China and the Internet: What of Structural Anti-Socialism?

I’ve been thinking about the stymying of connections to Western internet websites one experiences, if one uses China based internet connections. I recognise that first sentence is an awkward one—most absurdly, perhaps, because I don’t want to call it, right off the bat, “censorship”. I do this because, if one does so, one automatically prejudices… Continue reading China and the Internet: What of Structural Anti-Socialism?

This Shit is Killing You: Uniting Difference as Difference in Northern Ireland

I’ve found myself with something to say about Northern Ireland these past four days, and while I want to stop, I’m not going to. I’m going to chase this down. The experience has been generative of some clarity, for me, I think. Placing and understanding Northern Ireland (NI) within a colonial history and network, and… Continue reading This Shit is Killing You: Uniting Difference as Difference in Northern Ireland

So Crazy It Just Might Work: On Reactivating Violent Struggle in Northern Ireland

I’ve been working through some kind of trilogy on Northern Ireland (NI), apparently, as further comments on my previous post and what I hope for NI seem necessary—necessary because I finished my last post, hopefully with some nuance, suggesting a revisitation of violence as a method for the liberation of NI. Is this some kind… Continue reading So Crazy It Just Might Work: On Reactivating Violent Struggle in Northern Ireland

What Simply Is: Northern Ireland and Colonialism

I’ve been reading a bit of post-colonial literature, in Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, and thinking a bunch about Northern Ireland in light of this and remarks made by public figures. Having already written about the latter in my last blog post—and feeling like I treated the relations between the Presbyterian Church in… Continue reading What Simply Is: Northern Ireland and Colonialism

Religious Fascism in Northern Ireland: A Feature Not a Bug

Northern Ireland (NI) has been defined by the fascist agenda of Protestants for more than a century. This political reality forms all level of social life—including religion, with which it forms a unique resonance in the British Bible Belt. This is all, of course, aided by the adaptive nature of liberalism throughout this time—which, as… Continue reading Religious Fascism in Northern Ireland: A Feature Not a Bug

Violently, this is how we must proceed

There is something that I find to be utterly unbelievable: the inability of many to recognise that the current political structures to which the West is subject(ed) to are inherently vile, despicable, and insufferable to their very core. These systems are not broken—they aren’t because how they function is exactly how they are meant to… Continue reading Violently, this is how we must proceed

“Hope nothing. Expect nothing. Dream nothing. Desire nothing.”

I've been listening, over the last day or two, to some of Rick Roderick's lectures. They are amazing, and are absolutely worth checking out. I was particularly struck by his 'Marcuse and One-Dimensional Man' lecture. There's a lot in it, but this section on the existential situation of young people in contemporary, Western society was one… Continue reading “Hope nothing. Expect nothing. Dream nothing. Desire nothing.”