- 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
- The Errors of "Conventional
October 19, 2014 10:56PM
- Vysotsky - Ballad of Childhood
October 15, 2014 01:58AM
- Kurt Cobain and Heart
October 14, 2014 04:32AM
- Feminism in Relationships
October 14, 2014 03:37AM
- Feminism and Islam
October 13, 2014 03:39AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
October 18, 2014 08:19PM
- “And, they have every
right to want that.
of these women want to be with
October 14, 2014 03:00AM
- “Chiller, if there really
is a sizable constituency of
feminists, I hope
October 14, 2014 12:26AM
- “FM: Don't attack me just
because I am male. There are
who have ill will
October 13, 2014 11:42PM
- “Prove it.”
October 13, 2014 11:39PM
Ilya Shambat's Links
There is much stake given to what is known as conventional
wisdom. Much of it, I do not find to be wise.
There is for example a saying, “beauty is only skin-deep; ugliness goes down to the bone.” This is not true. I've known any number of people who were beautiful all… Read full post »
I can barely remember conception,
Incomplete must be my recognition..
I was conceived at night, no intention,
And appeared against all cognition.
I was not born in torture or malice-
Nine month monts
is not years nine
I have spent my first term in the uterus
There is nothing good there… Read full post »
As someone who's come of age in 1990s, I clearly remember the day in which Kurt Cobain shot himself. His death was a shock to many people, and many people took it hard. The reason is that Kurt Cobain had a huge heart. And whenever someone with a huge heart dies,… Read full post »
A problem we've seen with feminist thought in recent decades has been its direction away from anything that benefits the majority of the women in the world. Most women will want to be with men; most women will want to have children. And while there will always be women who want… Read full post »
It has been brought to my attention that an average child gets hit 900 times a year. I tell about this to my daughter and say, “They are naughty parents, aren't they?” She agrees.
In most cases one is more than enough. And the biggest problem here is that there… Read full post »
The main premise of Marxist feminism is that the capitalist system treats women as commodities.
That it does. But it also treats men that way as well.
In capitalism, you are what you bring to the table; whether that be your skill, your labor or your womb. Capitalism doesn't care… Read full post »
There are many men who have no respect for women; and I believe
that this problem is not a difficult one to solve.
All you need to do is get the man to do what women do. Have the man clean the house; have the man cook the meals; have the man… Read full post »
The federal budget deficit just keeps getting smaller.
It fell sharply in 2014 -- its fifth consecutive annual decline.
That's according to an estimate Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office. The deficit for fiscal year 2014, which ended on Sept. 30, will come in at roughly $486 billion, the CBO… Read full post »
Translations of great Russian poet Igor Severyanin at
Libertarianism has become a very major force in American politics; and mainly for a good reason. Many of libertarian beliefs – such as personal freedom – are valuable. There are however things wrong with libertarianism; and I would like to write about these things here.
The main problem… Read full post »
It has been found out that, among British converts to jihadism, a disproportionately large number are redheads. The reason is that redheads get bullied in English schools and are therefore vulnerable to predatory organizations who want to exploit their discontent for their own gain.
This is an examp… Read full post »
I have observed a fascinating phenomenon in several intelligent women of my acquaintance. Their first reaction to things is very emotionally charged. Then they think things through, including thinking of how things are felt by the other side, and come up with a reasonable solution.
There are a lot… Read full post »
For a long time on the internet there was a poster who called himself Ray Gordon (real name Gordon Ray Parker) and claimed that women were evil and should be played. Most of the criticism he got consisted of accusing him of having a personality disorder. His personality is none of… Read full post »
As I've been finding out from observing relationships, both
successful and unsuccessful, and from my own experience of both
kinds, there are twelve C's that are necessary for relationships
that are complete. These are:
Charita… Read full post »
There are any number of people in Texas who want to secede from the union. I am all in favor of them being able to do so. Texas sees things very differently from, say, California; and if they don't want to be part of the same country as California, then it… Read full post »
Eminem once said in an interview, “the president gets his cock sucked, and I'm supposed to care what I write?” What Mr. Mathers does not understand is that America is not North Korea. The government is not the only entity with influence; and there are all sorts of private entities, includ… Read full post »
I have been asked on another forum about my spiritual experiences, so I am going to list some of them here.
In 1995, I had a beautiful romantic relationship with a woman named Michelle who finished Harvard in 3 years and who was very poetic and soulful. In 2000, I… Read full post »
It is common to hear the religiously inclined people to see the intellectuals and the scientists as having hubris. There is a mechanism that keeps sneaking in hubris into these pursuits, and that is as follows:
The definition of reality as "what can be proven."
This methodology puts the cart… Read full post »
I have discovered a very strange thing. A lot of people are angry at their family and their relatives, but they still love them. This poses a quandary as to how such situations should be dealt with.
I had a girlfriend who was raised by her aunt, and she kept… Read full post »
There are many people who believe in being “down to
earth” or in bringing people “down to earth.”
These people have an inadequate understanding of what the Earth
The Earth's crust is actually quite thin. Under it is a much larger volume of magma; and the earth's crust itsel… Read full post »
Clinton had a lot in common with Nixon, and Obama has a lot in common with Reagan. In fact, the events of 1970s and 1980s were a mirror image of the events of 1990s to today.
Nixon was a Republican moderate who led the country at the time that the… Read full post »
The error that many people with gentler natures make is in assuming that other people are naturally as good as they are. This leads these people to be completely unprepared for what the people with more brutal natures dish out, resulting in them becoming these people's victims or punching bags.… Read full post »
In Texas and Oklahoma especially, there is a lot of agitation
against the intellectuals. I ask this: How many intellectuals are
there in Texas and Oklahoma?
I am reminded of Poland. Although the country has maybe 800 Jewish people, the whole country is viciously anti-semitic. What damage can 800 peopl… Read full post »
A major focus of disagreement in political thought concerns Machiavelli's statement that the ends justify the means. I seek to solve this issue.
People are responsible for what they do; and that means both the ends and the means. Wrongful ends or wrongful means become judgeable. Doing wrong things,… Read full post »