MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

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Election of unelectables

If anything has become certain this election, it must be that, unless both presidential primaries end up being decided at the conventions and more likable and less divisive candidates are foisted to the surface, Americans are going…


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The knife-edge: Personal note

To the dumb question “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: “Why not?” — Christopher Hitchens, “Mortality” *** Thus, convinced of the wholly human origin of all that is human, a blind…








Oregon Standoff

Charge the Oregon gunmen with sedition

This might completely blow the minds of so-called “Patriot” movement supporters, but by definition, seizing federal property and holding it with threat of force — in the case of the Oregon standoff with shotguns and…