" in many statements made by fascists would likely receive instant approval from socialists. Consider how Mussolini describes the role of the "individual” in a Fascist state: "The citizen in the Fascist State is no longer a selfish individual who has the antisocial right to rebel against any law of the Collectivity." (p. 280 of his...
Thoughts for the End of the Century:...
(alternate subtitle: The Fight of Our Lives) Our century is going to be defined by the victor of the current battle between our immoral self-serving leaders, and the moral self-sacrificial ones. Each group that emerges from the war will have made the bed that their future generations will be forced to sleep in, and the character of those societies will also be strongly characterized by their stance on free speech, thought, and expression. We will have either missed our last chance to...
Corporate News vs The Truth
Staying informed is crucial, yet it's becoming increasingly difficult in a world where trust in mainstream media is waning—a distrust well-earned not only by their pursuit of clicks and profit but also due to reporting biases, errors, and the presentation of conflicting information that often misleads rather than enlightens. As traditional news outlets struggle to stay relevant amidst a flood of independent voices online, many people are turning away from established anchors and towards...
Assaults on Knowledge Across Time
Readers acquainted with my writings will recognize my fascination towards exploring figures and events from Hindu religion and mythology, often drawing parallels with counterparts from different cultures or religions. In this piece, I aim to maintain the same approach, albeit with a departure from scripture into the pages of history. The Event: The Burning of the Nalanda University Founded in the 5th century CE, in what is now the state of Bihar in India, Nalanda University was the first...
Cassandra Prophesy
https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-butchers-and-liars-were-murderously-wrong-suicide-risk-skyrockets-following-gender-affirmation-surgery-new-study-shows?topStoryPosition=1It is a measure of a society that so barbaric an evil, gets so little response, in particular, from people who pride themselves with hearts. Liberal response is with the mutilators, for the most part. The grimness of the whole history of this scatological travesty of a science will be wilfully ignored. Wilfull ignorance...
Addressing false theology on tithing
My social media marketing person takes ownership of managing my account. She helps me with content (but not this blog) and finding means to expand my sphere of influence. It is not that I need to expand it, but I do want to see all the effort I put into my historical fiction get into as many people’s hands as I can. It certainly isn’t to make a lot of money! A few weeks ago, I was reviewing who was now a part of my feed, and there was a comment in there that made me see a veil of sin...
A thinkspot space with Stephen Blackwood
Join us on Twitter with Stephen Blackwood and others at 4:30 PM EST on Tuesday, April 30th. In light of the recent events occurring at higher education institutions across the US, thinkspot will be hosting a Twitter Space with our guest Stephen Blackwood (thinkspot contributor and founder of Ralston College) to discuss Ralston’s role and significance in the increasingly turbulent and contentious higher education landscape. We will explore questions regarding the purpose(s) of graduate...
The Repo Act: Why America Can No Longer Be...
President Biden signing legislation. On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden signed a massive aid package aimed at helping Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan strengthen their respective military. But it was also an omnibus bill that included much more than a mere aid package. Buried within its provisions were potential sanctions against the social media site TikTok and an extension of the regrettable Patriot Act. However, a third provision within the Bill may prove to be the most costly for you and...
What Does It Mean To Be Free?
What does it really mean to be free? While this question is too complex to fully answer in a brief social media post, one essential aspect of freedom is undoubtedly the ability to make decisions that promote your health and best interests. Achieving this level of autonomy requires education and being well-informed. Today, when we observe our society, we see an education system that lags behind others globally, evidenced by subpar performance metrics and a troubling lack of critical thinking...
Generational Play
“Play is the work of childhood.”-Piaget Elena Sokolova My dad came over the other morning to bring my daughter some gifts for her birthday. After enjoying an early lunch with my dad and his girlfriend, my daughter asked for some play-dough. These days, I have to actually hide it from her so that she won’t open every single container and mix it all together into one big blob. I was about to retrieve a few containers, but instead, I thought it might be fun to switch it up. “Slime?” “Yes,...
The Human Side of War
There's a channel on Instagram called The Marvelous Mrs Fisher. I watched her reels occasionally because I thought she was kind of funny. Her humor lends towards rednecks and middle class American families. Her husband, who is part of the channel, seemed to be a farmer, or at least something outdoorsy. Last week she posted a video asking for people to donate to a Palestinian family that was trying to evacuate from the warzone. A lot of her fanbase revolted. She made it clear that this was...
How The Street Views The Fed's Interest Rate...
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. ** I often think of Wall Street as the smallest town in America. It has its own language, its own way of doing things, and, above all, its own way of viewing the world. For those who have been watching the Street over the past day, you've seen that "small town" come together, building a consensus about our economy and how investors should react. This unified reaction will climax at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday afternoon when the Federal...
