7 February 2017

Why so many people still don't understand science


The longer an argument remains unsettled the more it devolves into an argument of semantics. We're all logical beings to varying degrees and with sufficient logic and reasoning we should all eventually agree on everything. But the opposite appears to be true, as a species we seem to agree very rarely.

5 August 2016

South African Elections: Ethekwini Ward Corruption

Green is ANC dominated and blue is DA. The first impression one gets when looking at the results for the Upper Highway area in Durban is that it is predominantly ANC run with pockets of DA support. Not unlike most of South Africa and it's what most people have come to expect of South African elections.

28 July 2016

Slavery or equality, there's no middle ground

If one truly believes in the free market system then so should they support unpaid labour (slavery). If both parties consent to the exchange of labour for food and lodging then under a truly free market, that should be allowed. By interfering with that trade through government regulations (socialism) or the like, one is stifling the natural balancing effect of the theoretical "invisible hand". To put it bluntly, you either support slavery in a market system or you support the abolition of slavery through socialist means.

3 September 2015

Properly Addressing Inequality


Inequality is ultimately a self sufficiency problem which is a result of lack of education. The relatively high distribution of education in the 20th century can be credited for the ramp in technological progress but still so many people on Earth suffer while the privileged few live in a world of relative opulence that the kings and emperors of the past could never have imagined.

3 August 2015

Empathy: Spheres of Conciousness


Happiness is like money, it's a means to an end and is not an end in itself. And like money, if your ultimate goal is to acquire it you'll probably become a terrible person, treading on everything around you to get it. Likewise, if you sacrifice your happiness for the sake of others, they may end up walking all over you. Balance is key.

20 May 2015

Being quoted out of context


A quote taken out of context should be outright denied by the person being quoted on the basis of assumed context. For example, if someone says "kill her", the assumption is that the subject is a human being or at least something living. If the subject is actually a car the statement simply means "turn off the car".

19 May 2015

The free market lottery is rigged


The free market system depends on competition to balance cost and quality and to ultimately create efficient production. That's the ideal behind it. But in order for any competition to produce reliable "winners" the judges need to be well educated in the subject matter. In the case of a free market socio-economic system the "judges" (aka the citizens) are themselves in competition to earn "votes" (aka money). For this reason people simply don't have time to educate themselves sufficiently when they're trying to earn "votes" needed to increase their own influence.

18 May 2015

Equality as a viable alternative to equity

We tend to structure human society according to the rules of "survival of the fittest". This may have been necessary for us over the millennia and it may arguably still be necessary for us right now but at some point we need to take advantage of our analytical conciousness and properly design an efficient society.

25 February 2015

Choose Organic

People need to stop believing that their actions and decisions are insignificant. Your decisions affect everyone and everyone's decisions ultimately affect you too. In a free market system you vote with your wallet and by buying fast foods instead of organic foods you're making those healthy foods less accessible for everyone.

28 January 2015

Kaffirs and Kaffirkaners

The most offensive shit you've ever read. In this post i'm going to tone down the racism and fire up the generalisation instead. If you knowingly limit your character to a stereotypical mould then you deserve all the generalisation that gets thrown your way, and don't you dare drag other people of your race down with you just because you're offended.