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  • Felix Randal

    March 7th, 2021 | Poetry | journalpulp | 1 Comment

    Felix Randal the farrier, oh, is he dead then? my duty all ended, Who have watched his mould of man, big-boned and hardy-handsome Pining, pining, till time when reason rambled in it, and some Fatal four disorders, fleshed there, all contended? Sickness broke him. Impatient, he cursed at first, but mended Being anointed and all; […]

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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

    January 27th, 2021 | Fascism | journalpulp | No Comments

    January 27, 2021, to mark the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz — the Nazi German death camp, where some 1.1 million people, mostly Jewish, were killed during the war. Last year, Michigan Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaiba — a proud antisemite and totally uninformed and dogmatic critic of Israel, was correctly lambasted on social […]

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  • Chapter 39 (Book II): Neck Between Two Heads: a Story of Civilization and Superstition

    January 21st, 2021 | Neck Between Two Heads | journalpulp | No Comments

    What Freedom Fosters (a small sampling) Chapter 39 The engine that ultimately powers civilization is not science or technology or currency — all of which are side-effects, by-products — and neither is it government nor God nor gods nor devils nor witches nor any other superstition. The engine that powers civilization and all human progress […]

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  • The Brainwashing of the World is Over 50 Percent Complete — Don’t Allow It To Happen Further

    January 20th, 2021 | Fascism | journalpulp | No Comments

    You must watch the brief video clips below. You must. You have to see this to believe it. This is not about Donald Trump, and I am not a Trump fan. If you can watch this incredible footage and not see that it’s obviously staged — then, reader, something is very, very, very wrong. The […]

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  • Censorship

    January 11th, 2021 | Uncategorized | journalpulp | No Comments

    No private action is an act of censorship. Only governments can censor. No private individual or platform, no magazine or press, no agency or business may rightfully suppress another publication by force. (Competition or competitive advantage does not equal force.) Only governments have the power to enforce silence and suppress with impunity. When governments do this, […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom & the Difference Between Dogma & Doctrine

    September 15th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 5 Comments

    Chapter 36   The difference between dogma and doctrine is the difference between faith and thought. The extent to which an ideological system is taken on faith is the extent to which it is dogmatic. The extent to which an ideological system is by its leaders expected to be taken on faith is the extent […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom & the Engine of Civilization

    September 14th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Chapter 9   There is no sort of freedom other than the sort which voluntary exchange brings about. In its truest form, freedom has only one fundamental meaning: it is the absence of force and compulsion, whether that force is direct, as in assault, or indirect, as in extortion. It means only that you are […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom & the Power to Educate Ourselves

    September 13th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Most humans don’t think too much about the great problems of existence, concerning which, most behave as most around them behave. Most people perform certain daily acts without paying particular attention to their acts, nor to the ideological theories or hierarchal structures undergirding them. Most people do most things because most people became accustomed throughout […]

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  • The Power of Ideas [addendum]

    September 12th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    It was toward the middle of the twentieth century that the inhabitants of many European countries came, in general unpleasantly, to the realization that their fate could be influenced directly by intricate and abstruse books of philosophy. Their bread, their work, their private lives began to depend on this or that decision in disputes on […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom and Language As Thought

    September 11th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Excerpted from my forthcoming:   Chapter 4   Independent thought is critical thought – it is the critical faculty at its best: the faculty of identification, evaluation, discernment, grasping. Thought, in turn, is accomplished by means of language, which is precisely why the more you understand the words you’re using, the clearer and more streamlined […]

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  • What Is Independent Thinking?

    September 10th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Excerpted from Chapter 3 of my forthcoming.     Chapter 3 Independent thinking is you, your car, and an auto-mechanic you don’t really know. Independent thinking is you taking your car in for a biannual tune-up, strictly routine. After handing the auto-mechanic your car keys and then waiting in the lobby for approximately five minutes, […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom & the Actual Truth about Egalitarianism & Inequality

    September 9th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Excerpted from my forthcoming: Chapter 30 Since humans are each discrete, individuated beings, with a singular consciousness, born into a complex system of nature, humans are because of this infinitely diverse. This is a good thing, and it is a beautiful thing. This infinite diversity means, however, that humans are inherently unequal – in countless […]

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  • Tribalism, Racial Theory, The Individual Human Being

    Tribalism, Racial Theory, The Individual Human Being

    September 8th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Excerpted from my forthcoming: Chapter 12 Tribalism is a form of collectivism, which is a philosophy that denies the primacy of the individual, subordinating her to a so-named collective. Tribalism is the logical result and the logical elaboration of postmodernist irrational philosophy. (Irrationalism is a school of philosophical thought, with a long and varied history.) […]

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  • Christopher Columbus, Howard Zinn, & A People’s History of The United States

    September 7th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    This is excerpted from Chapter 25 of my forthcoming. Chapter 25 Howard Zinn is the author of a cultic classic called A People’s History of the United States, which is a tour-de-force of historical misinformation, sloppy scholarship, and outright prevarications. This perhaps partially explains why on the subject of history and the role of the […]

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  • Whiskey Wisdom and the Quiddity of a Culture

    September 5th, 2020 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    This is excerpted from Chapter 22 of my forthcoming. Chapter 22   “Every serious civilization, like every serious person, possesses an essence or a spirit,” she said. “A soul, if you like.” Thus spoke the lady political refugee who was standing – and not sitting – at my bar one quiet Tuesday evening. She was […]

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