I was witnessing the multinational realization and macro-reckoning of The Death of Europe. But it's okay.
https://youtu.be/Tc917jhZmvc Is tech really making our lives easier? All technology is at first, purely voluntary. Accessible to early adopters. But as society, behaviors, and attitudes are further built upon and shaped by that technology, it eventually becomes mandatory Cars Before: you walked, rode a horse/buggy Early stage: Few cars, still voluntary Mature Stage: Roads built,… Continue reading Technology: Voluntary or Mandatory?
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
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
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
(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
Here's an amazing video from one of our favorite cultural critics, Charlie Brooker, in his excellent BBC2 television series, "How TV Ruined Your Life" (don't say that it didn't, it DID!) In this episode, titled and addressing "Aspiration," Brooker shows how our lives have been shaped by the excesses we see paraded in front of… Continue reading How TV Ruined Your Life: Aspiration
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
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
"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
"...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?
"We all want to be famous, to be seen, frozen, preserved in the media, because we've come to trust what is seen more than what is actually lived. Somehow we've gotten everything backwards and images seem more real to us than experiences. To know that we really exist, that we really matter, we have to… Continue reading “What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”
As Unists, we are done thinking small scale; letting Ancient Hatreds and artificial divisions hold us back, both personally and as a human race, from embodying a future where a person is judged Not by their gender, their ethnicity or race, even their politics, religious beliefs, or private lifestyles, whatever does not interfere with others’… Continue reading How Unists See The Future