I make videos of protests, talks, lectures, performance art, and interesting people and places, looking for common philosophical themes among them. Since we all came from the same place, how much do we have in common?
Most of the big debates that are happening now are dominated by leaders and spokespeople who are in their 40s or older. Back in the 20th century, when all of these people grew up, information was organized by political or religious ideologies or by academic departments. But ideologies always lead to battles between good and evil or superior and inferior, where people believe their own ideology is good and that people who oppose their ideology are bad, and they try to get enough political power on their side to defeat their enemies.
Social media is a political force that doesn’t need an ideology. You don’t need to invent reasons to believe other people are bad if you can just look them up on FaceBook and see what they have to say. If you’re under 30 you probably don’t remember much, or anything, about the world without the internet. But whatever you care about is probably dominated by experts who, one way or another, still believe in battles between good and evil.
This site is dedicated to one main question: What does the world look like when you believe that everyone always tries to make the best decisions they can think of for themselves and the people they care about in the situations they’re in? That’s the theme that runs through everything people do.