Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

In a country afflicted by endemic violence and social inequality, South Africa is a country in which evolving structural violence continues to perpetuate deep-rooted inequality, poverty and social injustice. The mental health sector is not immune to this and often struggles with the same issues faced on a societal level. Mental health in South Africa [...]

Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu

Psychedelics, Conspiracies and the Neoliberal Milieu

Lately, we've seen a spurt of spiritual individuals, many of them linked to the psychedelic community, almost surprisingly invest themselves into conspiratorial thinking that lends itself to right wing tendencies. I say surprisingly, but should it come as such a shock considering the context and approach within which most psychedelic circles take their 'medicine'? This [...]

The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World

The Limits and Possibilities of Morality for Finite Humans Living in a Finite World

“Nihilism represents the ultimate logical conclusion of our great values and ideals – because we must experience nihilism before we can find out what these ‘values’ really had. – We require, sometime, new values.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, Preface, §4. How do we – human, all too human beings – reform our [...]

Liberals, Look to Your Left!

Liberals, Look to Your Left!

Almost anyone who identifies as being somewhere on the radical end of the political spectrum – as an anarchist or an autonomous Marxist or just a plain old leftist, for instance – has probably found themself in situations where they have had to explain their ideas to well-meaning but deeply frustrating individuals who also seek [...]

Eviction Convictions: Property Rights versus Human Rights

Eviction Convictions: Property Rights versus Human Rights

In Cape Town, South Africa, there has recently been an outbreak of riots, and the very first thing that most news sources would tell you about was the violence. Oh, the violence, so bad, so terrible. And yes, violence is absolutely awful, and should always be a last resort. However, thanks to the unilateral narratives [...]

An American Dream: The Ever-Elusive Neoliberal Nightmare

An American Dream: The Ever-Elusive Neoliberal Nightmare

As I wake from an interrupted slumber that won't allow me to go back to bed, Tyler Durden's words from Fight Club ring in my head as I grieve the fantasy of what I once believed to be true. "I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation [...]