Category Archives: Politics

(en) If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. Instead of giving a politician the keys to the power, it might be better to change the locks and the reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
(es) Si tu voto pudiese cambiar cualquier cosa, los políticos lo harían ilegal. En vez de darles a los políticos las llaves del poder, sería mucho mejor cambiar las cerraduras y, por otra parte, si hay tan pocas mujeres en la política, es porque es demasiado trabajo el tener que maquillar dos caras.

all whores – (en)

Is prostitution so sordid and infamous? Could it be that we project in it our own sordid lives, our own infamy as human commodities? In a market society, in which everything is bought and sold, where the vast majority of … Continue reading

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todos putas – (es)

¿Es la prostitución tan sórdida e infame? ¿No será que proyectamos en ella la sordidez de nuestra propia vida, nuestra propia infamia como mercancías humanas? En una sociedad-mercado en la que todo se compra y se vende, en la que … Continue reading

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sacred cows – (video) (en/es)

Sacred cows get slaughtered here. If education —at its best— weren’t the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty, and college the place to go when you want to get laid … If ideally, what should be said to every … Continue reading

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dancing with porcupines – (en)

The functions of all living beings are to be born, survive (i.e. nurture and ward off), multiply, and die. We’ll talk about ethics in other moment. What matters now is that selfishness is associated to reproductive function, and cooperativeness to … Continue reading

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what’s wrong with sex? – (en)

The primary purpose of sex is obtaining pleasure, sensual pleasure, pleasure of the body. However, in everyday experience, sexuality does not always lead to pleasure, even in the realm of fantasy. Contrary to this, it is usually source of frustration, … Continue reading

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the world, according to casciari (re-re) – (en)

I’m out on vacation for the next couple of weeks, without internet, mobile, or underpants … Probably I’ll miss you a little … but I have neither time nor inclination to write a new post at the height of my … Continue reading

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singularity – (en)

Computers are getting faster. Everybody knows that. Also, computers are getting faster faster — that is, the rate at which they’re getting faster is increasing. True? True. So if computers are getting so much faster, so incredibly fast, there might … Continue reading

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singularidad – (es)

Las computadoras son cada vez más rápidas. Todo el mundo lo sabe. Además, las computadoras más rápidas lo son cada vez más rápido -es decir, el ratio al que están creciendo es cada vez más rápido. ¿Cierto? Cierto. Así que … Continue reading

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política vudú – (es)

De chamanes, espíritus animales, ilusionistas y política vudú… “Un día todo estará bien, esa es nuestra esperanza. Todo está bien hoy, esa es nuestra ilusión”. –Voltaire. Es un momento difícil para los racionalistas en la Increíble Tierra. Los chamanes de … Continue reading

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voodoo politics – (en)

Of shamans, animal spirits, illusionists and voodoo politics… “One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything is fine today, that is our illusion.” –Voltaire. It is a challenging time for rationalists in Incredible Earth. The shamans in … Continue reading

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poor spain – (en)

In this article I propose a theory of Spain’s political class to make a case for the urgent, imperious need to change our voting system and adopt a majority system. A good theory of Spain’s political class should at least … Continue reading

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por amor a mi país – (es)

La monarquía nos hace parecer ridículos. Nos exige y recibe deferencia por razón de nacimiento. Es una idolatría tan bruta y estúpida como la de los antiguos paganos. Esto distorsiona nuestra capacidad de inventar ceremonias y honores por nosotros mismos … Continue reading

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nightmares / pesadillas – (en/es)

The marrow of the worst nightmares is always the bread, simple and primal, seasoned with the butter of pain. They set their clocks by deathwatch beetles, and thrive through the centuries. They were once the men with the leather-ribbon whips … Continue reading

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man, oh man! (re) – (es/en)

A mi modo de ver, los hombres sólo tienen un innegable problema: otros hombres.  Es ahí de donde todas las conflagraciones emanan. En los albores de la humanidad los hombres regalaron su poder.  A otros hombres: príncipes, reyes, magos, generales … Continue reading

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querido imbécil: – (es)

El sentido común ya era algo raro en la antigüedad, y abundan los ejemplos de su ausencia. Como muestra, en el año 218 a. C. Aníbal marchó con un ejército de elefantes a través de los Alpes en un intento … Continue reading

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dear moron, – (en)

Common sense was rare in antiquity, and examples of its absence abound. For instance, in 218 BC, Hannibal marched an army of war elephants over the Alps in an attempt to conquer Rome, but managed only to significantly decrease the … Continue reading

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devuélvesela – (es)

Salir del Sistema – Una guía práctica ¿Enloquecido al darte cuenta de que el sistema está amañado y conspira contra la gente decente y respetuosa con la ley? ¿Enfermo de escuchar acerca de los tropecientos millones de euros que los … Continue reading

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contrarian? – (en)

I am often described to my irritation as a ‘contrarian’. It is actually a pity that our culture doesn’t have a good vernacular word for an oppositionist or even for someone who tries to do his own thinking: the word … Continue reading

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¿contrario? – (es)

A menudo se me describe, para mi irritación, como un “contrario”. En realidad, es una pena que nuestra cultura no tenga una buena palabra vernácula para un opositor, o incluso para alguien que trata de tener sus propios pensamientos. La … Continue reading

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truth teller – (en)

(SALVAR EL PLANETA – Texto en español aquí) You got people like this around you? Country is full of them now! People walking around all day long, every minute of the day —worried about EVERYTHING!  Worried about the air, worried … Continue reading

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