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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 some effects caused by the replacing of human-to-human contact by electronic gadgetry

In a recent conversation I said something that got onto some interesting things: I mentioned that I was watching a show from the 1980’s and noted how there is a difference between people then and now.  This is something I’ve … 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 some effects caused by democracy – the illusions and problems caused by having no one in charge, with remarks about the “leader”

I started this some time ago.  I think its still relevant to record: I’ve always said that the fact that there is no one in charge, or no “leader”, in democracy creates many illusions and many problems, such as: Since … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how education, learning, and knowledge is really about the power structure, with remarks about traits of a power structure

In a conversation we were talking about all the years I spent as a full time student in college/university (if my memory is correct it is one semester short of 7 years).  I then said something interesting: “All I learned … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how thoughts don’t mean as much as they used to as I get older

I wrote this some time ago: I’ve found that, as I get older, thoughts don’t mean as much to me.  Ten or twenty years ago they were a big part of my life.  Now . . . they seem to … Continue reading

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