The goal of capitalism isn’t to set people free. The goal is to profit, as steadily as possible, off their continued neediness.
I struggle when I hear certain people decrying the poor for being ‘needy’ and appearing helpless. For what has capitalism created over the centuries, if not a system that provokes need, binds people to corporate offerings, and does its best to ensure they can never really get out from under the crushing burden of debt we saddle them with in exchange for 'allowing’ them to work for the capitalist system? 
The absolute 'worst’ outcome in a capitalistic enterprise is to create something that enables people to become more self-sufficient. By fostering self-sufficiency, the business undermines its ability to continue to harvest money off its dependents.
—  Eileen Workman

Jordan Peterson is always a great guest.

Dear College Students...

1. There is no such thing as “my truth”. There is only the truth.

2. Freedom of speech is more important than your feelings

3. Your feelings dont matter when it comes to discussing facts.

4. You dont have the right to impose your will on others.

5. Someone saying something you find offensive is not equal to violence.

6. Criticizing a religion is included in freedom of speech.

7. Being opposed to homosexuality is included in freedom of religion.

8. Social Justice is corruption of justice.

9. The concept of a “safe space” is garbage. You are an adult. Please be able to handle an offensive thing like an adult.

10. Taking tax money from Peter and giving it to Paul is theft.

11. You do not have a right to anything that involves you taking something from someone else. Ex. Health Care

12. Socialism is garbage.

13. People accused of rape have a right to a fair trial.

14. Encouraging concealed carry and self defense is not victim blaming.

15. You dont have a right to “feel safe”.

 Jean paul Sartre (21st june 1905 - 15th April 1980)

I’ve already covered Kierkegaard, nietzsche and dostoyevsky it would be a disgrace not to cover Sartre. A French commie with a wandering eye. Who became a household name in the US and his native France and embedding himself in history. 

Born in Paris, in 1905 his father died when he was very young and he grew up attached to his mother. They moved back to his mothers home in Meudon where he was raised by his grandfather. His mother remarried much to his regret and they relocated to La rochelle where he was bullied for his strabismus and his thick heavy glasses. He was very short and when he reached adulthood he only stood at 5′3 inches. He frequently described himself as “ugly”. 

Sartre met his lifelong friend and ocasionally sexual partner. Simone de Beauvoir while studying at the École Normale Supérieure. After he graduated he was drafted into the French army to fight in world war 2. His forced conscription would contribute to sartres feeling of freedom and purpose. 

When he returned to paris in May 1941 he and ecole founded an underground socialist group called Socialisme et liberté (Socialism and liberty) which was anything but dangerous in Nazi occupied France. During this time he wrote the book that made his name. Being and nothingness. 

He became famous not becuase people could logically decipher what he was saying. But because they couldn’t quite. His book was based on the idea of existentialism and revolved around 4 main principles. 

1. Things are weirder than we think. Pay close attention to the world around you and things appear more strange. Realising that a chair is just a piece of wood and wondering what use does it have, suddenly the word chair becomes loose from your tounge, as only a string of letters. Sartre described this as peering into the “Absurdity of the world”.

2. We are free. Sartre described the anguish of life. Life is scary because nothing has any premade purpose. A chair is made to be sat on. But humans have no such design. Realising that every eventuallity in your head is possible. Terrifies us. 

3. We shouldn’t live in bad faith. Sartre believed nothing is out of our limits. We shouldn’t live in just accepting the fact that “Things have to be this way”. In being and nothingness satre describes a waiter. Every step is quick. Every movement is too precise. Every word is too devoid of emotion. As if he was firstly a waiter and secondly a human being.

4. We are free to dismantle capitalism. Sartre believed the one thing stopping from us being free is money. Most of us want to experience the world and its wonders. But we don’t make enough money. Capitalism enraged satre he thought it was a machine that created nessecity that didn’t really exist. It was because of these views Sartre became heavily involved in marxism because it removed the value of material gains. 

