Tag Archives: History

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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Thoughts on how the idea of the “modern” is out-of-date – aspects of the “modern” era and the post “modern” era

I wrote most of this some time ago.  It still seems relevant enough to record: The other day I heard someone speak of how certain customs or ways were out-of-date, and not “modern”, and, because of this, they should be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” – aspects of intellectualism and its dilemma

Some time ago I said something interesting: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” This is a growing feeling in me.  Being brought up with the “intellectual ideal” it has caused great conflict in me.   If its a dead end road … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the 21st century is a reaction to the 20th century – the ongoing effects of the “dramatic century”, with remarks about “historical disruption”

In a recent conversation I said: “A distinguishing trait of the 21st century is that it is primarily a reaction to the 20th century” In many ways, the 21st century is an era which is trying to “come to terms” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a remnant of feudal society: “legalism”

Here’s a thought I had: I have often said that we are still in a reaction to feudalism.  But, to be more precise, its not really feudalism we’re reacting to but an aspect of it:  legalism.  This is something that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the worship of the youth after the cold war ended, its effects on them, and on how its become an abuse – revealing a problem with the post hippie generations

Here’s a thought I had: Since the cold war ended, in about 1990, I’ve noticed a weird worship of the youth in the U.S.  I first noticed this in the early 1990’s.  I noticed that the kids all now had to … Continue reading

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