Has technology and modern life driven you to feelings of isolation, discontentment, or powerlessnes, or at a loss for words at the existential dread that has all but consumed you?? Interested in talking about these issues, grounded in practical philosophy and reason, and discuss the experiences and trials of confronting the human spirit? For one… Continue reading New Meeting! Thurs 5pm in Venice Beach
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If You’re Not Laughing, You’re Learning
No stranger to reading a room, Stand-up Comedian Jimmy Carr once said, "If you're not laughing, you're learning," ..true even when 'not laughing' is paired with feigned shock and indignation..
Žižektomy || Understanding Žižek: God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse ft. Jack Miles!
Watch our "Let's Plays" of Žižek's lectures! All the Žižekian philosophy without the Žižek!
AUDIOBOOK: Industrial Society & Its Future
In 1995, an essay was written and released under the authorship of FC, "Freedom Club." The essay, Industrial Society & its Future, described the contemporary societal dynamics and social atmosphere, as well as prophetically prognosticating about the future of the industrial-technological societies in which we live. The circumstances and context of the essay are so… Continue reading AUDIOBOOK: Industrial Society & Its Future
An Excerpt from Plato’s work “Phædo”
The senses are untrustworthy guides: they mislead the soul in the search for truth. Below an excerpt from Phaedo, by philosopher Plato. Phaedo is the last of Plato's four works detailing the final days of Socrates, transcribing his last dialogues with his close friends and students. This fourth dialogue deals primarily with the subject of… Continue reading An Excerpt from Plato’s work “Phædo”
Watch Episode 3 of the Unists Podcast!
Episode 3 of The Unists podcast is up and running on YouTube as we speak! In this episode, Nick sits down with Rachel again to FINALLY, for the first time in video and podcast forms, discuss what the hell Unism is!! While regular visitors to our site, events or meetings can enjoy this episode as… Continue reading Watch Episode 3 of the Unists Podcast!
Socialism Could Never Work (?)
On this quick clip of The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, Peter Schiff, an economist, explains his position on why socialism is such a pervasive ideology, in spite of its constant failures. Unism rejects the political and economic implications and applications of socialism as well, yet understands the appeal perhaps more than most.. You need not… Continue reading Socialism Could Never Work (?)
Watch Episode 2 of the Unists Podcast!
Think your job won't be affected by the dawn of Artificial Intelligence? Think Again! Listen to Unism member Nick's newest episode of "The Unists" Podcast, now available on YouTube! Nick sat down with two left-leaning, socialist individuals who reached out to The Unists, and they discussed AI through the lens of a YouTube video which… Continue reading Watch Episode 2 of the Unists Podcast!
Understanding Learning Disabilities
Here is an incredible video that was shared with us: it is a professional development course for teachers, in which they are subjected to the processing issues and conditions a student with Learning Disabilities experiences everyday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiBgBdodW2Y This video serves as a powerful equalizer, allowing us to better understand how those with different developmental speeds… Continue reading Understanding Learning Disabilities
Podcast Episode 1, Feat. Last Born in the Wilderness
Here is our "special edition" rerelease of our very first podcast episode! Featuring special guest Patrick Farnsworth from the exquisite podcast Last Born in the Wilderness! He's truly an amazing truth seeker, thinker, interviewer, host and guest, and he helped us highlight some of the inextricable hypocrisies involved in casting political enemies as fascists, overt… Continue reading Podcast Episode 1, Feat. Last Born in the Wilderness
Radical Thought: The Root Of Unism
The following [essay is a] response to Jean Baudrillard's text "Radical Thought," ("La Pensee Radicale." Sens & Tonka, eds., Collection Morsure, Paris, 1994) first published in English for CTheory in 1995. Radical Being Rachel K. Ward The most powerful instinct of man is to be in conflict with truth, and with the real.--Jean Baudrillard, "Radical Thought," 1995… Continue reading Radical Thought: The Root Of Unism
When Exploitation is Sold as Empowerment: Immigration & the DNC
Unism faces many issues in its efforts to catalyze a comprehensive societal transformation ("reboot") along the lines of an OS update able to synchronize, bring up-to-date, redefine and reaffirm our (civic, societal, personal, and interpersonal) intentions, expectations, obligations, parameters for existence and relations to others, both as purpose-driven, autonomously self-actualizing individuals, AND as interdependent, necessary… Continue reading When Exploitation is Sold as Empowerment: Immigration & the DNC
The Golden Rule
The core principle of Unism, as a philosophy of thought and approach to life, is known as "The Golden Rule," and exists in nearly every major world religion. Hinduism: Everything you should do you will find in this: Do nothing to others / That would hurt you if it were done to you. (Mahabharata 5:1517… Continue reading The Golden Rule
The Truth about Fake News
Lot a' people talkin' fake news lately. Lotta people using words diff'ren'ly, we reckon. There are at least three different concepts/definitions wrapped up in people's usage of the term "fake news." In the majority of cases, they are implying/referring to either: 1) Intentional Satire, that simpletons confuse as actual journalism/actual events,which elites argue is corrupting/confusing the… Continue reading The Truth about Fake News
Are SJWs Open-Minded?
A big part of the early stages of achieving Unism’s goals is opening an honest dialogue about the prevailing ideologies that govern our perceptions: who holds power in our societies? Who shou… Source: Are SJWs Open-Minded?
Generally speaking, the goals of today’s leftists are NOT in conflict with the accepted morality. On the contrary, the left takes an accepted moral principle, adopts it as its own, and then accuses mainstream society of violating that principle. Examples: racial equality, equality of the sexes, helping poor people, peace as opposed to war, nonviolence generally, freedom of expression, kindness to animals. Leftists, especially those of the oversocialized type, usually do not rebel against these principles but justify their hostility to society by claiming (with some degree of truth) that society is not living up to these principles.
How Political Correctness Helped Get Donald Trump Elected
Amazing post from Godless Cranium
Feelings of Inferiority: Self-Hatred is a Leftist Trait
Many leftists have an intense identification with the problems of groups that have an Image of being weak (women), defeated (American Indians), outcast (homosexuals) or otherwise inferior. The leftists themselves feel that these groups are inferior. They would never admit to themselves that they have such feelings, but it is precisely because they do see these groups as inferior that they identify with their problems. (We do not mean to suggest that women, Indians, homosexuals ARE inferior; we are only making a point about leftist psychology.)
Wage Reform 2 Step
Have you ever asked yourself why it is that, when a restaurant becomes popular and serves twice as many customers as they did the month before, only the owner receives any of that dramatic influx of wealth, when they themselves have done the very least to serve and service those new customers? Is this not the manner and mode of labor compensation which was utterly despised when alleged of Communism? That workers being paid a set wage regardless of output, attitude, aptitude or ability would result in a feckless, substandard society where no one is happy to work and all service is terrible?
The Morning After
Revolutions are easy. Revolutions are the exciting, marketable part of new societies. Everyone wants to be in the streets with their fellow man, tearing down systems of oppression. But if history has taught us anything, by way of the Russian Revolution of 1917 (from tsarism to totalitarianism and then Stalinism), the French Revolution of 1789… Continue reading The Morning After