Despite the fact that racism is clearly immoral and those individuals who are racist are threats to the stability and prosperity of society and all communities and cultures, so long as race is a dominant factor of our social environment, racial conflict will also be with us.
Recently, I've been learning more about the modern political climate in America and the influences of some ideologies that are arguably more pervasive than they are publicly given credit for by mainstream media outlets. I've been on somewhat of an information binge the last few days listening to as many lectures, podcast episodes, and independent … Continue reading Suffering, Angst, and Ought
The anarchy is not innately a political ideology, but a metaphysical and existential philosophy with political and social implications. It describes the inescapable, ever effectual, natural state of human social systems.
I had watched a video this morning by Like Stories of Old (LSOO) on some differences between stories and reality, titled Your Life is Not a Hero's Journey. LSOO is an amazing channel with wonderfully insightful analyses of the significances of modern stories, particularly those in cinema, and their relations to ancient mythological themes and … Continue reading Your Life is Your Story
"Recovering economically will be a matter of work and time, but recovering physically or emotionally from suffering caused by the virus is not at all guaranteed"
Among all the talk of self-realization and the fulfillment of the individuation process, no one really mentions that it's incredibly odd feeling whole. Assuming that at one time you were incomplete, fractured, and deluded towards your own state of being, and that you were able to reconcile the damage you felt towards yourself and reintegrate … Continue reading Persons are Not People
The construct of citizenship is a hardship that is faced by humanity in the shadow of the political economy and this new economic reality.
A governmental system continually producing regulatory legislation on the basis of "freedom for all" is a deeply confused thing.
Why do those concerned primarily with material things spend so much time and effort on thoughts and understandings? Why do those who seem most concerned about having the right state of mind or ethical philosophy get so involved and invested in material things? People to me have always seemed backwards. They often say and do … Continue reading Humanity #5: Moral Counter-Balances
Life is like a flame that burns on a wick. If it burns too strongly, it could destroy itself in a flash, but if it doesn't burn strongly enough, only the faintest puff of breath is needed to blow it out completely.