The Emergent

Mark Metz
Pursuing Autonomy — Advocating Liberty — Defending Freedom
Created 01 Sep 2020
  • For The Cause: Chapter 16
    16 Oct 20211 day ago • 8 min read
    Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Reynus came to me after the battle. “Another strong effort, sir,” he said. “Yes it was.” It was just the two of us sitting in my tent, about to go over what would come next. We w...
  • When Absence Becomes Power
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    This writing operates from the premise that the 2020 election was indeed rigged in Joe Biden’s favor — a premise that I accepted right around midnight November 4, 2020, when several key swing states, ...
  • For The Cause: Chapter 15
    09 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Dealing them another blow, the enemy was again on the run. Before the battle we made plans that if we were to achieve the desired victory, we would remain in camp just outside th...
  • Sovereignty: Accepted vs Excepted
    07 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    To exercise power with no regard or concern for resulting consequences is to exercise sovereignty. Former German political theorist Carl Schmitt defined ultimate sovereignty as one who decides the exc...
  • For The Cause: Chapter 14
    02 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    Chapter 13 Chapter 14 When I returned to my home, Ramsii was there. She was just sitting there, inside my home, presumably waiting for my arrival. The busyness of the past two days nearly caused me to...
  • Three Forms of Respect
    29 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    According to the French poet Charles Baudelaire, only three types of people truly earn respect: priests, warriors, and poets; respectively, those “who know,” those “who kill,” and those “who create.” ...
  • For The Cause: Chapter 13
    26 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Once back at the Main Village I tried as best I could to put all that had happened with Ramsii in the back of my mind, as I quickly learned that I was to lead my men in preparati...
  • Re-engineering Democracy
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Pointing out that there’s a great divide between rural and urban areas is no great revelatory reveal. This is something that’s probably existed since the beginning of civilization. City folks look dow...
  • For The Cause: Chapter 12
    19 Sep 2021 • 15 min read
    Chapter 11 Chapter 12 The mountain air brought me needed refreshment. It was a warm day but with a breeze, and the breeze added perfect balance to the warm day. The feeling of the day, along with its ...
  • Knowing But Not Doing
    15 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    There was a time in my work-life when I would inwardly roll my eyes whenever a particular co-worker — one who held a position of leadership, no less — would say something useful in a team meeting. Cle...
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