Author: Daren Jonescu

Alien Logic, Part Four: Conspiracy Theories

There are compelling arguments to make against the notion that the United States government is concealing knowledge of aliens visiting Earth by means of otherworldly technology. I will not recite those arguments here. I wish instead to address the two most common arguments of the skeptics, arguments I regard as so logically unsound that they actually lend credence to the believers. Stated in...

The Infinite Universe

I suspect that the universe extends as far as the range of our vision — and I mean exactly that far. For I believe there is no universe, in any of the senses that we use that term, without perception. The universe — extension and time — is in part a product of the activity of enmattered souls, which is to say limited...

Far out, man!

I see that the state of California is taking steps toward legalizing hallucinogenic drugs. Of course it is. You have to legalize them before you can bring them under government regulatory control. You have to regulate them before you can distribute them through government programs. You have to make government distribution mundane before you can make it mandatory. And of course you have...

The Unapologetic Manifesto

I have said and done things in my life — and thought far more than I have said or done — that today’s Overseers of Righteous Certainty (ORCs) would condemn as politically unacceptable, and as grounds for summoning me before the Marxist Tribunal of Progress to confess my guilt, sign my confession, and then accept my oblivion as an obsolete man, a relic...

Materialism’s Vested Interests

People with an inclination to rule are always keen to control and delimit the thoughts and attitudes of others as a means of protecting the exclusivity of their right to rule. Just as our tyrannical advocates of “lockdowns” and “stay-at-home orders” like to declare exceptions for “essential workers,” as this allows them to set the terms for all mankind regarding which work is...

Self-Knowledge

Just the way it is.– Our age is subject to normalcy bias on a scale that would be utterly unthinkable and practically impossible without a century of compulsory government schooling designed to indoctrinate every human being to spiritual submission and the matter-of-fact acceptance of bondage.

Today’s Headache: Thugs, Racism, Anti-Semitism

A few thoughts of a Sunday morning migraine. China has “fat-shamed” Greta Thunberg, according to a headline I just read. I hate expressions like “fat-shamed,” as they are indicative of our egalitarian, hurt-no-feelings, “no-fault life” code of amorality — which is itself nothing but the ultimate assertion of judgmental power by the Whining Majority. Thunberg, for her pathetic puppet part, has apparently “responded...

Alien Logic, Part Three

An alien perspective.– During my early years in Korea, I taught children, mostly elementary school students, at a private academy. Sometimes, with the younger groups, particularly if there were some rambunctious boys in the class, I would exploit my foreignness and their low English levels by teasing them with the claim that I was an alien. After a few incredulous guffaws from the...

Battles and Wars

Reply to a dear friend.— The battle is lost, I’m afraid. But every war has lost battles, and it is narrowminded to succumb to despair over one loss, however severe it may seem to us in the moment. The war is much longer than we can conceive from our most immediate, self-interested perspectives — which is why we easily mistake a lost battle...

Alien Logic, Part Two

I mentioned in Part One that I find it more than odd that after all these years, and particularly in the most recent of these years, the U.S. military can produce a lot of individuals who claim to have encountered things “not of this world” during flights, but so far has failed to produce a single persuasive image or video of the encountered...