Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Online Group Discussion and AMA Bookchat Today

Image Source: Discord.

A reminder, there is an AMA Bookchat today on the blog's Discord group. This is a weekly text chat where I talk with readers about technology's legacy in the early 21st century, in the form of red-pilled history. My definition of red-pilling is here. The bookchat is part of my work while I write my book-in-progress, Inside the Potemkin Village.

Everyone is invited to join the discussion. Friday, 26 June 2020. 6-9 pm Eastern (10 pm-1 am UTC). Note this is a new, later time.

In the chat:
  • The World Economic Forum launches the Great Reset. Respond and survive on your own terms, especially locally.
Go to the room marked hashtag #bookchat. The blog's Discord was established as a free, mutually-supporting community.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Current Crises and Public Justice

Image Source: Fine Art America.

I have a new post up at Patreon, for $1 subscribers.

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This post asks how we got to a point where the Federal Reserve was printing USD$1 trillion per day in March, 2020. We live in a world where cause and effect do not connect; where our leaders can do anything, hit bottom and dig, and no one can stop them.

As I discussed in this post at The Dragonfly, our whole global system is based on a disconnection between actions and consequences. Not only that, but this standpoint has moral, psychological, emotional, and spiritual consequences. Everything is based on simulated approximations and substitutes, materialistic proxies for the real thing. At the most profound level, this includes consumer goods and social status as replacements for love and compassion.

Crimes at the highest levels go hidden and unpunished. The everyday person is blamed for this great gap in accountability, which originated in the Second World War. Are there punishments for authorities' transgressions and violations of public trust? Or can the global public be endlessly plundered with no justice?

"They got away with it." "How did they get away with it?" crimes and misdemeanors (3 June 2009). Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) © Orion Pictures. Reproduced non-commercially under Fair Use. Video Source: Youtube.

I am developing a general argument that pandemic crises will lead to a moment when actions will finally have consequences, thereby devastating the current order and all who have most profited from it. In order to understand this outcome better, today's Patreon post examines how we got here, by responding to the philosophical origins of our present, irresponsible materialism.

Those origins are summarized in the documentary below. They concern philosophical concepts of positive and negative liberty, which were developed in the 1950s, and which were combined by global policy-makers from the 1980s to the 2000s.

The Trap 1 - Fuck you Buddy! - Adam Curtis | Documentary (11 April 2016). Video Source: Youtube. Reproduced under Fair Use.

The Trap 2 - The Lonely Robot - Adam Curtis | Documentary (13 April 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

The Trap 3 - We Will Force You to Be Free - Adam Curtis | Documentary (16 April 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

The Patreon post explains how the abuse of negative and positive liberty has led to a mendacious system, filled with illusions of prosperity, security, and love, rather than the real things. In our own personal lives, these lies start out early and seemingly innocently - as with traditions around Santa Claus (below).


This whole philosophical view is dangerous. It constitutes a distorted form of freedom, the freedom for blue-pilled, mainstream, conformist citizens to believe in universal lies, illusions, and proxies. These lies lead straight to totalitarianism. The way through and out of this problem depends on a reappraisal of freedom and the development of a system which demands that truth be reinstated as a basis for systemic architectures, private life, and public justice. My upcoming Patreon posts will discuss the path back to reality and the most creative individuals and projects committed to that end.

Orwell 1984 - O'Brien: Freedom and reality (2+2=5) (4 February 2013). Video Source: Youtube.