Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Inequality Grows

The US Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis issued a report authored by Dennis Fixler, Marina Gindelsky and David Johnson finding the following:
"...for the bottom 90% of [US] households, average incomes fell 0.4% between 2007 and 2012. The top 10% recorded a 5.8% increase after adjusting for inflation"
Cited in Harrison, D. (2019, April 17). Agency to measure income divisions. The Wall Street Journal, A2.

Several decades of neoliberal globalization and de-regulation have further polarized wealth among the few:
Study: 8 people have same wealth as world's poorest half Kim Hjelmgaard (January 16, 2017). Study: Wealth of 8 Equals Poorest Half. USA TODAY - The Arizona Republic, 3B. Online version available 
[From print version} "Eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world. A top corporate CEO earns as much in a year as 10,000 garment factor workers in Bangladesh. And the world's 10 biggest corporations together have revenue greater than the 180 poorest countries combined, according to a study published Sunday by Oxfam....
..."the riches esight people on the planet have net wealth of $426 billion..."

...The report, "An Economy for the 99%" was released as global leaders and the business elite traveled to Davos Switzerland, for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum... Oxfam based its calculations on data from Swiss bank Credit Suisse's 2016 Global Wealth report and Forbes' billionaires list of the world's richest people"
Neoliberal political and economic globalization over the last few decades have accelerated and dispersed policies and practices of dispossession.


  1. Also relevant:

    Michael Tomasky (April 14, 2019) Is America Becoming an Oligarchy? Growing inequality threatens our most basic democratic principles.

  2. the oligarchy has a lot invested in the war machines. many of them are vested in heavily in nuclear power and nuclear weapons. they do not serve us, our children or, themselves well. the rapidly accumulating radionuclide pollution is making us all sicker and even effecting our ability to think. the world is far more dangerous now, than it has ever been.

    one would think that in the face of fukushima people and elites would move to have all nuclear reactors shut down and, give up the bogus nuclear weapons insanity


      a project of TYPE Media Cente
      Tomgram: Smithberger and Hartung, The Pentagon's Revolving Door Spins Faster
      Posted by William Hartung and Mandy Smithberger at 7:38am, January 29, 2019.
      Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch.

      Give Donald Trump credit. As a businessman, he’s brought into office some skills that previous presidents lacked. Take, for example, his willingness to plough staggering sums of money into five casinos destined to go bankrupt (and then jump ship, money in hand, leaving others holding the financial bag). Now, he seems to be applying the same principles to the Pentagon. He’s already insisted on establishing a sixth branch of the armed services, a Space Force, which will cost a pretty penny -- as much as $13 billion just to set up its new bureaucracy. And lest that seem too financially ambitious, just the other day he unveiled a 2019 Missile Defense Review aimed at creating a modern version of President Ronald Reagan’s extremely expensive (and failed) Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly known as “Star Wars.” Its purpose, as he put it, will be to “ensure that we can detect and destroy any [nuclear] missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime.” The cost: possibly up to a trillion dollars without such a system being in any meaningful way capable of taking out Russian or Chinese missiles launched at the U.S. As a plan, however, it could hit the Trumpian trifecta: putting high-tech weaponry in space, heating up a new global nuclear arms race, and busting a Pentagon budget that’s already in the stratosphere.
      And give Donald Trump credit for something else as well: he doesn’t let go of his obsessions easily. Take that “great, great wall” of his on our southern border that shut much of the government down for five weeks, could in the end cost tens of billions of dollars, and is likely to achieve next to nothing. (He even focused a significant part of his recent Missile Defense Review presentation on it.) In the process, he’s left open the possibility of declaring a national emergency and essentially pirating the initial construction money from... you guessed it, the Pentagon. Unfortunately, the space equivalent of a great wall (“missile defense”), similarly capable of stopping next to nothing, will in cost terms reduce the border wall to, as comedian Jackie Gleason used to say, a “mere bag of shells.”


      the oligarchs and billionaires like bill gates and the mercers do not play fair. they do not care. their nuclear investments must be protected! gates with his boondogles. infrastructure sustainability, humanity be damned to bail out the nuclear monsters, as mega tons of nuclear waste accrue

    3. Harvey Wasserman: America’s “Hole-in-the-Head” Nuke Suicide Pact Gets Court Approval 

      Reblogged from

      Harvey Wasserman: America’s “Hole-in-the-Head” Nuke Suicide Pact Gets Court Approval
      Posted by Christina MacPherson By Harvey Wasserman, 18 April 19

      he Supreme Court has just now certified the deadliest and most economically destructive scam of the entire Trump catastrophe.

