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Mad World: The Seduction of Insanity
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Blaise Pascal said, "Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness." Crazy people get locked up. Their madness is easy to detect. They have... More > drastically disordered thoughts. It's as if their dream content is leaking into their daytime reality. They don't make sense. They can't keep it together. They're incoherent. They can't interact meaningfully with others. They have lost touch with reality. But what if there's a second kind of madness, a much more subtle and dangerous kind that goes unnoticed? In this version of madness, people have ordered thoughts, indeed often highly ordered. They make sense. They keep it together. They can meaningfully interact with others, often brilliantly, and they seem completely in touch with reality. What's not to like? Not one of them is locked up. Far from it. In fact, some of them are running our world.< Less
Theresa May: The Bankruptcy of British Politics
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Everyone can see the signs. The British political class have failed to understand reality, and their Reign of Error will soon be over. New voices will emerge and replace the decrepit, bankrupt system... More > that has dutifully served the British establishment for as long as anyone can remember. This is a deconstruction of Theresa May's monstrous speech at the Tory Party Conference in 2016 where she masqueraded as a meritocrat despite being the leader of the party that supports an anti-meritocratic monarch as the head of state, an anti-meritocratic private education system (where all that matters is the wealth of your parents), and anti-meritocratic, rentier capitalism where those who have the most assets run and own the country despite not doing a single stroke of meritorious work. Let's see if May has a coherent plan, or if she just strings sentences together and hopes no one will notice that she is politically naked and clueless.< Less
Strange World: Why People Are Getting Weirder
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This is a very strange world, and getting stranger all the time. Actually, it's not the "world" that's getting stranger, it's people. Their minds are full of the most bizarre ideas.... More > People's beliefs are becoming weirder and weirder by the day. Everyone believes their own propaganda. No one accepts the Truth. Everyone makes up their own truth, based on their own opinions, beliefs, experiences and feelings. It's illiberal - politically incorrect - to tell people they are wrong. It flies in the face of multiculturalism. It seems authoritarian and fascist. It seems to contradict free speech since if you tell people they are wrong, you are implying you want them to stop speaking. And so you do. As Pythagoras said, "Be silent, or say something better than silence." Don't expect any cure. All the indicators are pointing downwards. Things will get a hell of a lot worse. The strangeness has barely begun.< Less
The Rigged Race of Life
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It takes a fool to participate in a race which he is guaranteed to lose. The race of life is designed to ensure you fail ... unless you belong to the privileged elite. This is a race in which it is... More > not the fastest runners who win, but those who, thanks to inheritance, are brazenly placed right in front of the finishing line. They could fall over and still win. It takes a fool to support this mad game, and that's exactly what the system produces: fools in their legions. They are the foot soldiers of the Dumbocracy, the Idiocracy, the Moronarchy. They are all slavish followers of Freedumb. The 1% have done an astounding job of controlling the 99% and making the masses serve them at all times. The 99% dream of being the 1%. That's the "American Dream". Those who dream of being part of the rich elite will never revolt against the rich elite, even when that's the only way to free themselves. Herbert Marcuse wrote, "At the highest stage of capitalism, the most necessary revolution appears as the most unlikely one."< Less
Unreal City: The Strange Disappearance of Reality
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It's finally happening. Reality is disintegrating. The Age of Nihilism is dawning. Fake news, post-truth, post-facts, alternative facts, "everyone has their own truth", the Dunning-Kruger... More > effect, Mythos, hyperreality, hyporeality, virtual reality, virtual irreality, simulation, simulacra, the copy without the original, the map that precedes the territory, the authentic fake. Whom will you believe? Whom will you trust? Who is telling the truth? Who is lying to you? It's time to explore the Unreal city, the Unreal world. Soon enough, humanity itself will be Unreal.< Less
Identity and Lifestyle: The Forces That Drive the World
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You build your lifestyle around your identity. Your identity is your fate. You are what you do, and you do what you do because of your identity. What you do constitutes your lifestyle. Most people... More > are so busy with their lifestyle that they fail to consider whether or not their lifestyle is helping them or hindering them. You optimize yourself through having an optimal lifestyle, but how do you decide what lifestyle is best? Most people drift into lazy, easy, convenient lifestyles - acceptable to their peer group - that guarantee they will fail in life. Changing your lifestyle involves changing your identity, and that is the most difficult thing possible for average people. They don't have the will. Don't bother talking about changing the world unless you are in the business of destroying old identities and lifestyles, and creating brand new ones. As soon as you try to change a person's "sacred" identity, you are at war with them. Are you ready for the mother of all wars?< Less
The Wasteland: America's Search for Redemption
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Imagine the Spirit of America as the Fisher King - the Maimed King - of the medieval Arthurian romances. The King is charged with preserving the Holy Grail (American greatness). But the King has been... More > wounded in the genitals and rendered impotent. The power of the Grail is the only thing that keeps him alive. He cannot move. He is unable to perform his tasks. His kingdom suffers just as he does. His impotence stretches across all the land, affecting its fertility, devastating it and turning it into a barren wasteland. The Wounded King reigns over a cursed land. America is a Wasteland for its people. The rich elite - the 1% - are the wound that afflicts the nation and curses it. Only the plutocrats prosper in America. Only they have great and glittering opportunities. Everyone else is left to fester and rot. The masses are supposed to spend their whole lives fantasizing about success. Dream". As George Carlin said, "It's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it."< Less
The False Awakeners: Illusory Enlightenment
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False Awakening: A convincing dream about awakening from sleep, when in reality you are still asleep. Wake up! What is the most sinister world you can imagine, the worst of all possible worlds? It's... More > the one where all of the people are endarkened but believe themselves enlightened. None of them wants to change because they think they are perfect. They exist forever in this benighted condition, doing nothing to discover the Truth of reality, to find the answers to existence, to see the real light rather than the fake light. Our world is full of the fake enlightened, the phony awakened, the fraudulent "lightworkers". The so-called light they perceive is "darkness visible", i.e. Satanic light, the light of hell. Nothing is more dangerous than a false awakening. The world is full of legions of the falsely awakened, of endarkened zombies. They are still asleep, still inside the cave, and merely dreaming that they have seen the light. Wake up!< Less
The Cosmic Jest: The Joke’s On Us
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Salman Rushdie wrote, “DC: Washington is being taken over by DC: Comics.” The world is increasingly understood as a comic story, involving superheroes and supervillains. Confusingly, they... More > are often one and the same. Donald Trump is the superhero for conservatives and the supervillain for liberals. Heroes and villains are now shapeshifters. They no longer reflect a common narrative. Their heroism or villainy depends on where you stand in the culture wars. Next time you go to watch a superhero movie, imagine what it would be like if the superhero kept “flickering” into his opposite – the supervillain. Would you be able to follow the story? Whom would you be rooting for? Wouldn’t the plot be all over the place? You wouldn’t understand anyone’s motivation. The story would be pure chaos. Welcome to the Cosmic Jest. Read this book if you don't want the joke to be on you.< Less
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