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…

the process of climate grief

For about 10 years, I’ve wondered how bad it’ll have to get before people start to come around to my way of thinking about how we’re doomed. The answer seems to be the Trump presidency. I’m here to say there’s life after hope. We can’t do anything constructive until we acknowledge how deeply we’re fucked,…

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