Killing Facebook

For Auld lang syne In the book 'The Manchurian Candidate' of 1959, converted into a movie in 1962 and again in 2004, the latent American fear is explored that some day some rogue nation would be able to install his own puppet into the White House. In all versions of…

Votarem!

Votarem! We will vote When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of…

Roe V Wade

In defence of Human Life on planet Earth I have defended the pro-choice side before. This time I hope I avoided 'drowning the fish' as one professor of mine use to call it. In any case the matter is so important and so acute and relevant that I felt a…

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning Clinton Trump [caption id="attachment_493" align="aligncenter" width="700"] One Angry Trump[/caption] "Dead Reckoning: the process of calculating one's position, especially at sea, by estimating the direction and distance travelled rather than by using landmarks or astronomical observations". It was a warm summers suburban night. The deserted streets reminded me that…

Brexit II

Brexit II The trouble with democracy Ancient Greece, birthplace of democracy. 1,9% margin changed the course of Europe's history. In 1944 tanks of the British Commonwealth landed on Juno and Sword beach in French Normandy. While this was in plain view, their German counterparts did not move to close the…

Brexit

BREXIT! Try to remain calm On the 23rd of june the population of Great - Britton will vote whether or not to turn back half a century of European Unification. My question is: can we stop them from becoming an enemy to the union? It is very unfortunate that a…

For the remains of the day

Brussels, 22/03/2016 #BelgiumUndefeated Dear Isis, I usually  try to be a little clever. I have a big ego and feeling the smartest person in the room is a huge part of that. So I was going to tell you that when you placed that second bomb at 400 meters from…

How to live with blue people

How to live with blue people Christmas on the streets that supported ISIS [caption id="attachment_388" align="aligncenter" width="220"] The blue man group: not actually blue people[/caption] A joke: A police officer is doing his rounds at night in the village when he comes upon a drunk man walking circles in the…

Is The Future A Distant Past?

Is The Future A Distant Past? Stories [caption id="attachment_354" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Are we racing headlong into the next and final global conflict? If so, Why?[/caption] Once every so often you read something that places that what you know already in a totally different light. It crystallizes facts so  you more…

“I Am Spartacus”

We could be heroes [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="300"] I am Spartacus[/caption]   “To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer the Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune...” Three hours driving from where I am now two men, barely men, executed…

In The Dust Of This Planet

The war on entropy [caption id="attachment_294" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The title of the book, on JayZ's jacket.[/caption] Ever since we lost the Concorde, the passenger airplane that flew faster than the speed of sound, I’ve felt like the world has been treading water in place. It just doesn’t rime with me,…

The attack of the eleventh of september

Step into the breach [caption id="attachment_271" align="aligncenter" width="1231"] History contains many layers.[/caption] This post, I’ll admit, just got away from me. It started to be about something and then it turned into something very different. I hope that where you don’t agree with me, you do answer some of the…

The long kiss goodnight

Self-determination in the middle-ages and subsequent centuries [caption width="458" align="alignnone"] Cutting your cord.[/caption] It is often claimed that atheists have no respect for life. In no small matter this is because atheists are often known to be ‘pro-choice’ (defending the right for available, clean, safe and legal abortions) as well…

Garden Of Stone

Pvt. Hailaga 1ste Inf. 11/11/2015, Atheist [caption id="attachment_217" align="alignnone" width="1901"] Garden Of Stone[/caption] Native American’s that engaged in the tradition of carving totem-poles are said to have denounced any creativity on the part of the carver. The animals and shapes were already in the wood and it was the carver’s…

Brave Little Belgium

From the land of Silent People [caption width="278" align="alignnone"] Belgium, map of German occupation during WWI[/caption]   Four months into this blog I have come to realize I am not so much the Silent Atheist as I’m a closeted one. Make no mistake, I am telling everyone that says ‘thank God’…

On My Signal Release Hell

In my post ‘Put your hands up for Ukraine’ I “suggested” Russia had interests in Ukraine. Recent events, I’m ashamed to say, put this historian in his place. Half a millenium of Russian history is about finding ice-free harbours for military and economic interest. We should have known they would…

Put Your Hands Up For Ukraine

“I can’t believe the news today…” That’s the words U2 used to describe the Bloody Sunday shooting of civilians in 1972. They exactly describe my feelings when I watched international news this morning. In Kiev civilians are being shot on camera (but unfortunately  not only by that camera) for occupying…

The Truth About Killing(End)

In the fourth section of our series on killing we stacked the bill of a population of seven billion onto our ecology. Using logic first addressed by Malthus we demonstrated the undiminished validity of it today despite technological advances. We expanded these reasonings to other areas where shortages are threatening…

The Truth About Killing(4)

In the third section of our series on killing we discussed the relativity of morality when it comes to harm in a broader sense and killing in a narrow one. We have emphasized that this does not make morality utterly ambiguous or unknowable. It just means that in the scope…

The Truth About Killing(1)

Abstract: In this series we go exploring into ourselves for a moral theory of balancing the interests of living entities with each-other. At the heart of the problem lays the issue that ‘Thou shalt not kill’ and a live-and-let-live strategy can’t be upheld in reality which has resulted in numerous…