Category Archives: England, Britain, and all that

Thoughts on the “beat phenomena” – the dilemma caused by placing the burden of society and the world on the common man

Recently, I said something interesting: I spoke of something which I called the Beat Phenomena.  I borrowed the term “beat” from the Beat Generation.  The term “beat” was popularized by Jack Kerouac in 1948.  One of the connotations of this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “hair dispute” – a representation of respectability???

Here’s a thought I had: When I was a kid long hair was a big thing.  I remember that people made a big deal out of it though I never understood why at the time.  Adults and parents often condemned … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Post-Christian Puritanism” and its effects

Here’s a thought I had: I often see the effects of Puritanical thinking.  More specifically, what I see are the effects of what I call a Post-Christian Puritanism.  When I use the term “Post-Christian” it means that it appears after … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement, “the femalehood is on the verge of extinction” – the “Regency Ailment” and the coming of new types of extinctions

In a conversation, recently, I stated something interesting.  I said: “The femalehood is on the verge of extinction” This means that a sexuality is becoming redundant and worthless and is slowly disappearing. This, it seems to me, is a whole … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the origin of the “damsel in distress”

The idea of the “damsel in distress” has always mystified me.  One reason for this is that I am not really aware of it as being a theme in the Chivalric Romances of the past.  The knights generally had a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the hidden contempt of politicians in a democracy . . . a quality brought out in the Trump presidency – the dilemma of a “leader” with remarks about the “pretend democracy” and the “democratic Regency”

I often get a kick out of things that President Trump says.  He is very blunt, direct, and to the point, often to the point of being offensive.  Some of what he says he probably shouldn’t say but, personally, there’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Victorians and the “media culture” it created, with remarks about some of its effects

Here’s a thought I had: It seems, to me, that what is often called Victorian is really an image created by media.  And so anything Victorian is more a reference to a media-based image than a society, culture, or time.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “macaroni” and “dandy” – revealing aspects about the origin of the Bourgeois/Victorian Culture and modern mentality

There are a number of things that have a great impact on the development of modern mentality.  These are: The bourgeoisie which I generally view as primarily consisting of common people trying to imitate the nobility and aristocracy Victorianism which … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “modern cult”: the “progress cult” and “freedom cult” – some effects of Christianity and neoclassicism

I found this article I wrote in 2010 that is quite interesting (I had to work on it a bit to finish it up).  It involves ideas that I forgot about but some of which I have developed and written … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “I’m tired of living in an atmosphere of paranoia and fear . . . ” – some effects of “freedom fanaticism”, with remarks about the “panic mentality” and the “American idea”

In a recent conversation I stated something that got onto some interesting thoughts.  Some of these ideas I may of spoken of before as some of this is based on observations I’ve made years ago.  At any rate, here is … Continue reading

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