Becuase of his some would say “Radical” philosophy the CIA kept a large file on Sartre and he was arrested in 1968. But was pardoned by the president of France charles de Gaulle who said “You don’t arrest voltaire”. He was offered the nobel prize for literature but refused it stating “a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution”

Sartre still inspires to this today urging us to tap into our unfufilled potential as free human beings. 

“Better to die on ones feet than to live on ones knees”

~*~Each sign makes up for the downfalls of the one before~*~

I’m sure YOU have portrayed many of these virtues and mistakes at some point, as YOU ARE ALL THE SIGNS. That which exists above us lives within us!

Aries rises anew when Pisces has been run into the ground by those who have stomped on them, and all the life Pisces has seen.  Aries is fresh and eager where Pisces is the hesitant sage that feels to have seen it all. Aries is the queen of witty comebacks, they know how to put others in their place!  Aries sticks up for themselves with all their might, to the point of rightfully cutting down those who have crossed them!  Pisces the people pleaser hasn’t learned this unless they have a Mercury in Aries, for example.  Even if you’re not an Aries, you may have these traits if you have Mars in Aries.  While Pisces can be wishy washy, Aries is the bold go getter!  Aries is full of “va va voom” when Pisces is worn out.

Taurus portrays patience, unlike Aries.  Taurus understands managing money and business with a steady pace where an Aries is more like, “Let’s just get er done!”.  Aries may fall into impulse buys, where Taurus focuses on work to save up for indulgent treats.  Taurus has settled down while Aries can be too much go go go…  Taurus is usually pleasant to be around, taking longer to have a tantrum than Aries would, yet they are both aggressive.  Mars in Taurus is a subdued Mars, Sun in Taurus is someone who builds a pleasant life for themselves, however they choose to define it.

Gemini is the excited leap up from methodical Taurus; buzzing around full of movement unlike the bull who likes to lay in the pasture. The transition from being SO PHYSICAL, with the joys of affection and comfort food to savoring intellectual joys; Gemini reads an array of topics while Taurus might rather stick to pleasures of the body.  Taurus follows thru while Gemini is all over the place struggling to complete tasks because their brilliant mind always has more to add on!  Taurus may get stuck in ruts because they stick to foods and opinions they hold dear, whereas Gemini is thrilled to hear new opinions and try new activities.

Cancer shows consideration where Gemini likes to push someone’s buttons.  Cancer has the potential of stability while Gemini is jittery, to be fluid in feelings when Gemini thinks they’re oh so rational, ignoring the heart of a situation.  Cancers don’t mind being the shoulder to cry on where Gemini prefers to be the fair weather friend, keeping conversation light and in the intellect instead of coaxing the sadness of another.  Gemini Moon girls, however, love to talk about their feelings.  Cancer nurtures when Gemini just wants to chat away.

Leo is determined when Cancer exhibits “sideways behavior”.  The crab does what they *feel* like doing, even procrastinating, when Leo’s pride motivates him to get things done.  Both these signs are insecure, but Leo has great skills of presentation and performance.  Leos are often go getters unless they have planets in Cancer to hold them back.  Both signs are very heartfelt and creative, Cancer creates from their emotions, while Leo creates from passion.  Since Leos care about the impressions they set, they won’t whine like a Cancer, but they sure take a stab to the ego pretty hard!  Leos strive to improve their work performance and creative pursuits, to prove themselves after they’ve been put down.

