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's that? You like Unism's youtube live streams about Philosophy, Political Theory, History and Literature, but haven't seen one recently? That's because we've moved to.. twitch.tv/theUnists ! Wanna see what we're up to over there? Check out our most recent video, showcasing a clip from the previous week's Twitch stream! https://youtu.be/9q4-qr2Z8p4 You definitely won't want… Continue reading Unism on Twitch!
Watch our "Let's Plays" of Žižek's lectures! All the Žižekian philosophy without the Žižek!
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 (?)
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
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
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.)
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
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
In this very first episode of the Unism podcast, we hear about the 2016 Presidential election, the current political landscape, and how Unism transcends it - Not through some new age hippie rhetoric, but through a fundamental, universal code: do to others what you would have done to you. From this starting point, the hosts lay out the implications of this foundational principle, and how it can be used to steer the course of humankind towards total global and inner peace.
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
Hello all! Unism is the start of a new participatory culture, which solidifies the open-minded and well-intended among us: the millions and millions of otherwise non-categorizable, non-affiliated people who are not satisfied with the state of disharmony, predation, and warfare we exist in. Unism is for those of us, all across the world, who seek to… Continue reading Unism as a Participatory Culture
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