Small Revelations
I was in my kitchen the other day, trying to whip up a wonderful roast chicken. No cookbook or food blog in sight, just me in my kingdom, experimenting with flavours. I rarely eat red meat: maybe a lamb or goat curry a few times a year, and I steer clear of beef (like a good little Hindu). I do enjoy plenty of fish and seafood. But chicken, above all, is my favourite. It goes in everything: chunks in noodles, grilled breast in sandwiches, breakfast sausages with toast, a hearty chicken stew...
Immigration: Vox Populi, Vox Diaboli - Food...
Many citizens in Western countries consider "immigration" to be the biggest problem their countries are facing. Former Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy reiterated this several times during his closed campaign. Donald Trump has spoken about this for years, too. For the past several days, I have seen many articles here on ThinkSpot about politics and the culture wars (degeneracy and intersexual dynamics). Then today, I read John Pepin's scintillating post about immigration titled Free...
thinkspot Newsletter 5/2
THINKSPOT CONTEST WINNERS By thinkspotFIRST PLACE: The End of Matter By aaadedireSECOND PLACE: The Path of the Hearth Fire By CraigJamesTHIRD PLACE: Confusion, Conflict, Chaos, and Complexity By Tough_WontonsGenerational Play By liberty5300Masculinity Under Attack By Sadhika PantFascism and Socialism Are Twin Brothers By CanadianLibertarianThe Repo Act: Why America Can No Longer Be Trusted By ValueSide Rights and Privileges By HistoryAfficionado616
The Arundel Decree
On the rudiments of statecraft, all civilisations — great and small — have example of victory and defeat. King Solomon was wise to clear the traitors in government; Cicero applied the importance of overt discretion; Napoleon, how great risks promise great reward. History sets the greatest precedent on success in public life. By mastering her ways, we achieve. By ignoring them, we slit our throats! And so, for the acquisition of political power, there are three steps a novice will take to...
Locked up without a trial
They are treated like animals. Life in jail is appalling. It is awful in ways that most people could never imagine.” This is an experienced criminal lawyer talking about the men, the increasing proportion of our prison population, who find themselves imprisoned without a trial. On remand and locked up in vile conditions with violent, dangerous people. They are being locked up because of changes to our bail legislation which are resulting in more and more men being refused bail – shut away...
thinkspot Newsletter 05/16
Winning over young men By Bettina ArndtHow To Fight The Foolishness By NumapepiThe Human Side of War By Algonquin.KnightWhat Does It Mean To Be Free? By HealthyAndAwakePodcastAssaults on Knowledge Across Time By Sadhika Pant204 - Finding Strength in Faith: A Father's Guide to God's Transformative Power By Jude: The Divorced Dadvocate Why is there anything rather than nothing? By neoplatonist2
thinkspot Newsletter 05/09
My message to many in the Baby Boomer generation: By CanadianLibertarianHave You Ever Undergone a Personality Transformation? By Sadhika PantCorporate News vs The Truth By HealthyAndAwakePodcastHow The Street Views The Fed's Interest Rate Decision By ValueSideBangladesh: An Inspiration for the World, Democracy, Self-Determination, Armenia/Artsakh By Taminad.Crittenden203 - “Toxic” Masculinity And How To Learn From Divorce By Jude: The Divorced DadvocateThe Fight to Choose the Words We...
What Percentage of Women are "Marriageable ?"
Michael Knowles DEBATES Pearl Davis | "Men Should Bow Out" (youtube.com) Pearl says only 5% of women are worthwhile considering the risk, and her criteria is 'fatness, tattoos, non-traditional women', etc. I suppose that she may be taking into account the 1/3 or 1/4 of women who have had abortion as well. That could be a bottom line, for sure. What point is marriage, if there is no inherent respect for the child? 60% of marriage-age women who support abortion as a number one...
Bangladesh: An Inspiration for the World,...
In a more civilized world, the ethnic Armenians in what is technically Azerbaijan's "Nagorno-Karabakh" province would already enjoy independence. After WWII, many countries gained independence from their former colonial masters. And then came Bangladesh in 1971, which seceded from Pakistan to gain independence not from a colonial master, but rather from a peer nation that had formerly been colonized. Since then, world powers have been very reluctant to allow anyone else to mimic Bangladesh....
Thoughts for the End of the Century: Suspire,...
Thoughts for the end of the century. A dose of meeting. The graveyard rush. Tinnitus. Thoughts. Employee misgivings gone stale. Suspire. Incoming, my last swarm of irate customers from across the globe. Thank you for calling! Thoughts. Is it not a miracle today? This is Rue. How one’s well-being is at the mercy of a face unseen, a voice unheard. How can I help? Of words that penetrate even the eyes closed. Mm-hm. Where once it could have been at the mercy of Hitler. Oh my, sorry to hear...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: Higher...
