Welcome to The Evolution of Consent!

My name is William Schnack. I am the steward of this webspace and the author of two volumes of The Evolution of Consent: Collected Essays. Aside from my work on this site, I am the co-founder of a local collective (Black Cat Collective) and democratic mystery school (The People’s Arcane School) here in Ft. Worth, TX.

My goal in my work is to aid in the coming together of people. This means conceding to the truths of humanity, however varying they appear to be. Because of this, however, you may naturally find some of the material herein quite controversial. This is especially true for those of you who may be particularly invested in a specific ideology, or who hold close to carefully selected and preferred outcomes. For this reason, I ask you to read or watch with intellectual honesty. This is a site for seekers and free thinkers.

Be they oriented toward metaphysics or political economy, my aim is (to the best of my ability) to reconcile differences that exist between ideologies. The goal of this page is to offer a holistic, integrated, and compatibilist outlook. I want to explore how truths, otherwise seen as contradictory, or antagonistic, may balance one another.

I draw on many traditions, but you will find that my own outlook is anchored rather firmly in dualistic pantheism and geo-mutualist panarchism. In short, I will define these as follows:

Dualistic pantheism is an outlook which sees God and the Universe as being synonymous, and which believes the Universe to express itself in dimensional polarities. In other words, dualist pantheists believe the Universe is God, and God, though being one, is expressed primarily in twos. This expression of dichotomies includes ontological and epistemological beliefs (realism and idealism; empiricism and rationalism). Dualist pantheists understand such polarities to be reconciled in the absoluteness and necessity of God, or the Universe.

Geo-mutualist panarchism is a view which suggests that people should have free access to land and credit, and should be able to choose the system under which that land and credit operates. More specifically, the view supports a political-economy in which people federate under a treatise of non-aggression and fair regard, allocating all subsidiary powers to voluntarily chosen units of social order. Land is to be allocated according to rent-sharing principles, and labor to be monetized by way of mutual credit. This will remove all unearned income from the economy, without infringing on anyone’s rights.

These definitions may seem complex at first, but as you wander through the site, reading the articles or watching the videos, they will become much clearer to you.As you read or watch —and although all of the articles or videos can stand on their own— you may find that the two approaches here taken— being meta-human, concerned with things outside of human influence (dualistic pantheism); or human-oriented, dealing with society and political economy (geo-mutualist panarchism)— are complimentary, and for this reason may best be accessed sequentially, with metahuman articles and videos to be followed by those which are more human oriented (you’ll find the “metahuman” stuff to greatly relate to humanity anyway).

I do hope you enjoy my work and make good use of the resources provided on this site, which include articles and essays (be sure to browse by category!), videos, .PDF files, and links. And, of course, I would love to provide personal direction, lectures, or participatory workshops on any of topics covered herein.


 

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