They will point the way...
I reckon you probably already know that...[Thomas More] coined the word 'utopia' from the Greek ou-topos meaning 'no place' or 'nowhere'. https://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item126618.html
Did you ever read Mark Twain's "Innocents Abroad"? It's a travelogue of a trip he took around the world on a steamship. Published 4 years after the American Civil War. People don't change. Times do.
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Thanks for reaching out sopwith (or Mr. Camel?). No doubt baby boomers have dropped the ball big time in many regards, not least in how we have pursued the conveniences of secularism to the exclusion of faith and the moderating, life-enhancing influences of traditional religion since the early 20th century. But I find it difficult to condemn people of any generation for falling prey to the illusions and convention of the times in which they live. Just as I wouldn't wash away the stunning achievements of the Founding Fathers because of their personal associations with slavery, I have a hard time condemning baby boomers for the desire not too revisit the privations of their parents: little things like the Great Depression and World War II. Perhaps my essay, The Rise of Huxwell, might be more up your alley: https://open.substack.com/pub/qolrm/p/the-rise-of-huxwell?r=7hc45&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web.
I find this article sorta diluted and complacent. Only words I could think of.
The one big truth nobody else I've read has admitted is that the baby boomers turned 180 degrees, lost all their principles, and turned into materialistic volvo driving weenies who drink starbucks and gossip in Trader Joe.s - the store that invented shrink-flation.
No talk about the pushing of gays/trannies etc from official sources and foisted on kids for instance. Look, I don't care about them or their rights. By that I mean I really don't - Let them have whatever rights they want.... It's not really what they want- they want ATTENTION foremost - if the world was bored of them and treated them the same as everyone else - I suspect they would go into a clinical depression. This is the age of the Ego - and Simulation (anti-social media for instance) - hence all the tattoos... such a need to be "special". Learn something about your true divine self - not the non-existant "person" - the desire and "need" go away.
No doubt you’ve gleaned I’m a Huxley enthusiast. He fascinates me. The prototypical apostate.
I don’t discount any possibilities, regardless how implausible. Huxley’s prescience was so inexplicable, and otherworldly, I often ponder whether he was a prophet of sorts. A clarion call. Though I’m not particularly a religious adherent in practice( I’m Jewish) I do. believe there is far more to our being than the obvious or tactile.
My son in law is a practicing Hindu. Not as devout as his parents, but not dismissive. I find his mother far more interesting because the religion itself is so interesting. Ironically, Huxley became enrapt with Hindu symbology. Fascinated with the Dancing Shiva. Something else I stumbled upon recently without searching for it. Completely unware. If you so desire, search Huxley/ Dancing Shiva.. If not off base, I , think you’ll be startled. Curious to know your takeaway. If you see any parallels to a major topic . A despicable abuse. Can’t recall where I read that Huxley had in fact, adopted Hinduism. During his video” tutorial”( I’ve no idea how to categorize it) as was his habit, he became so engrossed in the subject, his voices his thoughts aloud, seemed to forget he is presented to an audience. He kept repeating,” Why don’t we have anything like this?”. It was quite funny, but I wonder the same thing. What do we have? Horseradish, a shank bone, blood, boils, frogs , locusts dead livestock and wrath.And guilt. Lots of guilt.😂
Due to my own life-changing personal experience, I have been focused upon the phenomenon societal addiction for more than a few years. Deviating - apostasy - from the compulsive (and compulsory) memes, scientism, 'revealed wisdom' and from the new-and-improved fascist state (which is omnipresent and omni-coercive, thanks to big tech) has become essential to recovery - indeed to retaining sanity; to keeping a hold on reality.
A telling case in point: a dispassionate, objective analysis of the shrill demand for compelled speech, in the form of 'pronouns', for instance, is not really about respect for individuals who may be in whatever manner different from ourselves. "Respect" for individuals is being used as thin cover for what is really a demand for a credo or loyalty oath; obeisance requires that you mouth fealty to the faith on pain of excommunication, not only from the illiberal Borg, but from job, bank, equality under the law, (anti-)social media, etc. The simple truth is that one may rather easily be kind to and allow for the dignity of any other person without being remade as a ventriloquist's dummy performing an oath.
Thank you for this incisive essay, which so aptly describes the religious/addictive ethos of our betters. Few recognize the intersection of excessive religiosity and addiction - rather like science and scientism.
