I, for one, welcome our new Buddhist overlords.

The Zen Buddhist Who Advises Trump About Nukes

According to the Daily Beast, “Christopher A. Ford, special assistant to the president and National Security Council senior director for weapons of mass destruction and counter-proliferation, who is also a former Navy reserve intelligence officer, a Rhodes scholar and a State Department veteran, was ordained in the Prajna Mountain Order of Soto Zen Buddhism at […]

I Want to Go Home!

I Want to Go Home!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’m on a tour of Europe and not everywhere I go is equipped with wi-fi. Or else sometimes there is wi-fi, but getting my American laptop to communicate with the foreign signal is a Zen-like exercise in learning to face failure and futility with quiet serenity. And then […]

0DFx performs in front of desecrated Nazi flag. That flag was probably worth more than the sum total of all the money the band ever made.

John Wayne Was Not a Nazi

Lots of people are wrongly called “Nazis” these days. That’s my fault. One of the first things Buddha told his fans was that they should follow the Noble Eightfold Path; Right View, Resolve, Speech, Conduct, Livelihood, Effort, Mindfulness and Samadhi (often translated as Right Meditation). Last Saturday, Emily Eslami gave one of her usual brilliant talks […]

Actual footage of me being called a "neo Nazi."

Are There Any Racists?

I’ll be as careful as I can with this one, because the outrage machine is always waiting to deliberately misconstrue anything the least bit complex or unconventional. In the conventional sense, the answer is YES. There definitely are real white supremacists, real neo-Nazis, real bigots, and real racists in this world. Without a doubt. And […]

Is It OK to Punch a Nazi?

Is It OK to Punch a Nazi?

I want to punch someone. You do too. You can deny it, if you want. I did for a very long time. Lots of people deny it. That doesn’t change anything. It’s OK that you want to punch someone. There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s just how it is to be the kind […]