This Blog: My “Existential Rebellion”
Edward Curtin’s powerful petition for truth
Recently I came across an excellent essay by Edward Curtin, Reviving the Spirit of Existential Rebellion in a World of Propaganda, Lies, and Self -Deception.
I was not far into the essay when I had my eureka moment. I realised Canadianviews-YMO.ca is my existential rebellion against a world gone berserk.
Curtin opens the essay with a provocative invocation from D.H. Lawrence:
Search for nothing anymore, nothing accept the truth.
And the first question to ask yourself is:
How great a liar am I?
Curtin’s essay is a powerful petition for the freedom of, and return to, existential thought. He also makes compelling arguments for the urgency of this revival.
I first read the article at Information Clearing House. I am linking you to the article at his personal website:
Like existential freedom, honesty and truth-seeking demand a perpetually renewed commitment. No one ever fully arrives, and all of us are blown off course on the journey. Even when we think we have reached our destination, we are often startled by the enigma of arrival, and must set sail again. We are all in the same boat. The search for truth is a process, an experiment, an essay – a trying without end.
As the poet Theodore Roethke wrote, “In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”