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The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

"Again?" "What's the massacre this time around?" I thought to myself as I noticed the flag lowered to half-mast while driving home from work. I make no effort to follow the "real" news from day to day, so oftentimes I don't find out about mass-shooting until a day or two after the fact. (By the… Continue reading The Flag is at Half-Mast Again… What is it this Time?

Chemical Castration: Small Price to Pay For All the “Benefits” of Modern “Life”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3NE0y3LkQ One of the most powerful questions anybody can ever ask themselves is -- WHAT'S  IN  IT  FOR  ME? These five words. Pose this question often and do so with iron resolve to refuse being a loser. Ask it of yourself, and just as importantly, ask it of those with whom you have any business.… Continue reading Chemical Castration: Small Price to Pay For All the “Benefits” of Modern “Life”

Reflection in the Face of Constant Connection

Many people look at the internet as the greatest invention of all time. All the vast body of human knowledge constantly at hand, able to be called into service at any moment -- they exclaim -- is a modern miracle. A real miracle of science if there ever was one. Besides all this, there is… Continue reading Reflection in the Face of Constant Connection

Consumerism for Dummies

"Consumerism" is a buzzword which is currently entering the mainstream. It used to be only hippies and economics wonks would talk about consumerism, but I hear more and more use of this term by people whose interest in economics is not particularly acute, but they are rightly sensing that something in our economic milieu is… Continue reading Consumerism for Dummies

Flesh and Blood Hath not Revealed It…

Our society is a decidedly materialistic one. Science, which can often prove a fine tool in many areas of inquiry, is exalted far above its proper place. If science cannot identify something, then for many, the thing does not exist. If science cannot explain something, then for many, there is no decision or judgment that… Continue reading Flesh and Blood Hath not Revealed It…

The Master Becomes the Servant (IV)

It's a long one today, but I believe it's worth it. We ended Part III of this series by looking at the radical uprooting of traditional gender roles in the practical life and saw that this has a significant effect on the inner-spiritual life of humankind. Most of the fundamental spiritual truths and values held… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (IV)

The Master Becomes the Servant (III)

Our next aspect of the contemplation of tech as the engine of degeneracy will be a bit esoteric, and while I suppose that the ideas presented in this, as well as the 4th part of this series, are not strictly necessary for a sufficient understanding the the Technological Question I do think they have a… Continue reading The Master Becomes the Servant (III)