Life isn't a safe space. It cannot be. The world exists to make us neither comfortable nor happy, and no one else has a duty to ensure that we feel that way. Liberals and the identitarian* "progressive" Left have been obsessed with the notion of "safe spaces" for about the last decade. I'm not going… Continue reading Safe Spaces, Political Spaces, and Infantilization
Degenerated Revolution In the movie "The Secret Life of Pets," we gaze upon the changing—the essential organic inner workings—the devir of a living and mutable revolutionary becoming. The animals are deprived of the possibility of autarkia—of self-determination—by the functions determined by capital. Society's dead-labor enacts upon those who are not only excluded from the labor-marketplace (for obvious… Continue reading The Secret Life of Pets: A Trotskyite Entryist Film
If you have not watched this film yet, watch it first. An enigmatic animation which leaves much to wonder, this film is set up magnificently from beginning to end. From the unique art style of Yoshitaka Amano to the soundtrack by Kano Yoshihiro, this film already grabs your attention by the sheer force of its… Continue reading Angel’s Egg (天使のたまご): A ‘Reflection’
To say that the art of this animation is beautiful and refreshing is an understatement. The watercolor brush style is superb and unique in a world of anime dominated by flat colors and smooth lines. The story itself is certainly a timeless one of the yearning for happiness in a world mediated by notions of happiness… Continue reading The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Divinity, Freedom, and Happiness
On the coddling of the masses by the left. The left makes excuses for the failure of people to stand up for themselves, this is ultimately a bad thing for actual political consciousness.
A Kantian review for a truly Kantian film. A very dense and esoteric film which required a dense and esoteric review in turn.
This animation is a favorite of greens and Bookchinites to be sure, but it goes far beyond such ecological concerns. As an animation it is very good, it has the typical Miyazaki character designs. As a story, however, this film is superb in that it is far more complex than most who watch it realize. There… Continue reading Princess Mononoke: Struggle and Life
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Everyone has heard and read this phrase many times over their life. Many stand by this supposedly deeply true and meaningful common phrase, and some of you reading this as well surely believe in the truth of this statement. It sure seems true; after all, look at all… Continue reading The Myth of Power
Capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt. —Karl Marx, Capital Vol. 1, Ch. 36 From a human perspective, capitalism can be seen as evil on a level which in prior history was unthinkable: evil in an objective, impersonal, and emotionless sense. Capitalism as a system seems to rise up… Continue reading Capitalism as Theological Idealism
Another film I did not pick. I had to suffer through it instead of watching Werckmeister harmóniák [Werckmeister Harmonies]. Endure then my anathema.