PsyPol in the news
I wanted to give myself a few more weeks to figure out exactly how the paid version of Psychopolitica is going to look like, and to articulate my goals and methods for it in a separate post (“The Psychopolitical Meaning of Going Paid” is how I’ve been thinking about it) before posting my first subscriber-only missive. But there’s been a development.
It appears the PsyPol community is starting to infiltrate the institutions of the society in which it’s embedded.
It appears the PsyPol community is starting to infiltrate the institutions of the society in which it’s embedded. One of our readers works in the Opinion section of a large American newspaper, and invited me to try writing (and drawing) a piece on my experience of dealing with the war in Ukraine and the fascist crackdown in Russia.
The more I think about it, the more responsibility I feel—if the piece does get published, I’ll be talking not to my small psychedelicly-minded circle, but to a large Western audience that knows nothing about me; the story I present to them will be woven into a larger narrative that I may or may not agree with. (For example, if I focus, as is my natural inclination, on how the responsibility for the war is distributed between the Russian state and the Russian people, it may turn into a “Russia is evil” piece in the mind of the reader, and there have been enough pieces of this sort already.)
So I need to figure out what I want to say, how I want to say it, and then try to accomplish that. To do that, I need to first share my thinking with you.
But, since the idea is to eventually turn this into a publicly available piece for a different platform, this conversation needs to take place behind a close door. So I’m hiding my thoughts behind a pay wall.
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