Cheering the Eternal Losers

Libertarians are basically people who have come to one basic realisation: government doesn’t work. This may seem like a rather superficial proposition. We must therefore make this bromide more precise.

The optimal state of a society, as we know from politics, is what we call a free society – where people ineract voluntarily. Any government intervention that deviates from this norm only makes things worse. There are two main reasons for this : the inherent failure of centralized systems, and the inevitably varying motivations of public workers. Government intervention cannot solve any problem, and has never …


Good Greed and Bad Greed

Greed is perhaps the most maligned human impulse. It is attributed the failure and fall of civilisation, the sum of all evils, and the modern dissapearance of spirituality. It is perhaps that which is said should be eliminated first, but seems to thrive the most.

Usually, the people who declare this have little understanding of the dynamics of greed, apart from simpleton insults of “money-grubbing”. Therefore, we should examine these dynamics, and see whenever greed is good or bad, and in which situations. Then we can declare that we have an informed opinion on the …



This is a small 20 question quiz. Select all statements in accordance with your own political opinion and press “Get Score”.

Public censorship of society and science should be stopped.
No special rights for appointed officials.
The war against drug-users is misguided.
Subsidy programs must be eliminated.
Tarriffs must be eliminated.
Public education must end.
The environment is best protected by enforcing property rights.
We must end public foreign aid.
Guns should not be regulated for honest citizens – we must be able to defend ourselves.
Health care is an important matter, and should be …

Cults Communism

Cults and Communism

Cults are a hot news item because of their usually nefarious and dramatic actions. They have a lot of fanatics, and it is in the human nature to bow down to someone, be it a god or a human being with a lot of charisma. But what exactly are cults? The word is used in a lot of situations, where it is vaguely defined.

The Webster’s defines a cult as “1) formal religious veneration, 2) a system of religious beliefs and ritual, 3) a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious”. Now, if we take only definition 1 …


Politics is a pseudo-religion (by Michael Wong)

Actually, I feel that communism and religion are two sides of the same coin. They both suffer from the same problem; the assumption that a society of sheep is too stupid to govern itself. The Church bases its argument on morality, claiming that the sheep are too stupid to know right from wrong.
The Communist Party bases its argument on economics, claiming that the sheep are too stupid to manage their wealth efficiently or fairly. In both cases, they claim that the solution is to abdicate the right of self-government to a higher …


Quebec : Anti-Separatism

I do not usually write about topics that are laid on concrete terms, and I do not usually talk about regional topics. I am well aware that most of my readership is American, since atheism and Objectivism are movements that are both primarily American in nature. However I do hope that I have some Quebecois readers who can give me some feedback on this text.

I want to say right away that I am not a federalist. I properly identify myself as anti-separatist because I am against the separation of Quebec from Canada. I do not think …


People Discover Guns May be Responsible for Deaths

February 10th, 1999 – People Discover Guns May be Responsible for Deaths
Just when you thought it was safe to hate the NRA, there comes along a group of dipshits even worse. Due to the nearly 14,000 firearm related deaths that occured in 1996, a number of American cities are suing the gun industry. Setting a good example for the citizens of these cities, similar lawsuits have popped up everywhere. Nudists and fans of nudity are suing clothing companies and fig trees, drug users are suing Nancy Reagan, and retards are suing …


Intention and crime

The general question of criminality is not an entirely puzzling one. For example, most people would agree that murder is a crime, that theft is a crime, and so on. This is pretty universal opinion.

However, we find much less uniformity on more precise questions, such as punishment and redemption, or what exactly makes a crime. Does having a bad intention make a crime more or less punishable ? The proponents of the notion of “hate crime” would say yes. But that does not seem very reasonable.

Libertarian justice

First, we must consider the libertarian maxim : …