After a series of unknown events in the hands of the Divine Author, a new century is born. In this world, humanity aims to become humble stewards of prosperity. Suffering takes on many forms: locally grown food became a luxury; the choice of visiting family became a security and safety risk due to rising gas prices and deteriorating air-bound transporters; and where the endless online echo chamber of half-alive minds perfect their pouty faces rather than sharing their vulnerable truths....
To My Fellow Boomers, It's Time To Take A...
Boomers will remember the moment when 4 Student Demonstrators were killed by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. ** I think it’s time to jettison the “Baby” part, don’t you? As we’re preparing to shuffle off this mortal coil, it’s no time to keep saying “baby boomers.” I never like that term, so instead, I address you as just my fellow “boomers.” Perhaps not the greatest generation, an application that Tom Brokaw gave to our parents, we are still one of the most...
thinkspot Newsletter 4/25
The Right Shouldn’t Defund NPR, It Should Work There By rich_cromwellMental Health as Social Credit Score By samaustenThe End of Matter By aaadedireMasculinity Under Attack By Sadhika PantLeaders of Liberty are laying the groundwork for the future. By CanadianLibertarianThe Balance Sheet Of War By ValueSideA thinkspot space with Stephen Blackwood By thinkspot
THOUGHTS FOR THE END OF THE CENTURY :...
In an era brimming with declared brilliance and ubiquitous technological marvels, it behooves one to question whether this surge of innovation heralds a new age of enlightenment or merely the twilight of decency. Here, at the turn of the century, I find myself navigating through the modern world’s treacherous currents, where today’s captains of industry steer not riverboats but vast oceans of data, and the gold rushes unfold not on rugged frontiers but within silicon chips and cloud...
My Conservative Views on Alcohol
Last weekend, I was out with some friends when I noticed something interesting that I’ll now write about. As we were about to enter the restaurant where the six of us had planned to have lunch on Sunday, I saw a sign at the entrance that said, “No alcohol will be served to customers below 25 years.” To give a bit of context, I was in New Delhi, where the legal drinking age is 25. This is the case in many Indian states, while in others, the legal age is either 21 or 18. Typically, purchasing...
thinkspot Newsletter 5/23
What is Good Parenting, Anyway? By liberty5300Cassandra Prophesy By DarrylNSmall Revelations By Sadhika PantLamentation 1 - On Western Weakness By SankofasLegionThe Arundel Decree By Christian Pitt204 - Finding Strength in Faith: A Father's Guide to God's Transformative Power By Jude: The Divorced DadvocateDoes Gaza Have One Of The Largest Natural Gas Fields? By ValueSideJoin the Conversation:The WEF is Sure Frantic for Depopulation By Octaveoctave
Role Model
Last year, I taught a student who had a child a year or two older than my daughter. The two girls would sometimes giggle and smile at each other over zoom while we worked through practice questions. I truly enjoyed working with her. “They will pick up on everything, just you wait,” she stated a few times throughout our sessions. I wasn’t quite sure what she meant. My daughters’ language development wasn’t as advanced as it is now. She’s recently started to speak in full sentences. I do get...
The world's biggest problem
The United Nations Peacekeeping forces operate throughout the entire world. Forces are only deployed when both of the main parties in the conflict give consent to the UN. At this time, there are currently 11 UN peacekeeping missions going on throughout Earth. Let's take a quick glimpse at all eleven missions. One - Western Sahara - The people of Western Sahara have been fighting for independence from Morocco since 1991. Two - Golan Heights - The mountainous range between Israel and Syria...
Buying Justice
Buying Justice Posted on April 25, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, while the recent Supreme Court ruling restoring property rights to American citizens, and chastising the EPA is a victory… it came at a cost. I don’t know what the lawyer bills for the Sackett family were, but I guarantee they were in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not the millions. There aren’t many people with that level of wealth enabling them to successfully protect their Constitutional Rights....
Thoughts for the End of the Century: Three...
A specter is haunting the 21st century — the specter of artificial intelligence (AI). Its ghost does not come from the past but arrives from the future. As Hamlet lamented, the time is out of joint, as AI causes disruption and dislocation. The purpose of this essay is to explore how AI might influence inequalities. In particular, I focus on how AI might increase or decrease inequalities in this century. I suggest that an updated distributist approach may serve as a framework for the end of...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: AI,...
In an era of unprecedented technological advancements, the future of human civilization has become increasingly unpredictable. In the 21st century alone, there has been a rapid growth of innovations that would have been deemed impossible mere decades ago. In particular, this essay will focus on two technological innovations: Artificial intelligence (AI) and cryptocurrency. I believe that these two innovations have significant positive and negative implications for the future. Concerning the...
