One of my dear Progressive friends
gave me a book by David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas, called The Bone
Clocks. I finished it a couple months ago. It’s Mitchell’s most recent
work, and I haven’t read anything else by him to which I could compare it.
Despite Mitchell’s ability to balance a quick-moving plot with fanciful prose,
prose that measures higher than most popular fantasy or science fiction, the
book still fell flat for me. My friend is dying of cancer. So to be decent I
had to wait to tell him my thoughts on the novel, and discuss with him in
person the gift he gave me, before I wrote about it here. Again, for the most
part, The Bone Clocks fell flat for
me. And it will fall flat for you, as well, if you’re not a Progressive. Here’s
All right. So the blog hasn’t gone
full reset yet. Oh, well. Neither has ‘merica. That’s fine. It’s not ‘merica
that needs the reboot. Or does it? And if so, what sort of destructive
reset does it need?
Let’s say that anarchy, chaos and
destruction are bad things. I tend to agree to an extent. But I’m an anarchist.
What does that mean? Post an-cap neoreactionary perhaps? Maybe. Maybe not. I’m
not even a Steel Anarchist. I just happen to value freedom of association,
which entails freedom of movement, which entails totally open borders and in
turn the destruction of private borders and, thus, private property.
Wait. What? That’s right. I’ve gone full communist. But that’s what
we all need to do.