Sovereignty Reconfigured

Shane Eide

January 8, 2017

Why I'm Not an Anarchist

Shane Eide

January 3, 2017

Political Identities Are Like Religions (and Vice Versa)

Shane Eide

December 29, 2017

Gun Control and the Psychology of the Left

Shane Eide

November 15, 2017

Semi-Contractual Work

A good work model for the non-administrative working class, in my humble opinion, would be semi-contractual work. In other words, one would work in a specific warehouse/office or what have you, and upon arrival or per schedule, choose from a list of assignments that are paid different prices according to time and difficulty. 

Tracing the Lineage of a Radical Center

I've been interested for a while in a political Center which would be far more radical and removed from the 'centrism' claimed by moderate politicians of the establishment. The position I envisioned would be radical, not in its fusing of radical elements from both the Left and the Right, but in its reading and interpretation of history through the lense of an attitude of 'apoliteia,' along with emphasizing a theory of sovereignty designed for the projection of a configuration of society in which people could be 'freed from the political;' a phrase Marxists might suppose could only happen through a form of bureaucratic socialism as Zizek contends, Traditionalist conservatives might suppose  could only happen through tribal culture and the family unit, and anarchists will resolve themselves to experience in some Fleeting Autonomous Zone.

  Now, granted, each of these apolitical-political schemes might work for specific covenant communities, but the question remains, how do we get to this panarchial Garden of Eden in which radically different neighbors can share the same countryside without butchering and bombing one another? You've already gotten the question wrong if you suppose that your own favored form of sovereignty would be the best for every group.

Commune, Compound, Ranch, City-State

It's amusing just how one's philosophical, political and cultural affinities might incline one to call self sustaining properties which have essentially the same function by different names. Certainly, the outlier is the city-state, which may just require more resources and a more solid hierarchy to see itself sustained. 

Beyond Political Extremes

Political ideologies fail and triumph to the degrees they do because they are not the result of reason. They are always fueled by emotion; especially ideologies which require the frenzy of the masses to execute their most violent features, as in communism, democracy and fascism. Exegesis are created which focus on the sacred element which will tug on a group's heartstrings. The economy can be manipulated if the worker is exalted. The individual can be manipulated if the culture is exalted. When people talk about freedom, they usually mean freedom for one group to make decisions and the rest to stay quiet lest they get what little they have taken away. 

Anarchy vs. Autarchy

Anarchism means something different depending on who one asks. It literally means 'no rulers,' while many emphasize its antagonism to the idea of 'the state.' Some are too lazy when it comes to defining 'state' and others are probably too hard headed when it comes to defining 'rule.' Some anarchists think that power itself shouldn't belong to any one person and are therefore against all hierarchies and all forms of positional leadership. Others simply think that all manners of social organization are permissible insofar as they are not coercive. But then, many people can't seem to agree on just what constitutes coercion. 

How To Get the Left To Admit What It Actually Wants To Itself

If the dissident Right has a blind spot right now, it's in their antinomian streak. They're like Satanists having fun scandalizing Christian Reaganites, all the while requiring a direct inversion of their language to do so.