Pandering
Pandering Posted on May 9, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me… pandering shows utter contempt for the person being pandered to. That they might not know it is irrelevant. If someone back stabs you, and you don’t know it, are you harmed? Yes, by the reputational damage. Pandering is similar. It treats the subject as subhuman. A simpleton to be manipulated by pandering. Others see the pandering, and holds the person that needs to be pandered to, as childish. Especially if the...
Vampire Elite
Vampire Elite Posted on April 26, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, our elites thirst for blood is insatiable, their sere mouths need slaking as if they were tied down in the desert sun. Not simply Western elites but elites the length and breadth of the planet. That’s why it’s so important to murder the Jews, slaughter the Russians, exterminate the Ukrainians, crucify the Christians, kill the Hindus, starve the poor, draw Europe into the death fest, and goad Putin into using...
Thoughts for the End of the Century; The...
If there is anything at all to be said about our time, it is chiefly that we are living through an age of hyper connectivity. Everything, for the connivence of rapid data collection and analyzation has been made connected, linked in impossible ways that could have never been imagined just twenty five years before. An example that one can offer to explain such a phenomena is simply the way our search engines have been designed to provide information based on existing biases, or produce...
"No Free Lunch" - A Reflection On Modern Medicine
While it's true that the side effects of medications can vary greatly in severity and duration, it’s essential to recognize the inherent trade-offs involved in taking them. "There is no such thing as a free lunch," especially when it comes to our health. This isn’t to diminish the value of medication for those who rely on it to navigate daily life; many of the individuals I work with find themselves in this very situation, and I deeply empathize with their challenges. However, it's crucial...
Right Government
Right Government Posted on May 6, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, elitists like to think they’ll be at the top if a totalitarian system comes in, but when they’re excluded from the halls of power, they often become enraged. Too little too late for them though. They’ve ceded their right to a say by their past strident statements. Some honestly believe in the rightness of monarchy, others the wisdom of aristocracy, while there are those who prefer democracy. Despite the fact...
'Thoughts For The End of The Century'
Digital Versus Analog Thinking: Has Technology Influenced How We Think? A wise old bard once penned, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” What causes us to think the way we do and determine if something or someone is good or bad? Is there something in the space between good or bad? Has living in the digital era influenced the way we structure and process our thoughts and our capacity to fully assess something? Man has always seemed to compare himself to the...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: The...
We’re living through an era where the very fabric of society is being rewoven beneath our feet. There's an invisible war—a 5th generation warfare—that's reshaping what it means to be free, to be human. This isn't just a metaphor; it's the reality of our times, a battle between the Great Reset and the Great Awakening. Globally, signs of the Great Reset aren't just emerging; they're already here. In China, the social credit score system fines citizens for minor infractions like jaywalking,...
The River, the EPA and the Tenth Amendment
A contentious Superfund proposal for Washington’s Upper Columbia River The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The Founding Fathers feared a distant and powerful government, and made it clear in the Tenth Amendment that local control was to be the primary form of government. How far we have come from that ideal of...
Cultural Subtext
Cultural Subtext Posted on April 29, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, a subtext of our culture is that we as individuals are inept, and not to be trusted, while government is adept, and always to be trusted. While the reality is that no one is always adept or inept, and no one is always wise or foolish, both individuals and governments. All are capable of right action, smart thought and wise awareness. Nevertheless, individuals are inculcated with the notion, we should not trust...
Post Science, Science
Post Science, Science Posted on May 1, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, just as we’re in post Constitutional America, we’re also in post scientific method, science, and post rational, logic. Instead of using reductionism to come to conclusions about the world, our elites have flipped the script and use reductionist arguments to discredit truth, and defend lies. Why do you think Boeing has had such a string of failures? Bad luck? I don’t think so. They’ve changed their hiring...
Facilitating Regulations
Facilitating Regulations Posted on May 8, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, most people misunderstand the fundamental role of laws and regulations… they are supposed to facilitate, not hinder. That they hinder and don’t facilitate is because it’s much easier to make rules that hinder than facilitate. Facilitating requires cunning, wisdom and human heartedness, while most of us only wield cunning. We connive to get what we’re told we want. Instead of being wise and seeking to get...
The New Question: Part 1
In my town, we have a well-known “question.” If you visit this mid-western city (or nearby suburbs), it’s not difficult to pick up on the question after only a few encounters with the locals. They call it the *insert-my-town-name* question. If my city has a “thing,” this is probably it. Transplants get a free pass. I assume the underlying rationale for even having a “question” is because my mid-western city is relatively small. And when you say *insert-my-town-name,” you’re not actually...
