Category Archives: Society and sociology

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 There are two main forms of mass mentality: Mass hysteria – when some sort of … 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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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 the need to “let the past go”, with remarks about black people in the U.S.

Recently, I saw a picture of an airplane at a museum in Germany.  By law, they cannot display a swastika so where it would normally be on the plane there was nothing.  Its almost like they are in denial of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 21st century liberalism – a modern American way to deal with fear – continuing the mentality of Freedom Fanaticism and the Freedom Cult

Over the years I have found that I have developed a disgust of “liberals”.  I began to wonder why.  As I reflected on it I said some interesting things: 21ST CENTURY LIBERALISM There are many types of liberalism but it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the damage caused by the millennial generations – the creation of the “millennial nobody”

In a recent conversation I said something that stunned me: “The damage caused by the millennial’s needs to be repaired” As I thought of why I said this I noticed that I seemed to think that this was somewhat serious … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the 2020 protests – remarks on the “virus scare” and some aspects of American mass hysteria as well as the phenomena of “mass hysteria layering”

In a recent conversation I said some interesting things about the current protests in 2020 that I thought was interesting enough to write down (I’m not sure how true a lot of it is though). I want to first point … Continue reading

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