Suburbia, Neurodivergence, and the Uncanny Valley

The liberalization of the concept of creepiness is most associated with third-wave feminism yet it is not that movement where it is most problematic. While a modicum of blame may be afforded that movement, they are mostly fine. Creepiness and the terms “creep” and “creepy” are vague and ill-defined and may describe an awkward teenagerContinue reading “Suburbia, Neurodivergence, and the Uncanny Valley”

The Life of Brian Versus The World

The Life of Brian was famously hated by members of my religion for its superificial mocking of it. The offense taken by Christians to the movie seemed stupid and shallow. They were offended by The Life of Brian overwhelmingly, not because of its message or its effect on the audience but because of its ostensibleContinue reading “The Life of Brian Versus The World”

The Horror Genre and Psychlogy

Recently, I came across a psychology article from the APA talking about how horror movies can provide a safe environment to engage with our deep emotions and break rumination cycles. This is where we get to when a science is internally stove-piped because while horror may be something like exposure therapy in the acute andContinue reading “The Horror Genre and Psychlogy”

Morality in Art

Recently, I watched a video on The Take Youtube channel opining that the counterreaction to the Damsel in Distress trope went too far. It said that the original trope was, indeed, sexist and evil, but that the current overreaction has become evil. As a normative moral and ethical position, I consider neither trope to beContinue reading “Morality in Art”

On Contemporary Religious Art

I write lots of religious art, mostly in the form of poetry. As anti-modernist as my sentiments have been expressed on this blog as, it would not surprise one to surmise that I hold contemporary religious art in very low regard. Recently, there was something called the “Martyrs” exhibition at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London.Continue reading “On Contemporary Religious Art”

Cosmopolitian, 4Chan, and the Doctrine of the Mean

4Chan is a metonym for the dredges of the internet, its natives are the descendants of the dark geeks of yesteryear who voted for Ross Perot, played D&D in basements, and descended into the grimy abodes of the alt-right. A poetic analogy to Erik from Phantom of the Opera. Losers who descend into bitterness andContinue reading “Cosmopolitian, 4Chan, and the Doctrine of the Mean”

The Philosophy to End All Philosophy

That does not refer to a philosophy so comprehensive that it is the final evolution in human progress but a philosophy that would make philosophical evolution impossible. I, as I have many times before, am bashing Rawls. This time with his approach to education and being educated. The world of smart people is a strangeContinue reading “The Philosophy to End All Philosophy”

Sonnets, Dick Pics, and the State of Contemporary Poetry

The art form I do more than any other is poetry. When I write poetry, my first rule is to make my poems poemy. My poems invariably rhyme and I try to make them outwardly pretentious and vintage. As elitist as they initially sound, I consider it the opposite of elitist. When people want aContinue reading “Sonnets, Dick Pics, and the State of Contemporary Poetry”

Utopias of Cultural Pancide

In an earlier article, I wrote about Star Trek being a vision of cultural pancide. It is a world where late 20th century secular humanism, Western culture, and liberalism have vanquished all other cultures. It is Bertrand Russell dismissing religion so arrogantly. That from mandalas to Madonnas, that most fruitful of cultural pillars is devoidContinue reading “Utopias of Cultural Pancide”

Religion & The School of Resentment

It is often said that people should not be reduced to the worst thing they have ever done. With regards to religion, this is often done. From Rembrant to Avicenna, the secular left tends to ignore the cultural achievements of religion and emphasize and hyperbolize everything bad religion has ever done. It is a RorsachContinue reading “Religion & The School of Resentment”