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Science And Spirituality Agree?

Can Science & Spirit Agree?

Can science and spirituality agree on individuality, human dignity, and freedom? We begin from the premise that each individual is sovereign over their own lives and is free to express themselves without fear of aggression so long as their actions do not encroach upon others.  In this way, the equal liberty of each individual acts […]

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Ep30: Incrementalism

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Incrementalism is the gradual path of encroachment upon individual rights that leads to tyranny.  Before someone can exert their will over you they must first disarm you.  This is why there can be no compromise on the fundamental principles of liberty.  Being well trained in the use of arms and actually having them in your […]

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Ep24: Counter Abstraction

Counter Abstraction

Corruption By Abstraction Ascribing human qualities to abstractions, like society and the resulting yet illogical social contract theory, opens the door to corruption and abuse.  Philosophers have tried, and failed, to justify political authority using abstraction for over 2,500 years.   It is thinking through abstraction that also subjugated humanity using the absurd ‘divine right of […]

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Ep22: Awareness

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Avoid Danger, Promote Justice Awareness Creates Space Capturing events on video brings critical incidents into our awareness like never before.  We can learn from an unfortunate tragedy and incorporate lessons into our training, so as to recognize the warning signs earlier, and hopefully avoid a similar fate.  Having greater situational awareness, informed from the transferred […]

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Ep21: Real Progress

Real Progress

Of progress and its opposites Real progress comes through deliberate human action working with natural resources to produce life-enhancing goods. This requires a legal environment that protects private property, repels invasions, and values individual initiative. Samurai leader Hojo Tokimune defended Japan from the Mongol horde yet died tragically from tuberculosis. Okita Souji of the Shinsengumi […]

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Ep16: Cycles and Spirals

Cycles and Spirals

Cycles & Spirals Early recognition of human behavior likely to result in hostility or infringement is an essential component of strategic thinking because it allows for neutralizing tactics that minimize destruction of lives and property. See the cycles and spirals of escalation in a whole new way using political economy and history. Pick up a […]

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Ep14: Myth, Reason, and Law

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Myth For Good or Ill The use of myth can entertain or inspire a heroic journey, yet it is no way to make policy for a free society.  Only reason and fundamental truths can reveal the path to justice. Explore the link from Mars, Thor, Hachiman, and the American Revolution.  Learn the only two valid […]

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Ep09: Science Of Justice

Science Of Justice

The Science Of Proper Human Conduct A principles-based, systematic approach to discerning human rights is necessary for knowing when to defend them using force.  Securing peace & a good life depends upon the science of justice. One of the greatest sources for a principled approach to resolving conflict is the tradition of natural rights and […]

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A Question of Security and Justice

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Framing The QuestionMy question is how people in a free society arrange for security and justice.  I consider this a baseline concern everyone must deal with, even though many people take these issues for granted.  The tools of this inquiry are found in the study of political economy.  The study of political economy consists of […]

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A Dignified Life

Are you living free, as a dignified, self-actualized human being, or do you yearn to be so? Are you ready to become so resilient and assured that you can make a positive contribution to a more secure and just society? Empowering people to live their highest and best in a social order of maximum opportunity […]

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