Tag Archives: Classical Liberalism

The Making of a Witch Hunt

The Chicago Tribune published an editorial last week criticizing Tony Robbins comments recently about MeToo.  I’ll get into Robbin’s comments in the next section, but in essence Robbins told stories about powerful businessmen he knew who were reluctant to hire … Continue reading

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Empiricism Deficit – Feminism and the Myth of the “Peaceful” Native

We are all innately assholes.  All innately selfish.  All innately bigots.  Myths otherwise are simply a way of coping with those inconvenient facts. All humans have the propensity to replace one set of myths for another.  An innate need to … Continue reading

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The Overton Window and Modern Human Tribalism

Since the dawn of Man, humans have organized themselves into groups based on genetic similarity.  These groups cohere around shared customs – language, dress, food, and most critically (for our purposes here) beliefs.  We call these groups tribes. In the … Continue reading

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Google and the Rise of Asshole Liberalism

Think I might start referring to Progressives as “asshole liberals” … I’m generally not into name-calling, so this is a more tongue-in-cheek statement than anything.  But if the recent events and lawsuit at Google tell us anything, it is how … Continue reading

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Nietzsche, Liberalism, and the Paradox of Choice

What Nietzche got wrong was that freedom is a thing the derives from boundaries. One of Nietzsche’s core principles was based on the parable of the Three Metamorphoses of the Spirit: Camel-Lion-Child.  The basic idea was that an individual lives … Continue reading

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Freedom requires Inequality

The ironic thing about freedom, in a classical liberal sense, is that it requires inequality.  Indeed, the Doctrine of Individualism is rooted in the principle that individuals must be permitted to both rise and fall, to both succeed and fail, … Continue reading

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