Posts Tagged ‘crowdism’

The Wump World by Bill Peet

The Wump World (1970) by Bill Peet Houghton Mifflin, 44 pages. $9 On the surface, this serves as a parable for children about the environmental damage that humans can do. Underneath however as in most of Bill Peet’s work another agenda is at play, which is a confrontation between humanity and the doubt, emptiness and…

Martin Luther King, Jr., Hero of the Suburbs

Why would anyone ever say, especially in a pained voice, “Can’t we all just get along?” All of us getting along means acceptance of whatever. It means that there is no evolution, no searching for a better answer. In practice, it means that we all retreat to our homes and ignore each other as well…

What is the Zombie Ritual?

Out of the gathering fog, they assemble without knowing why. Brainless, they move impulsively like insects, repeating actions autonomically. They consume the living and replace them with the living dead. The few survivors resist but are hopelessly outnumbered and are excluded to the point of living in constant fear, hiding in remote areas and maintaining…

Anti-culture against (unpatriotic) organic culture

For our own convenience, we like to think of the past as a foreign land. That way the present can be a blank slate, like ourselves, just waiting for whatever drama we brew up in our own minds to imprint upon it. In reality, past dictates present because history shows us the problems that arose…

The hive mind rages

The insidious nature of Crowdism reveals itself through the latest ecstasy of outrage provoked by the Charlie Hebdo shootings. Across Europe, people declare “I am Charlie” and “Not Afraid.” This behavior shows an instinct for drama and social activity, not a political response, and its real purpose is to conceal what we fear: that our…

Stages of Decay I: Learning to distrust “good”

The average person remains entirely unprepared for the seduction of language. We used to teach liberal arts including rigorous logic so that people understood arguments at their core and could discern when the meanings behind language were being distorted. For this reason, we also taught the basics of our language, including Greek, Latin and German….

Blood sacrifice to the historical cycle

Over the years, a historical cycle tends to resemble a spiral as it extends toward one direction or the other. Just like the primeval chaos of the beginning of time of all times, the end of our world must be chaotic, dramatic, and devastating to start the wheel turning once again. We exist in an…

We all bleed red

The herd hates it when people break away. If it has a single idea, hidden behind the rationalizations it gives for its power, the herd follows one code above all else: everyone must be included. Everyone must get along. All are part of the group. A common argument made against any dissidence from this totalitarian…

A feminist accidentally reveals the truth of second-wave liberalism

In addition to many angry things, a certain feminist named Samantha Allen posted a screed in which among other things identified the root of “second wave” liberalism: why do i hate men? because life is short. my life is getting shorter by the day and i want to fill it with women. in this sinking…

Children of war

Under the kings, men fought wars for territory. Even most “religious wars” boiled down to this basic concern: who controlled the territory between domains. Then came the Enlightenment, the Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, introducing us to Ideological war. Now men fought for ideas, which assumed that people actually understood not only those ideas, but…

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