The following [essay is a] response to Jean Baudrillard's text "Radical Thought," ("La Pensee Radicale." Sens & Tonka, eds., Collection Morsure, Paris, 1994) first published in English for CTheory in 1995. Radical Being Rachel K. Ward The most powerful instinct of man is to be in conflict with truth, and with the real.--Jean Baudrillard, "Radical Thought," 1995… Continue reading Radical Thought: The Root Of Unism
The core principle of Unism, as a philosophy of thought and approach to life, is known as "The Golden Rule," and exists in nearly every major world religion. Hinduism: Everything you should do you will find in this: Do nothing to others / That would hurt you if it were done to you. (Mahabharata 5:1517… Continue reading The Golden Rule
Have you ever asked yourself why it is that, when a restaurant becomes popular and serves twice as many customers as they did the month before, only the owner receives any of that dramatic influx of wealth, when they themselves have done the very least to serve and service those new customers? Is this not the manner and mode of labor compensation which was utterly despised when alleged of Communism? That workers being paid a set wage regardless of output, attitude, aptitude or ability would result in a feckless, substandard society where no one is happy to work and all service is terrible?
Revolutions are easy. Revolutions are the exciting, marketable part of new societies. Everyone wants to be in the streets with their fellow man, tearing down systems of oppression. But if history has taught us anything, by way of the Russian Revolution of 1917 (from tsarism to totalitarianism and then Stalinism), the French Revolution of 1789… Continue reading The Morning After
Adam Curtis strikes gold again with Hypernormalisation, a frighteningly insightful analysis of our current age, how we got here, and a hint of where we are going. He is able to highlight the circumstances of our modernity and the people who are able to manipulate and exploit those circumstances for their own gain. Weaving together… Continue reading Hypernormalisation – A MUST SEE Documentary
TV, Netflix, movie theaters, eating, dieting, drinking, iTunes, Spotify, shopping malls, online shopping, retail shopping, smoothies, ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee, boba, cosmetics, gasoline, insurance, dishes, silverware, video games... Everything we experience within our world can be distinguished as either Consumption or Production. Consumption is everything listed above, and obviously millions of other activities, hobbies,… Continue reading Binging Until We Purge
A big part of the early stages of achieving Unism's goals is opening an honest dialogue about the prevailing ideologies that govern our perceptions: who holds power in our societies? Who should hold power? Do we shape technology, or does technology shape us, and to what extent do we hold onto any power in either… Continue reading Are SJWs Open-Minded?