Band of Brothers: Another Jonathan Lethem Exegesis + Podcast with James Howard Kunstler

KunstlerCast 308 — Chatting with Jasun Horsley About the Sexual Hysteria of Our Time Exegesis of Jonathan Lethem’s The Feral Detective at Conatus News: The Monster in the Mirror: Donald Trump and the Disease of Confidence It’s been an exciting couple of weeks since completing the Dave Oshana podcast and talking to original cohort Cary McCoy …

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Testifying to Love: How Dave Oshana & the Enlightenment Transmission Allowed for an Experience of My Soul

When the counterfeit becomes more widely distributed than the genuine article, inflation occurs and currency loses value. So it is with love, truth, and spirituality: what we generally refer to by these names no longer amounts to much. The good that can be named is not the true good. Words have been coopted by commerce. …

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The Age of Advanced Incoherence 4: Escape from Body & Into Image

Gender Reversal While schools and other social programs are pushing for the need to encourage gender fluidity and direct it down pre-existing corporate and medical channels of hormones and surgery, the fact that many individuals desist in different-sex-identification with time—and the growing number of people who are choosing to reverse-transition back to their original gender—is …

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The Age of Advanced Incoherence 3: Desistance & Mythmaking

One thing that needs emphasizing is that the whole pro- vs. anti-transgender dichotomy may be largely imaginary, because there’s no clarification about what, exactly, one is supposed to be for or against. Or rather, since there’s no room for questioning the premises, “pro-trans” becomes about fully supporting individuals in their choices, regardless of their age, …

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Age of Advanced Incoherence 2: Gender Fluidity, Cis-Normality, Ascension of Technology

“In contrast to the relative lack of controversy about treating adolescents and adults, there is no expert clinical consensus regarding the treatment of prepubescent children who meet diagnostic criteria for what was referred to in both DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 as gender identity disorder in children and now in DSM-5 as gender dysphoria. One reason for …

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The Age of Advanced Incoherence: Identity Politics, Identity Crisis (Intro)

Accompanying podcast: A Perfect Storm, with Posie Parker.PDF of the full, 8-part article here.Introduction: A Premature Assumption of Knowledge“Why is the determination to fight against a prejudice a sure sign that one is full of it? Such a determination necessarily arises from an obsession. It constitutes an utterly sterile effort to get rid of it. …

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The Art of De-Creation and Why "Revolution Is the Opium of the People" (Guest Post by Gustave Thibon & Simone Weil)

The following passage is from Gustave Thibon’s introduction to Simon Weil’s Gravity & Grace (full PDF here). It beautifully articulates many of my current perspectives and I’m sharing it here in the hope others will find it equally meaningful. Fittingly, it came to me via the purest combination of chance and good will: a donation …

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The Seedling # 6: When Worlds Collide

It looks as though 2018 is the year my online life came crashing into my hometown life, in an ever-increasing wave of inevitability. What was it JBP said about surfing? Fortunately only a 12-footer or so as yet. First up, two local news stories: Anonymous complaint stops weekly roast chicken donations Followed by: ‘Eclectic and …

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Too Skeptical for Skeptiko? Baffling Exchange with Alex Tsakiris, + New Prisoner of Infinity Videos

OK: are you ready to watch me burn yet another bridge to the mainstream? In my recent interview with Bill Ramsey: I described an exchange with Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko. Here is that exchange, beginning March 5: Alex, my new book is  coming out at the end of the month: https://www.amazon.com/Prisoner-Infinity-Engineering-Psychology-Fragmentation/dp/1911597051/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 If interested, let me know …

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