Original title: Twitter reflections on the state of #YE24 and the future Ye Presidency. With regards to the unofficial YE24 campaign, I have been saying ‘both Nick and Milo’ and ‘neither Nick nor Milo’ in equal measure. This contrasts with the narrative that it is either Nick Fuentes or Milo Yiannopoulos leading YE24. I think … Continue reading The Dark Knight Ascends: The new synthesis of left-wing economics and right-wing rhetoric, and the future Ye Presidency
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The monopolist: Elon Musk’s delicate balancing act
First published on 31 October 2022. It is often said that Elon Musk is reckless. Is he? Middle-class people sometimes claim it’s strange to ‘Tweet’ if you are that famous. Isn’t all the online advice to avoid controversy — to stick to the party line? Even get-rich-quick schemes maintain controversy is the fastest way to … Continue reading The monopolist: Elon Musk’s delicate balancing act
Kanye West’s Enlightening Fox News Interview: ‘Bring the best design to the people’
Kanye West is an astonishing individual. Endlessly maligned by media outlets throughout his career, Mr. West’s pivot from music to fashion has subverted expectations about his artistry and creativity in general. ‘He clearly thinks out of the box’, the Fox News interviewer said after the interview. For those who have not heard My Beautiful Dark … Continue reading Kanye West’s Enlightening Fox News Interview: ‘Bring the best design to the people’
The futures of popular music and politics are the same. Here’s why.
Popular music and politics have exactly one thing in common: they’re about public appetites and tastes. We often treat politics or popular music from mathematical, or geopolitical, perspectives, weighing interests or aggregating needs, in an objective manner. But it is the public which subjectively determines which music is liked, and which politicians are voted for. … Continue reading The futures of popular music and politics are the same. Here’s why.
Fear and levelling: The dawn of corona capitalism
Capitalism is changing. Here’s how. Capitalism is a story of fission. What kind of fission? The separation between political and economic power beginning in the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. And a separation between: Expectations of stable technological development and the reality of unstable change in the availability of resources and the natural world (dynamic ‘technological … Continue reading Fear and levelling: The dawn of corona capitalism
The diamond theory of everything (old version)
What matters? What matters historically? What matters morally? These questions plague any politically- or philosophically-minded person. In his magnum opus, On What Matters, philosopher Derek Parfit considered the last question: what matters morally? Parfit's answer relates to what I'm going to consider in this post, but it's not too central. For Parfit, moral statements are … Continue reading The diamond theory of everything (old version)