Building a Parallel Polity: Sketching Out the Road Ahead I occasionally say on Twitter that conservatives should stop giving to the Republican Party and use the money to build autonomous parallel communities. What does that look like? Let's sketch it out. My regular readers will know that I argue several things at once in regard to the current moment.
Live Your Own Truth: Finding Our Way Out of the Dead End of Propaganda, Mimesis and the Idea of Personal Genius to Begin the Process of Birthing a New Culture It is vitally important that we learn how to once again "ground" ourselves. But we cannot do this with reason or science. We cannot do it with universals. The only way out is through. Critical theory. Post-modernism. Politically, these terms spark revulsion in many. They are looked upon as the
What is Freedom? We have been told that freedom is the power to exercise our will to make choices without restraint. But for a Christian, freedom is something all together different. What is it? What is “freedom?” In today’s context we often associate the word “freedom” with the ability to exercise our
Living within the Machine: the Problem of Deism I talk a lot about the effects of technology, the technical system and the way of thinking called technique, but they are sustained by a way of seeing the universe that we might broadly call: "Deism" After a day of spreadsheets, emails, reports and meetings, Brandon was glad the day
Teeny-Bopper Revolutionaries: Part 5 of a Deep Dive into Jacques Ellul's "Autopsy of Revolution" You need the organizational skills of the managers to turn a revolt into a revolution. But the process of institutionalizing the revolution at the same time domesticates it. We see a similar scene unfold again and again these days. Earnest, pink haired youths gluing themselves to priceless works of art