A Necessarily Incomplete Guide to What’s Going On: I

Of the two worlds available, the more intriguing one at the moment is the Internet. A crank calls it the “second spectral world that spins parallel to our own, the World Wide Web’’, but it might more cannily be described as the global subconscious. Not in the sense of a dirty, barbaric child subconsciousness that […]

Confusion #3

Some clarity, of a sort. Confusion is caused by too many things going on, where the confusion of things cannot be condensed into a sensible whole. That is, confusion is caused by too many little things and not enough big things. Now, the ways to avoid confusion are multiple. They are: Avoid locales with too […]

Confusion #2

Editor’s note: the lack of irony is a bullet fired in the cause of moral seriousness. The source of the present confusion, why the Riefe quote appealed to me, is this growing awareness of mass movements in the “spectral parallel world’’ of the Internet the ultimate meaning, direction and force of which I can only […]

Have you seen this?

From the wiki: An Ethos in Bullet-point Form! Remember: This is the site’s ethos, not yours. You go be how you want. Moral with respect to human suffering. Amoral with respect to nature, God, propriety, order and prudence. Belief in omnipresent, beneficent Doability. Idealist in dreaming phase. PMA in planning phase. Realist in prescription phase. […]

Disruptions.

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Opportunity.

A remarkable quote: “Everyone seems to be getting gas; some people from watching their speculation, errr, investment in Stupididea.com vaporize, but mainly from the markets suddenly waking up to the realization that while gasoline prices may have dropped post-Iraq, natural gas prices are holdings their highs.” – Harry Koza , Buy Bonds, Wear Diamonds

Denial.

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Confusion

A remarkable quote: “I, too, aspire to see clearly, like a rifleman, with one eye shut; I, too, aspire to think without assent. This is the ultimate violence to which the modern intellectual is committed. Since things have become as they are, I, too, share the modern desire not to be deceived. The culture to […]