Category Archives: Philosophy

An Unreal Existence

By Richard Fernandez Source: The Burning Platform At the end of the 20th century people believed in the truth. While they had several truths, — liberalism, conservativism, classic Communism of the kind once espoused by Che Guevara and in places … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan’s Thoughts On The War on Drugs

Since today marks the birthday of the late Carl Sagan, we can remember a lesser-known aspect of his greatness by reading (or re-reading) the following 1969 essay he wrote under the pseudonym “Mr. X” published in 1971 in Lester Grinspoon’s … Continue reading

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Blade Runner And The Synthetic Panopticon

Truth Is Always An Open Question By James Curcio Source: Modern Mythology This Is Only A Model We are living in alternate realities. In one reality people see Trump’s incessant lying, and no one in power seeming to doing anything to stop … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Terror: Mark Steven’s ‘Splatter Capital’

By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants Splatter Capital: The Political Economy of Gore Films By Mark Steven Repeater Books, 2017 “Splatter confirms and redoubles our very worst fears. It reminds us of what capital is doing to all … Continue reading

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Cosmic Pessimism

By Eugene Thacker Source: continent. We’re Doomed. Pessimism is the night-side of thought, a melodrama of the futility of the brain, a poetry written in the graveyard of philosophy. Pessimism is a lyrical failure of philosophical thinking, each attempt at … Continue reading

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Are We Living Haunted Lives?

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ‘Fear has many eyes And can see things underground’ ~Cervantes, Don Quixote The world as we know it has gone from being flat to round; from being the center of the universe to the … Continue reading

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The Conception of Nonviolence

By Robert J. Burrowes Around the world activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge to effectively tackle the multitude of violent conflicts, including the threat of human extinction, confronting human society in the early 21st century. I wrote … Continue reading

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Financialization, precarity and reactionary authoritarianism

By increasing global competition, the precariousness wrought by financialization has laid the foundations for reactionary authoritarianism around the world. By Max Haiven Source: ROAR Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life, released last month in paperback from Palgrave … Continue reading

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