Volume 35, Number 1

Navigating the Labyrinth

ChatGPT imitating* Fred Schepartz, with the assistance of F. J. Bergmann†

Outright destruction of rebellious ships or habitats—
pour encourager les autres—of course remains an option for the controlling power, but all the usual rulse of uprising realpolitik still apply, especially that concerning the peculiar dialectic of dissent which—simply stated—dictates that in all but the most delicately repressive hegemonies, if in a sizable population there are one hundred rebels, all of whom are then rounded up and killed, the number of rebels present at the end of the day is not zero, and not even one hundred, but two hundred or three hundred or more; an equation based on human nature which seems often to baffle the military and political mind.

—Iain M. Banks, “A Few Notes on the Culture”

In the ever-evolving landscape of societal metamorphosis, it becomes imperative to embark on a socio-political odyssey. Mobius attempts to serve as a compass, guiding us through the labyrinth of inequality, inviting introspection and fostering dialogue on the pressing issues of our time.

In traversing the multifaceted layers of injustice and societal disparities, Mobius doesn't shy away from confronting the uncomfortable truths that perpetuate societal inequities. The journal serve as both a mirror and a window—reflecting our own complicity while beckoning us to understand the diverse perspectives that shape our collective narrative.

One cannot discuss social change without acknowledging the importance of intersectionality—a cornerstone of Mobius’s editorial philosophy. We commit to exploring the interconnected web of social identities in a way that ensures a nuanced understanding of how oppression manifests, delving deep into the intricate layers of privilege and disadvantage that define our world.

Mobius invites readers to scrutinize their own biases and preconceptions. This journal intends to serve as a catalyst for critical self-reflection—a journey of awakening that challenges us to question assumptions and confront uncomfortable truths.


*Among other hallucinations, the original generative text seemed to have gotten the impression that Fred Schepartz was deceased, rather than merely temporarily unavailable.

†While the cat’s away, the mice will play.