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- Greg Swann writes – fiction and early essays.
- PresenceOfMind.net – a weblog I maintained in the early years of the new millenium.
- BloodhoundBlog – a national real estate weblog I started and contribute to. Much of the content there will be real estate related, but everything I write is focused on the self, and this is best represented in the longer essays.
- SelfAdoration.com – a weblog devoted to the philosophical defense of ontologically-consonant egoism.
- Why would anyone get married? To live the highest expressions of Splendor in the fully-human life.
- Where have all the good men gone? You’ll find them where their values are appreciated and admired.
- When the New Left becomes the Old Reich, it’s time to get a gun.
- Going Galt with style: By choosing so admirably, Richard Nikoley sets a good example for us all.
- The perfect life and beautiful death of a gangly little mermaid.
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- RT @BillGapes: "When you live by principle and not tribes, a lot of people end up being in your fuck off list." @rnikoley Nice! 2 hours ago
- Odysseus and Dusty loving life at @HandlebarTempe @HANDLEBARAZ http://t.co/GbhD6kzMFF 16 hours ago
- @CoyoteBlog I asked a dumb question with an easy answer: Is your business model coercive rent-seeking, crony capitalism? Cum taces clamas. 1 day ago
- @CoyoteBlog can one be an anti-parastic parasite? Musn't one or the other win out in the end? #tlot #tcot facebook.com/greg.swann.18/… 1 day ago
- Homeland Security learns human mind cannot be outlawed. "We won't let that stop us!" foxnews.com/us/2013/05/23/… 1 day ago
- RT @beachmuscles: Anthony Dream Johnson on the Not Just #Paleo Podcast ow.ly/lkKsE 2 days ago
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Monthly Archives: February 2010
I thought about making a short movie addressing a host of common questions about the political philosophy we’ve been discussing, but I decided to undertake the task in text, instead. A video would be faster for me, but not so much for you. Plus, text is easy to search and easy to revisit, where video [...] Continue reading
National Review Online: Think of Greece as California: Every year an irresponsible and corrupt bureaucracy awards itself higher pay and better benefits paid for by an ever-shrinking wealth-generating class. And think of Germany as one of the less profligate, still-just-about-functioning corners of America such as my own state of New Hampshire: Responsibility doesn’t pay. You’ll [...] Continue reading
SplendorQuest: “You behave in certain ways and you lead people to have certain expectations of you. If you’re comfortable with those expectations and if you want to make everything that much more secure you say the words out loud: This is what you are to me and this is what you will always have from me and I give you my solemn vow that I will never withhold from you anything that is yours to demand. That’s what we do at our very best. But what if you’re not comfortable with the expectations? What do you do then? Maybe you follow through anyway, but you never take that extra step, you never put it into words. You’re accountable for what you do as well as what you say, but if you don’t come right out and say it, you can always deny things, you can always claim you were misunderstood.”
This is an extract from a book I wrote in 1997 called The Unfallen. This amounts to me letting people I make up speak for me, too, but it’s apposite to the larger conversation, and it’s good, I think. I like art about adults, and this is fun for me because we get to watch [...] Continue reading
So quickly, I mean. It was an obvious hoax, at least to me. Environmentalism is the new poverty for Marxists, the new insurmountable crisis that can only be solved by universal slavery under a one-world government. If you didn’t see through that pose, you must have slept through the twentieth century. (For future reference, whatever [...] Continue reading
I had a great week. That’s not something I get to say all the time — rarely more than fifty times a year. The truth is, most of the time I feel like an undocumented refugee from a forgotten country known as A Different Way Of Thinking. I don’t feel any huge bond of commonality [...] Continue reading