BLM and the Functions of Mythology: as History & as Founding Myth

In recent writings, I have made several claims in regards to what BLM is aiming to do. Chief amongst those reads as follows: BLM are attempting to lay down a foundational mythos to justify usurping the current ruling order and that, ultimately, this attempt will fail because their new mythos is too untrue. Now weContinue reading “BLM and the Functions of Mythology: as History & as Founding Myth”

Kritike Tekhne (“Art of Judgement”)

The Greek conception of art critique was used to judge tools. For the greeks, a cup was art, a chair, a table, not some abstract blue blob frivolously splashed onto a blank white canvas. In this sense art always served some pragmatic, real-world end. A cup was to serve as a vessel for a beverage,Continue reading “Kritike Tekhne (“Art of Judgement”)”

BLM & the Dysfunction of Mythos

(I may suggest reading the previous post for both continuity and clarity.) Now that we understand that what we are watching unfold in the streets is the attempted establishment of a new mythos, we can move forward in the analysis. The next question is a simple one: Will they succeed? The answer of that questionContinue reading “BLM & the Dysfunction of Mythos”

BLM and Roman Mythology

In the annals of human history, there has never been a civilization without a founding mythology. From the Vikings of Northern Europe, to the Manchus of Northeast China, it is a matter of anthropological certainty that once a people settle, gather together, and begin to build a civilization, the deed cannot be done without mythos. Continue reading “BLM and Roman Mythology”