I never thought I would see the day when the New York Times prints an article using Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle as a critical tool. This book, for those not in the know, is a thin manifesto of 220 theses that expose and condemn the pernicious effect of mass media on the freedom of […]Read More Dispatches from Pax Trumpiana: III
Brexit. Trump. Why are things the way they are? How did it come to this? A reply on Reddit caught my eye, and I think it deserves to be reproduced in full. u/Y3808 on “What does the rise of the alt-right signal about the current and future state of society?” The same thing that the […]Read More Why are Things the Way they Are?
Originally posted on Anarchist Without Content:
This is the longer version of a blog post I initially wrote for the University of Minnesota Press. You can find the shorter version on their blog here. French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is usually characterized as a thinker of positivity. Consider two of his major contributions: the rhizome as an…
My latest for Human Influence, an interview with my friend and the great artist Abdelghafour. In this interview we talk about art, the creative process, and the rap scene in Morocco. Check it ouuuuuuuut.Read More An Interview with Abdelghafour
Originally posted on Libellum Meum (My Little Book):
Standing in a line is so banal when you look and regard only? the little space around you, assume the others there are somehow separate, but if you look from above and see it winding side to side, then a line resembles one of those old tablets…
Originally posted on The Outcast Post:
My feelings after dealing with this conversation (Yes, I did mention eugenics and hatred of autistics…if you’re autistic you may not want to continue…everyone else, keep going) This is eugenics. This is literally saying that scientific progress will lead to my kind no longer existing. In Nazi Germany and in…
…They believe in a domed city on Mars. They believe in a shiny silver ship alone in the abyss. They believe death has been bound by their chains and that the ceremonies and rituals humans have breathed into being in order to heal the wounds he metes upon us are quaint anachronisms. They believe death […]Read More The Sharpening Blade
Originally posted on Austin Music Source:
Anya at SOS Fest. Robert Hein/For American-Statesman. Controversy erupted on Austin music scene Facebook pages over the weekend when a band full of white dudes with an inflammatory name that references black women’s genitalia had their show at Hotel Vegas cancelled following a social media backlash related to the…
News popped over the Zuck Wire that “computer security experts” are encouraging Hillary Clinton to demand a recount. Apparently, they claim evidence points to Russian malfeasance and tampering with electronic voting machines that swung votes away from Clinton and to Trump in key states like Wisconsin and Michigan. Clinton lost those two states by small margins. […]Read More Dispatches from America Trumpiana, I: A Profile in Courage for Clinton?
One of the reasons that I like linguistics so much is that it reveals deep history. Similar words show that people far away, whom you may never meet, whose language you might never hear, and whose country might be the enemy of yours share deep, ancient bond with you. My favorite example to show people […]Read More Deep Calls Unto Deep: Language Remembers