A BRILLIANT EQUIVOCATION 

THE CONSPIRACY MYTH by Charles Eisenstein — A Response ‘The first hints of a philosophy of the ultimate revolution — the revolution which lies beyond politics and economics, and which aims at total subversion of the individual’s psychology and physiology — are to be found in the Marquis de Sade, who regarded himself as the […]

WARRIOR, MERCHANT, SAGE

    When I was looking after my father, I read a lot of books, at night or in the afternoon while he was sleeping. One of them was Merchant, Soldier, Sage by the Oxford historian David Priestland. The paperback came out in 2014 and I’d picked it up fresh off the presses at the […]

SEEING AND BELIEVING

I first observed it in Amsterdam, relaxing in friend’s motorboat as we pottered around town and out into the countryside south of the city. It must have been 2009 or 10. All afternoon, lying back in the bow, I watched plane after plane laying down white trails in a blue sky — trails which twisted like […]

THE MADNESS GAMBIT

Designs V2- The Orchid – Insanity http://www.gndesigns.net  CONSPIRACY THEORY AND THE SOFT GULAG One particularly vile aspect of totalitarian systems is the abuse of psychiatry. In China today, dissidents may be labeled mentally ill and consigned to psychiatric hospitals. Once swallowed up by the mental health system, they can be subjected to electric shock ‘therapy’ […]

FAMILIAR GAMES

I lived for six years in Amsterdam. I arrived there a few weeks before starting my new job, and just hung out in the city. The first three conversations I had with strangers all went the same way. They’d ask me what I thought of the place so far, and I’d say great, really chilled; […]