KURT ANDERSEN ~ FANTASYLAND ~ 2017

~ WHPTTLGADTRH ~ We Have Passed Through The Looking Glass And Down The Rabbit Hole

~ BI-AAA-CFTOFFWSTB-WCO-F-A-‘F’-TBTU ~ Believers In – Anything And Everything – Can Find Thousands Of Fellow Fantasists Who Share Their Beliefs – With Collages Of – Facts – And – “Facts” – To Back Them Up

~ BTI-C-WMI-A-SHAHTRCOTAR-N-TDBOAAOTAATW-JLAN ~ Before The Internet – Crackpots – Were Mostly Isolated – And – Surely Had A Harder Time Remaining Convinced Of Their Alternate Realities – Now – Their Devoutly Believed Opinions Are All Over The Airwaves And The Web

~ NATFLR-RAF-A-WAD-BAC ~ Now All The Fantasies Look Real – Reality And Fantasy – Are – Weirdly And Dangerously – Blurred And Commingled

~ CE-S-GSEATAOMOETPAW ~ Conspiracies Exist – Sometimes – Groups Secretly Execute Agendas To Achieve Or Maintain Or Expand Their Power And Wealth

~ CEOTW-TT-CASOD-RAI-DLTIIADAPE-ITGGPO-RAH ~ Conspiratorial Explanations Of The World – Tend To – Connect All Sort Of Dots – Real And Imaginary – Drawing Lines To Impute Intention And Design And Purpose Everywhere – Ignoring The Generally Greater Power Of – Randomness And Happenstance

~ T-19502-W-FAF-ATO-WH-W-TV-NAN-HMP-SMT-C-TAA-A-NISA-CQ-HS ~ The – 1950s – Were – Freaky And Fantastic – A Third Of – Waking Hours – Watching – TV – Nowhere And Never – Had More People – Spent More Time – Consuming – Fictions And Advertising – And – Never In Such A – Continuous Quasi-Hypnotic State

~ DU-WBPOT-FT ~ Drug Use – Would Become Part Of The – Fantasyland Transformation

~ I-TAOA-MB-B-B-C ~ In – The Age Of Aquarius – Make-Believe – Became – Blue-Chip

~ NSHBAOI-B-LFO-TEL-A-TPR-HBWDUOTST-TFT-OA-DFT-TA ~ Neither Side Has Been Aware Of It – But – Large Factions Of – The Elite Left – And – The Populist Right – Have Been Wearing Different Uniforms On The Same Team – The Fantasyland Team – Operating As – De Facto Tag-Team Allies

~ S-CFF-P-COF-T-EF ~ Self-Conscious Fan Fiction – Permitted – Consumers Of Fiction – To – Enter Fictions

~ G-DTJT-F-IC-B-O-L ~ Government – Decided To Join The – Fantasy-Industrial Complex – By – Operating – Lotteries

~ TP-EB-1965-W-S-BFLC-ICBL-‘R-A-ML-EF ~ The Pill – Everywhere By 1965 – When – Sex Became Far Less Consequential – It Could Become Less – “Real” – And More Like – Exciting Fiction

~ CS-AN-F-0-PY-KI ~ Cosmetic Surgery – A New – Fantasy – Of – Permanent Youthfulness – Kicked In

~ OIC ~ Our Inner Child

~ R-TITNIAMCOTTAE-BEI-A ~ Relativism – The Idea That Nothing Is Any More Correct Or True Than Anything Else – Became Entrenched In – Academia

~ AT-1960-TWR-A-CBETV-A-ILA-AEWPTBODWTW-TDBOAFWCOMF ~ After The – 1960s – Truth Was Relative – And – Criticizing Became Equal To Victimizing – And – Individual Liberty Absolute – And – Everyone Was Permitted To Believe Or Disbelieve Whatever They Wished – The Distinction Between Opinion And Fact Was Crumbling On Many Fronts

~ TNUI ~ The New UltraIndividualism

~ BI-GSC-T-RFTHITTI-AMF-TCP-T-TM ~ Belief In – Gigantic Secret Conspiracies – Thrived – Ranging From The Highly Improbable To The Impossible – And – Moved From – The Crackpot Periphery – To – The Mainstream

~ CWSU ~ Casinos Were Suddenly Ubiquitous

~ C-ONMS ~ Celebrity-Obsessed News Media Sprawled

~ FTVEC-MMRLMFP-RTCAITNOT-STWP-B-MWPWWABOF ~ Feeding This Vastly Expanded Celebrity-Media Maw Required Lots More Famous People – Reality Television Came Along In The Nick Of Time – Sometimes There Were Prizes – But – Mainly What People Won Was A Bit Of Fame

~ RT-H-R-ITN-B-FTB-RSCO-H-CS-CC-AINSS-A-D-P ~ Reality Television – Has – Reality – In The Name – But – From The Beginning – Reality Shows Consisted Of – High-Concept Stunts – Carefully Cast – Authored If Not Strictly Scripted – And – Definitely – Performed

