Category Archives: Philosophy

Must We Have Myths To Be Happy? by Mack Tanner

Originally posted on the now-defunct Build Freedom site, this noteworthy piece by one Mack Tanner fell beyond the reach of even the Wayback Machine. Fortunately, I had a printout lying around from way back when, and with a scan here, … Continue reading

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Live and Let Die?

It didn’t help my sour mood two Sundays ago to read the story of the Chilean zoo lions killed to save a man who’d leapt into their enclosure in an apparent stab at suicide. According to reports, 20-year-old Franco Luis … Continue reading

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Obliterating Oblomov: MRDA@CurrentYear.com

A month into 2016 C.Y, and I finally see fit to relight the fire of this long-unkindled Inferno. I’d planned to knock something together a little earlier to mark the transition into the new 365-day calendar cluster, but a combo … Continue reading

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Max Stirner Contra Humanism and Nationalism

A favourite excerpt of mine from my favourite philosophical tome, The Ego and Its Own. Kinda supports my observation of nationalism and the ilk being humanism writ small (and, conversely, humanism being an expanded nationalism, both assuming an intrinsic worth … Continue reading

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The Cult of Hope by H.L. Mencken

As today’s the birthday of the Sage of Baltimore, optimism becomes an increasingly alien concept for me, and I saw a passing mention to this piece in Michael Rose’s Infernalia (which I plan to review in the next week or … Continue reading

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MRDArous Aphorisms: Pleading the Fifth

Creation: the act of killing something that does not exist. Abstraction is an idyllic and immersive place to live….which is why it’s probably better off just visited from time to time. Morality: the figleaf on the crotch of desire. “Plausible … Continue reading

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MRDAing My Medusa: Pushing Past Perfectionist Petrification

Regular readers of this blog (all five of you) will have noticed that there’s been fuck-all activity chez MRDA for the past month or three. Part of that comes from being wrapped up in entanglements elsewhere, of both the fun … Continue reading

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