How to pimp a caterpillar: The illusory masculinity of Andrew Tate

Disclaimer 1: At least some of this post is satirical. Thanks. Andrew Tate is a bad boy — a bad, bad boy. Presumably that’s why the whole world is suddenly infatuated with him. I mean, who wouldn’t love a conniving, deceitful, abusive bully from Chicago, Illinois? (Answer: no-one, hopefully, from the east side of Chicago … Continue reading How to pimp a caterpillar: The illusory masculinity of Andrew Tate

The tyrant and the totality: Which would win? And how can both lose, and freedom reign?

I would like to consider a paradox. If a tyrant goes to war against a totalitarian regime, in order to destroy it and create a new balanced order, which would win: the temporary tyranny, or the semi-permanent totality? Which would endure — cleansing fire, or watery deluge? The fire is the tyrant’s weapon of choice; … Continue reading The tyrant and the totality: Which would win? And how can both lose, and freedom reign?

On contradiction

To embrace contradiction is intelligence. To resolve contradiction is courage. ‘Two philosophers meet at Jena.’ Hegel meets Napoleon in Jena — an imagined piece from Harper’s Magazine, 1895. To deny contradiction is stupidity. To ignore contradiction is cowardice. The fool says in their heart, ‘There is no contradiction.’ The wise teacher says, ‘There is no … Continue reading On contradiction