It is most doubtful... Modernity is almost like meth: Speeding people way up, making them grotesque and fried out, and slowly but surely killing them. Can you talk a person out of the meth habit? I am slightly more optimistic when to comes to getting people off of tech, industrialism, and modernity. And if God… Continue reading Can Modernity Get Anything Right?
Objectively, things are pretty awful. The industrial age has indeed been everything that Kaczynski described: "The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life expectancy of those of us who live in 'advanced' countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have… Continue reading Noah’s Ark (II)
Noah's Ark has long been one of the Biblical stories that most intrigue me. What could be better than a story about a righteous man making wise provision for himself and his family (and as many as would join them) in the face of a critical disaster? Noah was a friend of God and a… Continue reading Noah’s Ark (I)
I'm going to make the case here that "freedom" is bullshit. Specifically, the elevation of "freedom" as an ideal, as some end in itself, is ugly and insane and ultimately suicidal. In contrast with freedom, I will make the case that Discipline is the superior ideal. If a people shall have any chance of extricating… Continue reading Free-dumb: An Illusory Concept Which Only Brings Degeneracy and Death
Not long ago I returned from spending about a month in Poland and Prague. In some respects, this post might seem to stray a bit from the usual scope of things here, but there is a justification to it. I'll explain later. Part of this trip to Poland was due to attending to some family… Continue reading Globalization, Consumerism, and my Recent Stay in Poland
"Consumerism" is a buzzword which is currently entering the mainstream. It used to be only hippies and economics wonks would talk about consumerism, but I hear more and more use of this term by people whose interest in economics is not particularly acute, but they are rightly sensing that something in our economic milieu is… Continue reading Consumerism for Dummies