      Every downwind American is now threatened with deadly radiation while state after state bankrupts itself with soaring electric bills and ecological disaster, crippling the Solartopian green energy revolution.

      It is, in short, the “hole in the head” wave of massive state-based nuke bailouts

      All across the US, brain-dead Trumpist legislatures are scamming public billions into dying nuke reactors that pose the #1 threat to human survival on this planet.

      All the world’s 440 reactors (98 in the US) are decrepit, crumbling, ready to blow. They’re uninspected, under-maintained, filthy, falling apart. They emit massive quantities of heat and radiation that cause climate chaos. Most are huge money-losers that can’t compete with green Solartopian technologies.

      They are epitomized by Ohio’s infamous “hole in the head” Davis-Besse nuke, currently crumbling outside Toledo. In keeping with the Luddite wave now sweeping Trumpnation, the Ohio legislature may soon fork over billions to keep it running toward the ultimate failure.

      The state-based nuke bailout craze actually started with New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

      In 2016-2017, he began gouging the Empire State for some $7.6 billion to underwrite four dying upstate nukes. All lose mega-cash while killing countless jobs by raising electric rates and blocking renewables.

      Wind, solar, batteries and LED/efficiency were set to make the Empire state both energy independent and fully employed. But Cuomo is blocking that by scamming ratepayers as far away as Long Island who get zero juice from the nukes they’re being forced to subsidize.

      Cuomo originally promised the payouts would soon decline. Instead, they rose $50 million this year, even beyond the original bailout scam.

      The Illinois legislature is doing the same for three downstate reactors. New Jersey and Pennsylvania are contemplating a similar suicide.

      But Ohio may top them all.

      Center stage is FirstEnergy’s infamous money-losing Davis-Besse “hole-in-the-head” nuke near Toledo. Its bankrupt owner’s precursor blacked out the entire Northeast in 2003. FE says without a gargantuan bailout, DB will shut by 2021.

      So the gerrymandered GOP legislature may soon gouge tax/ratepayers some $300 million/year to keep DB and the nearby Perry reactor open, dooming the state’s remnant rust belt economy.

      DB dumps its waste heat into Lake Erie, between Toledo and Cleveland. A 1977 accident portended what destroyed its clone, Three Mile Island Unit Two, on March 28, 1979. TMI2’s owners later sued because lessons learned at DB that might’ve helped them avoid their own disaster were not passed on.

      500 words left original article

    4. Trump launched a raid on Yemen on his 3rd day in office that killed a bunch of children, including the daughter of an American citizen. It was a hoax from day one, abetted by the MAGA-left. Jeff St. Clair

      Brian Trautman
      Over the past four years, a massive humanitarian catastrophe has unfolded in Yemen, a direct result of the illegal Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war, which has killed well over ten thousand Yemenis, mostly civilians, & left millions more suffering deadly famine & diseases like cholera.…
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      Eve Ottenberg
      Eve Ottenberg
      Replying to @BrianJTrautman @JSCCounterPunch
      With his awful Yemen veto, Trump showed that his non-interventionist stance is a hoax

    5. Libertarian Fundamentalist Christian Patriarchal
      Home Schooled Family of 13 children
      Turpin Family

      ap news

      “When deputies arrived, they were shocked by what they discovered. A 22-year-old son was chained to a bed and two girls had just been set free from their shackles. The house was covered in filth and the stench of human waste was overwhelming.

      Children said they were beaten, caged and shackled to beds if they didn’t obey their parents. Judge Bernard Schwartz said the children were not allowed to be filmed or photographed. Most of the 13 children — who ranged in age from 2 to 29 — were severely underweight and hadn’t bathed for months.

