If any reason can be attributed to the growing misogyny/misandry in the West it is the deconstruction of chivalry. The limitations and strengths of each sex are acclimated one way or the other, whether we believe in them or not.
As it happens, la querelle des anciens et des modernes was only a quibble. The grand forum of debate has steps down to the dirt, which the intellectuals have always had to descend despite the grandeur of their words. It was only ever doxa and the factum is this: the secular aren't reaching replacement birth … Continue reading scholia
First, you accept there is no way back. What is lost is lost and not for any profit that could equal the price paid. What surprises are there in this? Should we not think that the real surprise is having thought any differently? Your life is full of events and each event places an impassable … Continue reading a letter to no one 9
But of course in the annihilation of the stereotypes we know, and in spite of the infamous prejudice against prejudice, new stereotypes will emerge. There is no guarantee these new identities will be any better. On the contrary, it seems far more likely that what will emerge will be a fresh evil untethered. Racists have … Continue reading Horristocrat 3
I disapprove of what you say, but I will attack to the death your right to say it.
In Heart of Darkness, Conrad describes a piano as a “sombre and polished sarcophagus” in a passing condemnation of the ivory trade. There's no doubting ivory is an excessive luxury, piano keys can be made just as well of wood as ivory. Yet now that I am recalling some of the songs I've heard played … Continue reading Horristocrat
Modern assumptions that the path of human progress is both determined and readily conceivable can only be regarded as a kind of teleology. But this certainty is left arbitrary in the absence of any eschatology. John Oliver exclaims, "I mean come on, it's 2020!" but how is this significant to an asthenocrat? Two thousand and … Continue reading scholia
When the ultimate truth is finally found, we'll be fixated for a single news cycle.
As hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays virtue, so too is nihilism the tribute the rationalist pays the mystic.
It is rush hour in the city and the streets are bustling with pedestrians. The pavement is not visible underneath this milling mass of people. There is no unified movement shared among them, patterns and passageways form and then collapse upon themselves. Yet each participant is a person in their own right. Whatever that means. … Continue reading Crowds