Psychedelics are a waste of lifePsychedelic enthusiasts are an irritation of modernity. People make wild claims about these substances. These claims are mostly demonstrably horse shit. I write this in the hopes that I’ll in…scottlocklin.wordpress.com
Covers many of the foregoing points. Hates Michael Pollan.
Luka's has the advantage of consisting of two words that anyone with a reasonable grasp of English can understand.So what wins out: Luke's psychedelic fascism or my extropofascism (patent pending)?
Not every internet guru follows this pattern. Some influencers have developed a genuine interest in a single topic and decided to make it into a career. But many other corners of the internet are full of serial enthusiasts who have pinballed from one ideology to another, believing in each one deeply as they go. These flexible evangelists are perfectly suited to becoming online gurus. They believe, and they need to preach—and because of the lack of gatekeeping on social media, the most talented talkers can easily find an audience online.
The common thread between all of these different Toms—Ralis and Torero; ardent atheist, wannabe monk, and YouTube pick-up artist—was a psychological need, a desire to be respected, to be listened to, to be a preacher. It was the role he wanted. The subject matter that he preached about came second.
Have you heard the term extremophile?
Useful way to think about some the motivations for the political shifts we see in influencers
I think it was @craner who said the same thing about Nick lands swing to the right, he has a deep need to be a guru with a cult following, and that need transcends values and political beliefs
The Internet Loves an ExtremophileOnline culture favors influencers who pinball from one enthusiasm to the next.www.theatlantic.com