A Guide to Political Discourse at the Dinner Table

by Aedon Cassiel As a philosophy buff, I can admit that a great deal of “philosophy” is irrelevant in most practical terms for most people’s actual lives—even for the way that they think and argue and reason. For example, one of the first things we’re given in Philosophy 101 is a list of fallacies of logical reasoning. It includes something called the “ad hominem fallacy.” Ad hominem translates to “against the person,” and it refers to “a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of…

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Fiat Current Sea: Maritime Money

Our fiat currency is like current in the sea. Although a better analogy would be a river, since the flow of water is directed by the banks on either side. The river-banks control the current; the money-banks control the currency. This is why our cash-on-hand or “cash flow” is a ‘liquid asset‘.   Water is a metaphor for money.  We use marine and aquatic vernacular to generically describe financial terms every single day without even realizing it. (above) The Black River Bank of Watertown, New York was established in 1844 and ran until 1864 when it became the First National Bank…

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Peak Petroleum, Abiotic Fossil Fuel: A Bone To Pick With The Oilagarchs

We’ve been trained to believe that petroleum is a fossil fuel. It’s supposed to have been generated over millions of years from the remains of dead organisms that were buried beneath sedimentary rock long ago.  There’re only so many of these ‘fossils’ left, therefore they say, we’ll eventually run out.  This is what ‘peak oil’ is all about, and it’s absolutely ludicrous. As the story goes, since there are only so many dinosaur bones, zooplankton, algae and other decayed biological matter from long ago; there is only so much oil.  This is good news for the ‘oilagarchs‘ since they can create…

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Covert Communism in Marxist ‘Merika: Red October, White & Blue: 100 Years In The Making

Today (November 7th, October 25th of the old Julian calendar) marks 100 years since the Russian Bolshevik Revolution began.  Otherwise known as Red October, this aptly named movement is responsible for the bloodshed of around 100 million lives.  Communism, Marxism, Bolshevism, whatever you want to call it, this false ideology is to blame for the pain, suffering, and death of so many innocent people. Never in the history of the world has there ever been a more deadly movement.  Yet Marxism is taught in schools today as if the professors have no recollection of history. The ultimate evil that is communism…

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The Confederate Conundrum: What Really Caused The Civil War?

Our country is being divided.  Confederate monuments are being taken down left and right, while the right and left fight each other over what, in their mind, is morally correct. On one side we have people who see the Confederacy as a symbol of hatred and racism; and on the other we have people who claim that the eradication of these flags and monuments is an attempt to erase history. But who’s right? After all, if we remove these monuments we aren’t really erasing history since we can surely still read about this stuff in history books. These monuments that…

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