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The Man In The Suit

Posted: October 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

I read somewhere that in the modern age the well tailored suit is to the gentleman what armor once was to the warrior. This, of course, is complete bullshit. The well tailored suit is a costume design to convey to other men in the same costume the idea that you have risen above any need for armor; that you have risen above any need for violence or force.
This, of course, requires first that you endorse the lie that money is itself not a symbol designed to replace violence and force among those too weak or too feminized to employ the real thing. This symbol is especially pushed onto the serfs and peasants when they are in costume and allowed to mingle with those who truly possess force and violence. That possession resting not in their own personal physical prowess but in the purchased prowess of their sheepdogs; armed bodyguards and the walls around their estate.
And especially this applies to the tie around the man’s neck. It is not mere adornment. It is a collar. It is a leash.
The serf is constantly told that prowess and violence are for the uneducated, the uncivilized. That the only legitimate power consist of scraps of paper and in the ones and zeros down at the bank, which are, of course, controlled by those whom the serf farms for. But the serf is assured that, if he plays nice and works hard, enough of the scraps and enough of these ones and zeros will be doled out to him so that he can exercise power, too.
And so, men sacrifice their lives in pursuit of the approval of their masters in the hope that their yoke will be lightened by the gracious contribution of such scraps of paper and ones and zeros. It is hinted that one should dream. But time to dream of anything but commerce is always denied.

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There are plenty of ideas that makes me want to string myself up to my ceiling fan by my shoelaces but this one certainly causes me to stare at that ceiling fan with the same eyes I’d stare at a potential lover. Yes, it’s the old cabin in the woods property rights question. If you aren’t unlucky enough to have heard this general idea then here it is:

A man is starving in the woods. (A good liberal will add that man has been walking for 10 days straight. He’s covered in bear attack wounds and mosquito bites. He’s missing a leg that he lost fighting for our country. And, he’s pregnant with a baby that’s dying in his… womb? Anyway…) He comes across a cabin… Would it be moral for him to break into it to eat something to save his life?

The general question is interesting…

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Why The Rules Don’t Matter

Posted: September 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

In 1991 Hans Monderman introduced a minimalist traffic design concept that revolutionized the way many people thought about proper traffic planning. While throughout history, traffic designers have…

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The weak man cannot be merciful, he is merely subservient.

The Spiritual Survival

“First of all our young men must be strong. Religion will come afterwards,” said Swami Vivekananda. “Be strong, my young friends; that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the [Hindu religious text of the Bhagavad] Gita… You will understand the Gita better with your biceps, your muscles, a little stronger.”

We in the West have inherited the Christian image — and I would say, largely a false image — of the spiritual or enlightened man: self-sacrificing, passive, slender, and in a sense anti-physical.

Where Christianity has declined or disappeared, this image and the assumptions of the religion — equality, a focus on — or a belief in — the poor and the outcast, and strong suspicion of the physical body, especially physical strength — have become the major motifs of politics.

But the traits we associate with spirituality…

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