Economics

Usury & Interest

The word “usury” has crept back into public view over the past decade. It is interesting that the current Pope, in 2014, greeted the National Council of Anti-Usury Foundation by saying “When a family has nothing to eat, because it has to make payments to usurers, this is not Christian, it is not human!” Usury, a […]

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Culture, Philosophy

The Formless Found

Heidegger & the Landscape Insurgency Against Modern Art From the beginning of formalized artistic practises and artistic traditions in the West, the two main points of muse and refuge for all artists have been the image of the human body and the image of the landscape. Specifically, the landscape, whilst not coming into its own […]

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Philosophy

In Favor of Nihilism

“God is dead. God remains dead,” says Friedrich Nietzsche, “And we have killed him.” As strange and enraging the proclamation is, it in no way fails to appeal to the keen eye who identifies the intent of such a provoking announcement. Nietzsche, in his most nihilistic of moments, went to the point where even the […]

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Culture

Heroism in an Age of Despair

I dreamt I was alone, wandering the wastes of modern life. Before me stood a dead tree whose branches twisted like bleached bones under an unforgiving sun. From a branch hung a noose; the noose of pessimism. Often, I feel consternation to consider the thousands of my countrymen that have surrendered their lives to that […]

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Spirituality

Francis the Fool: Contemplating the Sign of the Two Popes

On the occasion of a new friend having entered into the Catholic Church this past Christmas and in gratitude to another new friend who has been like a nagging little brother to me, as well as my humble thanks to the Administrators for allowing me to write here for a short while, I wanted to compose this […]

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Philosophy

Primer, Pt. 16: Liber

Freedom! Oh that sweet breath, that sweet air that sings sweet songs. We lust after freedom and freedness as twins intertwined; to possess and exercise our rights to nonrights. This paradoxical duality flows in the air we breathe, in the air we hear, in the air we speak; a miasma which presses down and beneath […]

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Culture

A Genderqueer-Vegan Dinner Party: Logos & Will

Vegans are extreme. The sermons on veganism I’ve had the pleasure of hearing either rest on some variation of National Socialism or Communism. The extreme-Right vegans often have some Hindu or Pagan justification, and the hard-Left variety have some new-age ethical justification. Unfortunately, as I knocked on the front door, I knew I was to […]

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