Neutrality and Triangulation: Foundations for discernment

  As  culture  collapses  and  rebirths,  it  has  come  to  be  that  forbearance,  and  even objectivity,  strikes  far  too  many  as  mainly  a  moral  matter–or  worse  just  an  aesthetic.  After  all:  Good  strategy  requires  it.  An  average  person  can  readily  develop  an  impressive  depth  of  knowledge  on  a  given  topic–extensive  familiarity  with  the  facts,  figures, […]

The tendency of hypocrisy’s inevitable implosion to destroy complicit intended-beneficiaries

“The tendency is for hypocrisy’s inevitable implosion to destroy its intended beneficiaries.” -Reality The continuous manifestation of this fact should, by pure logic, compel would-be hypocrites to depart from such a path, choosing instead a way that, albeit conniving or even malevolent, yet avoids the failure which hypocrisy always brings. Nevertheless, examples mount of hypocrites […]

If, Kipling (revised)

If you can keep your head when all about you     Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when everyone doubts you,     But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,     Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, […]