I was witnessing the multinational realization and macro-reckoning of The Death of Europe. But it's okay.
Perhaps the answer to the science fiction questions of Artificial Intelligence - whether it will at some point, become self-aware and ultimately destroy and dispose of us - and the proper response to the rampantly accelerating implementation of automated machines which are overtaking formerly human-held tasks, jobs, and occupations; is to be found by looking… Continue reading AI & God: as Ab0ve, s0 Be10w…
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
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?
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
Adam Curtis strikes gold again with Hypernormalisation, a frighteningly insightful analysis of our current age, how we got here, and a hint of where we are going. He is able to highlight the circumstances of our modernity and the people who are able to manipulate and exploit those circumstances for their own gain. Weaving together… Continue reading Hypernormalisation – A MUST SEE Documentary
TV, Netflix, movie theaters, eating, dieting, drinking, iTunes, Spotify, shopping malls, online shopping, retail shopping, smoothies, ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee, boba, cosmetics, gasoline, insurance, dishes, silverware, video games... Everything we experience within our world can be distinguished as either Consumption or Production. Consumption is everything listed above, and obviously millions of other activities, hobbies,… Continue reading Binging Until We Purge
It was clear that Hillary Clinton was nearly universally considered untrustworthy, and with failing to connect to any of the major issues Americans are concerned with, we should not be surprised that her voter turnout within crucial swing states - among both minority and white voters - was dramatically lower than even Obama's second term,… Continue reading President Donald Trump
When faced with such a terrifyingly polarizing and undeniably frightening election as we are in 2016, Unism stands as an ideological alternative to the two major parties. Donald Trump piggy-backing onto the Conservative party should deceive no one - however you feel about the promises he has made, or the issues that he is, "not… Continue reading The 2016 Election
(Continued from Part One) If someone is expressing malice or hatred towards a certain group, it should be clear from the context. It is this contextual indicator that has allowed the formulation of many jokes in popular culture about people perceiving the word "Mexican" itself as an insult. The character Michael Scott, played by actor… Continue reading How To End Racism, Part 2
How do we end racism? This is an enormous issue facing our world and our daily interactions within it. While racism surely manifests itself in extremely intangible, systemic ways, these systems were established and are maintained by actual people, with attitudes informed by fear and isolation. If we are to end racism, moving away from… Continue reading How To End Racism, Part 1
Not a fan of the Republican party? Disillusioned by the Democrats? Maybe you're okay with one party's actual politics, but are sick of their image or those who represent it? Or maybe you just can't see the main party Ever addressing the issues of daily life that truly matter to you? Do you ever look… Continue reading The Left-Right Political Spectrum: A Relic
Hello! Lots of people have asked us how to participate in Unism. Besides incorporating our philosophies into your daily life, such as accepting the fundamental rights and humanity of yourself and everyone you love, hate, or couldn't care about; and acknowledging and understanding the limitations that our current ideologies (and therefore societies) suffer from,… Continue reading A Call To Inaction
In today's mainstream society, the concept of being fragile - physically or psychologically - is considered and defended as an ideal characteristic. Historically, suffering has been promoted culturally in each of the Abrahamic religions: Moses suffers through arduous wandering and finds the Hebrew God in a burning bush, then suffers even greater after finding the Promised Land… Continue reading Beyond Resilience; the True Opposite of Fragility
An essay which holds incredible significance and insight into understanding our current system and its failings (for the individual and the communities comprised thereof), was written in the mid-1990's. Since that time, the concepts of industrial dominance, automation, and their connection to ever-increasing societal distresses addressed in it have only grown in severity and occurrence, spread in… Continue reading Industrial Society and Its Future
Just waking up is one thing.. But actually getting out of bed? Ugggghhh... How much of our lives are spent Doing things we wish we didn't have to: work (usually any occupation that isn't your dream job) with all the traffic/commuter problems that accompany it; civilian obligations (such as jury duty, tax preparation or filing); or… Continue reading Are You Still In Bed? Pt. 2
"We, as a new generation of thinkers, inventors, and reinventors able to traverse a global world without fear or prejudice for the Other, and in the service of our commons, will be uniquely capable of and responsible for forging a new path for total global coexistence." - The Unists Waking up. Ugggggggggghhhhhhhhhh. Waking up can… Continue reading Are You Still In Bed? Part 1
Part One is found here In our contemporary age, we like to think of "web-surfing" as a much more involved or stimulating activity than just "channel-surfing," a term (dating back to at least 1986) for television viewers who would scan their thousands of available TV stations without finding a program that even remotely (lol!) pleased them. Channel-surfing… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 2
Craigslist is amazing. Back in the early 2000's, Craigslist was like the Silk Road of the 7th Century - or even the darkweb Silk Road of the early 2010's - in that it seemed to offer an intersection for people of every walk of life, seeking to swap everything humans could ever imagine transacting. No… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 1
"...It has taken and still takes all of us, working together, to do this. We are the ones doing it, every day. And yet most of us seem to feel that we can have more control over football games than we can over our cities, our jobs, even our own lives." The curious thing about… Continue reading Is Life A Spectator Sport?