      The desperate cry for help from the 17-year-old came after a lifetime of living in such isolation, the girl didn’t know her address, the month of the year or what the word “medication” meant. But she knew enough to punch the digits 9-1-1 into a barely workable cellphone and then began describing years of horrific abuse to a police dispatcher.

      Deputies testified that the children said they were only allowed to shower once a year. They were mainly kept in their rooms except for meals, which had been reduced from three to one per day, a combination of lunch and dinner. The 17-year-old complained that she could no longer stomach peanut butter sandwiches — they made her gag.

      The children weren’t allowed to play like normal children. Other than an occasional family trip to Las Vegas or Disneyland, which one of the daughters mentioned at Friday’s hearing, they rarely left the home. They slept during the day and were active a few hours at night.

      Although the couple filed paperwork with the state to homeschool their children, learning was limited. The oldest daughter only completed third grade. “We don’t really do school. I haven’t finished first grade,” the 17-year-old said, according to Deputy Manuel Campos.

      The children said they were beaten, caged and shackled to beds if they didn’t obey their parents. Investigators found that the toddler had not been abused, but all of the children were hospitalized after they were discovered.”

      Reminiscent of the insestuous DUGGAR tv family or polygamists and weirdos in Utah

  3. Constant agitation and pestering seems to be the spirit of the times. No longer can a person in America simply go along living his or her life. We are constantly reminded of our skin color, our race, our gender, privileges, income, education, and so on . . . peace of mind must be the enemy of the time. And to what end? Dogged and harassed from sun rise to sun set.

    The burning of Notre Dame reminded me of being in Paris and visiting the Cathedral in the winter of 1964. Paris and France were still recovering from WWII, and Jean Paul Sartre was still defending Stalin and Communism. But it was easier to just be a person in the world and not the target of outlandish dispute. Malicious gadflies.

    The Mutant meltdown? Spiteful genes? Seems likely. A decline in intelligence? Definitely. No one knows anything now. You might want to check out the CRUMBLING GENOME.

    1. Sarte did not defend stalinism or communism. whay lie? or is it dementia. 70 percent of all Russians now consider Stalin, their greatest leader. You are an ignorant, demented old bloviator. You simply make things up as you go along. You know nothing of genetics or biochemistry or much of anything really.

    2. Now who is ignorant?

      From the NYT Archive: Was Sartre A Stalinist?

      "I have over the years in many essays taken issue with Sartre's often ambiguous support of Communist policy. My essay on him in ''Important Nonsense'' was an effort to show a Stalinist content in his most profound reflections on society. How this could be regarded as protective of his more superficial and less studied political judgments is just beyond me. Let me add that Sidney Hook and George Lichtheim, who would hardly have been partial to an essay protecting Stalinism, expressed no little admiration for my piece on Sartre's ''Critique'' when it appeared in Dissent. LIONEL ABEL New York Raymond Rosenthal replies:

      I call Sartre a ''solid Stalinist'' because he is fully in accord with all the essential points of Stalinist doctrine: that is, the necessity for terror to build ''socialism,'' the idea that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was running the country and its economy for the benefit of the working class and, finally, that nothing that had happened since the October Revolution had changed the nature of the state in any way. Mr. Abel should read Sartre himself in his book ''The Ghost of Stalin,'' pages 65-81, where all these ideas are forcefully presented."

      The Falling-Out of Camus and Sartre

      "Camus and Sartre's falling-out in the summer of 1952, which was played out in full view of the public, was a signal, a political watershed. The rupture, in the midst of the Cold War, split the camps. For decades, people would say: Sartre or Camus? Should we hope for a better world in the distant future at the price of accepting state terror? The revolutionary mass politics espoused by Sartre in the name of Marxism would seem to contain this tradeoff. Or should we refuse to sacrifice people for an ideal, as Camus' humanist principles required?"

