My name is Timothy Scriven (yes you can call me Tim). I’m either a Libertarian Marxist or an Anarchist* depending on what day of the week it is. I’m doing a masters of philosophy on Metametaphysics, which is far less obscure and unimportant than it sounds. I work as a postgraduate student organiser. I like long walks**, deep conversations and the abolition of the present state of things.
I’ve made this blog because I often write essays, and use them as Facebook statuses, or hand them in for marks, or stash them in my hard-drive and eventually lose them, or whatever else. This is fine except I’m not getting any younger, and I can’t keep using forever the excuse that my thinking is not yet developed enough to record. This blog then is mostly a collection of things I’ve written elsewhere. It is as much an external hard-drive as anything else, but you’re most welcome to look at it.
I’ve given this blog the rather ominous title “Blogging the End” because I really do believe that we are on the cusp of the end of the present state of things for better or worse. The excuse “but hasn’t every generation thought that it is facing the end” begins to sound hollower and hollower. We’re not talking about tea-leaves or vague fears about young-people-today here. Everything from patterns in the rate of profit, to parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere, to the decline of liberal democracy in the shadow of the surveillance state tells us that our present form of life, liberal, industrial capitalism, simply isn’t going to last.
I’m an optimist though about agency though, I believe our words and deeds can help determine what will replace it. Thus read this blog in the spirit of the eleventh thesis on Feu
*And I mean here anarchist in the proper, socialist, sense. Anarcho-capitalism is nonsensical.
**I’m not making this up to be funny, I really do like long walks, including on the beach, and most especially through the rockpools.