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.

Streicher’s pupils

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not many people remember Nazi Party comrade Julius Streicher and his infamous and notorious newspaper Der Stürmer. The truth to tell I don’t remember him either – he was hanged after the first … Continue reading

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Unbiased media

 

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Some slight Quadrant development

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The Quadrant article of 17th July, 2016, i.e. a few days after the then last Islamic massacre in France, – Enough With the Candles and Tears by Alan R.M. Jones, ends with the … Continue reading

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Food waste concerns and wasteful Michelle

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger For anyone watching the main stream media obedience to the Big Money and ‘Socialist International’, the media’s current obsession with so called food waste must be amusing. Not sooner you get over the … Continue reading

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Music fading

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger My, and presumably also yours, computer spell-checker wants me to replace ‘kalashnikov’ with ‘Tchaikovsky’.* How heartening! For soon it will be the other way round – because for that certain most tolerant religion … Continue reading

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Going in the right direction

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The cheerful explanation here – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-02/welfare-new-work

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Bull run

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This has nothing whatsoever to do with Malcolm Turnbull – bulls are noble animals. I want to write about bulls and ‘running with the bulls’ in Spain. The bull runs are entirely voluntary, … Continue reading

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The Break

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Again we are coming to the time of the year when the heavy responsibility of saving the world for … for what? See you in August.

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Turn! Bull! Turn!

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The current leader of Australia, the leader by the grace of spineless, venal cowards infesting his party, is being taken seriously by media and even by some normal people. Pathetically unable to say … Continue reading

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Brexit only if Soros approves

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Orlando horror

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger From Mark Steyn: “As we’ve had cause to note with previous bloodbaths, whoever the actual dead are, the real victims are always Muslims. This New York Times headline is an especially choice example: … Continue reading

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They shoot gorillas, don’t they?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger When I first heard of that incident in some American zoo, the immediate flash through my mind was – let’s hope it was an albino gorilla and a black child. And the shooter … Continue reading

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Lost souls

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I am not aware of too many photography jokes, but I recall the classic one of a lens cover. It even featured, I believe, in one of the Crocodile Dundee movies, and given … Continue reading

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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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