Many would like to forget. But this world is a kill or get killed world. A eat or be eaten world. Those who believe otherwise have been lulled to sleep by sweet lies in order to make them easier prey when their time is up. I say fuck that shit. Don’t be lulled to sleep. […]
A ICEBERG - IS THE WORLD A FRIENDLY PLACE?
Michael Crichton notes rightly that there are a lot of stupid beliefs about nature going around the urbanized American classes these days. Environmentalism, he says, is now a fundamentalist religion. In short, the romantic view of the natural world as a blissful Eden is only held by people who have no actual experience of nature. […]
When, in his theory of natural law, John Locke suggested that a man is entitled to such land as he can “redeem from the state of nature,” our forefathers understood what he meant. Each plot which they wished to farm had to be reclaimed from the piney woods, native brush, or bogs, filled with the […]
Like many people, I once trusted in the wisdom of Nature. I imagined that there were real boundaries between the natural and the artificial, between one species and another, and thought that, with the advent of genetic engineering, we would be tinkering with life at our peril. I now believe that this romantic view of […]
It’s the start of the third act and explosions tear through the city as the final battle rages with unrelenting mayhem. CGI robots and genetic monsters rampage through buildings, hunting down the short-sighted humans that dared to create them. If only the scientists had listened to those wholesome everyday folks in the first act who […]
Jun 6, 2018,11:38am I write about business and politics in the Middle East and beyond The world is less peaceful today than at any time in the past decade, according to research from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) issued today. Over the past year the situation in 71 countries has improved, but it […]
Yet another mass shooting in Texas today. In recent months, I find myself more and more frequently worrying about the state of the world. The news these days isn’t merely bad, it’s terrible. And I’m often left to wonder if the world is, indeed, a friendly place. Since August, there have been a host of […]