Mental Health Matters

So that’s what I just wanted to say today, it’s just ‘stay curious, look after your mental health and if you do find you’ve hit an avenue where you don’t think you’re being validated or the person you’re talking to isn’t connecting with you, then it’s okay to end that and start looking for something different.

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The sense of betrayal – why dissidents must stop being ‘anti-Establishment’

You may have heard the late sir Roger Scruton recall his experience of the soixante-huitard riots while he had been a student in Paris. The destructiveness of his fellow colleagues, their righteous indignation, the shallowness and irrationality of their anger produced such an impression on Roger, that he knew right then he wanted nothing to do with anything these pampered narcissists stood for, and decided he would oppose them in any way he could.

I had a very similar journey away from liberalism and the fashionable strands of thoughts forming the contemporary consensus. If you are a dissident of any kind, you certainly have your own tale to tell. A deep sense of betrayal is what unifies

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Making sense of the pandemic situation

When a society depletes its moral capital, we witness a Tower of Babel type situation; a cacophony of voices without any rhythm or common tune. ‘Treachery’ is on everyone’s lips; the enemy is seen as residing within. Religions factionalise, civil wars erupt.

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Phaedrus and the Priests of Fluid Ontology

The following lines are an accurate re-telling of a dream I had in January 2021. Nothing’s made up or embellished, all except for the character names which have been replaced with ones that, I believe, are more evocative.


Dr. Phaedrus was all over Youtube. His lectures on his peculiar Neo-Platonic thought were spreading exponentially, and still he had the common sense to promote real life meetings over impersonal online interactions. Large crowds were gathering in Hyde Park to listen to his free talks on various issues, and I was always there to hear him speak. I was generally favourable towards his ideas, although still not an adept. Certain aspects of his philosophy were over the top; he and his wife had 13 or 14 children of various ages and some of his actions were too eccentric for my tastes.

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Exhausting the Woke Funnel

My goal is not to subvert and transform ‘Buricul Pamantului’ into an anti-woke comedic medium. Using erosion tactics only works for left wing activists. Besides, I don’t think we should perpetuate the illusion that the non-progressive dissidents are on a level playing field with the volunteers of the ruling system. When you are a 2nd rate citizen, better watch your language! The goal is to simply exhaust their funnel. Stop the bleeding, clean the wound, lose the scavengers. Only after that has been accomplished we can discuss ‘building back better’. Here are a few tips on achieving that:

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Betting on the Lindy Effect

What is the essence of the Social Justice movement? Here’s the secret – there isn’t a single essence, as there isn’t a single ‘Social Justice’ movement. It is a wide societal trend we notice in contemporary Western countries. The Social Justice activists do not ‘want’ a single thing, and even if they thought they wanted it, one might argue their unconscious drives did not coincide with their stated goals.

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Foucauldian Frauds and Firebrands

Once in a while you get a glimpse into communities on the radical left. You notice an inflamatory post on a metal facebook page – ‘help! the white supremacy of the ownership class is threatening to destroy us’ – accompanied by a photo of something completely different – say, a monument vandalised by peaceful BLM protesters. The fairness filters get triggered and you feel the instoppable urge to reply with rage

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Successful Influencers and Other Abominations

Along with many other mutations, over the past few years we have witnessed the rise of the Social Media Influencer – a person paid to distribute news from a variety of news aggregators on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Initially perceived as benign, though a bit annoying in their unrelenting posting, their content grew increasingly more political and partisan

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Return of the Sannyasins

‘Wild Wild Country’, the documentary focusing on the cult of Bhaghwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) and their little social experiment is an excellent example of a socially progressive ideology tested in real life, in a concrete place and time, with a concrete community.

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