In Defense of Positive Liberty

Every so-called right today was once in olden times, or perhaps in times not so long ago, nothing more than a privilege for the few, a dream for the many. To say on the one hand "freedom is not free" and to ask on the other hand "who will pay for it?" is an irreconcilable …

Continue reading In Defense of Positive Liberty

Advertisements

Sympathy With The Super-Villains

In superhero movies, the protagonist often "saves the world". This rarely of course means saving the structural integrity of the planet we live on, but rather "the world" symbolizes the status quo. The "bad guy" is demonized to the extreme and holds no coherent theoretical or scientific basis for their critique of the status quo, …

Continue reading Sympathy With The Super-Villains

A Critique of Post-Structuralism’s Rejection of “Grand Narratives” and The Need For A “Post-Post-Structuralism”

The rejection of "grand narratives" by post-structuralism is no different from Marx's conclusion that religion would simply no longer exist in a truly free, or classless society. The post-structuralist critique of ideology, like Marx's critique of religion, is by and large rooted in social reality. But the post-structuralists fail to understand that rejecting all "grand …

Continue reading A Critique of Post-Structuralism’s Rejection of “Grand Narratives” and The Need For A “Post-Post-Structuralism”

Historical Justice For The Crimes of a People’s Ancestors. To What Degree it Justice?

It is fun to joke about a Native American president deporting all Caucasians back to Europe, and this would be a form of 'total historical justice' for the Native American people, but are a people innately responsible for the crimes of their ancestors? No, but they are responsible for whatever injustice the present generation imposes …

Continue reading Historical Justice For The Crimes of a People’s Ancestors. To What Degree it Justice?

Announcement

This post will be deleted within the next few weeks. A series of articles are going to be released in the next few weeks that are substantially different from earlier posts. This will largely be a new critique of late industrial society and the implications of the information and technological revolution in the era of …

Continue reading Announcement

The Necessity of Exposing Social Constructs and Illusory Manifestations of Social Life: Exposing Some Basic Concepts

  unsplash-logoAshes Sitoula In order for human society to function, it requires countless abstractions (i.e. illusory manifestations of social phenomena that do not in actuality exist). Society itself is one such abstraction. The basis of any real critique of bourgeois society, of the later phases of the information and telecommunications revolution, or of human society …

Continue reading The Necessity of Exposing Social Constructs and Illusory Manifestations of Social Life: Exposing Some Basic Concepts

The Internet is Humanity’s Best Achievement: Let Us Use It To Better Ourselves

I think the internet was humanity's best achievement thus far. All other innovations pale in comparison. All of human knowledge is now knowable instantaneously. Never before was this possible in any previous epoch. We are all connected to one another through this medium of communication and anonymous exchange.   Let us preserve this great achievement …

Continue reading The Internet is Humanity’s Best Achievement: Let Us Use It To Better Ourselves