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.

Mere monsters

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  British Prime Minister David Cameron – “They are killing and slaughtering thousands of people… they boast of their brutality… they claim to do this in the name of Islam, that is nonsense, Islam … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Islam, Religion | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Intrepid Obama

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  The Leader of the formerly Free World finally managed to take a few minutes off his golf practice and duly read a speech for television cameras about something he never thinks much about, … Continue reading

Posted in America, Civil War, Islam, Socialism | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More human rights for some

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  The water in Detroit is again free, or perhaps not. (Another incorruptible US Federal judge is about to decide) Detroit, a formerly flourishing city in America, is now the perfect, tangible, i.e. bricks … Continue reading

Posted in America, Australia, Culture, Finance and Economics, Health | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

If Obama had sons…

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  They would look like them –  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746201/New-pictures-bruised-bloodied-faces-couple-beaten-six-men-outside-Missouri-nightclub.html or like him –  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746537/It-doesnt-look-good-Family-elderly-Kansas-City-couple-brutalized-car-thief-left-three-dead-asks-prayers-pair-cling-life.html

Posted in America, Civil War | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Vociferous feminists

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The feminists movers and shakers are steadfastly silent on the Islam treatment of women in general, recent ISIS misogynist atrocities in particular; and the recently outed, though long-lasting (over 16 years) Islamic rape … Continue reading

Posted in America, Australia, Corruption, Islam, Journalism, Socialism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flight to nowhere

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  When I heard that MH17 Malaysia plane crashed in Ukraine my first thought was – how long before CIA is blamed? I didn’t have to wait long. I turned on the TV and … Continue reading

Posted in America, Civil War, Conspiracy, Military | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Not exactly Q & A

    / Brigitte Gabriel /

Posted in America, Australia, Intellectuals, Islam, Journalism | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

America today in images

Posted in America, Islam | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Religion of peace

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger But he doesn’t really mean it, does he? Would he try to make fools of all those experts? Perhaps …   President Barack Hussein Obama: “That experience guides my conviction that partnership … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Civil War, Islam | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bureaucracy at work

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  “Australia’s chief medical officer has sought to allay concerns the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could spread to Australia. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the epidemic constitutes … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Disease, Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Georgia on their mind

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I do not know what provokes the Left more – guns or the people’s ability to think. Firearms in thinking people’s hands are thus for them the absolute anathema, of course. Guns in … Continue reading

Posted in America, Fire Arm Rights, Journalism, Law, Liberal Party | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Hope springs eternal *

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This is the slightly truncated maiden speech by the newly elected Senator James McGrath, a Liberal, from Queensland. It looks good, but we have had many politicians elected, saying one thing, and then … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Liberal Party, Politics | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Thoroughly modern Miliband, continued

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When asked by the BBC to nominate his history hero, Ed Milliband could hardly say Stalin or Pol Pot, not yet anyway. Another female Communist activist Rosa Luxemburg might have done, but for the family connection: “I met … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, Corruption, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

As you would expect

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Australian Liberal (with capital L) politicians pretend to be conservative, mainly because Labor wouldn’t have them – Malcolm Turnbull is a good example. Ex-Liberal MP Peter Slipper or Ex-Liberal PM Malcolm Fraser, to … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Corruption, Liberal Party, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thoroughly modern Miliband

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Oh, dear me. It started when I read the book, Cables from Kabul (HarperPress 2011) by the Her Majesty’s ex-ambassador to Afghanistan, so properly aristocratically hyphenated Sherard Cowper-Coles. In my humble opinion, expressed … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, Intellectuals, Socialism | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Sherpas’ dilema

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  I read, and liked Edmund Hillary‘s Nothing Venture, Nothing Win (Coronet Edition 1977). My achievements are somewhat (forty times approx.) less than his – his Mount Everest, or Samarmatha or Quomalangma (depending on … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Education, History | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

ABC in firm control

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Many conservative and semi-conservative commentators are fond of saying that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is out of control. If they really believe that the taxpayers, to some limited extent represented on its Board, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Bureaucracy, Corruption, Journalism, Law, Socialism | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Crocodile tears

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Whenever one hears objections to hunting one is astonished by the ignorance of the objectors. It reminds one of all those western Islam followers, reciting verses from koran in Arabic, without understanding a … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th June, 1913 : Thousands of suffragettes said a last, sad farewell today to the woman they regard as their martyred heroine – Emily Davison, who died from injuries received when she fell … Continue reading

Posted in Education, History, Socialism | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hussein Obama victorious

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Or rather, from the quill of Thomas Sowell, pictured at left, though “left” could hardly be associated with him. From wikipedia – “…born June 30, 1930, is an American economist, social theorist, political … Continue reading

Posted in America, Corruption, Islam, Military, Socialism | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments