Existence is not political

Existence is Not Political

By | Jesan Sorrells Blog

Existence in the world is not a political act.

Should there be support for people who are experiencing the traumas of life?

Yes.

But merely existing, in and of itself, is not a political act.

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However, when we are held deeply in the sway of lazy-yet-attractive ideologies, as a substitute for doing the hard, uncomfortable work of dissecting and disassembling the areas of our lives that are politically driven, religiously driven, or even economically driven, we run into a problem.

Here’s the problem: If you believe that existing is a political act, and I disagree with your political position—on any topic—then inherently I am disagreeing with your very existence.

And, of course then the logic follows from there, giving you permission to do violence and to oppress me. Or, at least, to place enough pressure on me to “get my mind ‘right’.”

Because, of course, when you’re on the side of the angels, or the “right” side of “history” then everyone and anyone else who is not on your side deserve justice.

publishing and connecting

Publishing and Connecting

By | Jesan Sorrells Blog

Publishing has never been easier.

Neither has connecting with other people.

The internet, fundamentally, is a publishing and connecting machine.

Not an entertainment machine, a surveillance machine, a dating machine, or any of that other stuff.

The radical promise of the Internet is this: If you interact with it as a connecting and publishing machine, you will have massive success.

The problem is, too many people are distracted by the second order stuff (the entertainment, surveillance, dating, and on and on) and are less focused on engaging with the first order promise.

Such engagement rarely produces explosive wealth, explosive fame, or explosive influence. It more than likely will produce none of these things.

Which is why, when anyone can publish and connect, many still rarely do.

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Innovation Problem

By | Jesan Sorrells Blog

Innovators don’t have a competition problem, though they will tell you differently.

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However, in general, human minds have a chaos ordering problem.

Thus human beings, in order to solve this chaos problem that too much competition and choice brings, have created hierarchies.

These systems foster more competition in the pursuit of determining relative merit and negotiating reality toward a manifestation of the absolute good.