Tag Archives: History

Thoughts on “Democratic vanguardism” and the need to force things to happen – revealing a failing of the democratic condition

Here is a thought I had: There is something which I often jokingly call “Democratic vanguardism”.  Basically, this amounts to trying to force things to happen so that they will go according to the theory of Democracy.  In this way, … 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

Posted in Britain and British things, Culture, cultural loneliness, etc., Historical stuff, Mass communication: media, social media, and the news, Mass hysteria, mass society, and the mob, Psychology and psychoanalysis, Society and sociology, Victorianism, Bourgeoisie, noble imitation, and sycophancy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thoughts on on my reaction to social hysteria, with remarks about the self and other things

Recently, I had some thoughts which led on to some interesting things: The effects of social hysteria is something that “crept” upon me unaware.  I never really thought that much about it and never viewed myself as displaying it.  But … Continue reading

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More thoughts on villainizing, the new “politically correct” way of expressing hatred and dislike of people

Recently, I have begun to use a word which I keep calling villainizing.  I’ve written some initial thoughts on it in an article it called Thoughts on villainizing.  I got to thinking about it and ended up saying some interesting … 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 the “defeated people syndrome” – the effects of being defeated

Here’s a thought I had: In a recent conversation I said of some interesting things about “the South”.  This is the Confederate states of the Civil War, in the southeastern part of the U.S., also called ” the old south”.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on consumerism – aspects of its qualities, its importance, and its effects

Here’s a thought I had: I have always felt that consumerism has been under rated.  It seems, to me, that consumerism has been one of the most important creations in the past several hundred years.  I think its actually had … Continue reading

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