10/13/2015

All police officers should have to study moral philosophy. The absence of philosophy, moreso, as a cultural and aesthetic force, is a disaster. Fiction, storytelling, TV, must become engaged with moral questions at a level that it engages the whole of society and challenges without being off-putting. The New Symphony is psychological fantasy, a story […]

9/30/2015 (Kanye West, Ego, Vision, Solipsism, Brilliance and God)

Kanye West is the genius this age needs. Though he declares himself ‘postmodern’ he is a nuclear fist, a thriving sun, in the face of the relentless existential despair of relativism that has seized art and the liberal arts generation. His entire persona, essentially, boils down to having balls and delivering on creative majesty, thus […]

9/29/15

Today I read that William Blake defined the sun in the 18th century as a chorus of angels singing the glory of God. However, the sun, in reality, was referred to by Robert Anton Wilson as a ‘nuclear furnace’. Both of these definitions of the source of all life seem quite beautiful and worth sharing. […]

Alright

I would like to express my opinion, that in 2015, no video has come close to the magnitude, power and precision of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” in articulating an American condition. “Alright” is a triumph, and one of the best music videos I have ever seen. It is more than a music video, it seems, it […]

Materialist Reductionism is a Faith Like any Other

We live in a time where it is fashionable for ‘rationalists’ to believe that the modern scientific paradigm presents the ultimate truth of matter, and that recent discoveries such as DNA, neurons and natural selection fully account for the existence and faculties of mind, a thing that we have barely even begun to study.   […]

Today, Obama, Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift Win the Day

If Obama genuinely believes that “all people are created equal”, then every time he kills some innocent person in a drone strike he is killing someone with the same worth as himself and his own family members. Obviously he doesn’t believe this. Obviously he’s a moral fraud. No surprises here. Who has the right to […]

Thoughts Born of Depression; Some (nuanced) Nihilism and Neurosis

I feel nihilism, the world truly closed and empty, then without warning nihilism gives way and blossoms into the aesthetic of a song, or a story, something finite but meaningful. Through nothing there is everything, even though everything is finite. I can think of no greater nihilism than the idea that art is greater than […]