Tolstoyan Complexity

On the inexplicability of history.

“All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.” Matthew... [Read More]

Revolutionary Roots

On coming to America.

I am the product of two revolutions. My father’s side of the family emigrated from Nuevo León to Texas in the early 1910s to escape the upheaval caused by the Mexican Revolution. My mother’s side of the family fled Cuba for Florida as political refugees following the success of the... [Read More]

Pod People

Escape the cocoon.

Eat the bugs. Stay in your cage. Click the button and it will be delivered to your door. Hire our corporate armed security forces to protect the your building. Return to the digital womb and enjoy a numb, disembodied existence. The corporate mega-state will provide all you need, provided you... [Read More]

To Rewild Nature, We Must Rewild Man

On the quest for ecological freedom.

Humanity began its conquest of nature with the invention of agriculture (ok probably earlier than that but agriculture being the cause of everything bad in the world is part of my whole shtick!). The predictable surpluses that farming produced meant that agricultural communities grew faster than their free counterparts. Being... [Read More]

What Would You Really Do?

On the question of means and ends.

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently is the distinction between beliefs and actions. If you’re anything like me, you likely spend a lot of time in your own head. You intellectualize everything. You might even get the idea that you have a coherent political philosophy and that it... [Read More]