Predators and Progressives
I planned to write about wildlife today, specifically the problems caused by introducing large apex predators like grizzly bears and wolves into rural areas where it is certain they will conflict with people. I have been thinking about how the progressive politicians running our country and the state of Washington value these wildlife predators over the lives and wishes of the people who live, work, and play in our more remote areas. This morning, I realized that the urban areas of the...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: What We...
Do you know what Molyneux’s Question is? Can a blind person identify shapes by sight if they could see when they’ve only known shapes by feel. It was asked half a century before we could even attempt to cure blindness and probably thought about centuries prior, when we couldn’t even fully understand why people are blind. Questions often come before we have the problem completely understood and well before we can even try to answer them. I think there are a couple unique ones that will come...
Thoughts for the End of the Century; Going...
Civilizations are the end-product of humans living together. They distinguish mankind from all other creatures in that they are marked with a high degree of innovative creativity that will help him live with an increasing degree of comfort. Birds have been making the same kinds of nest for as long as there has been “birdhood.” But human technology has advanced civilization since the beginning of time. Whether confining fire to a box that radiates heat into his abode, or turns turbines...
A Guide for Social Justice Paradox - Part 7
On today's journey through the seemingly endless abyss of social justice paradoxes we will once again touch on race. I don't find much personal satisfaction in writing about race because growing up, I never felt any sense of groups being less than, or meaningfully different. Some of my best friends were Hispanic, Asian or Black growing up - one of the virtues of a boarding school where parents of wealthy families around the world could dispose of their children, and combine with the largely...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: Is the...
Right now, education is digitalized. Books are digitalized. Music is digitalized. Memories are digitalized. Lives are digitalized. One day, will everything be digitalized? Is that where this is leading? One day, will the whole world be one big VR game, like in the movie Ready Player One? Imagine how terrifying it would be to be stuck, a ghost, forever, in digital form. That is how life will be. The only real things will be plants and animals, and that will be for the food they give....
Illusion of Food Choice
One of the great advantages of living in the United States is the vast array of choices we have at grocery stores—something I've found lacking in many other countries. However, this apparent abundance of options might not be as robust as it seems. Despite the variety on the shelves, a significant portion of these products come from just a handful of major corporations. This trend of consolidation is growing, with larger companies frequently acquiring smaller, often trusted organic brands,...
The Business Of Ukraine
The American built M1150 exploding mines. ** The Russo-Ukraine War, which began in February 2014, took a dramatic and decisive turn precisely eight years later, on February 24, 2022, when Russian Forces crossed the border into neighboring Ukraine. Since the beginning of this most recent phase of the conflict, the United States has been the principal supplier of Ukrainian military arms and systems. It has presented America with an unrivaled test and assessment of its Military Production...
The New Question Part 2
In part 1, I discuss a “question” that is somewhat unique to my native city, in addition to a weird way in which we use the word “hoosier” (lol). Indiana natives, please do not take offense :) So let’s start with the infamous question: “Where did you go to high school?” As I discussed, this question may be unique to the area, but it’s somewhat shallow and it’s not very helpful, at least, anymore. It is, however, still tempting to ask this when I meet someone new who is originally from the...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: A Return...
Preceding generations can hardly be blamed for displacing their faith in God in favor of the material sciences. It seemed that we could do nothing wrong, and that it was just a matter of time before every previously stifled avenue of human inquiry opened to new horizons of possibility. The improvement of everyday life and the reduction of worldwide poverty over such a short span of time has truly been astounding. However, biblical cosmology describes reality beyond the limits of what the...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: The 21st...
In The Iliad, the classic epic poem from ancient Greece, there is a scene in which the Hephestus, the Greek god of the forge, gives the hero Achilles a new shield. This shield is marvelously wrought in a practical sense—it is a weapon made by a god, after all, and given to the world’s greatest warrior—but it is also highly symbolic. Hephestus decorated this shield with beautiful pictures of both the wonders of the natural world and scenes dramatizing the virtues that defined Greece. Imagine,...
Thoughts for the End of the Century: Freedom,...
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterpiece Demons (1872) predicts the horrors that would take place in the following century due to the spread of nihilistic and genocidal beliefs during that author’s lifetime. One of the main characters, a revolutionary named Verkhovensky, makes a statement which effectively illustrates this terrifying mindset: “. . . [Y]our whole step is towards getting everything destroyed: both the state and its morality. We alone will remain, having destined ourselves beforehand to...
A Free Ride
A Free Ride Posted on April 24, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the elite have made the US and Europe a wagon, for migrants to hop on for a free ride. While us citizens are yoked to the contraption. The elite are guilty of this crime. An elite who went to great trouble, enabling it with legislation, encouraging non citizens to collect the dole. That non citizens can vote in many localities, for the faction that enabled them, is a bonus. Moreover, if casting a ballot is...
