"You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous. Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education. People who are regimented all their lives, handed off to work … Continue reading The Abolition of Work—Bob Black
It is, for instance, beyond dispute that what Omar is saying is true given that the very first bill passed by the U.S. Senate this year was one that allowed punishment for American citizens who boycott Israel, while U.S. citizens in 26 states are formally punished for boycotting this foreign nation, as we reported last month … Continue reading The House Democrats’ “Rebuke” of Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Fraud For Many Reasons
"The defining political fact of our time is not polarization. It’s the inability of even large bipartisan majorities to get what [the public] wants... ...In our era, it is primarily Congress that prevents popular laws from being passed or getting serious consideration. (Holding an occasional hearing does not count as “doing something.”) Entire categories of … Continue reading The Oppression of the Supermajority
"Fifty years ago, society was organized according to the industrial model. People were passive recipients of information. It was a top-down system with limited choices or diversity. You could buy two or three different types of cars and get your information from two or three different television channels and newspapers. This system produced a relatively … Continue reading Trump and Brexit Proved This Book Prophetic — What Calamity Will Befall Us Next?
...the hoodoo. There are certain people you meet in life who are like the locomotives that always used to blow up—people who, wherever they go, disaster always ensues. One of my main pieces of advice is: Stay away from hoodoos. Sometimes hoodoos are very affectionate and they like to hug you, and I always burn … Continue reading Hoodoos
"Touch is the most basic way of connecting with another human being. Taking your partner's hand when she is nervous or touching his shoulder in the middle of an argument can instantly defuse anxiety and anger. The world of therapy has been obsessed with maintaining boundaries in recent years. I say our problem is just … Continue reading The Attachment Theory of Relationships
"Hikikomori is a coping strategy activated in response to the excessive pressure of social realization typical of modern individualistic societies."—Marco Crepaldi, "What Hikikomori Is and What Isn't?" hikikomoriitalia.it. Apparently, the hikikimori phenomena is spreading to other countries such as Italy and the United States.