An Italian Artist Auctioned Off an ‘Invisible Sculpture’ for $18,300. It’s Made Literally of Nothing

“It is a work that asks you to activate the power of the imagination,” the artist, Salvatore Garau, said of his sculpture. 

The 67-year-old went on to elaborate that, “the vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, that ‘nothing’ has a weight. Therefore, it has energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us.” Much like how we “shape a god we’ve never seen.”

I just made ten of these myself!  I’m going to be rich.  In all seriousness though, I would have written them an invisible check at the auction.

Read the full article at: news.artnet.com

Men Give Birth. America Was Founded in 1619. And Israel Is the Aggressor

When you meditate for a moment on what the left expects honest and decent people to believe, you confront the world of absurdities and lies in which we live.

The left demands we believe and announce that men menstruate and give birth and that it is in no way unfair to girls and women when biological men compete in girls’ and women’s sports.

In tens of thousands of American schools, students are brainwashed to believe that America was not founded in 1776 but in 1619, the year the first Africans were brought to North America as indentured servants or slaves. This is the “1619 Project” lie: It was labeled a lie by almost every leading historian of early America, many of whom are Democrats and liberals who supported the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

And now, with Hamas — a totalitarian theocratic Islamist terror group — unleashing thousands of rockets on Israel’s civilian population and Israel responding to this latest of repeated attempts at mass murder, the world’s left demands that we believe Israel is the villain and Hamas is the victim.

The left’s condemnation of Israel and sympathy for Hamas is just another example of the morally inverted world the left has constructed.

We live in a world in which the mass media and academia — all nothing more than mouthpieces of the left — repeatedly tell the world that America fought the Revolutionary War in order to preserve slavery, that men menstruate, and that Hamas is a victim of Israeli aggression.

How such gargantuan lies have become mainstream truths is a question for another column. Suffice it to say they are all as absurd as they are mendacious.

Read the full article at: townhall.com 

By Dennis Prager

The Miseducation of America’s Elites

Affluent parents, terrified of running afoul of the new orthodoxy in their children’s private schools, organize in secret.

Weiss details how disillusioned parents are ‘getting together to strategize how best to deal with schools that implement heavy-handed diversity programs. One parent tells Weiss, ‘They are making my son feel like a racist because of the pigmentation of his skin’.

It’s the fear of social shaming. “If you publish my name, it would ruin my life. People would attack me for even questioning this ideology. I don’t even want people knowing I’m a capitalist.”

Read the full article at: www.city-journal.org

March 9, 2021

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The Dawn of Medical Lysenkoism

Lysenko promoted the Marxist idea that the environment alone shapes plants and animals. Put them in the proper setting and expose them to the right stimuli, he declared, and you can remake them to an almost infinite degree.

We should be aware of Lysenko because it is crucially important to understand how the ideological perversion of science, especially the biological sciences, can lead to catastrophes.

Lysenkoism was a pseudoscientific belief system associated with Soviet plant breeder Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898–1976). Lysenko rejected nearly a century of advances in genetics, the study of inherited characteristics in living things. His influence on science and agriculture in the Soviet Union in the 1930s through the early 1950s illustrates the disastrous consequences that may ensue when politics and ideology interfere with science. Lysenkoism became the Soviet government’s official program and had major effects on government policies. It worsened food shortages in the Soviet Union, and real scientists were imprisoned for disagreeing with it. Some were killed.

Read articles at: newdiscourses.com   and https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/science-magazines/science-philosophy-and-practice-lysenkoism-study-dangers-political-intrusions-science

Is A Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Racist?

If public health scolds get their way, they will worsen the nation’s over-criminalization problem.

Why ban menthol cigarettes.  Just because they say black people like them more? What in the ever loving fuck is our country doing?  That’s just tobacco discrimination. Menthol cigarettes aren’t the problem. Making everything about the race is. Cigarettes and their companies are non-discriminatory. They want to sell to everyone of age regardless of race, gender, class, etc. I thought this was supposed to be a free country. This shouldn’t be what the government is spending its time on.

Read the full article at: reason.com