Category Archives: Dehumanization and alienation

Thoughts on identity and identity problems – the source of many problems and many solutions, with remarks about the “pre-self”

Here is a thought I had: Ever since the early 1980’s I have looked into what I call “identity problems”.  These are the various problems associated with identity which seems particularly prevalent nowadays in these overpopulated and dehumanizing times. Initially, … Continue reading

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Going beyond “screen sickness” – the “imagery dilemma” – conflicts between the self and “image”

In a previous article I spoke of what I called “screen sickness” (see Some initial thoughts on “screen sickness” – a new form of “mis-adaption” and “mis-growth” – conflicts with the real world).  I would even go further and speak of “imagery … Continue reading

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Some initial thoughts on “screen sickness” – a new form of “mis-adaption” and “mis-growth” – conflicts with the real world

Here’s a thought I had: There is something which I call “screen sickness”.  This can be described as a condition where people begin to live through some form of a “screen”.  In other words, the “screen” creates a new world … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the growing female identity problem and alienation – the “female problem” – continuing effects of dehumanization

Recently, I made this statement: “The female, nowadays, has become alienated from the mother instinct.  That is to say, the mother instinct keeps prodding them but they are not in tune with it or are disassociated with it.  This is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “memory and orientation conflicts”

Recently, I’ve seen some instances of memory loss, Alzheimer’s, or dementia.  People kept saying that they “lost their memory”, “couldn’t remember”, and such, as if it was a natural even.  For some reason or another I had other thoughts.  Something … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “bourgeois society” – its effects, problems, and reactions toward it

Recently, I mentioned that much of my life has been a reaction to and against the condition and problems of bourgeois society.  In many ways, my life, and the attitudes I have developed, are based in the problems bourgeois society … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the progression of spirituality from primitive to mass society – the ‘conditions of spirituality’

Here is a thought I had: STAGES OF PROGRESSION I said that, in regard to spirituality, there were some interesting stages in the progression from primitive society to mass society.  I see six stages: Participation Devotion Achievement Thought Creations Stagnation … Continue reading

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