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Life During Trumptime

This ain’t no fooling around.

It seems so long ago I dismissed Trump as a would-be strongman, but now he has been sworn into office. 722 more words


Moral Warptitude

From John Michael Greer:

There are traditional Discordian titles for these stages. The first, thesis, is the state of Chaos, when a group of human beings look out at the bubbling, boiling confusion of actual existence and decide to impose some kind of order on the mess.

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Humanitarian Disasters

"Collapsing Now" and "Inevitable Progress"

“Collapse now”, counsels John Michael Greer, “collapse now and avoid the rush” as industrial civilization devolves and careers along an increasingly wobbly course. Greer, whose words and ideas have intermittently appeared here, is a “talk-walker”, someone who lives what he advises others to practice. 1,478 more words


Is Magic Necessary?

“I’m here to have an argument.” (Welcome to our daily flying circus.) I’m enlisting the aid of high art and low craft to get through this post. 1,202 more words


The Coming of the Postliberal Era

From John Michael Greer:

Any of my readers who think that the naive and effervescent idealism of the 1960s was anything new need to read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance; it’s set in the Massachusetts counterculture of the early nineteenth century, and most of the action takes place on a commune.

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Political Disasters

Robots, Automation, and a Universal Basic Income

From Justin Miller:

According to the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors,83 percent of the jobs paying less than $20 an hour are projected to be impacted by automation…

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Employment Disasters