Political discourse reduced to bumper sticker slogans. It is something we experience every day in America, in the schizophrenic invective and gridlock of a rogue White House and Congress, and in a Supreme Court that kowtows to inherently unaccountable corporate power. This new and virulent strain of ideology is how the corporate entelechy of capitalism … More Innate Depravity
The dictionary definition of ideology is no longer tenable: “a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture; the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program; a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture; or visionary theorizing.” Thankfully, Hannah Arendt recognized the change and … More Any, Every, And All Ideology Is Un-American.
Underpinning and supposedly justifying this ideology, the ritual sacrament known as competition was largely a product of nineteenth-century Revivialism, the consequence of the mass psychological transformation of the religious covenant into a means of instilling a sense of unity by arousing and manipulating strong emotions; it is thus an indirect legacy of Puritanism, though Jonathan … More Corporatism Is The Last Ideology Of The West
Transnational corporations with supranational ambitions of total global domination are the chief vehicle responsible for all the unleashed destruction of wars, disease, forced migration, and the spread of moral and political corruption today. It began in nineteenth-century America with a corporate-funded “massive reconstruction of Nature,” the way having been prepared by an eighteenth-century “Age of … More Transnational Corporations Responsible for Unleashed Destruction
Modern visual and auditory electronic propaganda techniques utilizing black box AI (not artificial but advertising intelligence) algorithms to exploit consumers across a spectrum of digital devices (smart phones, laptops, notebooks, etc.) has given rise to what Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration (emerita) Shoshana Zuboff identifies as surveillance capitalism, and defines: “1. A new … More Transnational Corporations Are Driven Solely by Profit-Maximization.
Here begins the first of seven elementary points about America’s current situation Money is not the way to improve the lot of humankind, society, or the nation-state; much less do God’s will on earth. Capital—currencies—money is not the way, certainly not “the preeminent way to do God’s will on earth;” and it is not the … More Money is Impotent to Effect Meaningful Change
(For Daniel C. Hall) This is an evocative poem about the complicated relationship between artist and audience. It uses images of marriage, Elizabethan bear-baiting, human mortality, New Testament parables of vineyards and the true vine. There is also an allusive reference to an image that must have made a deep impression on me as a … More Three Tears for the Viner