“Health” is real. “Wellness” is a complete scam.
The installation of public water fountains was the work of prohibitionists. Many men claimed they frequented bars because they were thirsty, thus water foundations were installed everywhere in public so their drunkenness was without excuse. This all took place one hundred years ago. One hundred years later, public water fountains have all been closed andContinue reading “Symmetry”
“The individual’s decision to end their own life, based on how they personally define quality of life and a meaningful existence eludes any evaluation on the basis of general values, religious dogmas, societal norms for dealing with life and death, or consideration of objective rationality.” -The highest court in Germany rules on an individual’s right toContinue reading “Suicide In Germany”
If after five years, four hundred million dollars, countless hours spent meticulously recreating costumes, volumes of research, and so forth, it would be really something if midway through episode seven of season four of The Crown, aliens showed up at Buckingham Palace.
In Plato’s Republic, Socrates says that guardians must be given a simple diet so they do not think too much about their health. Physical exercise is sufficient care for the body. But the more fastidious a man is about his diet, the more likely he is to pay “excessive attention to his body,” and thereContinue reading “On Diet”
Progressives need politics to be fascinating, spectacular, and sublime. Such needs make progressive politics wildly unstable. Conservatives are content to have stable and boring politics, though, because religion and art serve their desire for the sublime. Besides, religion is far better than politics at fulfilling the human need for the sublime. “Spectacular politics” ultimately involvesContinue reading “Needs”
I woke up this morning and heard something that I never thought I’d hear on the news: “We need to not rush to judgment. We need to wait until the all the facts are known and not make any hasty conclusions. Making hasty conclusions would be very dangerous.” You think?
My thoughts on the election are posted on the CiRCE website, but I am making them available in full here, as well: Man was created to seek glory. He was created to love the glory of God and to mirror God’s glory through the pursuit of beauty, truth, goodness, and holiness. The glory of manContinue reading “Election Day Thoughts”
Arbitrary laws have to be enforced with disproportionate punishments. Reasonable laws are based in common sense and exist for everyone’s benefit. Reasonable laws are enforced with proportionate punishments. Why? Because people follow reasonable laws for their own benefit. A man doesn’t drive 100 miles an hour on the interstate for two reasons: first, because heContinue reading “Arbitrary Laws”
In lectures and articles for CiRCE, I have often mentioned Nicolas Gomez Davila, and lately been asked where to start with his philosophy. Sadly, very little of Davila’s work has been translated into English. I first encountered Davila on the recommendation of a friend, yet he recommended I begin with Davila’s Goodreads quote page, whichContinue reading “Nicolas Gomez Davila”