Friday, April 28, 2023

On Medium: The Hypocrisies of Early Buddhists and Secular Humanists

Read on about the elitism of early, monastic Buddhists, the pride of late-modern consumers, and where ancient wisdom meets modern folly.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

On Medium: The Atheistic Argument from Religious Chutzpah

Here's an article about the appeal to good taste, and Christianity’s obnoxious exploitation of Judaism as an example of theistic audacity that should suffice as a reason to reject religion.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

On Medium: Are Religionists and Capitalists Mentally Disordered?

Here's an article about the sleight of hand psychiatrists engage in to maintain their discipline's scientific status despite the normativity of their choice to give a pass to widespread craziness.

Monday, April 24, 2023

On Medium: The Clash Between Ancient and Modern Sages

Read on about the differences between ancient and modern ideas of enlightenment, including the dichotomies between tranquility vs alienation, and stagnation vs progress.

Friday, April 21, 2023

On Medium: How We’re All Heroes Surrounded by Monsters

Read on about the nature of monstrousness, and about religious and secular strategies for coping with nature’s wildness, from personification to technological redesign.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

On Medium: Misaligned AI and Philosophy’s Surrender to Capitalism

Here's an article about the fear of artificial superintelligence and of our imminent demise, and how capitalism trumps moral questions in the race to "progress."

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

On Medium: How Nature’s Monstrousness Drives Human Progress

Here's an article about the artificiality of civilization, the monstrosity of the cosmic wilderness, and how we overcome science’s dire implications with anti-natural progress.

Monday, April 17, 2023

On Medium: Secular Humanism’s Whitewashing of Our Relationship to Nature

Read on about our escape from animality, people’s progress towards artificiality, and the humanist manifestos' whitewashing of our relationship to godless nature.

Friday, April 14, 2023

On Medium: Why Nice Guys Finish Last

Here's an article about politeness, incompetence, the conflict between realists and idealists, the deeper meaning of niceness, and why nice guys finish last in life.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

On Medium: How the Mind’s Mastery of the Body is the Paradigm for Technologies

Here's an article about the master-slave dynamic, how we perfect body and mind with more efficient devices, and the irony of the upper class’s replacement by computers.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

On Medium: How We Hide the Conflict Between Capitalism and Technological Progress

Read on about Luddites, the transhuman aristocracy, and how "bullshit jobs" and technophilism hide the conflict between capitalism and technological progress.

Monday, April 10, 2023

On Medium: Why Keep Hustling When Machines Do All the Real Work?

Read on about levels of technology, the noble lie of capitalism, the expectation of a "play dividend" thanks to the automation of labour, and how we uphold capitalism with bullshit jobs. 

Saturday, April 8, 2023

On Medium: The Oxymoron of “Conservative Humanism”

Here's an article that sorts through the conservative and proto-liberal facets of ancient Western philosophy and Christendom, and assesses whether conservative humanism is even possible.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

On Medium: Outgrowing the Drugs that Addict Us to Life

Read on about life-affirming hormones, the magic of youth and of first experiences, jadedness, and the older mind’s perilous freedom from its natural intoxicants.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

On Medium: Are Buddhists Wrong to Try to End Suffering?

Here's an article about Buddhist neutrality about monstrous nature, the humanist’s rebellion against nature, and the difference between foolish and honourable suffering.

Monday, April 3, 2023

On Medium: Hinduism’s Gambit of Inclusivity

Here's an article about the existential problem that arises in Hinduism due to the formality of its inclusive spirituality, and the politics of multiculturalism.