Brexit, Exit and The Unthinkable

In 2010, Eugene Thacker of New York’s The New School, published the first instalment of his Horror of Philosophy series entitled In The Dust Of This Planet. By using the theme of horror as a starting point, Thacker intended to examine and explore the idea of a world becoming increasingly unthinkable, one regularly confronted with emerging pandemics, planetary disasters and looming above everything the eschaton. Whilst it would be somewhat hyperbolic to place Brexit within this category, I believe there might be something to be gained by examing how these themes might still have some relevance to the current conversation. In polls taken almost immediately after the vote, Lord...

Unconditional Democracy (Introduction)

” The democratic element, it is now clear, is not a luxury, or something that can be postponed until conditions are especially favourable” For the past few months, amidst other projects, I’ve been working on a political campaign which at various points has come face to face with numerous democratic challenges. Whilst this has often seemed aggravating it’s also been a perfect opportunity for me to examine my thoughts on the reasserting necessity of democracy in any political project and my own political leanings.   Firstly it’s important to define what exactly is meant by democracy, traditionally democracy would be defined from it’s roots in the greek term...

Finding Power In a European Union

I’ve been posting slightly more sporadically these last couple of weeks as I’ve focused quite a bit of my effort on working on a Diem25 campaign called Take a Break From Brexit which is geared towards seeking an extension to Article 50. As the country draws closer towards, what appears to be some kind of conclusion to the political deadlock although not necessarily one that is going satisfy anyone, it occurred to me that it might be of interest to some to write a little about why I support the campaign as in conversation, there’s been some interest in some of the ideas...

Tucker Carlson’s Capital Realism?

I haven’t actually finished working on this piece yet but I thought I’d publish an early draft whilst I continue to refine it. You might also find it useful to watch the clip that inspired this piece. I’ll also preface this by saying I’m not by any stretch a fan of Tucker Carlson’s, his deeply xenophobic rhetoric couched in “conservative” concern is of really no interest to me at all. What does interest me is a particular point he made during a recent interview he had on the Ben Shapiro Show, which whilst covered his new book, highlighted a particular...