    3. I dont care buffoon. Trying to go off track as usual.

    4. genetic mutations related to covalent bonding. epigenetic more related to hydrogen bonding. epigeteic disruption can be increased a thousand times by disruptions in protein alignments and protein sythesis caused by radionuclide catalyzed damage and changes to cell environments

  4. Anyone who has read Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason knows how disappointed he was in Soviet style marxism. The book is a monumental warning about how social organization ossifies and becomes imbued with power relations that degrade purpose and social unity. This same critique has been leveled by many on the left who warn that the revolution is never won.

    1. Yes, a great many Communist enthusiasts changed their minds and slunk away after The Gulag Archipelago was published. But when the Black Book Of Communism was published (after Sartre's death) many French intellectuals were still outraged.

      Toward the end of Being And Nothingness as a time period Sartre was already becoming a Marxist which requires a certain resignation from reason. Coercion is implicit in Marxism. Sartre lacked an ethics.

      "I hated my childhood and everything that remains of it." By contrast I loved my childhood and cherish what remains of it. So you can see why I might have a natural reaction to Sartre's flirtations with totalitarian government. Still I liked one of the novels in the Trilogy. Nausea was almost unreadable being it is said the result of a mescaline trip.

      I suspect one needs a rough childhood in order to buy into Marxism, the need for state coercion and the reward in a distant future. This is Christianity stripped of the Transcendent. And the road to misery. I am sure there are a multitude of mini Sartre's in America embodying one or another stage of his life.

      As a phenomenologist he needed to take one more step but the hatred he felt made it impossible.


      NOVEMBER 30, 2018
      Sacrificing Children: Pesticides in the Time of Oligarchy

      Photo Source Andy Powell | CC BY 2.0
      Oligarchy is bad for children’s health

      All past civilizations protected children. It was self-evident that healthy children assured continuity, security and happiness.

      However, machine-powered civilizations give the illusion corporations, oligarchies, and the government control everything. Children fade in this confused vision. The disproportional power of the few dehumanizes everything, including children.

      Oligarchs control medicine, drugs, chemicals, farming and politics. If their products harm children, their lobbyists, scientists and politicians cover up the truth.

    3. Got this one from Dr. Caldicott.
      Boy if there is someone who understands the accumulating inequality of wealth in america, it is Jimmy Carter.
      He is the only president or ex-president who is unafraid to come out, and tell it how it is.

      He Hosays straightup tjay america is an oligarchuc state. Not a democracy.

      Jimmy Carter ended Richard Nixons evil drive to build a thousand reactors in america by 1999 .
      That would have ruined america long ago.

      Jimmy carter was also committed to peace and nuclear disarmament. He still is!

      Jimmy Carter recently noted that that United States has been at continuous war, for all but about 25 years of it's existence.

      There has been a concerted effort on the internet to go after Dr. Caldicott

      Recently the resident troll here, said it does not not like Dr. Caldicott and thinks she is a bad scientist.

      This shows how stupid the troll and other trolls are because, Dr Caldicott has never claimed to be a field or bench scientist.

      Dr. Caldicott is one of the best pediatricians in the world. She is the most powerfully-effective childrens advocate and, antinuclear advocate in the world. She has been at it for 50 years.

      Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”

      Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United.

    4. ReBlogged From Rielpolitik

      DAS KAPITAL: ‘Rationalised Plunder’, Failed Economics – By Rex Weyler
      Source –

      – “…Neo-classical economic theory works just fine, but only if one ignores the human and ecological costs: poverty, squalor, homelessness, migrations, biodiversity loss, global heating, disappearing forests, toxic land and water, and rising, acidic oceans. Capitalism is designed to benefit those who have capital, the wealthy. For most of humanity, modern neo-classical economics erodes well being. For the ecosystem at large, neo-classical economics serves as a rationalisation for plunder”

      Failed Economics – By Rex Weyler

      “The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer,” is an ancient maxim that dates back thousands of years. In our era, we must add: “And wild nature gets trampled.”

      A recently cleared forest in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. © Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace

      At the end of 2018, Credit Suisse published its updated report on global wealth. Forty-two-million millionaires and billionaires comprise the richest 0.5% of the world’s population. That translates to 0.8% of adults in the report, possessing 44.8% of the world’s economic wealth. A decade ago, researchers commonly reported that the wealthy 15% of humanity owned 85% of the resources. Today, 6.2% (9.5% of adults) now claim 85% of the wealth. The rich got richer.

