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.

Paper money and slavery

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger A week or so ago I recalled a camp-fire discussion long time ago, when a few of us, unhappy slaves, considered our fellow ignorant, but happy slaves and what, if anything, should or … Continue reading

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No election commentary

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “I turned my back on the rulers when I saw what they called ruling: bartering and haggling with the rubble … Among all the hypocrisies, this seem to me the worst: that even … Continue reading

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The budget a la Chávez

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Last week Australians suffered the ignominy of another meaningless Federal Budget cobbled by the politicians increasingly desperate to get re-elected. So the agile and so innovative Turnbull came up with an increase of … Continue reading

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If only it was that simple

Turn off for thirty years, perhaps?

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Reminiscing

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The Chernobyl anniversary came and went, an opportunity for the reason-challenged progies to rehash their anti-nuclear propaganda, with no mention of the real cause of the incident, i.e. inevitable decline of the workmanship … Continue reading

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No joke, unfortunately

 

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Papeles de Panamá

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When the news of that Panama’s legal firm helping people to hide their money surfaced, at first I thought – Only a tip of the iceberg. On second thought I realised that that … Continue reading

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Clubs, No Trump

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I am not a great fan of billionaires, real estate ones in particular. On one strange occasion sometime in 1988 I skimmed through his 1987 book The Art of the Deal (there was … Continue reading

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No worries

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Turn!Bull

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger There is a possibility of early Australian federal elections and thus the experts spout more than usual volume of nonsense. Those in the centre and right are full of advice to Turnbull how … Continue reading

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Not funny

 

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Symbols of defeat

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger After the Muslim massacre of Charlie Hebdo’s personnel I naively thought Europe is finally waking up [Fog of Chaos Je suis Charlie, mais …] I was wrong. The West has no will to … Continue reading

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Fence-less societies

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “Before you knock down a fence ask why it was put there in the first place” Hypocrite Merkel, who started her political career as a “quotafrau”, may had asked that question and decided … Continue reading

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Still the front runner

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Mildly amusing as the image may be, one has to realise that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is one of the America’s ruling class enforcement agencies, such as its infamous Internal Revenue … Continue reading

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Honeymoon for some – back to USSR

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Comrade Sanders may have another honeymoon, a late honeymoon perhaps, but if you want to screw the whole country it is never too late. Malice replaces testosterone. After all, Lenin was a … Continue reading

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A worn-out record

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The New York Times, perhaps you have heard of it, claims to be a newspaper of the record, and so had, perhaps still has, the Down Under extreme Left rag, called The Age. … Continue reading

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Women hating women

  And when you think feminazis can’t possibly get more stupid you get US academics like Judith Hall and Jin Goh – read of the latest  progress in feminist thought.

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Good news

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The Sandman on the roll

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger That was a slip of a keyboard, I meant comrade Sandowski a.k.a. Sanders. Who would have believed that the American voters would be stupid enough to consider a geriatric hard-core socialist for … Continue reading

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Just in case

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The Leader of the Free World, Hussein Obama if you do not recall, just about solved another problem. The problem is the so called ZIKA virus, and, with due allowance for the propensity … Continue reading

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