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.

Bad People

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Bad moon is bad enough, but bad people are much worse. Giving them a benefit of doubt; believing, against all the evidence, that they ‘mean well’, is counter-productive and plain stupid. The … Continue reading

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Bad moon rising

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger It is frightening how the overt and covert totalitarians, and misanthropes of all shades of the rainbow utilise and misuse the normal human concern about the environment. It is nothing new, of … Continue reading

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Smoke gets in your eyes

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Me thinks PC comrades are mocking Aboriginal traditions, whatever is left of them, by replacing them by their own, misunderstood, traditions of North American Indians. Understandably, for it saves the hard … Continue reading

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To Flash or not to Flash?

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Tirade? Surely not. A sigh from the grave perhaps.  At first I thought that the children behind The Daily Mail computers either do not know what a ‘tirade’ means, or are so … Continue reading

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Let’s admire China

 ..from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  1835  de Tocqueville – “China seems to offer the classic example of the sort of social prosperity with which a very centralized administration can provide a submissive people. Travellers tell us that the … Continue reading

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Their ABC, their SBS, their NITV…

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Tim Blair – Thursday, April 03, 2014 : “The ABC’s Mark Scott finds virtue in his billion-dollar network’s abysmal ratings: He noted that not one of TV’s top-50 rating shows last … Continue reading

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The Constitution Con

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Do Aborigines want to change the Constitution? What a silly question. But first – who are the Aborigines today? No or no reliable birth certificates, no DNA to tell us… Visitors … Continue reading

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AGW confusion

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  Despite the occasional protestations to the contrary, many so called conservatives subconsciously utilise the Marxist dialectic in their thinking and writing. They can’t help themselves. Perhaps they do not realise that, in … Continue reading

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ALP divorce unlikely

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Despite the occasional attempts to distance the Labor Party from its masters, the corrupt unions, the unions are ALP and ALP is unions. The Australian Labor Party, from its very inception in … Continue reading

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South Australian denouement

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   47% of total votes for Labor, 53% for Liberals, so Labor won. The State of South Australia again proved its Left and corrupt mettle – see Fog of Chaos Map change. … Continue reading

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Symbolic symbols

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   In another one of his twisted brain storms the Prime Minister Abbott decided to restore the honour titles, abolished by PM Hawke. Now everybody can again aspire to became, at the … Continue reading

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Aboriginal literacy and its enemies

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “On behalf of the quadroon and half-caste children of Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia, I beg to state that it is months and months since those children were at school and … Continue reading

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. . . incoming

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   Spain, Italy, Greece … – the unarmed invasion of Europe continues. What have those would-be-migrants in common? Absolute disrespect for the laws to start with. Fit, well dressed young men, of … Continue reading

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no beer

Some side comments received on Pub with No Beer were to the effect that it is much better when somebody sings it. We agree, though are of the opinion it is far more preferable when there is no need to … Continue reading

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Do as I say

  If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty … Continue reading

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Neo-Imperialism

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I am not a fan of the contemporary TV comedy shows. They are not funny and mostly are just rude. A sample of the Australian Broadcasting Commission TV humour here.  Furthermore … Continue reading

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Aquinas quote

  QUOTE XVII Thomas Aquinas (1225 -1274 ) – “The name of being wise is reserved to him alone whose consideration is about the end of the universe, which end is also the beginning of the universe.” Summa contra Gentiles, … Continue reading

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Map change

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   This short post is mainly for the benefit of our overseas readers,who may be pleased to learn that the map of Australia changed somewhat. That is how it looked six years … Continue reading

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Unionism as we know it

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Or ought to know. I had a short discussion recently with a complete stranger about the Qantas’ impending demise and the unions. When I suggested that the unions should shoulder the large, … Continue reading

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Oh, those unions!

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   The Coca Cola bottling plant in Madrid plans to reduce the workforce – so what does the workers’ union do help? Organise for TV cameras parades with hammer and sickle flags … Continue reading

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