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A New Experiment in Self-Indulgent Self-Expression

This is my new blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My aim with this project is to document some of my personal, political, and philosophical interests — hopefully illustrating along the way how all three coincide and overlap. I would like this to be both more personal and broad than my previous attempts in this medium. I’m not sure how this will work, but I’ve had this idea cooking for a while and procrastination has become boring.

The theme of this endeavour will be the increasing distance I feel developing between myself and the concerns (again: personal, political, and philosophical) of the humans I encounter in everyday life. If I were a true Platonist, I would be tempted to name this the inevitable gulf between the shadows and the truth developed by increasing awareness of the Ideas. If I were a true Nietzschean, I would be tempted to cite the “pathos of distance” of the high and masterly looking down on the low and slavish. Being neither (nor both), I won’t call it anything — but it’s there nonetheless.

OK, then. Here goes.