Times are a changin’

So at the moment, there are 100,000 neurons connected to the robot through Bluetooth. It is living, it’s in an incubator at 37 degrees centigrade. We have to feed it every couple of days with minerals and nutrients. It actually excretes, we have to clear away waste products and whatnot. It is living material, living … Continue reading

Tao 68

When trying to accomplish, do not use violence. When playing the role of adversary, do not manifest anger. When victorious, do not hold your position over those who have lost. When playing the role of leader, do not dominate. This sentiment expresses the virtue of non-contention. This is how to empower others and ultimately, humanity. … Continue reading

“The king stay the king.”

Note: These posts are not meant to be plot summaries, but commentaries (for a more in-depth description of what we’re aiming at, go here: The Wire). While we will make every effort to avoid including spoilers about later episodes, do not read this post unless you have watched the episode we are discussing. Chess: As … Continue reading

Tao 67

The whole world agrees: Tao is inexhaustible, Unique and beyond compare. This uniqueness makes it great. If it were not inexhaustible It would have long ago disappeared. I offer three values that harness the power of Tao: Compassion, frugality and humility. Compassion hatches courage. Frugality breeds generosity. Humility cultivates leadership. These days, Compassion is ridiculed … Continue reading

Patriotism

In this day and age, it is hard to look on the term “Patriotism” with anything but distaste. While many would claim that it carries a certain air of community that is naturally appealing, the blindly nationalistic aspects of the word have come to effectively obscure this small beauty. Certainly, loving your fellow humans is … Continue reading

Tao 66

Looking at the wide expanse of the great river valley, One can forget that it was shaped and nourished By the river that flows humbly through it. This is because the river, even as it exerts its influence, recedes, Settling into the lowest position, Following the countours of the valley that it has carved. So … Continue reading

“You cannot lose, if you do not play.”

Note: These posts are not meant to be plot summaries, but commentaries (for a more in-depth description of what we’re aiming at, go here: The Wire). While we will make every effort to avoid including spoilers about later episodes, do not read this post unless you have watched the episode we are discussing. Chicken Nuggets … Continue reading

Tao 65

Originally, those who aligned themselves with Tao did not try to pass their wisdom on to others. It was thought that this wisdom would be manipulated and distorted for clever purposes. Leaders who use cleverness intervene and take advantage of society. Leaders who do not use cleverness selflessly allow for change that benefits society. To … Continue reading

Ezra Levant and the CBC

Ezra Levant is an intelligent if contrarian thinker with the potential to contribute some great insights into Canadian politics, the state of the media and international events. In particular, his work on free speech in Canada and his long-standing feud with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has revealed some of the challenges facing what … Continue reading