An Emergent Cosmopolis

Why Women Destroy Nations/Civilizations-And Other Uncomfortable Truths (18:36)
Black Pigeon Speaks, (February 17, 2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxpVwBzFAkw&list=PLo1Jq23H_s5XVxAseMKYJA4aH3cOI07si&index=7

A Wise & Honest Arab Muslim Man Tells Muslims the Truth About Themselves (5:21)
MEMRI, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUQh_4DxUrM&index=6&list=PLo1Jq23H_s5XVxAseMKYJA4aH3cOI07si&t=0s

Thomas Sowell
A Conflict of Visions: Constrained vs. Unconstrained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGvYqaxSPp4&t=1s
November 4, 2008, 37:38

James Burke
Connections2: The Big Spin (1994), 22:03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQGsK4M4bI&list=PLo1Jq23H_s5XVxAseMKYJA4aH3cOI07si&index=1&t=0s

Educational Projects: Dialectic Exercises: Markers? I

Rodney Stark, Doing History a Second Time Around
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbEsyKJJQcU&index=80&list=WL&t=0s
Baylor ISR, 54:52

Victor Davis Hanson, October 27, 2003
Ripples of Battle (1:14:52)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDeJS9Qnbj4&index=17&list=PLo1Jq23H_s5XVxAseMKYJA4aH3cOI07si&t=0s

Rationality Rules, (YouTube Channel) February 26, 2018
Jordan Peterson’s Truth-Debunked (16:51)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwXAB6cICG0&index=29&list=PLo1Jq23H_s5XVxAseMKYJA4aH3cOI07si&t=0s

The Real Meaning of “Allahu Akbar” (15:00, with additional commentary on current event to 36:43)
The Glazov Gang, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQPks5t41M0&list=PLo1Jq23H_s5XVxAseMKYJA4aH3cOI07si&index=5

The functional speciality of History tells stories of what took place, pulling out the significant historical facts from the insignificant. There is another distinct form of history that is embedded in the speciality of Dialectic: an evaluative history constructed around the presents or absence of intellectual, moral, and/or religious conversion. Such a general evaluative history would be essential for any comparison between Gramscian and "Benedictine" memes.


Once again, as "designers" in search of a possible solution we start from the basics: What are the markers signifying progress or decline?


Our strategy is first to brainstorm a set of possible markers before assessing each according to its relevance to the various forms of conversion in both the individual's transcendental method (precepts) and society's collective endeavors (functional specialities). Selected videos provide the initial starting point for each brainstorming session.

Fempocalypse (35:24)
Karen Straughan, February 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w__PJ8ymliw&list=PLo1Jq23H_s5XVxAseMKYJA4aH3cOI07si&index=8&t=0s