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Author Archives: Adam

Jorjani and the future of America

I find Jorjani generally interesting. His conversational partner here, Mr. Davis, though is definitely more up my alley. In fact many of his points here are almost verbatim echoed in my last essay. Jorjani gets a bit too pompous and nationalistic sometimes for sure. But I do see his point, which I think is not about the U.S. as it ... Read More »

Left-wing conspiracy Theory

If the Left wants to reduce the popularity of Alex Jones, it should not censor him but support those on the Left doing what is being called “conspiracy theory” in a responsible way. Examples: Vandana Shiva, Whitney Webb, Peter Dale Scott, etc. There is dumb bullshit conspiracy theories on both sides of politics, yet the good structural analysis that the ... Read More »

Melodrama and Univocity

I have long struggled with a way to describe the triumphant, epic structure when it does transcend the personal and melodramatic. Greg Desilet’s work suggests there is no such thing: that a narrative structure is either tragic, comic, or melodramatic. For him, the comedy may have a hero overcoming something and the tension resolved, but the tension was never dark ... Read More »

The Great Reset; The Great Split

Walking down the street on this beautiful fall day, the contrast between the joyous sense of a spontaneous order inherent in nature, and the increasing amount of people walking around afraid of nature and each other, is ever more palpable. For a while, many people thought the changes were part of just some temporary disaster, natural or not, but one ... Read More »

Naturphilosophie: Larson and Deleuze

Philosophically, Deleuzian thought represents the most advanced development of Naturphilosophie. But Deleuze never followed up on the detailed implications of his thought to physics. Delanda goes a bit of the way in “Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy”. Timothy S. Murphy’s essay “Quantum Ontology” in the book “Deleuze and Guattari: New Mappings in Politics, Philosophy, and Culture” also has some important ... Read More »

Systems and Symptoms

The problem with mistaking surface features and symptoms for the real issues is not merely a question of depth. People seem to think we can remove the troubling symptom and worry about those deeper causes later—or leave them to idle philosophers who merely “speculate” on levels of depth that are completely impractical and besides the point. They are sorely mistaken. ... Read More »

The Tao:Learning vs. Seeking

Learning is open-ended. Seeking is end-oriented. The tao should not be confused with seeking nor passivity. It is not a surrender to the stream of circumstances. In the internal martial arts that pattern themselves after the tao, one does not let an opponent dominate them, but neither does one resist them. One learns to incorporate their pattern into one’s own ... Read More »

Voting

Voting is violent. Not that there is anything essentially wrong in that. It is just strange that we are more encouraged to use the state to force our opinion on other people, than we are encouraged to figure out the best policy or find compromises together. Ok, maybe not so strange. Let me rephrase and explain: We are encouraged to ... Read More »

Old College Paper on Cultural Relativism

 “To be Relative or not to be Relative”             When I think about all the suffering in the world, my heart tends feel sad.  From the unfortunate starving people in third world countries to the very friends and family I associate with every day, there is an abundance of pain and suffering.  This feeling of empathy with them is natural, because I too ... Read More »

Old College Paper on Anthropology’s Purpose

I became interested in Anthropology through the works of Carlos Castaneda and Terence McKenna, and other similar authors that mainstream anthropologists would never claim as their own. It was my interest in what is usually called shamanism or sorcery that eventually lead me to majoring in Anthropology and thinking rationally about the occult. Now after three years of Anthropology classes, ... Read More »