Friday Flotsam: Grumpy Talk Mostly of Manners and Values

1. I've been oddly tired this week; it's been hard for me to make myself do any work or focus on anything. I don't know whether it's depression, low blood-sugar (I'm fasting for Advent), adverse spiritual influence, or some combo. Probably a combo. 2. There are ways to reach superficially similar effects through morally opposite … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Grumpy Talk Mostly of Manners and Values

Thought of the Day

The giant, profit-oriented corporation does not care about your personal happiness or fulfillment. They are not pushing ideas upon you because they genuinely and disinterestedly think that they are true or beneficial; they do it because it is profitable to them. It's really kind of odd how often we seem to forget that.

Thought of the Day: On Uploading Consciousness

One of the tropes of modern materialist religion is the idea of a final 'salvation' for the elect via uploading their consciousnesses to some kind of supercomputer that would allow them to 'live forever' free of their imperfectly limited fleshy parts. It's rather hilariously absurd (even granting that such a thing is possible), because a … Continue reading Thought of the Day: On Uploading Consciousness

Poem – “The Song of the Strange Ascetic”

If I had been a Heathen,I'd have praised the purple vine,My slaves should dig the vineyards,And I would drink the wine.But Higgins is a Heathen,And his slaves grow lean and grey,That he may drink some tepid milkExactly twice a day. If I had been a Heathen,I'd have crowned Neaera's curls,And filled my life with love … Continue reading Poem – “The Song of the Strange Ascetic”