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The Craziness Spectrum

“Off the deep end,” is an apt description for much of life in this third decade of the 21st century.  Actions and behavior that would have been unacceptable in polite society fifty years ago — or even earned one a stint in a mental health facility — have become normalized these days, to one extentContinue reading “The Craziness Spectrum”

Our Violent Culture

There are probably a server farm’s worth of bytes floating around out there now about the incident in Hollywood a week ago (for reference, see any news or gossip outlet).  The bottom-line fact of the matter is that a famous, wealthy man perpetrated violence on another man as the whole world looked on, and thusContinue reading “Our Violent Culture”

Bread, Circuses, and Metaverse

Aldous Huxley was right, even from the perspective of ninety years ago.  He understood how governments work, and Brave New World was a masterpiece delineating his perceptions.  In his fictional realm, soma was the drug of choice, a heavy-duty hallucinogen with no adverse side effects, save that some people desired to disappear permanently into imaginaryContinue reading “Bread, Circuses, and Metaverse”

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