The Failing Initiation of #metoo

This piece is a sequel to this one critiquing the men’s right activism (MRAs) from the perspective of collective initiatory experiences and trauma. In that piece I laid out the conceptual grid of trauma and initiatory movements and how they shed incredible light on the MRA movement—an understanding…

The Failed Initiation of Men's Rights Activism

“Traumatic injury in childhood has been equated with a kind of unconscious initiation ceremony—not because it is a spiritual or ceremonial experience, but because the movements within it mimic the movements of the first two stages of real initiation. Understanding the stages of initiation (and the ways in which…

Zionist Christians or Christian Zionists? Real Time Apocalypse Update

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin writes in Religion News criticizing the Israeli Ministry of Education for earmarking money for a youth biblical leadership program in the West Bank developed and lead by evangelical Christians. To put it simply, the Israeli government is giving money to evangelical Christians to run a summer camp…

The Physics of the Future Already Exists

“that’s what space-time is…[space-time is] consciousness traversing associations in this world of information creating the illusion of space and time.”  —Jacques Vallee Jacques Vallee is arguably the most important researcher on the question of UFOs (or as he prefers to call them UAP, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena). In this…

The Universe Is Like Portland: Keep It Weird

The unofficial motto for the city of Portland is "keep Portland weird"– a unique weirdness was hilariously captured in the show Portlandia. The argument of this piece is that Portland is a microcosm of the macrocosmic whole. In other words, existence itself is weird, very weird. I’ve explored notions…

The Attentional Economy = Intentional Mind Control

“The moon was shinning on the lake at night, My Slayer T-Shirt fit the scene just right…” —Weezer, (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To Let’s start with an etymology and a kind of psychospiritual techno-political mathematical equation. Etymology of the word attention:…

Epic Fail: The Postmodern Debacle of The New Star Wars Films

This piece is in many ways the inverse of my piece on Deadpool as the perfect postmodern movie. Star Wars did (most) everything wrong that Deadpool did right when dealing with our contemporary postmodern zeitgeist. Whereas Deadpool wasa postmodern triumph, the new Star Wars trilogy is a postmodern disaster. This…