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Monday, May 27, 2024

Ernesto Tinajero

Art, says Ernesto Tinajero, comes from the border of what has come before and what is coming next. Tinajero uses his experience studying poetry and theology to write about the intersecting borders of art, poetry and religion.

We Have to Enter the Vastness of Life to Find Friendship

Friendship has become rare for most today. Remember our childhood? Friendship was as easy as asking, “Do you want to be friends?”

Lonely Men Make for Weak Men Despite What They Can Deadlift

Many men today are in trouble, as they are experiencing higher rates of drug addiction, suicides and deaths from despair. Many commentators, social media influencers and, even, government officials have proposed solutions to what they call the crisis of masculinity.

How Can We Avoid Marketing Toxic Masculinity?

In this next series, I want to explore how the loneliness epidemic affects conversations about manhood and what virtues we can look toward to lead out the quicksand of the various views of manhood.

Chasing Greatness Often Leads to Hate, not Love

It is a mystery about chasing human greatness. Why do many of the totalitarian movements — whether the dreams about the Third Reich of the Nazi Germany or messianic dreams of a Proletariat Paradise of International Communist movement — always start with idol of restoring or increasing human greatness?

Totalitarianism and Its Roots in Hate and Fear

In Hannah Arendt’s "Origins of Totalitarianism," she looks at the rise of totalitarianism and its effects on humanity. In our contemporary discourse, we have returned to her analysis as we see the darkness of authoritarianism rise. She argues that the root of totalitarianism is hatred and fear, as it seeks to eliminate the other to maintain total control.

Hate: Costs and Benefits

In my last post, I introduced an exploration of hate as an idea. We sometimes think of hate as this emotional force that overcomes us. As if we are walking down the street minding our own business, listening to Taylor Swift singing "haters gonna to hate, hate, hate, hate, hate," and like a vampire, coming upon us with a greeting of “good evening,” before launching onto our neck and sucking out our life and turning us into a creature of the night.

The Kingdom of Hate

Hate is the idea of ridding the world of the “other” that will make life better. 

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