By Greg Swann
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||What should you do? Act upon the universe as it really is.||It’s Splendor or Squalor – and everybody’s gotta take a side…Photo by: Martin TalbotGot a taste for a mouthful of big words? My favorites are these: Ontologically-consonant teleology. What that means is conforming your moral philosophy to the tr||3/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Facts are facts: You cannot rip off the band-aid until you admit that you have wounded your self.||Building on the idea of the number line of morality discussed in Chapter 7 of Man Alive, this video from September of 2012 takes up the idea of ripping off the band-aid — getting pain out of the way quickly … Continue reading →||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||My sermon on religion: Unsolicited advice to the sane victims of Islam.||From September 16, 2012, just after Benghazi. I may come back to this sometime soon, because Islam is a particularly brutal example of the intellectual and spiritual ossification that results when a high-C tyranny achieves a relatively-stable state.||9/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rock Me Mama Egoism In Action: The link from art to human values and back.||Everything is all one thing, so this is a video essay about art about music about morality about song-writing about marriage about redemption – simple stuff. This is egoism in action, me being me. This video connects directly to the … Continue readi||9/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Movie of the week: Embracing your inner anarchist — because there is no alternative.||Here’s my quick take on the presidential election, one day prior to the event: Mitt Romney is going to win an Electoral College landslide. My state-by-state prediction is shown below, but it’s not based on any sort of arcane science. … Continue re||11/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Movie of the week: Celebrating six months of Man Alive! by embracing the fact of human free will.||My book Man Alive! is six months old today. I celebrate this auspicious occasion by defending the undeniable ontological fact of human free will while dismantling two specious arguments on the subject. The first,||10/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Movie of the week: My commencement speech.||So. It’s like two months since I’ve made a movie, and I’ve been feeling overfull of things to say. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I had wanted to say to The 21 Convention, and I ended … Continue reading →||9/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Movie of the week: The regal, indomitable arrogance of a healthy, normal human being…||[This week’s movie is concerned with the kind of behavior many people deride as being “arrogant” — behavior I consider thrillingly normal in human beings. The text quoted below comes from a post I wrote at BloodhoundBlog.com.||6/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Dancing Bear Extravaganza Spreecast: How bogus arguments of human nature undermine your efficacy.||Today’s Spreecast explores an argument from Man Alive!, specifically from Chapter 2, which is currently under discussion at FreeTheAnimal.com: 1. “We now know we know nothing!” Either your mind is inherently unreliable or the world outside your mi||6/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Spreecast as Tea-cast, celebrating the Tea Party’s electoral victories with Brian Brady.||My second Spreecast was better and worse than the first. It was worse because we got hit with a few technical gremlins, resulting in the videocast being split into two segments, which are embedded below. But it was substantially better … Continue read||6/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talk video? Today I’ll be playing with Spreecast.com to see if self adoration can make for riveting television.||Come Spree with me today at 11 am MST. I want to play with Spreecast.com to see what kind of talk radio video magic I can make. I have some Big Ideas I want to take up, but I’m also … Continue reading →||6/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Movie of the week: No one but you will free you from slavery.||A free-wheeling anthropological history of the idea of conservatism — the fanatical preservation of the status quo — illustrating why you will not be released from your self-imposed bondage by anyone but your self. In other words,||5/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Movie of the week: Dead-end teleologies and the organized war on self-adoration. Too dour? Make room on your calendar for Splendorday.||Just a couple of topics this week. The idea of dead-end teleologies is vital I think. If your philosophical claims about human behavior are in conflict with your actual everyday existential behavior, the intellectual error can cascade into a self-destr.||5/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Free the Earth Seven Billion? FreeTheAnimal.com shows you how.||Richard Nikoley, owner of premier paleo-blog FreeTheAnimal.com, totally gets Man Alive! In consequence, Richard’s review of the book is full of interesting insights. Richard made a Skype video of the two of us talking about the book.||5/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Videocast: Exploring the practical possibilities for human liberty in today’s America with Brian Brady.||This is the first of the Skype video interviews I plan to do. In this videocast, I talk with Brian Brady, a California Tea Party activist and Ron Paul supporter, about a wide range of strategies for achieving greater political … Continue reading →||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Save the world from home - in your spare time!
Weekly companion to "Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind." In the book and in these supplemental podcasts, Greg Swann goes beyond James Allen's "As a Man Thinketh," and even beyond Ayn Rand's Objectivism to demonstrate clearly and concisely why all of moral philosophy, until now, has failed humankind. The problems of the world won't be solved by voting for this Republican or that Democrat. What's broken can only be fixed by individuals who want better to choose to think better and then do better. Start by reading "Man Alive!" and then re-reading it. It's short, it's clear, it's practical.