Virgo presents themselves modestly when Leo loves to toot their own horn.  Virgos clean up the mess left from a Leo’s party, feeling the satisfaction of purifying what has been tainted.  I’ve known many health conscious Virgos who are called “particular” by those who eat out of the passion of the moment like a Leo.  Ruled by Mercury, Virgos willingly learn the negative effects of MSG and avoid it, while others perceive that as fussy, it is a Virtue for Virgo.  The Mercurial intellect is more focused in Virgo than Mercury in Gemini, taking note of crucial details better than any other sign.  Virgo represents the bees and butterflies which pollinate the earth, providing the organic produce we harvest, while the Lion is the carnivore that takes the lives, Virgo nourishes for the lives in the entire food chain.  Lions wouldn’t survive if not for insects; step by step, building up, Virgo provides what is needed to the entire world.  This is a metaphor for how Virgo humans do the dirty work, the tough jobs that keep the world running. Think mechanics, nurses, data entry, secretaries, and computer programming that requires technical knowledge that Virgo handles best.

Libra is the breath of fresh air from the agonizing details, having an appreciation for harmony instead of criticism.  Virgo had grown so cynical from the serious work he had to do, Libra expresses Liberty, socializing sweetly.  Both Libra and Virgo are intellectual but Libra is better at seeing the big picture, gaining insight from different kinds of people instead of being zoned in.  Libra is the diplomat, considerate while Virgo can be condescending.  Virgo may do what feels right to them, but in a way that comes off as snooty to others, while Libra lives based on what pleases others.  They use their charm and congeniality to get what they want.

Scorpio treads into the darkness that Libra fears.  Scorpios prefer a few close friends, Libra gravitates towards groups, being miz popularity instead of the intense love and true friendship that Scorpio exhibits.  Scorpio wonders, “How can Libra be the shallow socialite with so many friends who never talk about deep stuff?”  Scorpio feels everything to the core of their soul where Libra looks at the surface of topics and situations.  Scorpio perceives the motivations, complexes, and underlying mechanisms of the minds of others when Libra would rather get along with everyone, give them the benefit of the doubt.  Scorpio clings onto the people and aspirations, deeply determined because they are so emotionally invested, even to the point of being overly attached, which leads us to…

Sagittarius knows when it is time to drop something or someone that isn’t working out.  Her wild, mutable flame doesn’t get stuck in ruts as all the fixed signs might.  Instead of being chained to toxic thought patterns like Scorpio, Sagittarius runs free, eager to expand their horizons with different cultures, not just sticking to what they know.  Sagittarius gets joy out of life that the others wouldn’t jump for because of being attached to comfort, like trying that exotic curry or daringly spreading wasabi on their sushi!  Want to go scuba diving?  Let’s go!

Capricorn mindfully weighs the “what ifs” before moving forward.  Want to go scuba diving?  “What if there are sting rays?”  Will you have a slice of the cake I baked, “No, I’m watching my sugar amounts.”  While the fire signs go for the gusto, Capricorn says, stop, lets think about this first.  Sagittarius excitedly says, “Yes!” without concern for consequences.  Capricorn instinctively realizes what could go wrong in given scenarios, and they have innate wisdom and sensibility that others perceive as a wet blanket.  Capricorn likes to go one step at a time, to thoroughly learn a subject where Sagittarius treats knowledge with enthusiasm, not necessarily fully focusing on crucial facts.  Capricorn values competency before putting themselves out there.

Aquarius has flashes of brilliance, they don’t need to take things one step at a time!  Their knowledge whirls rapidly into innovative achievement.  Being ruled by both Saturn (traditional ruler) and Uranus (modern ruler), they can exhibit the focused determination of Saturn and the wild freedom loving Uranus.  Aquarius is the revolutionary, rebelling from the confines of a controlling world.  They wish to go their own way instead of climb the career ladder.

Pisces has learned to be at peace instead of rebel.  Pisces can be seen as the culmination of all signs, having grown wise and weary from the lessons of all of them.  The ocean from which we all originated and will return to.  Pisces represents the collective, the spirit world, where all souls blend together; whereas Aquarius can be so individualist to the point of separatist. Aquarius can be unaware of their effect on others, Pisces cares, adapting to the needs and wants of others.  When Aquarius can be emotionally detached in order to make way for their intellect, Pisces is all about free flowing feelings, streams of music inspired by their sensitivity. 

