i am principly against abortion, but it's one of those very ugly things
that are part of civilization, like armies. just like a nation has to
have armies to protect the freedoms that we all deserve (and we hope we
never have to go to war), a society which values the freedom of women
has to have abortion to protect them. i am also strongly against politicians
or religious evangelists telling doctors what medical procedures to do.
human beings have every right to make life and death decisions.
is never going to cure the problems of racism or equality in society.
substitute zip codes for race, and you have the same thing. it's integration,
it works. don't ask don't tell. don't get all bent out of shape about
it. but most importantly, don't try to reinvent the civil rights movement
with your weenie opposition. you only make yourself look stupid.
animals have no rights a human being is bound to respect. humans have
no rights animals are bound to respect. bacteria will win in the end.
is the world in microcosm. it has a million times as many people in it
as you have in your little black book, so stop pretending you understand
that doesn't make you laugh or cringe is just creativity.
will triple in number over the next decade, if i have anything to do with
there is nothing wrong with a little class warfare. the rich and powerful
should retain nobless oblige. the poor and desparate should periodically
civil rights movement
is over and did a good job. vigilance on the back burner is appropriate.
conservatives are the brakes on the engine of society. when society is
moving backwards, they are useful and necessary. when society is moving
forwards, they are annoying and counter-productive. when society is stable
and peaceful, they look for trouble and invent reasons to stop thought.
when society is wreckless and nihilistic, they are the saving grace of
are more civilized than armies in that they are less capable of direct,
concerted action. they therefore, by their nature, allow their membership
greater freedom and autonomy. they are amoral and capable of doing anything
people will do for money.
american culture loves violence. american culture hates death.
human beings have every right to make life and death decisions, including
the right to punt off that responsibility to the state. but a state which
is irresponsible and sloppy revokes its responsibility, as do human beings
who are irresponsible and sloppy. the death penalty in america is administered
in an irresponsible and sloppy way. find a gulag until the system is reformed.
will be the greatest force of change in the 21st century. human organizations
will become smaller, smarter and more mobile.
it is a privilege to live in a nation as advanced, beautiful and comfortable
as the united states. those who would destroy our civilization do not
deserve to live here. we should work out an arrangement with more anarchic
nations by which we send certain convicts.
awaits an information revolution. theory will yield to empiricism.
the united states of america is an empire. it is possibly both the greatest
empire in world history, and the most capricious and irresponsible empire
in world history. i don't expect to find out in my lifetime, but i do
hope that it works out.
fate of the negro
nobody in any other nation cares about the fate of the american negro
any longer, so you had better buy yourself a senator, because that's as
good as it gets.
this is where the uppper middle class is heading iff it is heading in the right
direction. the alternative is the world of devolution and hollywood morality -
at least here in the states.
i don't watch any television news.
exists wherever you find human souls.
is inevitable so long as information about free market economics is not
strictly controlled. the only way you can keep every human in the world
from competing is to destroy every copy of 'the wealth of nations'. oops,
is futile, but worth the effort.
is one of the great re-discoveries of the 20th century.
is the single most necessary condition for the attainment of wisdom.
i am sympathetic to good people everywhere who wish to live and work in
the united states, and having driven many times across the great southwest,
there is no question in my mind but that we have room for them. our greatest
hedge against the infidel is crossover.
democratizes literacy, decentralizes power, enables panoptic oppression
internal third world
america must determine if its empire will be inclusive or exclusive. an
inclusive empire means that we will need to accept the necessity of poor
states within which poor people will constitute majorities. our laws and
communities must accomodate them and defend their every freedom. an exclusive
empire means that americans must be smarter, stronger, faster than everyone
else. despite what most people believe, inclusive is easier than exclusive.
the people of iraq are on the the long slog to independence as a second world
democratic republic. our involvement has shown the cost of conversion. it is
slightly less expensive than traditional war and uses many of the same tactics.
given what chechnya has been to russia, the decision to pre-empt has been wise.
the people of israel are behaving like abused children, replicating the
abuses of their parents. since the deposing of rabin, i have had very
little confidence in their governments. there is no excuse for the abuse
they heap on palestinians, nor for their ever expanding property grabs
and housing developments. there should be a second, pacifist jewish state
in the middle east.
law is a labyrinth of words made real. the walls of the maze are plastic.
is impossible in today's world, and is largely irresponsible.
is the fundamental philosophy of modernism. if you believe in anything
but predestination, you are a liberal. see how useless that is?
is the currency of civilization.
love is overrated and underpracticed.
zuboff, drucker & deming rock; hammer sucks.
"The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God?s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord. Therefore marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by God."
i am sick to death of hearing the unending news of every body and bomb
that falls in that excreble place, as if it were the locus of human suffering
on the planet. i have no reason to care a whit more about palestine and
israel than i do for siberia or timbuktoo. i ignore it to retain my sensitivities
bill bennett, stephen l. carter yes; laura schlesinger,
deepak chopra no.
should be the first priority of the united nations, and should be the
framework for the lion's share of g7 foreign aid.
is indifferent. the planet is alright. (see animal rights)
the people of palestine are behaving like screaming children, expecting
that they can escalate their tantrums and bomb their way to independence.
arafat is surely one step away from symbolic dictatorship over the palestinians
and his inability to rule, his willingness to associate with hamas and
other radical militant cells not only cripples the peace but may paves
the road to undemocratic rule of any palestinian state.
is a good reason for heroism, but no excuse for lies.
is good. pornography is bad. (see violence in entertainment). don't defend
porno itself, just defend people's right to create it.
is bad. porno is good. hugh hefner is porno, pictures of children being
raped is pornography.
undermines the rule of law and should not ever be tolerated. nor should
citizens ever fear police.
is the voice of passion. if it's not worth cursing about, then let highschool
debate teams decide.
punch in the nose
should be the basic currency of passionate disagreement, as contrasted
to small claims court.
is only a subject of discussion in racist nations.
the first american political philosophy that succeeds in making large
numbers of nonwhite people successful and rich wins.
there is marriage, and there is everything else. if you are not married,
and you are not my child, please don't expect me to care.
religion is the pedagogy of spirit. it is our first education.
is only acceptable in small towns and small economies, so long as they
have open borders.
isn't what it used to be, ain't what it will be. it has fallen on bad
times and has no business being so crudely populist.
rebellion for its own sake is self-destructive. if it's not rebellious,
it's not rock, it's pop. therefore no good rock band (or rap artist) can
same sex marriage
is oxymoronic. activists for the cause are disingenuous, solopsistic
and mendacious. you don't get my blessing.
if you can look at your parents in the eye and believe they are the best
people in the world to teach you about sex, you may be homeschooled. the
rest of the world should get the straight dope, from doctors in public
no, not really.
is the ecology of civilization. learn it or die.
taxes are the cost of doing business in america, the greatest society
in the world for the management of capital. greedy rich people (especially
those who inherit) and stupid corporations should get off the tit of tax
abatement. i support a flattened progressive tax.
are superior to television in every way.
violence in entertainment
is sustainable in a literate and critical society and paves the road to
hell everywhere else. not all america is literate and critical.
violence in general
old people should be able to walk to church, period.
becomes more necessary in a society of people with poor manners. it is
is impossible. don't sweat it. the larger the government, the more corruptible
it is. a world government will have loopholes the size of australia. besides,
technology will decentralize autonomy. nations will become federations
of distributed networks of power.
is the subjugation of the self to nothingness. i don't do it.
is retarded by definition. it is the direct result of insufficient parenting,
surplus capital and arbitrary creativity (see art).