My Collected Writings on politics, science fiction, theology, and women.

Lust in the Time of Heartache 9

So I’m making a short film…

…and entering it into a contest to earn a grant from the Telus corporation. Short version, I need your support: Telus will be awarding 5 films with grant money, based upon which one receives the most votes.  I’m asking that you spend a minute of your time registering on their StoryHive website to vote for my film, Lust in the Time of Heartache. Long version: I think you’re going to like this film (and yes, upon completion it will be available for free online). Note: if you prefer, I’ve uploaded an 8 minute video which essentially the same as this...

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Let God Sort It Out

The hell with ‘em all, and let God sort it out. Seriously; obsessing over this broken world will do nothing but drive you crazy.

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Tinder: If You Stop Laughing, You’re Going to Cry

On Tinder: a handful of carefully chosen photos define the person. Not their written self-description – not the full-movements of a person in motion, existing in time – but the still-frame snapshots. The pure, distilled ego. An archaeological artifact of a dead civilization. Any connection to the inner self is ephemeral at best.

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Enjoy the Decline

Does the realization of the meaninglessness and absurdity of life necessarily require suicide? ~Millenial King, “Aurini and Nihilism: A Reaction“ Enjoy the Decline.  I remember the first time I ran across that particular catchphrase; a somewhat-popular blog, with a black/orange aesthetic, run by a man whose call-sign was as witty as his prose.  After reading for a some time, I started a blog-war argument with him – some minor point of contention, to explore the ground upon which we agreed.  Dialogue followed, and not long after that, friendship: my good friend Aaron Clarey – the Captain of Capitalism. It’s struck...

Thus Spoke Zarathustra 25

Finding Virtue on the Razor’s Edge

Virtuous action does nothing but aid and abet the enemy; an enemy focused just as much on murdering you, as they are on committing suicide. Participating in this culture is not virtuous – but refusing to participate does nothing constructive, neither for you, nor for a civilization which caught a terminal illness 225 years ago.

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Get Down Off Of Your Cross

Catholics seek martyrdom, while Protestants externalize their guilt onto others; this is a thread that runs through our politics and culture, and it’s theologically insane. Misdirected guilt is at the core of our civilizational insanity.

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New Material Month

Realize that while most of which feminism and socialism advocates is outlandishly stupid, and certainly deserves a response, the truth is their numbers and stupidity are staggering and incomprehensible.  This has resulted in a limitless number of stupid ideas and stupid thoughts flooding the idea marketplace.  And while your visceral reaction may be to shoot each and everyone of them down, I fear all it is doing is driving traffic to otherwise unremarkable and irrelevant feminists.  Additionally, as you know, I believe the situation in America is unsalvagable, so why bother wasting your time rushing from fire to fire to...

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Transhumanism

Folks, I’m an old-school scifi nerd who reads physics texts and Artificial Intelligence theory for fun.  Given that I love fiction, I completely understand why AIs like Shodan (the front-page banner for this piece) or the machine intelligences from The Matrix are so often depicted as evil – simply put, it makes for a more compelling story.  The reality of AI isn’t necessarily so bleak; there are dangers, true, but a machine intelligence isn’t innately a threat to human beings. The real threat is the people who study these things. The folks over on LessWrong, in addition to having great...