Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Agony of Activism: talking to Zahria 269

An hour and 30 minutes long, on youtube:

The conversation is also available as an audio-only (podcast) MP3 for download:

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:

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:

Ignorance, Activism & Optimism

On Youtube:

Is Ethical Veganism Reasonable? Sustainable? Oppressive?

This is actually a response to an ex-Vegan's critique/rationale:

The Question of "Being Taken Seriously"

Vegans "Being Taken Seriously", on Youtube:

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: