Love is not a Feeling
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We are a civilisation which lives by feelings. It’s built into the zeitgeist. It’s also the greatest cause of suffering in the world.

OK, that’s a big call. If you’re a slave in Kim Jong-un’s harem, living by feelings is probably not the most unpleasant thing you experience. You probably try to avoid feeling anything at all.

Perhaps at school your history teachers took a break from bashing up on crackers and mentioned the Renaissance. If so, you no doubt received the Party Line about it – that the rebirth of classical Graeco-Roman culture was an unadulterated good, breaking open the fusty hidebound traditionalism of medieval Europe and birthing glorious modernity with its glorious revolutions.… Read the rest

Who is the Oligarchy?
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As you are no doubt aware, politics is the puppet show put on for us peasants by the puppeteer oligarchs. But who are the oligarchy exactly?

All republican or representative forms of government are actually oligarchies, or very quickly become them. Rome had several rebellions by the proles during its early republican history until they were given the tribunate to represent their interests politically. Even this position was abrogated by the patricians over time, and became part of the bundle of offices the emperors used to justify their supreme authority. This followed two centuries of disastrous civil wars caused by infighting among oligarchic factions.… Read the rest