Tomorrow's GDP Will Set The Tone For The Quarter
Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, the financial world will be on high alert as the Bureau of Economic Analysis unveils its first estimate of Q1 GDP. This figure holds immense significance, providing the most crucial snapshot of the economy’s macro status. Despite the possibility of revisions, this initial estimate offers Wall Street the most comprehensive view of the economy. Investors and speculators have already taken their positions, with the bond market leading. The reason is apparent:...
Thoughts for the end of the century or:...
Or is it? As a child learns from its actions, must we not first have taken an action before we can learn from it, and therefore can we have foresight without first having hindsight? Perhaps Eve could have benefited from hindsight; but then where would we be? However, the time for saying ‘but we didn’t know any better’ has passed and indeed we have the benefit of observing past generations to plan the perfect future where everyone is happy, with no problems, never-ending happiness, with all...
Thoughts for the End of the Century,...
To think of a future in the first place requires us to accept one solid fact, we won’t get any better. From the takeover of AI and students not wanting to write even 2 words for their homework, to the mere existence of billionaires, it only worsens. This rise of using artificial intelligence and a decline in creativity and innovation is not a new thing, a quick example that comes to my mind is how my teachers all collectively gather their exam questions from various sources on the internet....
Thoughts for the End of the Century: The...
For good or ill, what remains of Western civilization will decide the fate of the world, because the West is the torch-bearer for Prometheanism, from which the modern techno-age has sprung. We strive towards infinite space exploration, speed, knowledge, power and compassion as expressions of our prime symbol of Infinity. Realize this and you see it everywhere. Unfortunately, we bargained away God, Country, and Tradition, and so lost our identity. Our resultantly lowered guard let in a fresh,...
Thoughts For the End of the Century: Tabletop...
A glittering, stainless steel future, free of disease and hunger, with technology one could only dream of: this is the future envisioned by the media of past generations. But for many creatives of this decade, the advent of AI which can create (or imitate) art presents a dystopian future of algorithmically generated entertainment, infinite and soulless, commodifying the human spirit. For someone who hopes to make a living out of their creative endeavors, the idea that a machine could create...
Creature From The Black Academy
Creature From The Black Academy Posted on May 2, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the academy has created its own Frankenstein’s monster, and is only now realizing it. With the pro genocide protests, happening on our college and university campuses, the creature they set upon the world is wreaking havoc in their own backyard. That monster they’ve unleashed is post modernism. A perverted philosophy, that posits there’s no God, and so there’s no good and no evil… Capitalism,...
Thoughts for the End of the Century, Perhaps...
There was always something visionary about Bladerunner, with it a common understanding amongst us in secret that it's more than just a movie, it’s a prophecy. Beyond the obvious plot line exists a complex painting of our future. Mass overpopulation, the effects of devastating war, global shortages, grand-scale multiculturalism, and omnipotent megacorporations. Perhaps something darker lurks under the surface of this Hollywood masterpiece. A desire or longing for this future to materialise....
Ridicule and Outrage
Ridicule and Outrage Posted on April 28, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the people’s reaction to the absurd Scottish hate crime law… is how it’s done. Soon that nonsensical abuse of thought will be tossed in the rubbish heap. Due to public outrage. Moreover that reaction will cause the elite to think twice before passing another absurd law like that. Outrage is only effective when the outraged tell their representatives though. Seething in quiet does nothing to help anyone....
Weaponized Law
Weaponized Law Posted on May 15, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the elite have discovered they can break the law with impunity, since they’re the ones who charge people with crimes, all they need do is not indict themselves. Moreover, the logical extension is to exploit their power to use law as a weapon. De Tocqueville made essentially the same observation, when he decried that the people would eventually vote themselves largess from the treasury, once they realized they...
Thoughts on the End of the Century — Here in...
Wishing to predict the future is a common thought. Who hasn't longed to own folklore's crystal ball? Hope is threaded throughout the human condition. "I told you so," is a bitter to hear, but extremely satisfying to speak in any language. My family's friend DeVondre Wright [correct first name, last name modified] surely had sweet dreams about the years ahead, but no crystal ball. Many of his wishes, I suspect, concluded with"forever and ever." Whoops, careful, watch your head up here. This...
GDP Part II, This Changes Everything
President Biden's weekly economic briefing.** As we noted yesterday, today’s GDP Report is critically essential. It presages the Federal Reserve’s future actions and has tremendous political implications for the upcoming Presidential Campaign. Briefly stated, the report shows that the economy grew at a paltry 1.6% for Q1 2024, far below even the most bearish Wall Street estimate and less than one-half the growth rate of the quarter before. It’s hard to overstate just how dismal this...
