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Homo Sapiens and Demens

(Post-summer re-readings: El Paradigma Perdido and The Denial of Death) Homo sapiens: Latin, “wise man”, modern man Dēmēns: m, f, n: genitive dēmentis; third declension 1. out of one’s mind or senses; mad, raving, foolish, insane, reckless. El Paradigma Perdido (by Edgar Morin) and The Denial of Death (by Ernest Becker)  tells us that homo sapiens … Continue reading

Surveillance Automated Drones: a Pathway to a Friendly-Fascist-Dystopian Police-State While Delivering FedEx-Mail

A Two Part Hypertext Essay About the Rise of the Drones in America Dystopian Quotes: “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”  -Aldus Huxley … Continue reading

The Culture Of Narcissism: Gun Cults, Addiction and Voracious Marketing Consumerism in the US Kills People

“Advertising serves not so much to advertise products as to promote consumption as a way of life”  –Media, Materialism, and Human Happiness. What a better Christmas gift for sad times we live in nowadays, than a good enlightened reading of Christopher Lasch who’s writing touched the sensitive social pathology of our narcissistic culture (Western culture, … Continue reading

Economic Social Envy between “the haves and the have nots” is the trope of progressive leftist…

Introduction: As Jonah Goldberg observed:, “It is an eternal trope of leftism to assign to its enemies problems that are generic to humanity itself.” In truth, this is known as a psychological projection onto others. “Schoeck defines envy as “a drive which lies at the core of man’s life as a social being…[an] urge to … Continue reading

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