Manifesting

I have long been puzzled by people who say that they’re “manifesting” things – a great job or career, wealth, health, romances, whatever. They seem to be claiming that they can bring these goals into their lives by thinking. One definition of manifesting I found is:

…to make your dreams, goals, and aspirations a reality by believing you can achieve them.

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I Am X Years Young

Occasionally I see someone who claims to be 50 or 60 or 70 year young. This strikes me as being kinda dumb.

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The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect is the observation that extremely minute changes in the initial state of a deterministic system can produce wildly different results. Before this observation was noted, it was reasonably assumed that a minute change would have only a tiny effect.

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Supporting Hamas

I am greatly puzzled and disturbed by the support for Hamas that I’ve seen throughout the world. There have been crowds of pro-Palestine people chanting “Death to the Jews.” There has been vandalism of synagogues and Jewish businesses, attacks against Jews, beatings and murders.

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Humanity of the Neanderthals

I’ve often wondered what it is that makes us human. There have been many attempts to answer this question. We make tools. We walk upright. We developed speech. As we’ve learned more about the world, these answers have proved to be inadequate.

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Kristallnacht

Today is the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a night of antisemitic violence in Nazi Germany where mobs destroyed Jewish businesses, burned synagogues, beat and murdered Jews. Kristallnacht means crystal night, from the large amount of broken glass in the streets that looked like crystals.

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Atrocities

As Israeli forces have retaken areas that had been attacked by Hamas, they have discovered evidence of atrocities that haven’t been seen since the Second World War. People had been massacred, their bodies mutilate. Babies were decapitated. Some evidently had been burned. Women had been raped.

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Tax The Churches

One of the biggest scams in the US is the way some churches rake in millions of dollars and don’t have to pay taxes on it. Churches should be taxed just like any other money-making endeavor.

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Ethnic Cleansing

On October 7, 2023, fighters from Hamas attacked Israel from Gaza. This was a well-coordinated attack using air, sea, and ground forces, including firing thousands of missiles from Gaza into Israeli cities. The targets was civilians. They entered towns and villages, killed many of the inhabitants, and took others as hostages.

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MGTOW

MGTOW is an acronym for Men Going Their Own Way. It is a community of men who have decided not to include women in their lives. The idea is that society has become seriously biased in favor of women and against men. The participants cite unfair treatment in divorces, domestic violence, child custody, etc.

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