Please note: Blog posts are meant to be entertaining and not a replacement of an in depth personalized reading made just for you.  I can show you insight into what the planets are wishing to teach YOU specifically. Message me for details.

–Sellieve Neptune,

  • Right-winger: Leftists are just glorified statists! They want constant wealth redistribution and big government to fulfill all their needs!
  • Engels: The modern state, no matter what its form, is essentially a capitalist machine -- the state of the capitalists, the ideal personification of the total national capital. The more it proceeds to the taking over of the productive forces, the more does it actually become the national capitalist, the more citizens does it exploit. The workers remain wage-laborers -- proletarians. The capitalist relation is not done away with.
  • Marx: All forms of the state have democracy for their truth, and for that reason are false to the extent that they are not democracy.
  • Luxemburg: There is no democracy without socialism and no socialism without democracy.
  • Kropotkin: Where there is authority, there is no freedom.
  • Black Panthers: All power to the people!
  • Right-winger: .....
  • Right-winger: .....
  • Right-winger: Why would Learn Liberty lie...? =/
Common Terms of Medieval Life, a Masterpost of Sorts

This is meant as an information resource for creative folk, not a complete guide. Be sure to supplement this with additional research. Find the rest of the series, including the previous posts on clergynobilitycommon medieval jobsdivinationspirit animalsmythical creaturesstructuring an armymedieval punishmentsarmorpre-gunpowder weaponssiege warfarecastle anatomy, and medieval clothing.

Note: These words may have come to mean other things in addition to these over time, or not to mean these things at all anymore. When deciding what word to use, be sure that not only your denotation matches what you’re trying to say, but also that the connotation gives the right impression and understanding of your writing.

Ad censum: refers to the status of serfs who pay their rent in money rather than labor. Tenants paying like this were called censuarius (singular), or censuarii (plural).

Ad opus: refers to the status of serfs who pay their rent in labor rather than money.

Amercement: a fine.

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Dear the “Resistance”

You are not the resistance. You are not the counter culture. You are not the outsiders. You are the failed status quo desperately clawing for power. You had America by its throat but failed to deliver the final blow. You LOST and now dare call yourselves the very thing you’re not!

You did NOTHING when your president supported destabilizing Libya and the middle east and handing it over to literal Islamic Terrorists. You did nothing when Obama had regular vacations to Martha’s vinyard, Hawaii, Europe, and Asia. You did nothing when Obama signed the NDAA to allow indefinite detentions of Americans without trial. You did nothing when the Clintons gave missile secrets to China and NK while selling Uranium to Vladimir Putin. You did nothing when Obama bankrupted Coal and did everything in his power to shut American industries down. You did nothing when the government under Obama spied on everything you do. You do nothing when the government actually violates civil rights in modern times. 

Sure you oppose the current president, but do you know who also opposes the current president? The Big Banks, Multinationals, the Mainstream media, NGOs, the Saudis, the Chinese Communist, the Pope, and every establishment world leader backed Trump’s opposition. Most of them still hate Trump and don’t do well to hide it. You cannot be the resistance while having most of the global and domestic establishment backing you and funding you.

Also if you call all of your opposition Russian agents, then you are McCarthyists. You are not the resistance when you call for war with a nuclear power when they’ve done nothing to us. You are also not the resistance if you support regime change and invading countries for that purpose. 

So no matter what Trump does, no matter what he becomes, no matter what promises he breaks, the truth does not change. You are not the resistance, you are the failed status quo that died in 2016.  No matter how many times you protest, riot, pump millions into an unwinnable campaign, you will never be the resistance.

