The first commercially available electronic music synthesizers were made in the late 1950s and were popularized in mainstream music use by the 1970s. The sound of the 80s essentially is just the synthesizer. Since then, electronically-generated sounds have been used to invent many genres of music as well as invaded those genres previously dominated by… Continue reading Psychological and Spiritual Consequences of Synthesized vs. Analogue Music
The Political Compass is Worse Than Useless
The left/right paradigm is the Overton window of the world. Almost everyone limits their thinking of politics to that of the left and the right. The 'Political Compass' has emerged in the past two decades as a popular way by which people identify their political position, usually by taking a rudimentary test online. This compass… Continue reading The Political Compass is Worse Than Useless
What do we mean by “աօʀʟɖ քɛǟƈɛ”???
https://youtu.be/womqFo6LVYs A recent comment from a viewer of our video... 7 Steps of Reason ❍︎ 𝓤𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓶 ...which details Unism's "7 Steps of Reason for Unification & Understanding," a list of reasonings and assertions which ends with the stated goal of "Total World (/Global) Peace," reads thusly: "Interesting ideas. My only hesitation is the object… Continue reading What do we mean by “աօʀʟɖ քɛǟƈɛ”???
The First Unism Periodical
Unism Issue 01 | Time (It's not a race! Don't scroll through it rabidly with a hyperactive lust! Drink it in slowly, enjoy each page meditatively) Welcome to the very first issue of the Unism Periodical - our e-zine, that is, an electronic magazine, a compilation of written and visual contributions from The Unists and… Continue reading The First Unism Periodical
No Criticism Without Jealousy?
https://youtu.be/Y8eO3gihP9k In the video above, I posit that: "There is no sense in which a criticism (whether legitimate or illegitimate) could not also be motivated by jealousy." That doesn't automatically invalidate the criticism, but it gives a potential context for its emergence. The examples used in the video above pertain mostly to criticism of (and… Continue reading No Criticism Without Jealousy?
What is the Power Process?
We're a long way from 1995 - the year in which "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski's social critique Industrial Society and its Future was published in The New York Times and The Washington Post. The essay asserts that Industry, Technology, and the societies it has produced, "have been a disaster for the human race."
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
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
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.
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?
Binging Until We Purge
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
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 should hold power? Do we shape technology, or does technology shape us, and to what extent do we hold onto any power in either… Continue reading Are SJWs Open-Minded?
How To End Racism, Part 1
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
Beyond Resilience; the True Opposite of Fragility
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
Industrial Society and Its Future
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
Are You Still In Bed? Pt. 2
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
Are You Still In Bed? Part 1
"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
Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 2
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
Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 1
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