Tag Archives: Liberty

Max Stirner is winning the staring competition

On a crisp autumn afternoon I make my way through a graveyard that is of special importance to me. Various memorials line its uneven paths, punctuated by the occasional ancient mausoleum to a long dead aristocrat or member of the … Continue reading

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Genealogical Guff

The sheer lunacy that develops demand for products which markets always oblige to provide for always astounds me. The sense of emptiness and desperation which feeds that lunacy always leads me to despair. With the development of various technologies, newer … Continue reading

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Segmenting Reality

Modern political discourse in societies which practice ‘liberal democracy’ is heavily dominated by symbolic forms which guide and regulate the discourse itself. These forms are most clearly presented in the concept of the political ‘issue’.  These ‘issues’ are debated (or … Continue reading

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The Barricades of Broken Salvation

Surrounded by the corpses of fallen allies and enemies alike they climb above the barricades; rifles and flags clutched tightly in hands they scream appeals to liberty and curses of death upon their enemies. This is the provocative imagery of emancipatory struggle … Continue reading

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The Inverted Rebellion

The symbol of ‘the rebel’ is everywhere. Do you not see it? In bright red t-shirts emblazoned with the face of the murderer Che Guevara, and green Palestinian scarfs, we see what has become the rebel ‘chic’.  Of course, many … Continue reading

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The Madness of Heteronomous Thought

Three people sit together facing an audience. They open their mouths and babble on about some story or concern. It is clear that that two of the three disagree at a petty level about particular aspects of a sub-topic that … Continue reading

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The Appropriation of Talent

To have a talent is a wonderful thing. The development of a talent requires not only a sort of innate skill combined with hard work, but it also requires oneself and/or others around one to recognise it in the first … Continue reading

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