Saving Our History Books For The Singularity. rechelon, Human Iterations (2010-07-26).
Some noble soul has labored to put the two most important history books on Individualist Anarchism's first wave in America online — and in very accessible condition. Â Anyway, I felt I had to pause in my projects and distractions to let you know. This is the shit. Eunice Minette Schuster's…(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
What does it mean to love your enemies? Ryan, The Peaceable Kingdom (2010-07-26).
A question many Christians aren't really asking. This moving video lays it out very simply. It is not wide-eyed optimism in the sense that it doesn't portray automatic world peace and love in the face of violence. It means that to truly love your enemies you might have to receive…(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
A squealing leftie writes. chris dillow, Stumbling and Mumbling (2010-07-23).
Tim says something that puzzles me:Human beings really are status seeking beings. The method of ranking it, enforcing it, discovering it, may change, but that there will be a social hierarchy is a given. And that's the bit that our squealing lefties seem to forget....Simply because we are human beings…(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Three from Vienna. Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-07-27). Including an excellent anthology from my teacher Kelly Jolley, also including essays by my other teacher Roderick Long; and a Tractarian musical number. About the latter, all I can say is that he would have been better off trying to whistle it. (Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Trail of Tears 2010. der Blaustrumpf (2010-07-27). Deportation is ethnic cleansing. Nothing more, nothing less. (Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Remember Furkan Dogan. Sheldon Richman, Free Association (2010-07-27).
Furkan Dogan was the 19-year-old American fatally shot five times by Israeli commandos aboard the Mavi Marmara headed for Gaza — without a peep from the Obama administration, which has time to get involved with everything else happening in the world. Dogan was a bright young man with a promising…(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Wikileaks releases classified Afghanistan war logs: “largest intelligence leak in history” Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing (2010-07-25).
An archive of classified U.S. military logs spanning six years, more than 91,000 documents, and 200,000 pages, was today made available by WikiLeaks. The papers show a picture of the war in Afghanistan that is far more grim, and far less hopeful, than previously portrayed. The New York Times, London’s…(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Guadec Day 2: In pursuit of critical mass. Ivanka Majic, Canonical Design (2010-07-27).
Today I was reminded of this quote by Jane Goodall: If everyone could think a little bit about small choices they make every day: What do you eat, does it result in animal cruelty? What do you wear, how was it made, does it damage the environment? When people start…(Linked Tuesday 2010-07-27.)
Fall Right, Swing Left. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-15).
"I don't try to make you believe something you don't believe, but to make you do something you won't do." — Ludwig Wittgenstein "Over and over, you're falling, and then catching yourself from falling. And this is how you can be walking and falling at the same time." — Laurie…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Stress, Labor & Play. rechelon, Human Iterations (2010-05-14).
There's a lot of talk in anarchist circles about abolishing work. Some of it in line with the dream of a high-technology path to post-scarcity. But a lot of it takes an alternative route and settles for simply building a ludic society — that is to say a culture that…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Heartwarming marsupial of the week. Jill, I Blame The Patriarchy (2010-05-14).
What a darling fellow! This gentle furry woodland creature comes around every night at 8 o'clock to frolic amid the rotting kitchen waste in my compost bin, at which point our nightly staring contest commences. He growls at me, inch-long fangs dripping with disease, for as long as I care…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
You’re not giving me that option. An Act of State is an Act of War (2010-04-24).
In matters of state, when an agreement cannot be reached, often the other person will say, "lets agree to disagree". This is impossible. If the person you are talking to is in the same state as you (Phillipines, United States, etc.), and that person supports the state, then he is…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Ambivalent Sexism. experimentaltheology.blogspot.com (2010-05-15). This is useful: “Ambivalent Sexism Theory, as articulated by Peter Glick and Susan Fisk, suggests that while sexism is a form of prejudice it is marked by a deep ambivalence. That is, sexism is a unique and particular sort of prejudice. Generally, we think of prejudice as being characterized by strong negative feelings (and stereotypes) directed at a despised group. And, of course, many attitudes toward women are overtly derogatory. Glick and Fisk call this hostile sexism.” Which they distinguish from paternalistic or “benevolent” [sic] sexism. I’d just add that these are really two sides of the same coin, practiced by the same men towards different women, or the same woman in different contexts. The point is that the pedestal is always conditional, and the social carrot is very easily replaced with a social stick when a woman steps outside of the narrow requirements of the pedestalized role. (Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to. Jesse, The Perpetual Three-Dot Column (2010-05-07).
INSTEAD OF A POST ABOUT EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: If I were ever to join the big epistemic closure debate, the points I'd want to make would be:1. Ideological in-groups have always been able to construct cocoons in which their own favorite sources take precedence over the mainstream media. The Internet may…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
The Myth of the Menacing Militias. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-05-05).
Flash back to the end of March, when the authorities hauled in nine members of the Hutaree, a Christian paramilitary group, and charged them with plotting a mass assassination of police officers. The media quickly added the arrests to the ongoing narrative of "rising right-wing violence," with the Michigan-based militants…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
On Enewetak (from The Distributive Passions) Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-05-15).
[This immediately follows the section I posted May 2. It originally appeared on the defunct Distributive Passions blog. Bradford Peck was the author of The World A Department Store, and prime mover, along with the Vroomans, in the cooperative movement in New England. Much of this has already taken another…(Linked Saturday 2010-05-15.)
Amant ou mari? Shawn P. Wilbur, Out of the Libertarian Labyrinth (2010-04-24).
Proudhon (in)famously wrote, in What is Property?:On distingue dans la propriété : 1° la propriété pure et simple, le droit dominal, seigneurial sur la chose, ou, comme l’on dit, la nue propriété ; 2° la possession. « La possession, dit Duranton, est une chose de fait, et non de droit….(Linked Sunday 2010-05-16.)
Everybody Run, Uncle Grady Has a Gun. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-05-10).
The following letter appeared in today's Opelika-Auburn News. (I've restored my original paragraphing, which was altered seemingly at random.) To the Editor: Bob Sanders wonders (May 8th) why we would fear Uncle Grady the tax assessor. Surely the answer is: because Uncle Grady's edicts are ultimately backed up by threats…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)
Reviewing Like It's 2007. rechelon, Human Iterations » Non-Aggression And The Goddamn Primmies (2010-05-10).
Communism Reconstituted as Psychotherapy: The Coming Insurrection Everyone knows. It's really nothing new. Their attack on Green Capitalism is delicious, while their advocacy of "communes" is without substance, tacked on and arguably specious. There's a lot of language in it specific to the European intellectual scene. Honestly, it's a bit…(Linked Monday 2010-05-10.)