A Framework for Reclaiming Reality

I believe I first read George Orwell’s essay, Politics and the English Language, as part of the reading list for an English 101 college class. I was a teenager at the time and I don’t believe I really understood what Orwell was getting at. I think my understanding was at the superficial level. I mostly just took it to be a screed against crappy writing — which it is, of course. But it is much more than that. Some of the ideas in that essay were later developed in his magnum…

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Hello, World

I just started this blog, since establishing some sort of web presence popped up on my TODO list. Earlier this year, I wrote an article for the Unz Review, entitled Battling the Matrix and Freeing Oneself from the Roger Rabbit Mental World, which is partly about deep politics (what other people call “conspiracy theories”) but really about my own intellectual evolution over the last decade or so. A new article will be appear in the next few days on the Unz Review.

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