Where intellectual or ethical bankruptcy is the pivot upon which any untenable political assertion or associated narrative rests, an overinvestment in faulty reasoning becomes something of an inevitability. Continue reading Ideological Entropy
Countering stupid ideas proves to be a matter of some subtlety and intelligence… Continue reading On Stupid Ideas and Clever Solutions
A certain talent for inflammatory monosyllabic rhetoric and self-aggrandising histrionics might never have percolated up through the selection processes of liberal democracy had these qualities not already been a greater part and functional necessity of the political game… Continue reading The Self-Propagating Logical Hyper-Inflation of Media, Information and Mass Communications
Self-propagating linguistic methods, full of culturally recursive sound and fury; signifying nothing… Continue reading Mediated Genuflection: Pointless Pontification
Successful perception-manipulation through information-mediated reinforcement requires an intuitive comprehension and insight into a cultural, historical “moment”… Continue reading Data Exploitation: Information-Shaping and A.I.
The attainment of political power is the sole end of pure political gamesmanship and the possession of appropriate aptitude or competency perhaps long ago became a secondary consideration… Continue reading Simplicity
We suffocate ourselves in the symbols and signs, stories and concepts that we think represent life but in so doing we actually distract ourselves from the simplest fact of just living… Continue reading Veiled