~ T-O-MT-P-I-C-BA-TG-ATA-IS-CEIOSCTUT-TB-CABUA-SB ~ Transforming – Ordinary – Mostly Talentless – People – Into – Celebrities – Became A – Television Genre – And Then An – Industrial Sector – Canny Executives In Other Sectors Came To Understand That – Their Businesses – Could Also Be Understood As – Show Businesses

~ LARP-TO-APTBCAOSITRW-SFDAAT ~ Live Action Role-Playing – Took Off – Allowing People To Become Characters Acting Out Stories In The Real World – Sometimes For Days At A Time

~ FY:K’R’US ~ Forever Young: Kids “R” Us Syndrome

~ PHOT;IWA-TV-S ~ Politics Happened On Television; It Was A – TV – Series

~ ATI ~ And The Internet

~ BTW-CIAOF-CNSNAFOW-SIWMEF-RAR-TP ~ Before The Web – Cockamamie Ideas And Outright Falsehoods – Could Not Spread Nearly As Fast Or Widely – So It Was Much Easier For – Reason And Reasonableness – To Prevail

~ ITDA-ETAFAPARO-F-SHAUWT-IARUAMB-ATRM ~ In The Digital Age – Every Tribe And Fiefdom And Principality And Region Of – Fantasyland – Suddenly Had An Unprecedented Way To – Instruct And Rile Up And Mobilize Believers – And To Recruit More

~ OTI-TPGTA-FAOBOT-DEOTPOBOIS-ECOAL-IEAVPTVOTTTTTOTP ~ On The Internet – The Prominence Granted To Any – Factual Assertion Or Belief Or Theory – Depends Entirely On The Preferences Of Billions Of Individual Searchers – Each Click On A Link – Is Effectively A Vote Pushing That Version Of The Truth Toward The Top Of The Pile

~ BIOYOFTTLTBIO ~ Believing In One Type Of Fantasy Tends To Lead To Believing In Others

~ BTW-IRWETFOSA-FOCITWCPIOAT ~ Before The Web – It Really Wasn’t Easy To Find Or Stumble Across – False Or Crazy Information That Was Convincingly Passing Itself Off As True

~ P-IIS-IW-AAC-WDMB-EOODD-H-TFAA-I-C-BS-S-A-B-B-T-GAG-AMT-K-TWH-OOOM ~ Pre-Internet Information Systems – In Which – Accuracy And Credibility – Were Determined Mainly By – Experts Or Otherwise Designated Deciders – Had – Terrible Flaws And Annoyances – Including – Complacency– Blind Spots – Snobbishness – And – Bigotry – But – Those – Gates And Gatekeepers – Also Managed To – Keep – The Worst Hogwash – Out Of Our Mainstream

~ AG-UIPMPOBML ~ Anything Goes – Unless It Picks My Pocket Or Breaks My Leg

~ T-SMOON-A-SSMLTN-IDU-RI-MAM-ILOW-T-H-ST-POPABOL ~ That – So Many Of Our Neighbors – Are – Saying So Many Loony Things Now – Is Doing Us – Real Injury – More And More – In Lots Of Ways – Fantasyland – Has – Started To – Pick Our Pockets And Break Our Legs

~ ANOC ~ A Natural OmniConspiracist

~ T-S-S-EO-AC-MIT-I-TEADT-RRO-AT-FN-O-T-OS ~ The – Sudden – Shocking – Exposure Of – Actual Conspiracies – Make It Harder – Ironically – To Expose And Dismantle The – Rare Real Ones – All The – Fantastical Noise – Obscures – The – Occasional Signal

~ IF-IHFPTK-WAWTDLOIL ~ In Fantasyland – It’s Hard For People To Know – Where And When To Draw Lines Or Impose Limits

~ T-GD-HCP-B-TWT-WW-RAHTBI-FAE-F-A-WDT-MG-A-C-ASMF-WSMTYRWOL-T-SP-D-OR-DA-OUVOMITETRHF ~ The – Great Depression – Had Chastened People – But – That Was Then – We Were – Ready And Hungry To Believe In – Financial And Economic – Fantasies – Again – We Decided That – Mardi Gras – And – Christmas – Are So Much Fun – We Should Make Them Year-Round Ways Of Life – The – Smart People – Decided – Old Rules – Didn’t Apply – One Undeniable Virtue Of Markets Is That Eventually They Reflect Hard Facts

~ UR-MOUWUOT-N-GCITKCAPFNS-EOTB-C-S-A-V ~ Until Recently – Most Of Us Were Unaware Of The – New – Global Cottage Industry That Knowingly Concocts And Publishes False News Stories – Each Optimized To Be – Clicked – Shared – And – Viralized

~ A-S-E-A ~ A – Stupendous – Exhibit – A

~ WNTA-AGP-YETYOOAYOF-B-NYOF-E-IYFFHP ~ We Need To Adopt – A Guiding Principle – You’re Entitled To Your Own Opinions And Your Own Fantasies – But – Not Your Own Facts – Especially – If Your Fantastical Facts Hurt People

