Shane Eide
Serialized books, essays, threads, notes, thoughts and audio recordings.
Created 20 Jul 2020
  • A Date At the Mall
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Joe Biden sat on a bench on the second level of the mall. He gazed for a while at the passersby before his tiny little eyes became hooded and he yawned. He shook his head. 'God damn,' he said softly, ...
  • Legitimate Sovereignty
    06 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Sovereignty is not up for debate. If it needs to argue its legitimacy, it's not legitimate. Sovereignty in that sense, is an absolute, but it's an absolute with fluidity. The modern way in which autho...
  • Suck
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    A short story of American Absurdism(ity). Don't be intimidated by the following table of contents: this thing is under 1,000 words. Contents Chapter 1: What's With This Guy? Chapter 2: Suck Chapter 3:...
  • An Office Romance
    24 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    This piece of writing felt good coming out of his hands but he knew it would not last the week because it was lies. There're not many other options when your boss asks you to spy on your friends at wo...
  • The Anti-Manifesto Anti-Manifesto
    18 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Manifestos are generally an embarrassing way to get one's ideas across. They all have that same histrionic tone that affects youthful energy but which is usually an indication of a libido in decline o...
  • If You See the Unique On the Road, Kill Him
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I intend for this to be one fragment among many on many adjacent subjects. Originally this was going to be some aphorisms but this one stretched put long enough by itself. * Jünger has the hero of his...
  • Thoughts On Individualism
    21 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    'Individualism' has become something of a pejorative in recent years, at least in hyper politicized areas of culture. It has been used, at once, to denounce capitalists, hedonistic leftists and gun lo...
  • Buddhism Is Irrelevant In 2021
    05 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Buddhism is not really relevant or applicable today. Prince Siddhartha had some insights into a particular thing he was trying to achieve, but he did the world a disservice the moment he assumed it wa...
  • Thoughts On 'Creating Your Own Reality'
    03 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    There is a notion one encounters a lot in new age and spiritual communities. It is the idea that 'you create your own reality.' I find this idea to be pernicious and causes a lot of damage to people's...
  • Throwing Out the Emancipated Subject With the Bathwater
    01 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    It's been the default position for dissidents of the past few years (but in keeping with a much older epistemological tendency which really saw its literary zenith in the 20th century) to resist moder...
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