Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Episode 141, Unified Field Theory of Collectivism

A listener sent me this brilliant piece by John C Wright entitled Unified Field Theory of Madness.

In it, Wright explains, in a more complete way than anyone else I've read, how Collectivists come to believe what they believe, and more importantly, how they hang onto those beliefs in spite of the constant barrage of evidence of the utter bankruptcy of their world view.

In this podcast, we review Wright's clear and logical essay. His key points in a nutshell:
  • Man cannot know Truth. Reasoning in the realm of ethics, politics, morality, economics, and history, is a hate crime.
  • Believing this requires self-deception, resulting in humiliation and guilt, which are overcome by sanctimonious pride in one’s perfect righteousness.
  • Because truth is impossible, there can be no right and wrong. There can be no cause and effect.
  • Because there is no cause and effect, everything that happens in life is due to chance. In a game of chance, consistent winners must be cheaters. Success is therefore a crime, winners are criminals, and losers are victims. The property of the successful has been stolen. Justice mandates confiscation of that property and returning it to the victims.
  • Consistent with punishing success and rewarding failure, the collectivist must demean whatever is worthy, true, successful, or good, and must praise whatever is unworthy, untrue, unsuccessful and bad. Whatever reason says is good must be bad and vice versa.
  • Since reason is bad, dissent from collectivist orthodoxy must not be argued with, it must be ridiculed and condemned as vile, stupid, or evil.
Wright makes several other key points, but we gotta save something exclusive to the podcast audio!

If you want to defeat the enemy, you must know him. Listen to this show and learn why Collectivists are what they are.
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Episode 140, We Get Chickens


Check out the latest addition to the growing family homestead here at Liberty Ridge--chickens!

Pictured are a few of our Cinnamon Queen chicks, delivered to us two weeks ago via the US Postal Service, none the worse for wear.

In this show I talk about:
  • What are the obvious--and not so obvious--benefits of having chickens?
  • Selecting the right breed for you
  • How many to get, and gender mix
  • Where to get your baby chicks
  • How to take care of baby chicks for the first few critical weeks
  • What to look for in a coop or chicken tractor
If you gotta homestead, you gotta have chickens!



P.S. Here is a picture of the coop/tractor, built by Penny Gonzales of Okie Critters:
















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