Author Archives: Antisthenes

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.

Invasion

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I guess that when, on 26th January 1788, the so called “First Fleet” of British soldiers and convicts landed here, the southern Aborigine bands welcomed the opportunity for expansion of commerce, hitherto restricted … Continue reading

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Guns and dolls

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not so long ago, one of the leading members of the Green party intellectual powerhouse discovered that Barbie dolls* lead to domestic violence (against women, I think she meant). So Muslims grew up … Continue reading

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Sad slide

  In 1950 Australia’s GDP was fifth in the world; after USA, Switzerland, New Zealand and Venezuela. Ten years later, in 1960, we were ninth, and in 2012 thirteenth, just ahead of Spain (which happened to be fifteenth in 1960). … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie, mais…

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I guess trying to put the recent Paris incident into a perspective is a forlorn task. I learnt about it in the morning from a check-out attendant in very scanty terms; and when … Continue reading

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Who is right?

What do you think? HUGH HEWITT: On this show yesterday, Lindsey Graham said this is a religious war. I’m glad someone finally said it. It’s not a war with Islam, but it’s a war with a portion of Islam, both … Continue reading

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ABC safe, Charlie Hebdo not

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger No need to panic. The Islam-terror-enabling weasels of the Australian media are perfectly safe, at least for the time being. Who cares about some not-politically correct Frenchies and the ancient, bourgeois idea of … Continue reading

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Cuba no libre

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When Obama promised Dmitri Medvedev that in his second term he would really show his teeth, most experts pooh-poohed the warnings that he would act even more brazenly to the detriment of the … Continue reading

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Broken Hill murders in the name of Islam

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st January, 1915 : The war came to Broken Hill today when two men opened fire on a crowded picnickers’ train, killing four people before themselves being shot dead. The older man, from India, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014

“Outrage over Nativity scenes, menorahs, images of Santa Claus, wreaths, and even candy canes have become just about as traditional in America this time of year as eggnog and tree lighting. Across the nation, controversies and Christmas caution are already underway. In Indiana, … Continue reading

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Bail or not?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger There are no simple answers to this question, and I hope to return to it when the time and my blood pressure permit. In the meantime, many people quickly, and I guess correctly, … Continue reading

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Comrade Un wants no more Uns – Barack to follow?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Somewhat belated news from the land of applied Marxism to which no Leftist wants to go, but would dearly love to bring here: The dictator Kim Jong-un apparently decreed that nobody in North … Continue reading

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India’s civil service

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger In Jharkhand state in eastern India a system was installed to track the daily attendance of 14,000 civil servants. They have to log in and out by scanning a fingerprint or iris. The … Continue reading

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Justice

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I guess you are tired of reading about the Ferguson riots, and now of the New York riots, and all the other future riots planned by the socialist Left, aided and abetted by … Continue reading

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Deaths in custody

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The death in custody is alive and well. The myth of it, of course, as evidenced by the slogans and handy posters at the recent Brisbane G20 humbug: By the way, the Aborigines … Continue reading

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Obama’s sons

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger If, if… They wouldn’t be like Thomas Sowell, that’s for sure. Most likely, they would grow up like their parents, hypocritical, America-hating, venal crooks. It is difficult for me to write about Ferguson … Continue reading

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America today

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Slippery slope – and no brakes

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Green-scum protests

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Or is just about to. The latest environmental horror in their eyes is the geothermal energy – I am not joking. I am certain that when finally it would appear that the solar … Continue reading

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Another witch hunt

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I have written on many occasions about academia and the sorry state it finds itself in. [Eg. February 2012 / Fog of Chaos – Universal madness]. Not all academics are spineless, venal charlatans, … Continue reading

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