"While tedious and at times dangerous, conformist mediocrity has offered our culture some protections. Generally, a well-held center is cohesive. It’s boring, but it’s stable. The problem is our conformist mediocrity is no longer centered in 'the center,' it’s hosting struggle sessions on Planet Jupiter."

piratewires.com/p/mall-cops-an

Deployments at 7pm sure beat depoyments at 2am.

My democratic theory professor is probably going to think I'm nuts for using Girard as proof that Fukuyama couldn't possibly be right about liberalism as the "end of history," because liberalism fails to cope with the cycle of mimetic desire.

I wrote a blog entry 2 years ago on how to fix facebook. Today, Mike Solana quoted it in his newsletter!
(Disclaimer: not really. He just said the exact same thing in his own words, which is technically plagiarism but I'll forgive him because *finally someone with audience is talking about the real problem!*)

piratewires.com/p/dopamine-thi

trentonzero.github.io/personal

"The Miracles of the Church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always."
-----Death Comes for the Archbishop

I'm reading Machiavelli on Livy for school and I think the Prince is the wrong first Machiavelli book.

Someone on twitter linked to this and it so perfectly described how I feel about the current moment.

"I’m supposed to say. “After all, it was ‘they’ who pushed us to the breaking point."
Well, I’m not going to do that."

johnjalsevac.com/2021/01/12/wh

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