You Gotta Believe

Why not believe in Her? You Gotta Believe from Nina Paley on Vimeo.   In this episode of Seder-Masochism, Moses is confronted by the goddesses the Patriarchy is about to crush. Directed animated etc. by Nina Paley (me) Music: “You Gotta Believe” written by Norman Whitfield, sung by the Pointer Sisters, circa 1976 Free goddess … Continue reading “You Gotta Believe”

Mystic Symbolic: the developening

On January 27 I awoke with an idea for a mystic symbolic art generator. I immediately sketched copious notes and put out word I was looking for a coder to collaborate with. By some miracle, Atul Varma responded within an hour, which makes me believe this project really wants to exist. My plans are vast … Continue reading “Mystic Symbolic: the developening”

Collective Senescence

When I learn a new song – something I do unconsciously, every time I am exposed to new music – is some other song erased in my memory to make room? No. I seem to have unlimited capacity for memorizing music, even as my memory is like a sieve elsewhere. How does my brain do … Continue reading “Collective Senescence”

Witnessing a Miracle

The COVID-19 pandemic is a miracle. I mean this in the biblical sense. Biblical miracles are horrific, bringing death and destruction. The Ten Plagues of Exodus were miracles, or at least “wonders.” The miracles of Revelation are even worse. A miracle isn’t a fluffybunny event. It is an act of God. The COVID pandemic is … Continue reading “Witnessing a Miracle”

Notes on the Apocalypse

Many battles, much polarization; we are splitting into sides. Online especially, there is right and wrong, good and bad, the “right side of history” and the wrong. Even saying “the right side of history” implies petty, idiotic opinions are of world-altering significance. The Book of Revelation is the ultimate story of Good vs. Evil, black … Continue reading “Notes on the Apocalypse”

“What is the difference between virtue signaling and actually believing in something and wanting to spread the word about it?”

Last week, on various social media, I shared this brief thought: I’m starting to find virtue signaling frightening, rather than just annoying, because virtue signalers are the same people who cancel (ie lie, denounce, and attack). Virtue signaling and cancel culture are two sides of the same increasingly troubling coin. This led someone on fecebook … Continue reading ““What is the difference between virtue signaling and actually believing in something and wanting to spread the word about it?””