Let’s cut to the chase!

Today’s pandemic isn’t Covid, but something called ‘The Chained Elephant Syndrome’

Less and less people own the very roofs that they lay their heads under, the vehicles they drive, their identity. We’ve been made ‘impressionable’ victims of endless facticities, to social contracts we never signed…

Consensus, though a stabilizing force, can be dangerous, especially in intellectual matters where most shallow and unsophisticated folk like to hide. When consensus becomes the measure and criterion of ‘truth’, the phenomenon so-called ‘decline’ becomes unrecognizable, and crises — abrupt. But what makes consensus so ugly?

I wouldn’t say I…

Why does school teach subjects saperately?. Why do we ‘specialize’ nowadays?. It was not uncommon to find, amongst history’s numerous intellectual heavy-weights numerous polymaths, nomadic and unbridled thinkers that sought every area of knowledge that was accessible to them. Leibniz was a mathematician, philosopher, geologist, theologian, logician, mystic and linguist…

History is so full of irony. There is, most have argued, meaning in it. The few who’ve declared it ‘meaningless’, Schaupenhaur (the usual suspect) comes to mind, weren’t addressing the ‘absence’ of meaning but rather its ‘meaning’ to them. Bertrand Russell gave up logic when he said of the universe…

‘Even the articulate and brutal sounds of the globe’ says De Quincey ‘‘must be all so many languages and ciphers that somewhere have their corresponding keys’ (collected writings 1889, p113)

When we admire or love something of a different nature than us, we anoint it with anthropomorphism; we lovingly ascribe…

Ash

The moving hand writes

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