      The super-elites, the 2,208 billionaires — those who attend Global Economic Summits, own banks, buy off governments, pollute with impunity, and hold political influence in virtually every nation in the world — comprise not the “1%” but only 28-millionths of a percent of the human population. According to Forbes magazine, the average billionaire makes about $635 million dollars every year, $12 million per week, even when they’re on holiday.

      For these people, neo-classical economic theory works just fine, but only if one ignores the human and ecological costs: poverty, squalor, homelessness, migrations, biodiversity loss, global heating, disappearing forests, toxic land and water, and rising, acidic oceans. Capitalism is designed to benefit those who have capital, the wealthy. For most of humanity, modern neo-classical economics erodes well being. For the ecosystem at large, neo-classical economics serves as a rationalisation for plunder.

      A Prize for Ecological Ignorance

      Last year, international economists awarded their colleague, William Nordhaus, the “Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.” This is not a genuine Nobel prize, but rather an award sponsored by Sveriges Riksbank “in Memory of Alfred Nobel.”


      Dr. Busbys article

      Open Access

      A Risk Coefficient for Radiation-Induced Dementia

      Open Access Maybe reprinted
      DOI: 10.4236/aad.2018.72002 475 Downloads 1,496 Views
      Author(s) Leave a comment Christopher Busby Affiliation(s)
      Environmental Research SIA, 1117 Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, Latvija.
      The effect of ionising radiation exposure on dementia is approached by applying the causation models of John Stuart Mill and of Sir Austin Bradford Hill to mechanism and epidemiological evidence. Since ionizing radiation is known to kill brain cells in laboratory culture and to affect hippocampal neurogenesis in animal experiments at modest doses, it is reasonable to assume that exposure to radiation must affect neurological integrity and hence dementia rates in those who are exposed. There is persuasive evidence from the epidemiological studies of a large cohort of female nuclear workers that ionising radiation exposure is associated with significant low dose region dose-dependent increases in rates of dementia. Using results from these studies, the Probability of Causation approach (PC), conventionally employed for assessing cancer risk following radiation exposure, is extended to dementia to find a risk coefficient for all ages of 60 per Sievert cumulative exposure over the range 0-100 mSv. The finding suggests that natural background external exposures to ionizing radiation are partly responsible for the development of dementia in human populations. A simple general model for dementia is proposed.
      Radiation, Alzheimer, Dementia

    6. In response to Mining Awareness, which in my estimation is one of the best blogs on the internet with

      "Miningawareness on April 19, 2019
      In response to the above comment w, I continue to wonder if Kuru, and the related Mad Cow, CJD, and CWE for deer aren’t all caused by radioactive materials/fallout. That would account for the fact that a disease causing agent can’t be found and that it supposedly sneaks around the immune system. It explains many other oddities, too.
      Traditional CJD is like a fast moving Alzheimers."

    7. Six Points

      1. Problems of absorption of CJD Kuru and CWE proteina
      Kuru, CJD, and CWE are supposed to be linear proteins which are amino acids held togethe by peeptide bonds.
      Peptide bonds are very suscwptible to breaking by stomach acid and digestive enzyme. That is why insulin has to be injected.

      2. Large proteins like these prions, do not pass the blood-brain barrier easily. They are helical structures. They also contain polar disulfide bonds which do not allow them to pass lipophillic tissue or membranes easily.

      3. The mechanism of action of the prion proteins, is supposed to based on thier abilitity to make cells generate amyloid alzeimers-like plaques in the brain. Abnormal proteins are supposedly manufactured in cells, effected by prions. The abnormal proteins build up in between cells, to form amyloid plaque deposits, that cause dementia.

      There is not a clear mechansim of action whereby the prions regenerate themselve or, force cell nuclei to generate the aforementioned plaques.

      4. Strong radionuclides like Cesium 137 act like electrolytes found in brain tissue and are easily accessible to the brain.
      Cesium 137 acts like potassium. It is easily accessible to brain tissue.