Since coercion destroys moral agency, a necessary for virtue is freedom (or liberty). The social side of my argument was that for a “society” to be virtuous, it must also be free. This, of course, does not say that freedom is a sufficient condition for virtue. It is not. But whatever further sufficient conditions there may be for attaining virtue, they cannot come at the expense of the necessary condition. This implies that although a free society cannot be totally immoral (because basic rights are respected), it may be a society whose citizens adhere to a minimalist (i.e., simply rights respecting) form of virtue. Higher levels of moral excellence could be ignored…  The main question, of course, is whether the free society has much of a prospect of going beyond a minimalist morality. This question is uninteresting to those libertarians who are either moral skeptics or moral minimalists, but within an Aristotelian framework the question is real, because social and political life is taken to be a component in the development of moral perfection for Aristotle.
—  Douglas J. Den Uyl, “Freedom and Virtue Revisited,” Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard, (1989), Ed. Walter Blocl & Llewellyn H. Rockwell, pp.196-197
What it Means to be Liberal.

Definition List: 

Liberal -

1. Open to new behavior and willing to discard traditional values.

2. favoring maximum individual liberty in political or social reform

synonyms - tolerant, open-minded, unprejudiced, enlightened

antonyms - bigoted, narrow-minded

Liberty -

1. Freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc.;

2. Power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc. according to one’s own choice.

What does it mean to be a Liberal?

Being a liberal means you accept that other people don’t think like you but you debate with them or take part in dialogue around topics you do agree on that serves to broaden your understanding of your own beliefs.

Being a liberal means that you support people with things such as becoming transgender or when the come out as homosexual you don’t react in a negative way, Instead, support their sexuality.

Being a liberal means that you’re pro-choice unless somebody is getting physically hurt by the choices others make.

What makes you un-liberal?

If you pick on a white woman for wearing braids or dreadlocks, you’re not liberal.

If you boycott inoffensive cultural events at museums that are celebrating the culture being showcased (does anybody remember kimono Wednesdays and how people stood outside a museum for celebrating Japanese culture in an inoffensive way?), you’re not liberal.

If you partake in any personal racism against white people, you’re not liberal.

If you think all men are rapists, you’re not liberal.

If you’re trans-exclusionary, you’re not liberal.

If you can’t take a dissenting opinion, you’re not liberal.

If you argue that only specific people can wear cultural garb, and action which only further serves to segregate minorities, you’re not liberal.

95% of y’all are not a liberal. 

So stop dragging our name into the ground by driving people to suicide through vicious posts against them. Stop arguing that obesity is healthy when it isn’t any way healthy if you want to live a long life at all. Stop trying to segregate minorities even further than they already are.

Now let the snowflake fall in.

Gallantly, ceaselessly, quietly, man must fight for inner liberty” to remain independent of the enslavement of the material world. “Inner liberty depends upon being exempt from domination of things as well as from domination of people. There are many who have acquired a high degree of political and social liberty, but only very few are not enslaved to things. This is our constant problem—how to live with people and remain free, how to live with things and remain independent.
—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

The technical advances are inevitably driving us toward the grossest kind of materialism. And it will not be very long before the social system of bee life will become universal.

The individual will not be permitted to achieve great wealth and power; his privacy will be invaded in a thousand ways. He will be restricted in his efforts in every direction–will virtually disappear in the wave of collectivism which will sweep the world.

This materialistic tide can only be stemmed by idealism, which is a force tending to free what we call the soul of man from physical fetters. But although there might be periods of alternating dominance of these two principles–materialism and idealism–ultimately the materialistic tendencies will become dominating.”

—Nikola Tesla

(“Great Scientific Discovery Impends.” Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, March 13, 1932, Page 11.)

Socialist *blame resource scarcity on the banker class & the super wealthy*
Socialist *rabble rouse, kill liberty, install socialism*
Socialist *blames continuing resource scarcity on those slightly above poverty line*
Socialist *famine breaks out, scapegoat the kulaks, mass murder dissidents*
Socialist *is overthrown cos of fucking course* 
50 years later
Socialist *blame resource scarcity on the banker class & the super wealthy*
Rinse & Repeat