AOC, Nietzsche, and Bullshit

In the old world of Greece and Rome, morality was highly performative, or dependent upon performance or ritual. Bad things didn’t happen because one acted immorally, per se, but something I did angered the wrong god. This morality was performed both on stage in morally concerned plays, as well as through acts of sacrifice madeContinue reading “AOC, Nietzsche, and Bullshit”

The End of History: A World Demystified

Continuing on through Fukuyama’s introduction of his ideas, he comes to explain what he sees as the conduit from which history initially spawned. Before I share with you what he says, I think it must be made clear why he is saying it. Fukuyama shares what he sees as the origins of history because he,Continue reading “The End of History: A World Demystified”

Real Life.

The thing about peace is, the longer it reigns, and the deeper its roots grow, the more painful it’ll be when reality reasserts itself and rips that pretty, little daisy right out of the ground. Moreover, the more generations peace reigns over(and make no mistake: peace reigns over men just as tyranny,) the more theContinue reading “Real Life.”

Dionysus & Christ: The Render of Men vs. Salvific Crucifixion

There are many similarities between Jesus Christ and the Ancient Greek God, Dionysus. These striking similarities in their essences, as well as the stark differences in the way they lived, readied the world for the coming of God made flesh. Without the ideas, conceptions, and truths born through Dionysus, it is conceivable that the worldContinue reading “Dionysus & Christ: The Render of Men vs. Salvific Crucifixion”

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”