I loathe both parties, the incestuous, UniParty Establishment kleptocratic duopoly, the entirety of the Bundocracy, the EU-genocracy, the WEFascistocracy, the UNderworld, NATOcracy and will NEVER “ Love my servitude”, submit, obey or walk willingly into slavery. Never Again means Never Again.No lockdowns, no masks,no transhuman mRNA chimeric toxic gene altering jabs, no “vaccine passports”, no bowing to fear, threats or coercion. I will never shut up and eat bugs, never allowed our vaunted “ elected representatives” tell me what “I” need to do, speak for me by saying “ we”,never pledge loyalty to a political party or politician, donate to a political party, bastardized organization that accepts government funding, has corporate sponsors and calls itself an “advocacy “ entity. However, I will loudly and tirelessly advocate for innocent victims of government/corporate sponsored persecution. No more talk without action. No more investments in stocks or hedgefunds with nefarious agendas. No more Amazon purchases.No more rationalizing, turning a deaf, a blind eye or biting my tongue, hoping this too shall pass. Or giving pass to those who continue to disappoint, betray and refuse to take responsibility for their own poor judgement and self inflicted wounds. I will never relinquish my First, Second, Fourth or Fifth Amendment Rights.
I owe this vomitorium nothing aside from regurgitation and defiance. My immediate family members,proven friends , loving, pure of heart, dependent pets Are owed loyalty and protection from harm. Not Zelensky and his band of merry Nazis, not Palestinian Jew haters, not the Surveillance State, not the despicable false front ADL purveyors of lies, smears and exploitative creators of antisemitism, not the NAACP which should be renamed the Nation Of Islam Black Panther segregationists, not the Anti-Civil Liberties USSR, not Catholic Charities aka child trafficking Cabal. I will never purchase anything owned under the BlackRock/Vanguard/StateStreet Umbrella I’ve already cancelled my Chase credit card, closed my Chase bank accounts, ditched FB, cancelled my Smithsonian, Synagogue, Arsht , Performing Arts Center, Book club, RNC memberships, magazine, newspaper. and 50% of my online subscriptions, 80 of my apps, switched search engine options, cancelled Netflix and as for St Jamal Khashoggi, good riddance! Once less Jihadist Terrorist. as per John McStain- Rot in Hell. Tony Faustus, Soros, Mueller, Kissinger, Klaus, Cheney, Collins, Khomeini, Gutierres,Sharpton, George Will, Gergen, Bernstein,Bloomberg,Hayden, Panetta, Clapper,Nadler, Milley, Bolton,Chomsky, Abbas, Biden, Kerry, Carlos Slim,Maduro, Killery, Bill Gates,Tedros, Baric, Daszak, Jeremiah Wright, , Maxine, Bernie, Ignatius, Emmett Sullivan, Comey can’t join you, Bin Laden, Solemaini, Morsi Will joining him soon enough. McStain, heart throb hero- impeccable American Hero. Patriot . MacStain will be welcoming them. Performing a uniquely stylized “ Baby, It’s hot inside” through scorched his scorched larynx and vocal chords with Al Baghdadi on the red hot keyboard, hinders tee with open wounds, charged and fused together, blinded, in agony. Bin Laden, a quadruple amputee providing , barely audible screams as backup.
Apostasy is a beautiful thing. A fuck you to the Stepfordized, Milgrimized Pavlovian Covidian conformist collective, incurious cult of Scientism. The misery pimps.
LOL! I've been an "apostate" since I was five at my first day of kindergarten in Catholic School. I slugged a Pollack who knocked over my block fort. I had to kneel in front of class until lunch.
And at Ash Wednesday Mass in First Grade, I ducked out of church and hid in the bathroom.
"Where is your ash cross, Timmy?" Said the nun.
"I washed it off in the bathroom."
The bullshit at the end of the essay about political parties is just that, bullshit!
Colleges are bullshit, too. As are "intellectuals".
And BTW, I don't like being around other "apostates."
Loved it. Explains how the anti-establishment leftists of the '60s became what they once l o a t h e d. I am an apostate and proud of it.
My apostate goal is ending "rule of them" and restoration of "rule of law":
I like to think that if I could think/write/ communicate like this, I'd be famous.
That's why I'm trying to help Jeff Einstein become famous.
I love Truth. Don't you?