      Cesium 137 would damage and dna and disrupt protein sythesis in cells. it would do so, by damaging RNA. This would disrupt protein sythesis and cause abnormal amyloid protein synthesis. Much more plausible than the prion theory.
      Strong salt like radionuclides, would also effect the hydrogen bonding, essential for proper protein synthesis and transport in cells.

      The same could be said for Strontium 90, which would also have high affinity for nerve tissue
      like cesium 137. These highly potent gamma and beta emitter would also cause cell-death.

      Plutonium is mistaken for iron, by the body. It is found in neural tissue.
      Plutonium and transuranics are strong alpha emitters.

      Plutonium's actions actions would be more insidious .
      Plutonium and other heavy metal-like, radionuclides could do mulitiple damage to nerve cell tissue and glial cell tissue in the brain.

      The damage from Plutonium, includes the generation of amyloid plaques, that would contribute to alzeimers dementias and other dementias from cell death.
      it would get stuck in glial cells, lipose tissue, and nerve tissue.

      Plutonium would constantly degrade dna and rna process in the brain and kills brain cells as Dr. Busby, alludes to in his paper on radionuclides and demential. It would sevelerly damage hippocampal tissue, where new brains cells are made, as Dr Busby says.

      Radionuclides like tritium and carbon-14 would have easy acces to brain tissue, to create destructive environments in nerve and glial cells. They would also bombard rna and effect protein synthesis.

      5. There was a great deal of Nuclear Bomb testing in the south pacific before the Kuru was suppisedly discovered. There could also be a comorbidity where the radionuclides enhanced the toxicity or actually are responsible for the appearance of prion like plaques in the brain.

      6. The CWE and CJD have appeared well into the nuclear age with the glut of radionuclide pollution and fallout that began with uranium mining , open air testing, nuclear reactor pollution, nuclear reactor meltdowns and nuclear waste accumulation.

  5. Because human beings have a natural, instinctive, spontaneous and charitable response to suffering of other human beings and even animals, they easily fall victim to promises of improvement; politicians and demagogues know this well.
    You will not find a progressive telling an audience to count their blessings but rather their deprivations, their miseries, the ways in which his opponent supports those who cheat them. In a way that is socialism. And it becomes Communism with the admixture of state power.

    The unintended consequence of all this compassion or pathological altruism is the accumulation of mutation. We have been in one of these since the 19th century. A mutation meltdown. Some researchers say that about a 15 point drop in general intelligence and an equivalent increase in diseases and ailments like autism. Cruel Darwinian culling of the herd prevented this; and kindly human intervention has stopped cruel nature. One of life's cheerless paradoxes.

    So we can set aside nuclear problems and toxic chemicals, GMO's and electrode-magnetic pollution, it looks like we will still go under by our idealisms.

    1. Preacher bob, the Red Baiting evangelist in one post. It is Scrooge the evolutionist, in the next. Very inconsistent. Indicative of an underlying organic pathology and mixed extreme personality disorder.

      Though the trolls try so-hard as they might to degrade the discussion of this highly relevent topic, no legs or rational thought processes to stand on or by.

  6. Need an example of spiteful mutation: see above.

  7. I could read through Sein Und Zeit, but Being And Nothingness was I suppose too French . . . too redolent of French cafes and Nazi occupation. Better to reread Swan's Way or Watt.

    I do not know really. I think Sartre needed to go like Rimbaud and live in Africa. He could have retired on his Nobel Peace Prize to some pretty Africa Savannah. He was too destructive and perhaps paved the way for the even more destructive Post Modernists.

    Se la vie.

    1. the idiot
      most late baby boomers, most gen ex, most millenials, love post-modern literature and cinema
      which includes
      william gibson, the matrx, ursula leguin, nabokov, margaret atwood, borges anthony burgess
      you are not original
      you are just another dumn old
      Jordan Peterson clone

      This video is just for you

      Green truth

    2. You have listed some good authors, but you should not limit yourself to this recent century. I am not sure Nabokov is particularly good. He is very sophisticated but also corrupt. I am not sure what your point is? You should be able to communicate without insulting people. It makes you seem like a member of the Moron Club.

