Most men feel alienated in their daily lives due to their subjugation to meaningless work, social isolation, and failure to create an alignment between their souls, personalities, and routines. It is impossible to hate one’s life and feel good about oneself.
Michel Houellebecq wrote a 700 page book that advises readers that they should have sex with their partner— and if one of so estranged from sex that fucking is an awkward thing, it is ok to practice on a whore. I don’t laugh because the theme is trite or stupid, but because people in the 21st century have had their psychological, sexual, and social capacities so gutted that such advice is powerful.
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While the most visible and egregious forms of government power exist in the form of the surveillance state, an aggressive military, and manipulative media, 1984’s most powerful and insidious means of exercising authority is by inscribing beliefs directly onto the mind by the control of language and by psychiatric tyranny.
We are all subjects of violence, and a person unaffected by violence, whether it is in the form of silence, art, ritual, or brute force, is merely an abstraction.
Until we reorient our relationship to China and heavily invest in our service economies, especially in education and healthcare, we have not fully learned from the 2008 financial crisis.
American history, as well as America’s future, is our story— not the story of a few ‘Great Men.’
Today’s Democratic Party insists that it fights to maintain American Democracy by exposing Trump’s corruption, but anti-democratic values are inscribed into the party’s own nomination process. If we are interested in Democracy, then the Democrat’s nomination process must eliminate superdelegates. It is time for the Democratic Party to live up to the values its name suggests.
Fundamentally, these all point towards the industry’s great success, which is also the praxis of its evil: it teaches people to be consumers of the mental health care industry, thereby reducing their self-efficacy and teaching them to live within an open-air panopticon in which we internalize the values of the status quo.