Hedonist Orthodoxy and Work Ethic

In the previous few articles, I have written about hedonist orthodoxy which is the normative system which has there is a proper and improper way to engage in leisure time. That this is a subnorm based on a subepistime within the broader context of Rawlsian liberal ethics that are the main normative morals of ourContinue reading “Hedonist Orthodoxy and Work Ethic”

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”

Apple Juice and Liquor

Often, and I have written about this before, I have been admonished for my sober, chaste, lifestyle devoid of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and pornography. I should according to them “live some”. I am a published author on Amazon with 5 star reviews for fiction, I write poetry, and much more. I am hardly a squareContinue reading “Apple Juice and Liquor”

On the J.K. Rowling Transphobia Controversy

While I support the trans community, I don’t support all of the hatred that J.K. Rowling has recieved because, for all her faults, she is a solid Labour supporter in the UK and supports progressive causes on almost every issue. With Marine le Pen across the channel in Calais and Boris Johnson commanding a Trump-likeContinue reading “On the J.K. Rowling Transphobia Controversy”

The Death of Type A on the Left

Working in politics and in the nonprofit sector, one thing that is apparent is the lack of Type A personality and the desperate need for it. Any degree of assertiveness is seen as aggressive and impolite even when the world is literally burning. The general response one gets when one acts with the appropriate urgencyContinue reading “The Death of Type A on the Left”

Hedonism and Populism

One of the most curious social phenomenon is that so many decades after the sexual revolution, sex is still regarded as edgy. Same with alcohol. People talk about drinking heavily like it is some bold and radical act of subversion. The Volstead Act hasn’t been a thing for a while. Having never had an alcoholicContinue reading “Hedonism and Populism”

Moral Courage in the Media

In the philosophical and social analyses of pop culture, the eggheads of my fellows on the left in academia who I vote the same way and attend the same protests as but afford almost zero intellectual respect to because they, typically, deserve zero intellectual respect, they will focus on things like feminism. That’s most ofContinue reading “Moral Courage in the Media”

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”

Dunning-Krugger, WYSIATI, Foucaultian Epistime, and Hegelian Geist

The world as it is understood by people. The cultural worldview of a time with the morés and knowledge of a people. In one sense, it is the full intellectual human person who in Hegelian progression evolves into another type of person. It is the most fundamental and whole idealist philosophical position. The idea ofContinue reading “Dunning-Krugger, WYSIATI, Foucaultian Epistime, and Hegelian Geist”