My Collected Writings on politics, science fiction, theology, and women.

Low Maintenance Troop

Low Maintenance Troop

A long time ago, in another lifetime perhaps, I remember being tasked with the Leading of Young Soldiers.  Hard work, dedication, discipline; all of those were important parts of the military ethos which I tried to instill in them.  But above all of them, more important by far, I wanted each and every one of them to be a Low Maintenance Troop. There’s an old saying in the army: “Solve it at the lowest level!” It’s usually offered up as a rebuke to some hapless Private, who in terror of all things brass just asked his section commander whether he...

“Math Class is Hard” Sayeth 3rd Wave Feminism

“Math Class is Hard” Sayeth 3rd Wave Feminism

I’ve pointed it out before; it’s usually the people who claim to be the most moralistic/progressive/unprejudiced who are the worst offenders.  No surprise really.  Anyone making a big stink about discrimination is probably doing so to cover up the knobby, bigoted cherry-pit they have instead of a heart.  But a recent post by Katja Grace got me thinking about feminism specifically and why it irritates me more than having an aroused ferret shoved down my pants.  She comments on some of the ‘pro-women’ statements she’s seen in the past: Some examples from the advertising and equity policies of various academic...

The Blind Idiot

The Blind Idiot

“But if Evolution were true, wouldn’t that imply Moral Nihilism?” The guy saying this wasn’t stupid by any means; quite the opposite, actually.  He was one of those rare people who actually use religion to become a better person, not just as an excuse for moral complacency.  If he could’ve just learned to buy his own packs of cigarettes, I’d of been proud to call him a friend. His understanding of Evolution thought… As Eliezer Yudkowsky, Chief Cenobite of the Bayesian Conspiracy, once pointed out Evolution is a force best compared to the blind idiot-god Azathoth from the Cthulu Mythos;...

Metropass Jailbird

Metropass Jailbird

So today on the C-Train I met a guy who was fresh out of prison, for failing to produce a valid token to the Train Cops. “Nice boots,” he said, after sitting down next to me. “Looks like they’re good for riding.” “Thanks, that what I use them for.” I said, eyeing him up.  There was something nervous and juvenile looking about him – though I guessed his age to be somewhere in the late twenties.  Part of it was the baseball cap, but there was something about his posture. He fidgeted a bit as the conversation died down, then...

Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf Oil Spill

I don’t got much to add to this – better folks than I have gone on at length. For a good aggregate site, go here: I found the link through Peter Schiff’s youtube channel, and I’m currently watching an old 1990 news program from there, on BPs culpability in the Exxon Valdez disaster. All I’ve got to say is this:

My Path to Anarchy… and the Liars Who Usurp the Label

My Path to Anarchy… and the Liars Who Usurp the Label

My father once said to me, “Son… I’ve always had a strong sense of Justice.  And I think that you have that too.” He was right.  But when you care about Justice, you’re forced to seek after something more, something indispensable to it.  Before you can find Justice, you need to find Truth. I’ve always believed in an Objective Reality.  That outside of oneself, things are the way they are, without regard for our beliefs or opinions.  And that the first step in achieving Grace, or Honour, or Nobility, or whatever you want to call it, is to go out...

Canadian Human Rights

Canadian Human Rights

Imagine a bunch of Doctor Caricatures – giant heads,  reflector and stethescopes strapped on, and black shiny boots – they’re jabbering wildly with pointed teeth, smiling and promising that they’re here to help while they stick sharp needles in your belly– That’s what it feels like when you read the Ontario Human Rights Commission‘s website. For those of you still under the delusion that you live in a free country, the Human Rights Commissions are a group of government run secret courts where the presumption is guilt until you can prove innocence.  They’re premised on the Third-Wave-Feminist concept of Institutional...

Update – Canadian Freedom Reformation Movement

Update – Canadian Freedom Reformation Movement

A good friend of mine Lino D, Conservative most of his life, has recently grown disillusioned with their politics and begun to turn to a more Federalist philosophy.  He’s started up a blog on issues in Canadian Governance, which I will be writing for.  I just tossed up my first article today concerning the problems with newspaper nowadays, how it’s more about sloganeering than reporting. Go check it out here. And for the Patriots among you who like desktop backgrounds, he tossed this little image together (left-click for the full size version).

Last Night’s Home Invasion

Last Night’s Home Invasion

I guess I can’t really blame my neighbour for what happened. You see, I’d been out of town for the past week, and the endless crying in The Human Centipede is rather convincing (the plot and dialogue are another matter).  As far as my neighbour knew, my girlfriend had been home alone when the screaming started, and can you really expect a single mother to intervene? And I guess I can’t really blame the police, either.  As far as cops go they were decent enough.  Of course they took the throwing star my brother given me the day before, fresh...

Patties, Pollutants, and Paxil – Part II

Patties, Pollutants, and Paxil – Part II

So I’ve been hanging out at the government run Health and Wellness Centres lately. Not for any sort of legitimate reason, mind you, I just lounge in the waiting area so-as to upset the squares and remind them of what a Free Man looks like.  Anyway I was reading The Party Line, a free magazine for the Canadian Mental Health Association, when I came across the following quotes: The WHO ranks mental disorders as the number one disability claim in Canada, with depression being the most common.  These disability claims have been on the rise for the last 10 years…...