On walking into a propeller: Quotes on dialectics and science from Leading Light (Brennen Ryan)

qoutes from Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) The following is from a mostly one-sided debate on the nature of dialectics versus science. We are not going to bother giving quotes from the others who participated in this one-sided debate. Those who want to see the complete debate can go here: https://www.facebook.com/classvelija/posts/316478568500207?comment_id=316523631829034&notif_t=like The comments are slightly edited. “If... Continue Reading →

Religion, Addiction, Epistemology, Revolution

by Brennen Ryan (leadinglightarmy.com) “Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as... Continue Reading →

Picking up the rock and dropping it on your own feet, again, and again, and again

by Brennen Ryan *MIM disputes some of this article on factual grounds, see comments.* (leadinglightarmy.com) The Maoist Internationalist Movement (MIM) has recently published another strange, rambling document aimed at us. (1) The document repeats many bizarre claims such as the accusation that Leading Light had engaged in “wrecking” against MIM. Perhaps MIM sees our rather... Continue Reading →

Who has happy sex?

by Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) Awhile back, we exposed the Maoist Internationalist Movement’s (MIM) line of “all sex is rape” as metaphysical sophistry. (1) Recently, MIM responded. (2) We’re not going to go very deep into MIM’s phony setup in their response. What prompted the discussion was a social-media discussion between a well-known MIM supporter, another... Continue Reading →

Science vs. Dialectics, again

by Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) A friend stated: “‘Dialectical’ thinking is a way of enframing actual contents. It reveals them and itself in their changing aspect and nature, not sub specie aeternitatis. It opposes metaphysical thought of a religious or prescientific kind, but not only. It points to the fact that there is no absolute SCIENCE,... Continue Reading →

Two against the many

by Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) In a recent discussion*, we received the following comment: “Some evolutionary biologists, such as Richard Lewontin and the late Stephen Jay Gould, have tried to employ dialectical materialism in their approach. They view dialectics as playing a precautionary heuristic role in their work. From Lewontin’s perspective, we get this idea: Dialectical... Continue Reading →

Smashing idols

by Brennen Ryan (leading-light.co) The Old Testament states: You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I,... Continue Reading →

Comments on “all sex is rape”

by Brennen Ryan (thefounders.co) There are some Maoists and “anti-imperialists” in the First World who claim that “all sex is rape.” At times, they take this line very seriously. Other times, they seem to hold that it is merely provocative rhetoric. The comments here are not a comprehensive refutation of everything they say. What is said... Continue Reading →

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