Thursday, June 30, 2022

On Medium: Postmodernity: When Progress Becomes Poisonous

Here's an article that explains modernity and postmodernity in terms of a transition from collective self-confidence to jadedness, using journalism as a case study.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

On Medium: How Hacks Sell the “Law of Attraction” with Sophistry

Here's an article that dismantles Ayodeji Awosika’s advertisements for the creator economy, to show that even a naturalized version of the "law of attraction" backfires.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

On Medium: The Bizarre Biases in American Censorship

Here's an article that tracks American attitudes towards violence, sex, and profane language, and explains how the legacy of puritanical Christianity warps American society.

Friday, June 24, 2022

On Medium: Epic Heroes and the Timidity of the Garden of Eden Myth

Here's an article about the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gnosticism, Transhumanism, the fear of human progress, and the historical context needed to interpret the Garden of Eden myth.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

On Medium: Philosophy’s Childishness and History’s Anticlimax

Read on to find out why if children are natural philosophers, and philosophy is akin to childish play, culture’s bedrock assumptions must be frivolous.

Monday, June 20, 2022

On Medium: Mental Illness as a Failing Departure from the Norms of Mass Illness

Here's an article about hypnotic trances, behavioural automations, delusions, and how mental illness is possible even though mental "health" is another form of illness.

Friday, June 17, 2022

On Medium: How We Hallucinate the Legal Fiction of Private Property

Read on about ghostly aspect of the possession of sacred spaces, the obsolete religious context of ownership, and the strange childishness of adult normality.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

On Medium: How to Find the Absurdist Comedy in Historical Progress

Here's an article about the childish foundations of social and scientific laws in the prehistory of playful experimentation in the Stone Age, and how we submit to a mass hallucination.

Monday, June 13, 2022

On Medium: The Mundane God Within Us and the Illusion of Divine Oversight

Read on to deflate religion and mysticism by recognizing our mind's unconscious side, the ego's true, seemingly infallible overseer and belittler.

Friday, June 10, 2022

On Medium: What is Civilization’s Impact on Manliness?

Here's an article about Stone Age nomads, workaholics, posthuman outcasts, and how men's role in civilized society shows that macho manliness is a trap and an illusion.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

On Medium: How All Cultures Have Absurd Origins

Here's an article about anarchic prehistory, children’s games, mass hallucination, the fictions that saturate daily adult life, and the trance behind social conformity.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

On Medium: How Technology Embodies our Alienation from Nature

Read on about the technology critic Gunther Anders, the biblical fig leaf, and the alienation from the wilderness on which promethean, "satanic" progress depends.

Friday, June 3, 2022

On Medium: Were Prehistoric People Childlike?

In this article, I diagnose the incoherence of The Dawn of Everything and explain how its evidence for anarchic social experimentation in prehistory is consistent with a progressive model of human development.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

On Medium: Why There Are No Religious Beliefs or Practices

Read on about shibboleths, social sacrifices, apologetical double agents, and the hidden social function of religious beliefs and practices.