Category Archives: Modern life and society

Thoughts on the riot in Washington DC, January 6, 2021 – traits of a riot, the ongoing mass hysteria in the U.S., its infectious nature, as well as remarks on mass mania

In a conversation I said some interesting things about the events of January 6, 2021 that eventually got onto themes. I think are worth recording: As I’ve said before in this blog, mass hysteria is one of my interests. In … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the ideas of freedom and equality – how good ideas change when they are placed “in the real world”

Recently, I said something interesting. It went something like this: Originally, the idea of freedom and equality were good ideas. They meant well and seemed to be based in sound ideas. But, over the years, they have been so corrupted … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on conspiracy theories . . . the continuing saga of an old fear turned paranoia and its progression through history

Recently, I said some interesting things about conspiracy theories in a conversation. Its a very simplistic explanation but I think that there is truth in it. Basically, I said that tendency of conspiracy theories, that is prevalent nowadays, originates from … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “the illusion of competency”

Recently, I spoke of what I called “the illusion of competency”. I said this in response to a conversation in which we talked about the often ridiculous requirements that the government requires in order to get a job. We then … Continue reading

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More thoughts on mass mentality – mania, hysteria, mass self-trauma, the mass self, an era of “two minds”, and the new dehumanization

Recently, I have spoken a lot on mass hysteria. This is only one form of what I call mass mentality . . . MASS MENTALITY Mass mentality is a phenomena of society. In fact, one could probably say that sociology, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Trump presidency – revealing aspects of a president or a society?

Now that the Trump presidency is over here are some of my first reactions about it as I reflect on it: From where I stood the Trump presidency was an unusual one. I would call it a bizarre and weird … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement, “something seems wrong with this place” . . . the overvaluation of political theory and its effects

Recently, I thought of something I haven’t thought of in a long time. Way back in the early 1980’s, when I was in High School, I was walking down a hall and a thought came to me which has perplexed … Continue reading

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Reflections on four years of mass hysteria – 2016-2020 . . . revealing a growing mass mentality and its effects

I have always been interested in mass hysteria. I have primarily had to read about incidences of it in the past. Recently, events has happened that allowed me to watch mass hysteria unfold before my eyes. From 2016 to 2020 … Continue reading

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More thoughts on a problem with education nowadays . . . some effects of telling kids they have to go to College or the University

While looking at my drafts, I found this article.  It says it was begun in 2012 but I had to make some changes to it in order to finish it, though, and added some stuff as well.  I think its … Continue reading

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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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