Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Agony of Activism: talking to Zahria 269


An hour and 30 minutes long, on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne6BMFTjZ44

The conversation is also available as an audio-only (podcast) MP3 for download: https://archive.org/details/Zahria269-interview-Eisel-Mazard-2016

Vegans: skepticism, dogma, democracy & paradox.


If found this one is difficult to summarize, and difficult to put a title to.  Veganism, like democracy, is imperfect, and susceptible to criticism; but that makes it all-the-more-important, and makes it important that we (i.e., vegans) don't preach it as a religion (to be believed in), but instead explain it, while being honest about its limitations and flaws.  On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4z6PKSYrjE

The Appeal to Nature Fallacy


This video addresses several logical fallacies, all over-used within the vegan-demimonde, some overused by the world at large: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTfayLc4o7U

Ignorance, Activism & Optimism


On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-OLAyGZVrQ

Is Ethical Veganism Reasonable? Sustainable? Oppressive?


This is actually a response to an ex-Vegan's critique/rationale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHKc2fXHadg

The Question of "Being Taken Seriously"


Vegans "Being Taken Seriously", on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKIeX_zay0Q

Friday, 15 April 2016

尼港事件: an Essay on the Nikolaevsk Massacre, 1920


A fascinating and horrifying event in the world's history, transpiring where the borders of Russia, China and Japan overlap, and involving all three: https://medium.com/@eiselmazard/1920-the-other-russo-japanese-war-70deb2972c42