Whom the gods destroy, they first make mad

There is a hubris problem: excessive pride, dangerous overconfidence, and complacency. It’s not only infected our political leaders, oligarchs, and intelligentsia; it’s infected the entire culture and all of us with it. Consciously or unconsciously we endlessly recycle the patent nonsense emanating from our academics, oligarchs, media presenters, and politicians.

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She obsessively documents her life on social media. She posts every event, ‘significant purchase’ and achievement (hers and those of her children) for all the world to see. Mirko’s niece is the quintessential Balkan Bitch. A woman used to getting her way. His daughter follows her exploits slavishly online. Mirko ...

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How they run the world with fear

Are you curious how the world got messed-up? Read Peter Thiel’s 2004 Essay: The Straussian Moment.  Thiel is a co-founder of PayPal, and the President of Clarium Capital. His estimated net worth is above $10 billion.  Billionaires routinely use their wealth to promote their own agenda. Part 1 detailed how ...

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By, Fab Marsani " If you give me free ticket and pay all expenses... I wouldn't go there," says Mirko. I mentioned to Mirko how the Weekend Australian featured a luxury travel lift out supplement, titled: "Albania Mania". He thought I was talking my 'usual bullshit' to stir him up. ...

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“The first law of politics is that a body politic is divided into a ruling class and a ruled class. Human beings are born babies…They survive only in nurseries…” R.G. Collingwood–The New Leviathan–published 1942 Let’s talk real privilege: A billion dollars is an obscene quantity of money. According to Forbes ...

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What you learn in a humanities degree?

Apart from resentment: Inexorably, from orientation to graduation day, your clear thinking will decline. You will have learned how to reflexively obfuscate on virtually any subject. You will possess an acute sensitivity to detect oppression and privilege in all the places it does not exist. Conversely, the worst excesses instigated ...

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It wasn’t supposed be like this

What they've told us: The Palestinian group, Hamas, broke out of Gaza, on the 7th of October. It proceeded indiscriminately butchering innocent Israelis, beheading children and abducting hostages. Global media reflexively ratcheted-up outrage and retaliation. Pro-Israeli heads appeared on every screen. An enraged Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called for the ...

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Can you see them coming?

There is dissension in the ranks. Usually Biden friendly publications, Axios and the Financial Times, don't publish articles citing concerns. Axios headlined an article, on the 20th of October: “behind the curtain, a rattled US government fears war could spread.” It cites anonymous sources suggesting the administration is in over ...

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For very many problems, the problems are combinatorially explosive. You cannot conceivably search the entire space of a problem like climate change. We aren't even sure of all the variables that need to be searched. We do not have the time, the machinery, the resources to search the whole space. ...

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Here’s the best protection racket ever

Riddle me this: you enter a proxy war against Russia. You have a 24 to 1 military expenditure advantage. 18 months into the conflict, you’ve run out of military hardware and are overwhelmed by Russian artillery shell production! Time to wash your hands, wish them luck, and wave goodbye... Global ...

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