What and who is a Westerner, a European? What are traits that connect ancient inhabitants of Europe to the people of today? This series of five summaries draw from the book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, by Ricardo Duchesne. In it, the author takes a long view of history and exposes that which remains constant underneath the regular changes and explorations that Europeans have engaged … Continue reading The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Series
Recently, Jordan Peterson has indicated that the individual and the individual alone is the force that combats the evils of the world. He’s also questioned the notion of “whiteness” and stated that only those who have accomplished nothing in their own lives are proud of their race. A map linked to below shows that individualism is most developed in European founded/derived nations. Yes, this demonstrates … Continue reading Jordan Peterson
Should we look to the past in creative arts, or create a brand new future? And what does making videos on social media actually accomplish? -Articles mentioned so you can check out the illustrations they contain: See Lynd Ward’s Beowulf in this one: The Prosperity Paradox– Escaping Apathy See Michael Kungl’s Dieu de Soleil in this one: Odin and Self-Becoming: Inspired by Survive the … Continue reading Canvases or Computers? Old or New Artforms? Do Videos Matter?
Enemies at the gates, traitors from within…is it self-indulgent to be advocating for new arts and culture right now? This is the fourth of five videos based off a recent livestream I participated in. The first three vids were about “cultural and aesthetic red pills.” This one and the final one take a more positive stance on the role arts and cultural creation, and … Continue reading Is Now Not the Time for Cultural/Artistic Creation?
Boys being treated like broken girls…women trying to remain girls forever…your TV and your social media directing you towards the inane and the banal. Feeling adrift? It’s not necessarily you…it’s the culture. Start digging deep, it’s time for a change, and it’s not coming from the culture already in place. This is the third video on “cultural and aesthetic red pills.” The notes for … Continue reading It’s Up to You to Change Crap Culture
What happens when you synthetically separate components that need to be ingested and made sense of as a whole–whether on the level of food or morality? This is the second video on “cultural and aesthetic red pills.” The notes for this video were originally prepared for the following: On 11/15/17 I was on a livestream, hosted by Kef on his YT channel, The Motley … Continue reading Processed Food, Processed Life
In 2014 I lived in Austin TX and then toured a lot of the US in a band. Austin TX was touted to me as a paradise for young adults…I had some different observations. I saw a lot of disengaged people in Austin, but also something I failed to explicitly mention in this video: the “bugmen,” people who may seem energetic and active, yet are … Continue reading Man Among The Fumes: Living in Austin TX, Touring USA
(Direct YouTube Link) Also available on BitChute What is a big pitfall that many well-intentioned “spiritually inclined” people can step into when confronted with questions of their racial and ethnic lineage? Where are the points of harmony between ideals and facts of life that so many people search for? A recent video by Mouthy Buddha provides a starting point to delve into such questions. … Continue reading The Spiritual Person’s Struggles With Race: Response to Mouthy Buddha
(Direct YouTube Link) My most personal video yet. This reveals an integrating and inspiring experience I had, using that story as a way to discuss the meaning and purpose many people yearn for today. I overlay Jordan Peterson’s idea of child’s play onto M. Scott Peck’s four stages of spiritual development to arrive at a notion that may prompt you to see mankind’s use of … Continue reading Religion is Play for Adults? My Recent “Religious Experience”
(Direct YouTube Link) In old Europe, the transition period between the warm growing season and cold winter provided an opportunity to contemplate and honor the dead. So many symbols and rhythms that survive to this day in our holidays, even in shallow and commercialized modern forms, contain and reveal what’s deep in our bones and is begging for us to reconnect with. Our ancestors lived … Continue reading Deep Halloween: Living a Life Worthy of Remembrance