Author Archives: Ray

Free Speech

Bad ideas, reprehensible ideas, evil ideas — they only pose a threat when people don’t articulate and stand up for good ideas. Bad ideas only flourish when they’re obscured by doublespeak and darkness, by equivocation, jargon, groupthink — when open inquiry and the free exchange of ideas is ridiculed and disallowed and leaders of the…

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The Free Exchange of Ideas Is Good

Ideas are good. The exchange of ideas is good. Thought is good. Thought begets thought. Ideas beget ideas. Energy begets energy. Wealth begets wealth. The universe is infinitely complex. Let people be free — free to exchange goods and ideas — and all people will grow and prosper and flourish as a result. Introduce force…

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To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and Several Other Books Now Banned In California

It’s no secret that I love books. It turns out, though, much to my surprise, some books should be banned after all. At least, that’s what progressive-liberal democrats in California recently decreed. It seems that the Maoists and Stalinists are vindicated and were correct all along (they called it “book-cleansing” — a practice that’s good for…

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[UPDATE: HATRED: THE ONLY THING THAT LASTS] Here’s The Dominant Voice of Today’s Political Left: the Ideas and Ideology they Represent and for which They Fight, Yet Don’t Understand

UPDATE: THIS ARTICLE APPEARED TODAY IN THE POST-MILLENNIAL: Black Lives Matter protester and journalist filmed assaulting Trump-supporters on Saturday in Washington, DC, Brittany S. McAlister, 29, of Washington, DC, was caught on viral video assaulting at least two individuals. She is a third-year journalism student at Howard University and works as a freelance journalist. The…

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SexualHarassment, Sexual Assault, Racism: A Few Things About Joe Biden That May Have Slipped Your Mind

And I’m not just referring to his distressingly obvious cognitive decline, nor to the allegations of voter-fraud, which are not going away any time soon. “You got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” — Joe Biden, in reference to…

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Methodological Individualism

The term methodological individualism was coined by the Austrian economist and historian Joseph Schumpeter, who also, incidentally, coined the term creative destruction, in reference to the “gales of innovation” which freedom of exchange unleashes. Methodological individualism is another way of saying individualistic method. Both terms denote “a principle of explanation, in which the individual human…

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Whiskey Wisdom: Fragmenting the Collective into Shards of Individuality that Positively Sparkle and Shine

The early reviews have been wonderful. Loading…

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“Whiskey is Merely Sunshine Held Together by Water”

  Prelude   It was a mysterious message that started it all: a mistaken text sent to her number in the dead of night, her phone, face-up across her lap, all at once coming to life with a soundless throb of silvery light.  Later, when she shuffled back through the slender deck of cards which…

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The Power of Ideas

It was toward the middle of the twentieth century that the inhabitants of many European countries came, in general unpleasantly, to the realization that their fate could be influenced directly by intricate and absturse books of philosophy. Their bread, their work, their private lives began to depend on this or that decision in disuputes on…

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Christopher Columbus, Howard Zinn, and A People’s History of The United States

This is excerpted from Chapter 25 of my forthcoming. Chapter 25 Howard Zinn, who was not a historian, is the author of a cultic classic called A People’s History of the United States, which is a tour-de-force of historical misinformation, sloppy scholarship, and outright prevarications. This perhaps partially explains why on the subject of history…

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SARS-CoV-2 And Herd Immunity — One More Time — And The Rebel Without A Cosmo

As many among us stated in the beginning: absent a cure or vaccination, you simply cannot stop the spread of any coronavirus or rhinovirus, novel or non-novel. Nor does the virus get bored or tired and so move on to another planet. This is why I’m posting a recent thread I read (click on each image…

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Individuality

Thinking and acting are indivisible and inseparable. They can for the purpose of study be broken down into component parts, but in actuality — i.e. in how they function — thinking and acting are entirely unified and symbiotic: two inextricable pieces of an elegantly integrated whole. Thinking and acting are another way of describing the…

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The Heartbreaking Truth About The History Of Human Enslavement

The heartbreaking truth about human enslavement is that it’s existed across all races and all major cultures, and it has existed since the dawn of humankind: Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Jewish, African, Asian, European, Mayan, Aztec, and countless others. As long as there have been human beings, there have also been purveyors of force enslaving their…

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“Black Lives Matter Will Come Out And Start A Race War, But They Won’t Come Out And Deal With Our Race”

Today is the 90th birthday of the American economist Dr. Thomas Sowell — a true genius and independent-thinker, who’s been an inspiration to me for a long time, and from whom I’ve learned a great deal. I sincerely believe that it has never been more important to read and understand Thomas Sowell. In his autobiography…

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Covid-19 Creates One Of The Greatest Scandals In Medical History — Or, At Any Rate, Brings It To A Head

This is for all those who don’t believe that science has become totally politicized and therefore totally corrupt — climate science perhaps most especially — who have hounded and harassed me and others like me a long time now for pointing out that the peer-review process has long become a farce and the scientific method,…

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