My Conversation with Robert Stark about Contours of Nothing and Dissident Politics

June 2, 2019

Shane Eide

2-9-2019

Shane

February 9, 2019

Keith Preston Predicts Almost Everything

Shane Eide

June 11, 2018

The Startup Societies Foundation

Shane Eide

June 11, 2018

Autarchy as an Alternative to American Individualism

Shane Eide

June 11, 2018

The Sovereignty of Persuasion

Shane Eide

March 9, 2018

Sovereignty Reconfigured

Shane Eide

January 8, 2017

Why I'm Not an Anarchist

Shane Eide

January 3, 2017

Anarchy and Civic Nationalism: Is a Debate Even Possible?

Shane Eide

November 9, 2017

Formally Informal

Shane Eide

November 7, 2017

Sort Of Owning Yourself

There's a distinction between 'belieiving' you own yourself and actually doing so. That's why I've often contended that anarchism sounds nice in a vacuum, but everyone is accountable to someone else or has others accountable to them. 

The West and Genital Mutilation

We need a new west.

There's no better time to rethink some of our common assumptions than now. We disparage other cultures for female genital mutilation, and as heinous as it is, we dismiss male genital mutilation in this country because we suppose we have a better reason to do so. While we're busy fighting to keep people out who would prefer a clit-cutting community or even just arguing with people who think that letting them in is a gesture of tolerance, perhaps we will take a minute to examine just what it is we're defending.

The following are some common precepts about western life, practices and ideas which are as enduring as they are unquestioned and ignored as often as questioned:

The Real Center Is Not a Synthesis Between Left and Right

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A true synthesis of the Left and Right in politics would be something like fascism: Right Wing cultural sentiment implimented coercively through the violence of Left Wing mechanics.

  That, or it would be Libertarianism: classically Right Wing economics with the Left Wing proggressive over-determination of mankind's unquestionably equal agency in the face of the free market (a secular stand-in for Free Will).

  The real Center would not be a synthesis, but rather, something politically akin to the 'middle path' referred to in the far east. In spiritual terms, one could say this is a position which recognizes being as superior to effects or to becoming. It centers the attention of the subject so that it may always remain in balance. To balance, one needs something to balance between.

  This could, perhaps, only be accomplished through an attitude of apoliteia, ironically. Life itself must become the issue, not ideologies or means of adequately predicting the economy.

  For this to be an option, society would be designed in such a way that people would be encouraged to strive for the highest agency they could, thus managing their own lives, putting them in agreement with others who want the same.

  The impulses which created the Left and the Right are far older than either. Both have their uses, but the modern world sees both as only able to exist at the expense of one another.

  In a culture where everyone is encouraged to maximize agency over themselves, it is more likely that people will be able to freely associate, thus being able to develop whatever kind of organization and economy that suits them best.

The Non-Aggression Principle As Aggression

So many manners, so many ceremonial gestures have been devoted precisely to the exclusion of large groups of people. It is all the better if a swifter exclusion can be measured economically. It is no mystery that one needs not have an ounce of culture in order to have money, but then, money becomes its own singular culture. Just as socialism requires that one man care about the well-being of another to give a piece of his portion to him, a truly free market, if it is to be more than a metaphor, requires that each man not pay for some violence to be done to another man on his behalf. But wherever there exist men who want to commit violence and men who want violence done but couldn't be bothered to do it themselves, the monetization of violence will take place. 

Encyclopedia of the Current Year

Alt-Right: Neo-Right Hegelians who think they're Nietzscheans.

Socialism: Globalist welfare liberalism.

Anarchism: Socialism.

Communist: A bureaucratic global feudalist.

Transhumanism: Digital Buddhism.

Libertarianism: Anarcho-Statism.

Anarcho-Capitalism: National Stigmergic Socialism.

Antifascism: Fascism without central authority.

Social Justice: Paternal state-ism.

Neoreaction: Bureaucratic  techno libertarian aristocratism.

The Impossibility of Politics

Just what is meant when one speaks today of politics?