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"It is revealed now that their Europe since the beginning has been a deception, for its faith and its foundation is nothingness. And nothingness, as the prophets keep saying, brings forth only nothingness, and they will be led again like cattle to slaughter. Let them tremble and at the last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at The Remainder
"But I gotta tell you, I just think to look across this room and automatically assume that somebody else is less aware than me, or that somehow their interior life is less rich and complicated and acutely perceived than mine, makes me not a good writer. Because that means I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at The Remainder
A few years ago, I was traveling in Qatar with a friend who is both Arab-American and Muslim. In the back of a cab, we witnessed a man, apparently a Qatari, hit a central-Asian man with some kind of cane. The spectacle led to a conversation about racism in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at The Remainder
"Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul." - Toni Morrison In The Big Lebowski, Walter Sobchak, a convert to Judaism, says the following to The Dude when they are confronted outside a bowling ally by a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at The Remainder
Marianne Williamson is a person who believes lots of things I don't believe. For starters, she is an anti-depressant skeptic and I am very thankful for the SSRI I am on. But beyond the specifics of her New-Agey worldview, I do appreciate that she injects something more full-blooded into the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at The Remainder
In the second ever post on this blog, I tried to distinguish between an embrace of a reactionary worldview and pursuing reactionary politics. I am sympathetic to some reactionary politics, and almost always find something of value in its critique of modernity. Whenever I encounter reactionary politics in the wild... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at The Remainder
"The fact that there is a game about collecting children, by a known pedophile, and that that we can still play it in an arcade says something really profound about ourselves, our culture and capitalism." Heather Anne Campbell on the How Did This Get Played podcast discussing Michael Jackson's Moonwalker... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at The Remainder
I was listening to the Audio Mullet Podcast recently, and they catalogued a list of scientists who embrace the possibility that we are living in a simulation. I had forgotten that Neil Degrasse Tyson, who has resisted other scientific horror stories like AI, also embraced the simulation hypothesis. The idea,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at The Remainder
Christ calls us to love our enemy. The internet calls us to out our friends for calling New Balance gay in the 90's. I would really like this blog to remain above the internet fray, and not go in for cheap take downs or even really any prolonged insults of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at The Remainder
"Want to be happy for an hour? Eat a steak. Want to be happy for a day? Play golf. Want to be happy for a week? Go on a cruise. Want to be happy for a month? Buy a new car. Want to be happy for a year? Win the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at The Remainder
Nota Bene: I do not like to and will not usually discuss things in terms of race on this blog. I often think class analysis is far more instructive as is probably the case here. I can't back this up statistically, but I would bet my Playstation 4 that the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at The Remainder
''Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at The Remainder
My original intention with this blog was to begin with an explanation of the name and a description of the community I would like to foster here. Those posts will be forthcoming (God willing), but I thought it might be more interesting to start with a story of my own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at The Remainder
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