Category Archives: Culture

The Delusional Catholic Cult

Fans of the former Pope, John Paul II, are work­ing hard these days in order to have him sainted. Among other require­ments, two witnessed ‘mira­cles’ are neces­sary for this to be achieved and the Catholic church, appar­ently, does not take this process lightly; being sainted is the utmost accom­plish­ment within this cult. One ‘mira­cle’ is […]

It's the population, stupid!

The Worlds Largest Pyramid Scheme (also known as ‘The World Economy’) is approach­ing its endgame. Since The Wealth of Nations, economic theory has had a great run, peak­ing during the 20th century and morph­ing from describ­ing the show, into becom­ing the show itself. Even return­ing economic crises have not managed to shake its repu­ta­tion, because it […]

Is man God-made or is god man-made?

This post is mostly a commen­tary to a friend’s post at the Huffington Post: Beware Secular Fundamentalism, by Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. I wanted to comment on the post, but real­ized I had too much to say to shoe­horn it into a comment field, hence this post. Ed has made an enor­mous contri­bu­tion to my life through previ­ous (lengthy) encoun­ters, and […]

Beware what you teach your children - they may learn it!

A carton of milk is passed around the break­fast table, and as one of the chil­dren in the family mind­lessly grips the carton, the father of the house inten­tion­ally drops it a millisec­ond before the child gets a good grip. The result­ing spill, scold­ing, clean­ing up and what-have-you, was intended by the father as a learn­ing expe­ri­ence for […]

Fuck FIFA!

Prostitution has been ille­gal in South Africa since the fifties, almost 60 years. The end of apartheid did not change that. President Nelson Mandela did not change that. HIV/​Aids spread preven­tion did not change that. FIFA did! So foot­ball fans from all over the world would not have to rape to get pussy between the matches, appar­ently… […]

Towards peace - Step 3 - Reset the clock

The saying ‘Be care­ful what you wish for, it may come true’ is based on two assump­tions: 1) the process of repeat­ing to your­self over and over until it becomes a mantra you subcon­sciously perform, very often mani­fests the desired outcome 2) the process is so power­ful, make sure you really want what­ever you want, other­wise […]

Towards peace - Step 1 - Death & taxes

The melt­down of the disas­ter that is the Catholic Church, makes this argu­ment almost compla­cent, but evil is hard to rid the world of, so let me add to this ‘idea who’s time has come’: Dismantling the delu­sions (Islam’s 72 virgins, Scientology’s Xenu), uncover all the child abuse (spread all over the world) and expose […]

The closest humanity can come to peace

In the post “Why peace is impos­si­ble on this planet”, I conclude that striv­ing for peace (what all peace orga­ni­za­tions around the world are doing) is the best we can do, which I stand by. However, there are two major contrib­u­tors to war that can be dimin­ished, after which the striv­ing will be a lot easier (no, war […]

Why peace is not possible on this planet

War has prob­a­bly been around since apes became humans, perhaps even longer, but since I don’t think apes think of it as war, let’s stick to humans. Something that has been around as long as we have been around, can rightly be described as ‘part of our culture’. So to begin with, war is part of […]