What is ‘Truth’?

Picking up from here… Jordan Ellenberg writes: [Gödel] believed that mathematical objects, like numbers, were not human constructions but real things, as real as peanut butter sandwiches. … If numbers are real things, independent of our minds, they don’t care whether or not we can define them; we apprehend them through some intuitive faculty whose nature remains aContinue reading “What is ‘Truth’?”

Left Out

You might be wondering, “What does Ralph Waldo Emerson have to do with either Ayn Rand or prepping?” I Googled +Ayn +Rand +Ralph +Waldo +Emerson and found this quote: [Some People] might say: “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” They got it from a very little mind, Emerson. –http://www.noblesoul.com/orc/essays/emerson.html The word, ‘foolish’ is leftContinue reading “Left Out”

Self Reliance

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. … Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.— ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’ —Is itContinue reading “Self Reliance”


Stanisław Lentz [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons “What if I went on strike? What if all the creative minds of the world went on strike?” –Ayn Rand I grew up near Delaware County, New York, learning about the Anti-rent War of 1839 to 1852. The anti-rent war was definitely about makers vs. takers. Here is HowardContinue reading “Strike!”

Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”