Apex’s Notes

Apex
Economics, Politics, Philosophy, Art, and other thoughts.
Created 03 Nov 2020
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  • A Tale of Narcissism and Insecurity
    04 Jan 2022 • 12 min read • 20 4
    My thesis is as follows: Many people today live in the center of a horrifying dichotomy, subject to the dual demands of an intensely self-centered narcissism and a profound insecurity around one's cho...
  • Good Morning, 2022
    02 Jan 2022 • 12 min read • 9 2
    2021 was quite a year, both on a global scale and in my own personal life. In that vein, I want to talk about a series of topics I've been mulling over as the new year begins in earnest. I had intende...
  • The Revenge of the Real
    02 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 15 4
    “When all is said and done, more is said than done.” — Lou Holtz The past 24 months have demonstrated, time and again, the power of the Regime to silence any kind of criticism. They are not only burea...
  • I'm Back (aka "Go Outside, Be Normal" pt 2)
    23 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 14 3
    Before I go any further, I must acknowledge that it has been far too long. Over the past few months I've dealt with difficulties at work, some rough periods in my relationships, and brutal studying fo...
  • Supporting Families vs Commodifying Them
    14 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 8 5
    Commodification and its Evils I have repeatedly discussed how commodification has encroached on areas of life it has no business being in, and this has had disastrous consequences for our selves and s...
  • Autonomy and Vaccine Mandates
    12 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 8 2
    Introduction By now, everyone has heard about the vaccine mandates in the US and beyond. The rhetoric surrounding them has largely been disturbing, but there is a concern I have seen pop up which I th...
  • American Impoverishment (Part 1)
    09 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 13 3
    If the American State was judged on its merits alone (how effective it is at governing), it would have ceased being legitimate a long time ago. I said that exactly a month ago, as I mused on how abstr...
  • Media, Truth, and Community
    07 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 12 2
    I was scrolling through some web page recently and saw an ad for the New York Times, which struck me as somewhat...interesting. Here it is: Please excuse the potato image quality. My phone is old and ...
  • Death by a Thousand Compromises
    18 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 7 0
    Yesterday, I discussed how LARPing is the performance of the impotent. But I also noted that much impotence is "all in your head." There be Dragons. And they must be slain. I've also discussed how Sys...
  • The LARPing will continue until morale improves
    16 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 12 1
    There's been quite the epidemic of "Taliban envy" (for lack of a better term) on some corners of Twitter I either frequent or observe. Certainly I could stand here and pontificate about the moral char...
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