Minor Dissent

Minor Dissent
Trying to figure out what the hell is going on and how to fix it
Created 06 Jun 2021
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  • You may not be interested in the abyss, but the abyss is interested in you
    13 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 8 1
    A few days ago I met a man whose brother is dying from a terminal illness. Only 24 years old. A few years to live. And at the rate he’s deteriorating, that may be optimistic. The one I met, the older ...
  • Why Privacy Coins Will Fail (And How To Make Them Succeed)(Repost)
    09 Sep 2021 • 15 min read • 5 1
    Another oldie from minordissent.com. Honestly kinda cringe how cautious and bad at writing I was only 6 months ago (originally published in February), but I don’t care enough to spend time to make it ...
  • What Everyone Gets Wrong About George Floyd (Repost)
    07 Sep 2021 • 17 min read • 2 0
    Continuing to move old content from minordissent.com to here so I can stop paying Squarespace money. Here is one. The purpose of this poast is to support my contention that, upon an even cursory revie...
  • Making Maps and Making Friends
    05 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 8 1
    I just finished reading Yarvin’s little digression quartet on circling and, for not-worth-figuring-out reasons, it got me thinking about my purpose. And I realized that my purpose is to make maps. Obv...
  • What Bitcoin Is and Why It Matters In Under 5 Minutes (Repost)
    26 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    An Incomplete Digital Revolution The fundamental innovation of the Digital Revolution that began in the 1970’s was the elimination of scarcity. Anything that could be digitized became reproducible, tr...
  • The Strange Death of Stefan Molyneux (Repost)
    25 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Moving all my old content on Minordissent.com to here. Expect a post a day for the next few days. Original publish date: 3/30/21 Saw this tweet today and it inspired this tweet storm which has now bee...
  • On Narrative, Nihilism, and My Utility (Repost)
    25 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    I hate having my content scattered across multiple places. I’ve been wanting to consolidate it all into one for a while. First and easiest thing is to get rid of Minordissent.com. I think everything t...
  • Burgundy Pill Ideas: Shit Tests
    21 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    I often go back and re-read old posts and polish them up to improve them. I was just doing this on The Burgundy Pill (I probably made enough changes that if you haven’t read it since it first released...
  • Politics Is Worse Than Video Games, Drugs, and Porn Combined
    15 Aug 2021 • 21 min read • 14 2
    Politics isn’t real. It is a surrogate activity. It is to world improvement what porn is to sex, video games is to achievement, McDonalds is to nutrition, fucking sluts is to intimate connection, and ...
  • More on Writers Block and Being A Moron
    10 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 5 2
    Writing is hard. Part me of dreads it. It’s not that writing is hard per se. Writing is easy. I could write all day. But writing coherently is hard. Writing arguments that are airtight—or at least dev...