    3. back at ya ya demented, evil. old nazi- crud

    4. I could call you a poltroon but I won't. I will point out that you missed America's two greatest writers: William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. You make no mention of Dostoevsky or Tolstoy. No mention of Thomas Mann or Aldous Huxley. The Greek tragedians receive no mention nor Ovid. Plato and Socrates are omitted as are Dante and Boethius.

      But then I am not sure why you started listing contemporary writers? Were you hoping to impress me with your erudition? The sources of your profundity.

      I notice you are obsessed with age and mental illness. Nazis and liars.

      Well, get a good night sleep and perhaps go vegan.

    5. The topics is oligarchy . The wittow baby troll, always has to derail the thread with Jordan Peterson propaganda.
      It then meanders amelessly highlighting, it's obsession with Jordon Peterson. The obsession goes beyond anything one might imagine as rational. It throws a fit, when it gets called out . People can see what how silly it is and, what its true motives for posting are..

      Jordan Peterson the Arch authoritarian and racist
      crying and whining about authitarianism

      Green truth

  8. So around 1943 Sartre embraces Marxism having failed to come up with an existentialist ethics. I find it hard to believe that Sartre was unaware of the Stalinist Purges or what had happened to more than six million Ukrainians--starved to death in Stalin's political famine in the early 1930's. But it takes until 1960 for Sartre to express his disappointment. Something in Sartre was retarded--very likely his feelings as he was not stupid. Then to make matters worse he is an influence on Foucault and Derrida who spread this venom all over the place. What began with the French Revolution continued in a new and more lethal form. I would say that the burning of Notre Dame de Paris probably by some element in the French gov swamp is just the continuing insanity of French intellectualism. If only they had taken Gide more seriously and devoted themselves to Dostoevsky!

  9. My guess is that there are several Anonymous leaving comments here, but . . . it is not clear. When I had to change my email this blog would not let me use my name,probably since the machine assumed the name was already in use?

    In any case, I notice at least one Anonymous is OCD when it comes to Dr Peterson. Peterson certainly gets under his/her skin. I came across Dr Peterson before he became a world figure and found him to be a master psychologist. However, I do not take in his talks anymore or rarely because they are now fairly repetitious which is not a criticism. I assume that Anonymous is just the sort of person Peterson's commentary is directed at. And so he/she squirms and has determined to use Jordan Peterson's name as a way to condemn anyone who differs with him/her. Much like his/her habit of calling the objectionable person a Nazi.

    I believe Anonymous wants to be viewed as a very worldly,tough sort of person not taken in by this sissy talk about religion and feelings and all that sort of girly stuff.

    On those rare occasions when Anonymous actually addresses another comment instead of using his armory of insults he flubs as above regarding Sartre. Sartre was one of those French intellectuals who paint themselves into a corner and then become desperate for escape. Marxism was a bad choice. But I doubt Anonymous really cares much about general knowledge. And those that do like Dr Peterson are old idiots.

    1. The naaty old troll equates antinuclear with socialism or liberalism. . It equates nuclear weapons and nuclear bombs with masculinity because, that is what JORDAN peterson thinks.

      If there was ever a homo-erotic fairy, it is JORDAN peterson.

      The slimy troll is a coward. it preaches that childremn are not important. It preaches nazi euthenasi in one breath and, talks about family values in the next.
      The pronuke shills cannot rationally espouse nuclear in the face of fukushima and the overwhelming radionulide pollution that is destroying thhe planet and life on earth.
      Their so-called science shills dont have a leg to stand on so they send the Philosopher Queen William St George
      Watch "kermit peterson cries about individualism" on YouTube

      Kermit Peterson Has fit
      KERMITPetersons shallow unhinged interpretation

      All you have to do to be a raging queen and success is to clean up your room!
      It is that simple according to simpleton Kermit Peterson

      Poor wittow peterson has to put up with all these annoying people that know more about science or, really anything than it does. Remember the dumb lobster analogy.

      Narcisstic homoerotic lecture by Kermit the peterson on becoming a pseudo-intellectual racist, bigot and flimflam man

    2. Your age group is looking for Easter eggs. And chocolate rabbits. The Easter bunnies will be after you for skipping the fun.


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