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Jacob Lyles
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The view from Summer 2018
When I was younger, I didn’t know what I wanted in relationship. To be honest, I was driven by FOMO. There was this fantasy world in my mind full of better things than the merely good relationships that I had. My fear of missing out became manifest in dabbl...
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The Death of Interchange: A conservative critique of the Guru
**** Author's note I wrote previously about the unaccredited year-long peer counseling program that I took part in called Interchange Counseling. The program was a major piece of the journey that I’m on to increase my social comfort, boldness, and emotion...
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Pro-Civilization and the New Right
I. Introduction Political blogging is a dead genre. Its corpse is kept animated by ancient thirty-somethings left behind by a snapchat world. It’s fine whisky in an age of vodka and gatorade.  Yet I have the stubborn impulse to keep alive this tradition of ...
Pro-Civilization and the New Right
Pro-Civilization and the New Right
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Wrestling with God
Experimental visionary writing through riffing on my biblical namesake: Jacob became Israel, which means “he who struggles with God”. His descendants became the nation of Israel, which struggled with God down to this very day. According to the stories, Jaco...
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One Weird Trick to achieving self-worth
A strange thing happened to me. I went through a time of horrible personal crisis that left the life I knew in shambles. Yet at the same time, I came out of it liking myself more than I ever have.   This strange result came from realizing that I was not in ...
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10 Ways to Build a Better Anti-Capitalism
In my first political awakening, I became an ardent pro-capitalist libertarian. There were some anti-capitalists to debate around my university and on the internet, but the average quality of their arguments were so poor that engaging with these folks deepe...
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Definitely Monist Theory
There was no light here. No feeling. No sound. Only thought. Thought probing at the boundaries of nothingness and finding nothing. With increasing panic, the mind searched for something outside itself. Only the lack of lungs prevented the being from hyperve...
Definitely Monist Theory
Definitely Monist Theory
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Halting the American Panopticon
The United States constitution is a very libertarian document. The portion of greatest importance for personal liberty is the Fourth Amendment. As it's short and supremely important to American life, let's quote it in its entirety: Amendment IV. The right o...
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Confessions of an Optionality Maximizer
I confess, I am an optionality maximizer. When life gives me a choice, I habitually choose the path that leaves open the most future possibilities. I am a qubit that refuses read 1 or 0, a cat that refuses to be dead or alive.  In college, I chose my majors...
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Economics 2.0 meets the Fifth Protocol
In the book Accelerando , Charles Stross describes a future world that runs on “Economics 2.0”, an indecipherable economic system used by post-human intelligences. Because its workings are beyond human understanding, Stross can provide little detail of how ...
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