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.

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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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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