True elites: Rarely flaunt status or obsess over conventions - sometimes actively troll them, by dressing scruffily to formal events. Can be vulgar where appropriate, make no apologies about it. Don't make much of displaying their credentials ("we know the lion by his claw"). Proles misplaced into elites: Insist on proper norms and protocols. Are... Read More
Now here's the problem: Carbon taxes are extremely regressive. Furthermore, they hit hardest precisely those groups - the rural and small town blue-collars of the US - who have been hit hardest by economic globalization, which massively benefited the transnational oligarchy and the developing world but left the Fishtowns behind in a haze of deindustrialization... Read More
Masha Gessen, the androgynous Tsarnaev sympathizer who shares her children with three mothers and five fathers (or something like that, not that I actually keep track), and stalwart enemy of the bloody Putin regime(TM), writes in the NYT: What will those poor Russians possibly do without their little Gorgonzola and their little Gruyère? I cri... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.