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No One Cares About Your Hooey

Posted May 23, 2015 By John C Wright

Someone with the socialist yet anarchic name of Bakunin writes in with a link to an anonymous accuser who is linked to a second anonymous accuser: It’s not social justice. It’s basic human decency to speak out against a man who says: “In any case, I have never heard of a group of women descended […]

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Atheism, Nihilism, Woe, and Ire

Posted May 13, 2015 By John C Wright

I think we have the answer to the question we have been pondering here these last few days. It is not a complete answer, but it will do for now. One of the few people on the Internet with a human name, Mr Hess, writes as follows: (Quoting me) “I would like someone to volunteer […]

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Virtuous Atheism and Partial Truth

Posted May 8, 2015 By John C Wright

Part of an ongoing discussion. Regarding the debate over atheism and nihilism, a reader with the military but vandalistic name of Stilicho comments: “The question here is whether the honest atheist who believes in an absolute and objective standard of morality is committing a logical contradiction?” It comes down to whether you think that an […]

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The Notorious Meat Robot Letters – Expanded!

Posted May 7, 2015 By John C Wright

In my last column in this space, I invited Malcolm the Cynic, and any other reader who cared to contribute, to debate the fascinating issue of whether atheism logically necessitates to nihilism. The challenge was either to prove or disprove that a non-nihilist atheist was a logical contradiction in terms. To my immense surprise, not […]

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Is Non-Nihilist Atheism Possible?

Posted May 5, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader with the servile, dovish yet doglike name of Malcolm the Cynic writes and says: I am not saying Stoicism is nihilism, but rather that it will lead to the same place whether it wants to or not. Nihilism is just more honest about it. (Not that I think stoics are actually lying, just […]

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Chastity is Thoughtcrime!

Posted April 9, 2015 By John C Wright

I note a particular oddity in the ongoing debate about the legitimacy of the Hugo Award slate. For all the ink that has so for been spilled over it — including more than one libelous article hurredly retracted — no one is actually talking about it. No one is talking about the merit of any […]

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Sanctuary by Bill Whittle

Posted January 13, 2015 By John C Wright

Being from a military family and raised on post, as well as being an amateur student of history, I am unfortunately subject to the blind spot of assuming my readers know those things which, at one time, were common knowledge known to any literate schoolboy in America, such as the purpose of the rules and […]

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Chose this Day Whom Ye Will Serve

Posted January 8, 2015 By John C Wright

One of these following images is true, and the other false. You must serve one. There is no neutral position, no Switzerland, in this war, and no way to evade nor escape the choice. Look. Look at these two worlds. Use your damnable eyes.

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Leftists Love Islam

Posted January 7, 2015 By John C Wright

Twice now Leftists have presented themselves on my blog to argue that, no, Leftists do not side with the Dar-al-Islam against Christendom, and moreover I am a simply horrible and contemptible person for believing so. Both times, I produced lists and lists of famous Leftwing figures expressing sympathy and support and solidarity for Islam, and […]

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On the Sexual Nature of Man

Posted January 5, 2015 By John C Wright

Here below is a republication of a long essay I wrote back in 2009 under the general title Apologia Pro Opere Sui.  At the request of more than one reader, I have stripped out the specific comments related only to the event that provoked it, in order to frame the argument in more general terms. […]

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