Conservatism Isn’t a Mode of Thought, But a Lack of Thought

The differences between a coherent philosophy and defence of accumulated customs and rituals.  Conservatives themselves appear to identify with traditional values, liberty from too much state interference in life, and as the American Conservative Society has once said in a retort to me: “it’s at most a defence of the value of custom”. Absolutely central … Continue reading Conservatism Isn’t a Mode of Thought, But a Lack of Thought

Accountancy is the Priesthood of Modern Life

BlindSpots returns on its mission to analyse ideas that get out of hand. Accountancy-thinking is ideologically over-dominant in our decision making at the levels of both business and government. Like anything that becomes ideologically over-dominant, it becomes above question in people’s minds and begins to behave like a religion. The Brains of the Operation Most … Continue reading Accountancy is the Priesthood of Modern Life

Capitalism is Bad for Business

The big disconnect between left and right. Capitalism hides inside of Commerce. This shrouds the problems with Capitalism. Sometimes one missing piece of a puzzle can change the entire picture. BlindSpots seeks to fetch those pieces. While listening to Candace Owens on Russel Brand’s podcast; the last piece of a puzzle I’ve been curious about … Continue reading Capitalism is Bad for Business

Why Frugalism is Compound False Economy

The strictest and most severe voices are the ones making the vaguest points.  BlindSpots’ mission is to describe preposterous clashes between experienceable realities and dominant narratives, and seeks to add pieces that are sorely missing from stories. Even now, in the midst of the biggest emergency since World War II and the most extreme economic … Continue reading Why Frugalism is Compound False Economy

Ireland Can Only Be United Socially, Not Geographically

As speculation mounts over the political future of the island, there is a distinct shortage of advocacy for social, rather than geographic unity. Thomas Makem’s famous ballad Four Green Fields is an allegory for Ireland’s four provinces, only three of which have been returned to her since independence. The idea that Ulster — the fourth … Continue reading Ireland Can Only Be United Socially, Not Geographically