Dispatches From Mindfuckland #1: Buy Now, Pay Later

“Boxer Santaros: There is no stopping what can’t be stopped. Only GOD can stop itKrysta Now: But the New York Times…says that God…is DEAD.” -Southland Tales (2006) dir. Richard Kelly Peter Thiel: Not So ContrarianA specter is haunting mainstream political commentary…the specter of Peter Thiel:“Bill Ackman, Peter Thiel back investment firm taking on ‘woke’ capitalism”“INSIDE … Continue reading Dispatches From Mindfuckland #1: Buy Now, Pay Later

“Saving Carthage”-American Fascism, Western Imperialism, and the Real History of Globalization (Part 1)

1.In Dark Money, Jane Mayer writes that: “Private foundations have very few legal restrictions. They are required to donate at least 5% of their assets every year to public charities-referred to as “nonprofit” organizations. In exchange, the donors are granted deductions, enabling them to reduce their income taxes dramatically. This arrangement enables the wealthy to … Continue reading “Saving Carthage”-American Fascism, Western Imperialism, and the Real History of Globalization (Part 1)

Blitzscaling Collapse

Invest in Glorps! Back in January, Christopher Leonard warned in Business Insider “the Fed is popping the 'everything bubble' — and catapulting the stock market into chaos.” Leonard notes that despite price inflation rising at the fastest pace in 40 years and a certifiably uneven recovery from the recession of 2020, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome … Continue reading Blitzscaling Collapse

The Ultimate Trip: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part 2)

According to film historian Vincent Lobrutto: "Since 1958 Kubrick had been intrigued by the subject of thermonuclear war, and lately he was becoming preoccupied with it. Kubrick had reached the obsessive state that slowly overtakes him and culminates in a film project. The idea of an impending nuclear holocaust often crept into his already dark … Continue reading The Ultimate Trip: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part 2)

“The Ultimate Trip”: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part One)

“I tried to create a visual experience, one that bypasses verbalized pigeonholing and directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content"-Stanley Kubrick on 2001 Introduction: Saturn Devours His Children There is a conspiracy theory among some of the more diehard paranoids online that is usually referred to as “the Black Cube of Saturn.” … Continue reading “The Ultimate Trip”: Stanley Kubrick, Stanford’s Saturn Cult, and Star Wars Counterculture (Part One)

The Price of Neverland Part 5: Racial and Class Dynamics of American Child Abuse

In his book Pedogate Primer: The Politics of Child Abuse, Philip Fairbanks writes about an anonymous pro-pedophilia advocate who goes by the name "PARIAH." One article by PARIAH concern trolls that that immigrant children cannot cross US borders without a guardian or parent present, comparing it to the supposed "Iron Curtain" seperating the Soviet Union … Continue reading The Price of Neverland Part 5: Racial and Class Dynamics of American Child Abuse

The Prison of Utopia: Astroworld And American Fascism

I recently started two books that compliment each other very well, An Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski. In the former, Dunbar-Ortiz writes that "the culture of conquest" which developed during the era of colonization by Europe including that of … Continue reading The Prison of Utopia: Astroworld And American Fascism

The Price of Neverland Part 3: Mass Media and Dissociative Virtuosity

So far I have discussed extensively the impact of pornography, and the “pornofying” of culture in general, on child abuse throughout the West, with particular focus on the United States. But there is another, related trend which is just as important; the proliferation of extreme violence through the mass media and the ease with which … Continue reading The Price of Neverland Part 3: Mass Media and Dissociative Virtuosity