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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 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 “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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Thoughts on my statement: “God, I can’t stand the emptiness of this society” – an aspect of the emptiness of modern society

Recently, I made an interesting statement that got me to thinking about things.  I think it shows an aspect of a current situation.  It all began when I said: “God, I can’t stand the emptiness of this society” This was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “royal emulation” – some aspects of English society

Here are some thoughts I had (of course, I don’t know how true they are): There is something I keep calling “royal emulation“.  This is a phenomena of English society.  Basically, its a tendency where royalty is looked up to in … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the bourgeoisie mentality – the influence of the “culture of sychophant’s”

Recently, some more ideas have appeared concerning the early origin and growth of the bourgeoisie mentality.  I wrote some early thoughts in this article:  “Thoughts on “bourgeois society” – its effects, problems, and reactions toward it“.  Of course, its all speculation (as … Continue reading

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