mindfulness gone astray without the buddhism

I understand why people want mindfulness to be a secular, scientific wellness thing associated with psychotherapy. My first exposure to meditation probably came through an interest in martial arts I had until middle school. My first exposure to Buddhist ideas was probably the Jehovah’s Witness book Mankind’s Search For God, a kind of world religions…

waifus and the perverse super-ego

The Guardian has a pretty good article about men choking women as a porn trend people practice IRL, and how “she was asking for it” is a convenient excuse when you choke a woman to death. I thought this passage was fascinating: Lust points out that if sex education is inadequate, “young people will go…

this is less red than meets the eye

I’ve touched on this before, but it bears repeating: AOC is the new Obama, where her role is to demotivate “progressives” from exploring alternatives to Democrats. Her image is much more radical than her agenda. The current divisions among Democrats are illuminating. As part of that fight, The Atlantic published an uninentional expose. The target…

manufacturing bipartisanship

Moderate Democrats are conservatives, and conservatives are racists. Their grip on the party is still solid: they haven’t done anything serious about Donald Trump. Their inaction and collaboration is increasingly an embarrassment, though. The premise of winning over “swing voters” to accomplish something progressive is increasingly absurd, as Donald Trump escalates and Republicans stick with…

environmentalist: apology accepted

I was really happy to read An apology from an environmentalist. I’ve been waiting so long to hear those words from someone, anyone, even some random anonymous person. The loneliness of being doom-aware is a recurring theme of this blog. It’s sucked especially because I know it’s because normals are gaslighting me because they’re emotionally…

power, fascism, and forget foucault

When I learned about postmodernism, I was using dial-up internet. Clinton was in the White House. Now we’re a generation later into late capitalism. The original postmodernists were disillusioned Marxists. They personally watched meta-narratives die. My own reference points are still pre-9/11. I still like long-form writing, never made Facebook or Twitter accounts. Kids these…

autism and identity in scientific american

Some months back, Simon Baron-Cohen published a dumb article in Scientific American purporting to explain the neurodiversity movement. I didn’t like it at the time. Now, its insidious influence lives on. Being autistic, itself, doesn’t imply much about a person’s politics. I exist, and James Damore exists. However, the neurodiversity movement is fundamentally leftist, identity…

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