- Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- November 21
- Adda Enterprises
- Born in Russia, family moved to America when I was 12. Got a degree from University of Virginia at 18. Worked for Oracle, translated four books of classical Russian poety, was part of San Francisco and Washington, DC poetry and music scene. Good friends with San Francisco's own Persephone's Bees and acquainted with Patch Adams. Currently married with children, residing in Australia and working on a clean energy technology implementation.
MY RECENT POSTS
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September 16, 2014 12:18AM
- My poetry book on Amazon
September 14, 2014 11:32PM
- Anger and Love in
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- What Earth Forgot
September 14, 2014 01:57AM
- Parallels in American Politics
September 13, 2014 09:09PM
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Ilya Shambat's Links
Nature does not want destruction of humanity. Humanity is its greatest creation. It does however want people to learn their lesson. The point is not suffering to be inflicted on people; the point is getting people to realize what ways are rightful and what ways are wrong. Burning or poisoning… Read full post »
A lot of people in America constantly attack the government for supposedly being a source of oppression. There is a problem with that stance. In America, the government is not the source of oppression. In America, the government is official and subject to check, balance and accountability. Whereas th… Read full post »
Yet another person has been trying to claim to me that the so-called Bildenberg Conspiracy is running the world.
My response: Even if there is such a thing as the Bildenberg Conspiracy, it is better than Alex Jones.
The biggest class wars on American soil aren't fought by Marxists. The biggest… Read full post »
The relativistic idea of multiplicity of perspectives can give way to an absolute understanding through computation of these perspective. Of whatever the perspective is a function can be known and mathematically represented. Then the statements made by the people involved can be corrected for the fun… Read full post »
<To the tune of Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio>
As I walk down the hallways of the family court
I look at liberty and realize that there's none left
Because they've been lying and blasting so long
That even judges think that women's minds are gone
But they don't put away the men who deserve it
T… Read full post »
In any number of teachings, spiritual reality is regarded as being undescribable and unexplainable. I think that these teachings are wrong. Spiritual reality is in fact explainable - if you are good enough at explaining.
The best way to be able to describe spiritual reality comes from better right br… Read full post »
The real understanding is to understand the mechanism as it is. It's worse to understand wrongly than to not understand at all. Thus someone may see someone else from some wrongful direction and thus see all they do as evil, or one can see what is actually going on. The misogynist… Read full post »
The Muslim jihadists continue to make the claim that they are morally superior to the West. It is time that this claim be addressed, not as part of war between Christianity and Islam, and not as some relativistic doubletalk, but on the basis of values and institutions that actually make the… Read full post »
The behavior of both Israel and Europe after the Second World War has been the case of people learning their lesson too well. Prior to Second World War, the Jews were liberal pacifist internationalists who believed that if they contribute meaningfully to countries in which they lived, the world would… Read full post »
I have known many people, both women and men, who have been abused or are being abused by their partners. Most severe cases have been women at hand of men; but I've also seen enough woman-on-man nastiness. I am not going to accept the Christian explanation that all people are evil by… Read full post »
I say with no hesitation that I hate punks, whatever their race or ethnicity. The reason is that I have known a number of women from the punk side of town, and I have known what the males on the punk side of town like to do to them. I am… Read full post »
There are any number of ways in which one can be a jerk, and some of these have been catalogued and others haven’t. The form of which I am speaking right now has not been catalogued; but it has happened in enough situations that I believe it to be commonplace.
The structure of the Universe
Contained in human chest
The orderly and mutinous
The motion and the rest
From single singularity
That no one can explain
Creates the flying galaxies
And all that they contain.
The magnetism and gravity
The forces weak and strong
Eternity and brevity
Combine into a song
That ring… Read full post »
Now that President Obama has won re-election, it becomes possible to think of what can be accomplished during a second term. These are some suggestions I have as someone who has studied and thought about these issues for a very long time.
Taxes - the irresponsible Bush tax cuts on higher… Read full post »
There can be many lessons drawn from this election; but perhaps the most important of these lessons is that it no longer pays to be a jerk.
Rick Santorum - one of the biggest jerks in the history of American politics - fell by the wayside in the Republican primary. Todd… Read full post »
In most of history, most of oppression was done by the governments. In America however that is not the case. The American government (at least under Obama and Clinton) is nowhere close to being a force of oppression. There are however entities in America that are oppressive, and they are not… Read full post »
When I stated my opposition to social conservatism, someone started to claim that I was against the establishment. I am not. There are people in different establishments, whether these deal with military, media, business or science, who are good enough individuals; and there are plenty of people unaf… Read full post »
Some of the global warming deniers have been claiming a pro-environment stance to be "anti-human."
This mentality has to go and it has to remain gone.
It's not, nor was it ever, humanity against nature. It is humanity with nature. The person who militates against nature militates also against humani… Read full post »
The anti-environment people continue to claim that the environmentalists are enemies of technology and market economics.
This lie must be addressed now.
I am an environmentalist; but I am neither against technology nor against market economics. I've worked in technology myself, and I've also been we… Read full post »