I am in the pokies section of my local. The room is a roar with dings and jingles, chattering and claps, there are flashing lights, animations of golden doubloons raining down, and sat before all this spectacle are the poor souls, grey skinned and dry lipped - those who pull the levers of the machine. … Continue reading three in a row
Social justice politics makes a parody of it's chief subject: the complicity contained in the human soul.
And yet the line 'Et tu Brute?' should always be delivered with a smile.
Synchronicity, says Jay Wyszynski to no one in particular. He had just seen two people who looked the same walk into the same travel agency. For him this coincidence was a symptom of a larger order to which he ascribed the universe, an interconnectedness of all things. He didn't have the courage to ascribe any … Continue reading Crowdss
The inconclusiveness of theodicies, whether religious or secular, is necessary to allow the possibility of redemption. When sin becomes totally explicable it becomes totally unforgivable. This is the tyranny of absolute rationality, in which redemption is impossible and apology merely an admission of guilt.
The journalist is despised for his assumptions. Not only in how he assumes matters of fact and jumps to conclusions, but also in the roles he assumes — messenger, friend, activist, martyr, when and where it suits him.
In answering the question - what makes the indigenous way of life different to our own? - we don't need to venture any further than this question itself.Terrifyingly the white man presumes to stand outside his body like a spirit looking down on all and himself. Scarier still, it often seems as if he really … Continue reading scholia
The slur and the shibboleth are politically contralateral.
Most arguments made in the name of standpoint theory eventually come to resemble a man shouting that it is ridiculous he can't bring his dog inside the pet store.
Without death the certainty bestowed by objective, scientific knowledge would be unbelievable. The inevitability of our material decay gives us faith in, if nothing else, material. Thus if science were to discover the secrets to immortality our reaction would be one of ingratitude.