The Scum Gentry Journal

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Ad hominem esquire

Ad hominem esquire

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Joseph Kaminski
With social media usage at an all-time high, the opinionative nature of mankind is now broadcasted across the world at the mere click of a button. Nowadays, just about anyone with access to technology can be heard by the entire world. People go ‘viral’ thanks in part to a hive-mind-styled, systematic internet. If something is mildly interesting, funny, or informative it has the potential to be blown out of proportion and shared on every medium imaginable. The marvelous technological advances witnessed through social media platforms and other aspects of the internet have allowed human connection to expand in ways that no m ...
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The Negation of Nihilism

The Negation of Nihilism

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John Latham
“Capitalist production begets, with the inexorability of a process of nature, its own negation. It is the negation of the negation.” – Karl Marx cited by Engels, F. Anti-Dühring (1877)The nineteenth century was an age of glorious optimism in the industrial nations. Liberals, anarchists and socialists thought that the future was a wonderful prospect. The Paris Commune had illuminated the imagination of rebels. Charles Darwin had liberated many people from superstition. Technology had developed fast. Gr ...
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