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About lettersquash

White, male, heterosexual, left-leaning, almost-vegetarian blogger, musician, ex-psychotherapist and ex-mystic, now philosophical naturalist (atheist) ... somewhere near his sixtieth year on the freaking planet, trying to counter some tiiny fraction of the magical thinking and lies of his culture.

Bruce Lipton’s ‘Biology of Belief’ – Annotated with facts: the final summing up


Originally posted on Spirituality is No Excuse:
I have noticed an up-tick in people looking for information on Bruce Lipton and I assume this must have something to do with the Coronavirus and COVID-19. A brief check and I see…

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English Turkeys Vote for Another Five Years of Christmas


Well, there you go. I said it, didn’t I. England is full of cretins, easier to herd than a flock of sheep. Cluck at them for a couple of weeks about how oven-ready they are, how lovely it’ll feel to … Continue reading

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Are Brexiteers Stupid?


Yes. On the whole, it appears so. At least, they were stupid enough to be duped by some very clever people who don’t care about them. Of course, lots of people are stupid, most people, and some of them are … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #12) Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street


This is the last post in my review of a talk by Jordan Peterson on his 12 Rules for Life. The relevant section in the video begins here. The review of this section won’t take long, and I hardly even … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #11) Do not bother children when they are skateboarding


We’re getting close to the finish line. Sad, isn’t it? This post deals with the penultimate, Rule 11, of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Here’s a link to where he begins talking about it. I’ve missed one out again, … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #9) Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t


We’ve got up to Rule #9 of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. As usual, here’s a link to where he begins talking about it. It should be Rule #8, “Tell the truth”, but he forgot it, despite checking his … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #7) Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)


  One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. – J R R Tolkien Okay. Here … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #6) Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world


We’re nearly half way through my assessment of Jordan Peterson’s talk about his 12 Rules for Life. He says, here, Chapter Six is about… It’s a rough chapter. He’s not wrong. A large part of my confusion about Peterson is … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #5) Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them


With four down and eight to go, Jordan Peterson begins talking about his fifth “rule for life” here. Peterson says this is the chapter he thought he’d get in the most trouble for writing, but so far he hasn’t. He … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules: #4) Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today


Having arrived at Jordan Peterson’s fourth “rule for life”, I will skip the repetitive introduction about the series. Instead I’ll give a link to the point in the video that I’m critiquing where Peterson begins talking about each rule, so … Continue reading

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