Enlightened Democracy: J. Todd Ring's Newsletter

J. Todd Ring
Independent Research; Essays In Politics & Philosophy
Created 23 Oct 2021
  • Alternatives
    30 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    The current "normal" of global, neo-feudal, neo-fascist corporatism, is rabidly anti-democratic, anti-human, anti-life, ecocidal, genocidal, imperialist, and headed off a cliff, of self-destruction an...
  • Beyond Nietzsche
    25 Dec 2021 • 47 min read
    Imagine if someone came to you, and said, “I am a great philosopher! In fact, I am the greatest of philosophers! I say in one line, what others say in an entire book! And what they do not say in a boo...
  • On Prospects & Strategies
    21 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    What must be done? That is the central question - and of course, the answer, it has been amply proven, is not for a “revolutionary vanguard” to seize all power in society, and transform the world into...
  • Why The Left Libertarians Are Right
    13 Dec 2021 • 80 min read
    Man, oh man…. I just hit the wrong button, wrong mouse click, once again - again writing too long without a break - and accidentally published this essay, which is still a very, very rough draft. It w...
  • Key Resources For A Better, Freer World
    10 Dec 2021 • 12 min read
    This is a very short, dense list of extremely important resources. Do not confuse wordiness or volume for gravity, profundity or relevance. The world is filled with wind bags, hot air, verbosity, hype...
  • Anarchism, Libertarianism & Democracy In The 21st Century
    01 Dec 2021 • 60 min read
    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” - Lord Acton “The most improper job of any men, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it - and least of a...
  • On Anarchism
    01 Dec 2021 • 10 min read
    "In times of universal deceit, speaking the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell The crisis of legitimacy grows daily, while the ruling elite try desperately to consolidate their power, by a...
  • Pop-Up Ads and Our Apoplectic Pop Culture
    28 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    I despise pop-up ads - and the more intrusive, and "eye-catching", which is to say, aggressive, the more vile, and heinously obnoxious, and despicable they become. If you use one, fine, but please do ...
  • Nihilism, Fanaticism and Ideology - And The Urgent Need To Unite The People
    20 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    Dangers and Pitfalls Growing up in the West, in Canada, in the 1970s and ‘80s, I had thought that the world had learned the lessons of the grave dangers of fanatical extremism, from the experience of ...
  • Freedom vs Fascism: The Multi-Polarity Of Narratives & The Quest For Truth
    18 Nov 2021 • 94 min read
    “The virus, is harmful; but the destruction of rights, is fatal. This is a permanent thing, that we don’t get back…. This becomes a culture of safety at all costs. If there is any imaginable risk, we ...
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