Tag: 2016 Election

  • Liberals Believe in Universal Values, Conservatives Believe in Fundamental Values

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the great divide: — this is the social schism that has been around since the dawn of civilisation, and it ain’t going away any time soon. People will not get along, never ever, ever. This idea I keep reading that the conservatives will eventually die makes me laugh hysterically and at […]

  • When proven wrong people don’t feel enlightenment but defeat

    “The Agony of Defeat”, Trevor Batstone. Emily Dinckinson wrote: Success is counted sweetestBy those who ne’er succeed.To comprehend a nectarRequires sorest need. Not one of all the purple HostWho took the Flag todayCan tell the definitionSo clear of victory As he defeated — dying –On whose forbidden earThe distant strains of triumphBurst agonized and clear! […]

  • TIL: Nassim Taleb is a Trump supporter

    An idol has fallen and the thickness of disappointment is suffocating I live in the middle of nowhere so excuse my ignorance. I like mr. Taleb’s ideas a lot but his last article, The Intellectual Yet Idiot left me completely unimpressed, even more, a tad surprised that someone of his caliber could descend into such […]

  • Will war “happen”?

    Do you think that, at this point in history, war falls in the same “pool of possibilities” as the Donald winning, or is it just more populist stirrups that haunt the news? Immigration, a concrete political truth, is the fault of a political elite that, due to their ivory tower isolation, failed to see the […]

  • What a misunderstood concept

    The “Political Correctness” phrase is the perfect example of good intention ending in disaster. The whirling cascade of bad jokes, inspired by the politically correct approaches (see George Carlin and his hate for PC) show in a crystal clear precision the difficulty of being lucid in a world bathing in confusion. The derogatory way in which […]

  • Click to see which kind of normal you are

    Say, do you know the difference between: normality as defined by majority, and normality as defined by society? What is the difference between society and majority? Society is time bound. Majorities are interest bound. When you heard Obama say “on the wrong side of history” he was talking about society. When you hear Trump say […]