Category Archives: Political philosophy

As opposed to philosophy, which may be so stuck worrying about unscientific ways of understanding how reality and perception differ and the related implications for consciousness, or some such thing …

Well, political philosophy is much more practical. Can’t you tell?

People suck 2017. A.k.a., reasons for words like “Sovietesque”

New roommate. Located above. Low expectations. Expectations not exceeded.   Except, that (the timing of) this new neighbour of the same ethnic background as the landlord has been temporally associated with the landlord and her son apparently demonstrating belief that it is OK … Continue reading

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Would you put the same toll operator in charge of both the roads and who may be visited via their use?

Bell wants the right to block websites in the absence of legal process, putting the onus on startup website operators to take on the largest media corporation in the country to defend their legal and fair use of materials, as … Continue reading

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“AI is destroying our free will …”

AI is destroying our free will. Replacing human curation with data-backed judgment narrows our perspective in a way that chokes our social and economic choices. also … When our choices are constrained to narrow trajectories of consumption, relationships, news, and … Continue reading

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How your local cause stalking interest group (e.g., Nazis, anti-Nazis, mysogynists, feminists, socialists, anti-socialists, capitalists, anti-capitalists, etc.) could use off-the-shelf drone hardware to assassinate you using facial recognition

Drones can now be readily outfitted with facial recognition technologies for assassination purposes, as demonstrated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who believe that the general public and also defense policymakers are insufficiently aware of the risk.   What … Continue reading

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Torture is benevolence, designed to helpfully help victims to have opportunities to seek disclosure

Whoever mentions to you the existence of the contents of Chapter 1 or 2 of the standard texts or support materials related to some skills for a project being undertaken is extremely deserving of credit for such assistance, and for … Continue reading

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Silent reading may have been key for intellectual advancement and freedom

There’s much debate about when Europeans began to read silently, but it’s likely that the development “helped facilitate intellectual rigor, introspection, criticism of the government and religion, even irony and cynicism that would have been awkward to read aloud.” More … Continue reading

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“Compelled speech always feels inherently totalitarian”

Quoting the Canadian Constitution Federation (as published in the foreign-owned newspaper that printed the entire front cover in favour of a specific party and delivered it across the country in the last election, but which is losing money well into the … Continue reading

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High quality argumentation: Pro-freedom edition

Serve as protector of non-bias, for example by filling the head with nothing in order to prevent thoughts which may be arrived at independently. Seek to enforce black/white alternatives of abandoning a course of action or engaging in an orchestrated alternative. … Continue reading

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In order to prevent danger of losing, get with this guy

If it’s not going to get me more F35s or convince other people that remote control of their brains is good for both them and everyone, then it’s a stupid idea. And anyone who disagrees with me is either brainwashed, … Continue reading

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If you don’t (whatever I try to force), then you’re (whatever I say)

If you won’t (be OK to) feel what I want you to feel, when I want you to feel it, that means you’re a psychopath (as proven by the non-feeling-ness). If you won’t (be OK to) think what I want … Continue reading

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