|The Last Exit|
September 18, 2023: The Last Exit
January 8, 2021: Whisphers in the Wind
January 10, 2021: Lights Out for the City on the Hill
January 7, 2021: The Last Straight Before The Global Crisis
What causes revolutions? When does the violence start? To find the answer, study one group: Dissatisfied, angry young men.
Nearly every revolution in human history was started by this cohort, and if you want to know how likely you are to have a revolution, ignore everything else and study the angry young men in your society. Why are they angry? How many of them are there? Do they communicate regularly? Do they have weapons? Are there political movements that address their grievances and defuse their anger, or are they mocked and shamed and at the point of boiling? Do they have a stake in society, and do they have incentives to maintain stability and keep things as they are or are they wholly disincentivized?
…We have had multiple missed exits to political solutions to violence, which I will describe below.
|Monogamy: a Critique||Source|
Almost all of us have entered or will one day enter a specifically standardized form of monogamous marriage. This cultural requirement is so very basic to our existence that we accept it for most part as a kind of intractable given: dictated by the laws of God, Nature, Government and Good Sense all at once. Though it is perhaps unusual for a social practice to be so promiscuously underwritten, we generally find comfort rather than curiosity in this fact and seldom wonder how something could be divinely inspired, biologically determined, coerced and reasoned out all at the same time. We simply take for granted.