Librivox: Moby Dick, or the Whale…


Date: June 15, 2017

01) Moby Dick, or the Whale

“Read by Stewart Wills

Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel. (Summary by Stewart Wills)”


Steve Shives: A Few Observations…

Date: June 13, 2017

01) What has time done to Steve Shives?!

The Great Steve Shives Meltdown CONTINUES!:

Steve Shives and the effects of Echo Chambers:

I was going to write a bit in response to this, but I think Deterlucem has covered the bases.

Steve Shives [who has, interestingly, blocked me on Twitter] is not somebody I’ve paid attention to, over the years…but he keeps bubbling to the surface, in the conversation of people I do pay some attention to. So, I thought I’d finally figure out what is going on, here.

…And, yes…Steve embodies some of the worst, most destructive, tactics and mindset…Identity politics, is backwards thinking…”Deplatforming” is backwards thinking…Refusing to interact, is backwards behavior.

That doesn’t mean you have to interact, with people who make themselves impossible to productively interact with…but holding a blanket mindset, which says “people who don’t think like me, are scum”?…That’s just wrong.

There are real issues addressed by men’s [and male’s] rights activists [MRAs]…You’re not a bad person, for being in that camp…It’s a necessary presence.

There are real issues addressed by feminism…but there are also very serious problems, that have cropped up under the banner of feminism…It’s critical not to turn a blind eye to this.

Waking Up With Sam Harris #81 – Leaving Islam (with Sarah Haider)…

Date: June 12, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #81 – Leaving Islam (with Sarah Haider)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Sarah Haider about her organization Ex-Muslims of North America, how the political Left is confused about Islam, “rape culture” under Islam, honesty without bigotry, stealth theocracy, immigration, the prospects of reforming Islam, and other topics.

Sarah Haider is the co-founder of the Ex-Muslims of North America.”

A Second Evergreen Professor speaks out…

Date: June 12, 2017

01) A Second Evergreen Professor speaks out

“In this video, I read a letter that was posted on the Heterodox Academy blog, from Mike Paros, Professor of Biology at Evergreen State College, who has come forward in support of Bret Weinstein. Paros describes a deteriorating climate at Evergreen that has turned into groupthink. Paros blames President Cuck and the equity initiative he established, for the demise of the institution.”