Gentrification is a Symptom of Concentrated Capital

Christian Patterson 2018-11-27 Underground Mall The time for challenging gentrification as a material, economic force has passed. We used to ask "how do we stop gentrification?". Or in more technical language, "how do we stop the flow of capital from the outside (suburbs) to the inside (cities)?" or sometimes the flow of capital from the … Continue reading Gentrification is a Symptom of Concentrated Capital

The Gripe Corner #1 – Movie Theaters

Christian Patterson 2018-10-29 Underground Mall I went to the movie theatre the other day. As I bought the tickets, it hit me: why do they have the glass that separates the ticket sellers? I get that it's movie theatre tradition, but there's lots of traditions we don't follow. Why are they so removed from us? … Continue reading The Gripe Corner #1 – Movie Theaters

Short post about death rituals and a reason we do them

Christian Patterson 2018-10-07 Underground Mall One thing that really gets on my nerves for an unknown reason is the way people talk about death ritual. Some people have the "death positive" view that you should clean the corpse, dress the corpse, hug it etc. and some people have a "death negative" view where you just … Continue reading Short post about death rituals and a reason we do them

The future civil war and Apple Town Square

Christian Pattersone 2018-10-05 Underground Mall One thing alt-righties have whined about since the beginning of the "Trump era" is the upcoming civil war between the alt-right and the radical left. This is nonsense at this point in history, since no mainstream politician openly defends either the alt right or radical left. The thing the Left … Continue reading The future civil war and Apple Town Square

The end of history (and not in the Hegelian “good” way)

Christian Patterson 2018-09-22 Underground Mall People who have followed International news, and U.S. news especially, knows that news has changed since Trump ran for president, and it has accelerated since he became president. I’m sure you have heard people comment on this. Most commonly, it takes the form of pointing out how short the news … Continue reading The end of history (and not in the Hegelian “good” way)