August 6, 2018
Leftism is a secular religion that has no absolute moral standards. To understand leftism it's important to first differentiate leftism from liberalism and libertarianism. These three vastly different concepts are often times used interchangeably. This conflation of concepts allows the left to mask itself and confuse people into supporting its ideology. At worst not understanding the nature of leftism leads to ideological possession. So let's understand leftism in this episode.
July 30, 2018
Before Donald Trump's presidency is over, I would like to talk to you about his real legacy not only to the US but also to the rest of the world. With the negative attitude towards Trump, I would like to preempt the devaluing and mischaracterization of this very important legacy to the people. This legacy must be clear and known at this early stage so you're warned.
Read the article referenced by this episode: Archived My San Antonio Article.
July 23, 2018
If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between "for" and "against" is the mind's worst disease says the Zen master Sent-t'san in 600-700 CE. What could this mean? Eastern philosophy sounds impractical and contradictory for our times, especially when viewed with western thought. I would differ. Understanding eastern philosophy is essential in navigating a post-modern, post-truth world.
July 16, 2018
I had a realization about the elites, the 1%, and the 1st worlders. I don't know what to do about it. It explains a lot why this segment of humanity behaves the way they behave and why odd things in politics happen. You know what they say, hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times. let's explore this.
July 9, 2018
Is there a need for gods or a god? More accurately, is there a need for a transcendental reality or transcendental ideals; a reality or ideals that is more than just mere existence. It's odd that removing god and the worship of god from people doesn't necessarily lead to a more rational society, people just find other things to worship. As an atheist I think I should explore this topic more.
July 2, 2018
The East and The West took different approaches to gaining knowledge and understanding reality. Lately, I find myself going through my Eastern philosophy studies in order to make sense of the chaos around us. I find that Western philosophy (sharp and powerful as it is as an intellectual tool) is somehow ill-equip in understanding the deepest and grandest mysteries of the universe and that of reality.
June 25, 2018
Conversations about immigration in The West has devolved into hysteria and derangement. No rational conversation is possible for whites, lest they be called racists or xenophobes. So it's time I weigh in on the topic of immigration as an immigrant in The West.
June 18, 2018
At the time of this writing, I've been eating 1 meal a day for 3 years. I discovered that the conventional wisdom of eating 3 meals a day is unnecessary, almost decadent especially for people whose activity is mostly comprised of short walks, a lot of time sitting in front of their desks, and maybe 1-2 hours of workout at the end of the day.
Everybody wants to lose weight, but so few consider eating 1 meal a day. Instead, these people are advised to eat multiple small meals a day and consume "health foods" such as protein shakes and granola bars. Insane.
June 11, 2018
There's a big difference between the external world (objective reality, the realm of forms) and the internal world--which have been called in many different ways, the mind, the self among others. Why is this important? In postmodern world where people purposely blur the distinction between the domain of forms and the domain of non-forms, it becomes important to observe these 2 seemingly opposite worlds. "Seemingly opposite", because that is not the accurate way of thinking about it.