POLITICS NEEDS PHILOSOPHY

Political science” – what a verbal miscarriage! What science can there be in politics; except for the science of deception, obfuscation and manipulation? As a branch of philosophy, politics is a lot more than economic programs and social policies. The governance of people, communities and nations, require thorough knowledge of philosophical concepts and models. The authors of the American constitution obtained excellent guidance through great minds, such as John Locke, David Hume and Thomas Paine and In Europe philosophical giants like G.W.F. Hegel and J.W. Goethe inspired their governments in social policies and moral issues.
What we know is that without prominent moral thinkers and great philosophical minds society cannot find humanity. Weiterlesen

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TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN…

The past shows unvaryingly that when a people’s freedom disappears, it goes not with a bang, but in silence amid the comfort of being cared for. That is the dire peril in the present trend toward statism. If freedom is not found accompanied by a willingness to resist, and to reject favors, rather than to give up what is intangible but precarious, it will not long be found at all.
Richard Weaver, 1962

HOW DO YOU FEEL…

… ABOUT THE POLITICAL TREND OF THE US AND THE WESTERN WORLD?

Timely excerpts from the “Mike Wallace Interview” ABC-TV with Ayn Rand 1959

Wallace: How do you feel about the political trend of the US and the Western world? Weiterlesen

Thoughts About Gun Control

The problems with discussions about this subject are that (a) zealots from both sides and the liberal media made it an ideological battleground. Most reports, articles and blogs present this theme pre-loaded with the authors’ stance and strong, preconceived notions, according to the motto: “if I want to hear your opinion, I will give it to you”. No genuine questions are put forward. Rather, their publications and broadcasts reflect entrenched positions with merely rhetorical questions to fit the answers the authors want, in the vein of: “don’t you want to prevent the future slaughter of innocent children?”  (b) Like with politics or art, everybody has an opinion about guns, but few have an authoritative knowledge to provide factual comments. There are several aspects, which cannot be lumped together just for the sake of making a greater impression. Weiterlesen