33 MYTHS OF THE SYSTEM
A BRIEF, FREE, GUIDE TO THE ENTIRE UNWORLD
As civilisation reaches endgame and begins to disintegrate, as the illusions of left and right coalesce into a single, spectacular omnimyth, as every rootless mind begins to directly experience the stupefying dystopias of Orwell, Huxley, Kafka and Dick, the time has come to understand the whole system, from root to fruit.
Drawing on the entire history of radical thought, while seeking to plumb their common depths, 33 Myths of the System, presents a synthesis of independent criticism, a straightforward exposure of the justifications of the world-system, along with a new way to perceive and understand the unhappy supermind that directs, penetrates and even lives our lives.
33 Myths of the System confronts the fabrications of both capitalism and socialism, both left and right, both theism and atheism. As such it may be, for some, a challenging read. But if you are willing to face not just the world out there, but the anxieties and desires in here which sustain it, 33 Myths of the System — together with its companion 33 Myths of the Ego — will be a liberating read.
READ SOME SAMPLES
Here are a few chapters from the book; The Myth of Religion, The Myth of Truth, The Myth of Meaning, and an introduction to Anarchism at the end of the World; but these are really for sharing. You might as well read…
33 MYTHS OF THE SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE FROM
I am hosting the digital version of 33 Myths of the System on Dropbox. You can download epub, azw3, mobi and PDF files here. If you prefer not to use Dropbox, the book is also available for free download from the Internet Archive.
There is, at least as yet, no physical version1 because I wanted to give it away. Anarchist literature is always — and rightly — shared across the internet anyway, but in any case this isn’t the kind of thing to digitally sell or fuss around with copyright. I offered it to a few publishers. Some didn’t like the idea of giving it away, some thought it was junk and some others said it was too ‘extreme’ for them. I’ll let you you make your own mind up.
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You might find, reading this book, that you have serious doubts, particularly about the sections on professionalism, gender, science and reform. I’ve tried to respond to most objections within the text itself, but if you have any questions or objections that the book doesn’t address, send me an email and I’ll do my best to deal with them.2
33 MYTHS OF THE EGO
There are several references in the book to a ‘sister volume.’ As I wrote ‘system’ I planned, outlined and wrote snippets to ‘ego,’ but this won’t appear until at least 2019, possibly 2020. It will include chapters such as ‘The Myth of Me,’ ‘The Myth of Us,’ ‘The Myth of Thought,’ ‘The Myth of Yesterday,’ ‘The Myth of Unhappiness,’ ‘The Myth of Sex,’ and ‘The Myth of Happiness.’
- I did consider self-publishing through a print-on-demand service but none of them make really beautiful books, and so I couldn’t bring myself to do it. To publish a high-quality book costs a lot; one day I’ll do it though, or perhaps find a publisher.
- Having no publisher also means having no editor which means, despite an immmmense number of re-readings, typos will make their way in, and in fact already have. The texts above are already version 6 — last edit 15.01.19. This is a fact which makes me slightly sick, although chances are you won’t notice anything. (four clarifying paragraphs, two deleted words and a handful of typos tidied)