SPECIAL WEEKEND THOUGHT: 👉 Jesus’ Return:...
“For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. “Immediately after the distress of those days“‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of...
Thoughts for the end of the Century - From New...
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is a classic movie title, but it also describes the state of the century. However, amidst all the chaos, we can still find hope in people like Athena Lux. She is an entrepreneur who believes in trustworthy technology and is committed to a Democratic Republic. Before we congratulate the good, we must acknowledge the ugly truth. By 2030, corporations were covertly running the world. A universal social credit system was installed along with digital currency...
Live by the Meme Coin Die by the Meme Coin
Solana Tokens are Turning Memes into Vectors of Wealth Bobby had some big scores this past month, getting money of the best kind—crypto money. In terms of satisfaction, that’s gotta be near the top, right in the same league as gambling money, sports betting money, an unexpected inheritance, etc. Money won feels better than money earned, you better believe it. Money lost feels like a cavernous pit in your stomach, but hey, we won this time, leave that for the suckers who bought my bags....
Thoughts for the End of the Century: Middle...
Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels “Good Morning,” I type. “I’m reaching out to formally resign from your magazine.” I frown and take a sip of my coffee. I understand that I’m not winning any popularity contests or Ms. Congeniality anytime soon. I attempt a few lines and then backpedal. I try to explain that I am more than just a writer for their magazine: I run a small independent press, too. I have been active in supporting diverse voices in publishing for more than 5 years—the LGBTQIA+...
United Nations Admits Some Truth: Racist Hamas...
Honest people have recognized for decades that Hamas spreads lying lies about death figures. The current conflict that Hamas re-started is no different. Honest people also acknowledge that the United Nations (UN) is heavily biased against Jews/Israel, as evidenced by the fact that the UN spends more than half of its effort criticizing Israel, deprioritizing literally all the other conflicts in the world to the less than half its remaining efforts. While the UN is institutionally biased...
When you’re trying something new, some...
When you’re trying something newDo you remember the first time you drove somewhere new? Especially if you were moving somewhere else. Every sight, sound and every other sense was new and foreign. You might’ve felt alien. It was unmapped territory. You did not have a mental image of how far the road went, how many buildings were on it, who else was around, etc. You might have even imagined your surroundings based on clues you observed but nothing yet was fully explored, verified or memorized....
Lexicon
The present lexicon of liberal democracies contextualizes words so as to make it difficult for European peoples to defend ourselves. To that end, a new Lexicon is needed in order to empower¹ European peoples. The only way to get out from under this system is by breaking its ability to control our thoughts. These ideas will be elaborated on in future posts. This post is subject to change as ideas are developed. Europhobia – The fear and hatred of Europeans Xenophobia – Traditionally, meant...
Anti-Science vs Anti-Corruption
I am a staunch advocate for true science. Science is a rigorous process of testing ideas, challenging assumptions, and asking tough questions—all aimed at getting closer to the truth. This process has propelled society forward and led to modern miracles. When I challenge certain scientific ideas, it's not because I'm anti-science; quite the opposite, I deeply value the scientific method. My concern lies with the corruption that can sometimes influence scientific outcomes. It's an open secret...
Gaslighting Elite
Gaslighting Elite Posted on May 20, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the halls of power are illuminated with gaslight. History tells us that the elite lie when the truth would serve them better. Because lying has become their default. Taking Machiavelli’s maxim to the Nth degree, that a prince lie constantly, while claiming to be the most honest person who ever lived… in other words, gaslighting. Forgetting Confucius, who said, people follow their leaders. Since ours are...
Lying With Statistics
In our data-driven society, statistics are often wielded as definitive proof to bolster arguments. However, statistics are not just numbers; they're a way to organize large datasets into a coherent story. But just like any story, the narrative crafted by statistics can be misleading. This is a tactic well understood and utilized by executives in industries like big pharma and food, who can shape statistics to serve their interests. The critical eye-opener for me was "Pharmageddon" by Dr....
How Joe Biden Manages US Foreign Policy
The US withdraws from Afghanistan. ** Management, the ability to organize and direct groups of people toward a common goal or objective, has been a key attribute in building our country. In sports, each year, we celebrate outstanding management when we crown the World Champion in our most popular team sports: baseball, football, and basketball. We understand that along with the incredible individual talents that each player brings to the game, the coach’s role in organizing, motivating, and...
MARCUS AURELIUS MEANINGWAVE BANNED! THIS WEEK...
