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Racism, Cultural Degradation, and Misplaced Paranoia

With the Democratic and Republican primary contests all but settled, any day now we expect some sort of dramatic and Hillarious farce-off between Trump and the Evita du jour. As entertaining as this might be, we’d much prefer a sincere campaign dialogue. But really, isn’t this the way it has always been, in American national politics? This year’s […]

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Isaac and the Fortunate Scions

In this installment of the Old Testament series, we will review the curious ‘life’ of Isaac, the only son of Abraham ‘that counted’, and the father of Jacob, the metaphoric avatar for Israel. Jacob, in turn gave twelve grandsons to Abraham, and again we find that one appears to have ‘counted’ for more than the rest: Judah, who bequeathed […]

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Abraham and the Sabian Legacy

The Western foundational narrative essentially begins with the story of Abraham and his descendants, this set in dialectic contrast with Homeric epic. It is the intentionally tortured fusion of these two core cultural constructs that has led to the yet unresolved synthesis of the world we have today. Unresolved at least for now, because the global elites’ combined […]

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‎The ‘Genesis’ of Western false dialectic in the Old Testament

This post is the introduction to a series focusing on the origins and intentions of the Old Testament using our Postflavian lens of materialist, rationalist and skeptical interpretation. Our goal below is to provide a clear contextual explanation for the major narratives, by examining the underlying concepts employed by their authors and redactors. Then with this new framework in […]

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Gregory Bateson and the Counter-Culture

Because of his duplicity in proclaiming spiritual benefits of “magic mushrooms” as psychoactive drugs, while simultaneously accepting CIA funding for his exploits, the newspaperman and banker Gordon Wasson could be considered a “Lifetime Actor” — that is, a person who cultivated a public image which was completely the opposite of his true agenda. Another possible “Lifetime Actor” […]

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Genetics of the Oligarchs: Eloi, or Upstarts?

In H. G. Wells’ classic novel “The Time Machine”, the Time Traveler is translated to the year 802,701 AD. In this future world, the human race has evolved into two completely distinct species, the Eloi and the Morlocks.  The effete Eloi elite live in comfort above ground and do no work, while the brutal Morlocks toil […]

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Sheepdogs in Wolves’ Clothing

A frequent metaphoric trope underlying Christianity is that of the Good Shepherd, tending with loving care to his flock, bringing them back into the fold, and into his forgiving good graces, from which they frequently are tempted to go astray. Like the Passion of the Crucifixion (cribbed from the funeral of Julius Caesar) and the virginal Nativity […]

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Black Collared Magic

I came across a curious and anonymous, unabashedly Catholic diatribe, The Union Jack (1970), which proclaims to its purportedly broader ecumenical Christian audience that the British-Israel movement is the primary, if not sole, cause of the modern world’s major problems.  British-Israel, now almost forgotten, was the interesting conceit that the British Commonwealth, the Americans, and most of the rest of Europe comprise the […]

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Jerusalem: The Ultimate ‘White Man’s Burden’

In October 1943 (about the same time Bateson was developing the science used to create the counter culture), the Nazi armed forces still reigned supreme over continental Europe. However, on a global scale, Nazi power was rapidly faltering following the Russian victories at Stalingrad and Kursk. The Rommel offensive in North Africa and Egypt had failed in […]

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Meta-historical Manifesto

The hierarchical concentration of wealth and power has been a persistent and fundamental aspect of human social organization. During ancient and medieval times, the powers and privileges of royalty were seen as being ordained by the god(s) du jour, and acclaimed enthusiastically by nearly everyone except a few malcontents. The arts, education, literacy and intellectual […]

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Paleolithic Hunter-gatherer Egalitarianism

We begin our story in the Paleolithic era, long before the invention of agriculture or writing. For an understanding of human social organization at that time, we must look to the sciences of anthropology, archaeology and genetics. We argue that the militarization of human civilization may have taken place as a result of a confrontation […]

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Indo-European origins of the Flavian system

How and when did hierarchy and militarism begin? The answer can be found in the archaeological record. The historian William Hamblin, writing in “Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC”, defines the “military threshold” as “the point at which warfare has essentially become endemic in a region, and at which all peoples in […]

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Karl Marx, Prussian government agent

The famous Socialist theorist was the brother-in-law of the Prussian Minister of the Interior, Ferdinand von Westphalen It was and is no secret to those skilled in the study of political agents: even without the Prussian Minister of the Interior as his brother, Marx’s curriculum vitae would lead to this conclusion at first glance. For […]

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