Buen día beloved wave riding individual! Good news! I invested in a sweatband! IT’S ON NOW! Speaking of ON, you can get 15% off EVERYTHING at meaningwave.com with code ‘SPRING’ at checkout! Valid for just a few more days! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCUS AURELIUS! 1903 years old, and more relevant and beloved than ever. Thank you for ghost-writing this amazing music! LOVE YOU! It’s a beautiful day to be alive here at the time of MEDITATIONS II existing. Thank you for all your beautiful words regarding...
Counter Party Risk
Counter Party Risk Posted on May 5, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the higher the counter party risk, the more expensive, difficult and scary it is to do business. If counter party risk gets too high, business can’t be done, and economic activity ceases. Put personally, upon discovering you can’t trust the person your dealing with, will you still do business with them? If you do, the likelihood is that they won’t meet their obligations, once you’ve met yours. Lawyers are an...
"The Government Can Solve All Of Our Problems!"
I've recently delved into the world of First Amendment auditor videos, which has not only opened my eyes to the complexities of constitutional rights but also deepened my appreciation for the dedicated public servants in government buildings. These government workers perform invaluable tasks that help maintain the fabric of our society, ensuring it functions smoothly for everyone. However, my observations have led me to reflect on the nature of government itself. While the individuals within...
A Guide for Social Justice Paradox - Part 9
Thank you for joining me again on this journey down the social activist rabbit hole. I find it essential to confront the contradictions that arise from applying simple logical principles to gender and social justice discussions. Today, we'll further challenge assumptions typically taken as gospel by many on the left. Something that people often say is that people should believe all women, and then the left will accuse women of lying when the accusation suits their narrative. So today's...
There's Free Cheese In A Mouse Trap
In our society, there’s a prevalent push toward convenient, low-hanging fruit solutions that, while offering immediate relief or benefits, can lead to increased dependency. This trend is evident across various aspects of life, from health to financial stability. For instance, the widespread availability of prescription medications and supplements pushed as quick health fixes, such as weight loss, often discourages deeper lifestyle changes that are more sustainable and empowering. Similarly,...
New Leaders Stepping Up in Washington’s 7th
Washington’s 7th Legislative District is the largest district geographically, covering twenty percent of the area of the state. Since legislative districts each roughly represent the same number of people, that tells you that our people are very widely spread out and living a mostly rural life. As a reminder, Legislative districts are the political units that determine how you elect your state senator and two representatives who serve you in Olympia. Our incumbents are Senator Shelly...
Beyond Belief (Part 3)
I called myself a writer for a long time. Now, writing is unpleasant because, 1. It's unnecessary; I have nothing true to say, and 2. My "rightness" is utterly dependent on everyone else's "wrongness," and I can't run that story anymore. Right and wrong are words that never come into contact with reality. Believing in something called "other people," society, politics, philosophies, just doesn't make any sense. To speak of "they" or "them" no longer makes any sense. "They" only occurs in...
The Uniparty
In America, we operate with a two-party system, and I often discuss how this setup seems to create more problems than it solves. Not only does it foster a sports-like team mentality that can turn us against our neighbors, but it also creates the illusion of diverse choices when that isn't actually the case. A closer look at these political establishments might reveal that they share very similar values—or some might say, a lack of values. Over the past few decades, regardless of the choices...
The Government Wants You Dumb And Weak, Obviously
I realize this post might come across as harsh or conspiratorial, but what I'm trying to assert goes much deeper than that. Without referring to any specific power institution, it should be obvious that those in power want to keep their power. There is a strong incentive, as power brings opportunities for more money and influence—things others cannot access. History has shown that those who hunger for power often get carried away, especially when that power starts to slip from their grasp,...
The Brutish Club Of Authoritarianism
The Brutish Club Of Authoritarianism Posted on May 17, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, to an authoritarian, coercion is the only imaginable solution to any problem. They’re a craftsman with one tool. A club. A tool they use to bash everything and everyone into compliance. Other tools, like discourse, cultural solutions or leading by example, are unthinkable to most elites. They’re authoritarians at heart. Elites don’t put themselves through hell and high water to get...
This Isn't Your Grandfather's Nuclear...
Iranian Missiles over the Knesset. ** The Second World War came to an abrupt and decisive end when the United States detonated twin nuclear bombs over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thus, the world’s most costly conflict ended, while at the same time, the “Nuclear era” began. For the next 79 years, the world had existed in an uneasy truce. It was a time when the two principal nuclear superpowers, the United States and, initially, the Soviet Union, now the Russian Federation, faced...
Rule By The Most Popular
Rule By The Most Popular Posted on May 21, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, representative democracy, is nothing but a popularity contest. Which means we’re ruled by the most popular… not the most apt, able or wise. Moreover, in a popularity contest, the person willing to go the furthest to pander, denigrate themselves, and slather false affection, wins. Meaning psychopaths have a leg up in any popularity contest. Until they’re found out. Up to then however, a psychopath has an...
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