~ PF-WCH ~ Peak Fantasyland – We Can Hope

RENE GIRARD ~ GREAT HERO – COMMON CHRONOLOGY ~ THE SCAPEGOAT ~ 1989

~ O-T-R-H-P-J-A-D-A-Z-J-M-S-A-RH ~ Oedipus – Theseus – Romulus – Hercules – Perseus – Jason – Asclepius – Dionysus – Apollo – Zeus – Joseph – Moses – Sigurd – Arthur – Robin Hood

~ MIRV ~ Mother Is Royal Virgin

~ FIAK(OANROTM) ~ Father Is A King (Often A Near Relative Of The Mother)

~ COCAU ~ Circumstances Of Conception Are Unusual

~ RTBTSOAG ~ Reputed To Be The Son Of A God

~ AMTKHAB(UBTFOTOOTR) ~ Attempt Made To Kill Him At Birth (Usually By The Father Or The Overlord Of The Realm)

~ SFDBB ~ Saved From Death By Benefactor

~ BUBFP(UIAFC) ~ Brought Up By Foster-Parents (Usually In A Far Country)

~ NM(ON)IKOC ~ Not Much (Or Nothing) Is Know Of Childhood

~ ORMHROGTHFK ~ On Reaching Manhood He Returns Or Goes To His Future Kingdom

~ AAVOAK(A/OAGOM)~ Achieves A Victory Over A King (And/Or A Giant Or Monster)

~ MAP(OTDOHP) ~ Marries A Princess (Often The Daughter Of His Predecessor)

~ BK ~ Becomes King

~ ABUR ~ A Brief Uneventful Reign

~ LFWTGA/OHS ~ Loses Favour With The Gods And/Or His Subjects

~ DFTT ~ Driven From The Throne

~ MWAMD(OATTOAH) ~ Meets With A Mysterious Death (Often At The Top Of A Hill)

~ HC(IA)DNSH ~ His Children (If Any) Do Not Succeed Him

~ HBINB ~ His Body Is Not Buried

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~ SM ~ Shopping Malls ~ James Rouse ~ 1958

~ FC ~ Food Courts ~ James Rouse ~ 1958

~ WLLA-PHP ~ What Looks Like A – Permanently High Plateau ~ Irving Fisher ~ New York Times ~ 06-09-1929

~ APT ~ Advanced Persistent Threat ~ 2006

~ PII ~ Personally Identifiable Information

~ CRM ~ Customer Relations Management

~ HDYKN-IE-H-U-EAV? ~ How Do You Know When – Irrational Exuberance – Has – Unduly – Escalated Asset Values? ~ Alan Greenspan ~ 05-12-1996

~ ONW ~ Omit Needless Words ~ The Elements Of Style ~ William Strunk ~ 1918

~ TWPTRIWS-B-IHBGFFYOM-WVCE-TIWWEW ~ That Was Precisely The Reason I Was Shocked – Because – I Had Been Going For Forty Years Or More – With Very Considerable Evidence – That It Was Working Exceptionally Well ~ Alan Greensapn ~ 23-10-2008

~ TWEEC-ITSOLY ~ The Whole Intellectual Edifice Collapsed – In The Summer Of Last Year ~ Alan Greensapn ~ 23-10-2008

~ LARP ~ Live Action Role-Playing ~ 197?

~ C-SP-AT-C-S-COE-HTSRFOPUAR-TI-ATCOO-TA-WAEAFABVOTE ~ Cliches – Stock Phrases – Adherence To – Conventional – Standardized – Codes Of Expression – Have The Socially Recognized Function Of Protecting Us Against Reality – That Is – Against The Claim On Our – Thinking Attention – Which All Events And Facts Arouse By Virtue Of Their Existence ~ Hannah Arendt ~ Social Research ~ 1971

~ HF ~ Hedged Fund ~ Alfred Winslow Jones ~ 1949

~ D-Z-T-B ~ Debt-Zombies-To-Be ~ Steve Keen ~ Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? ~ 2017

~ SID ~ Stability Is Destabilising ~ Hyman Minsky ~ Financial Instability Revisited ~ 1972

~ TTT-TDW-IASIB-I-TBI-IACE ~ The Tendency To – Transform Doing Well – Into A Speculative Investment Boom – Is – The Basic Instability – In A Capitalist Economy ~ Hyman Minsky ~ The Financial Instability Hypothesis ~ 1977

~ DIAECOACE ~ Debt Is An Essential Characteristic Of A Capitalist Economy ~ Hyman Minsky ~ The Financial Instability Hypothesis ~ 1977

~ MID ~ More Is Different ~ Philip Anderson ~ More Is Different ~ 1972

~ TATRETSFL-DNITAT-SFTLARTU ~ The Ability To Reduce Everything To Simple Fundamental Laws – Does Not Imply The Ability To – Start From Those Laws And Reconstruct The Universe ~ Philip Anderson ~ More Is Different ~ 1972

~ AELOC-ENPA-A-TUO-TNB-RR-AFIINAAO ~ At Each Level Of Complexity – Entirely New Properties Appear – And – The Understanding Of – The New Behaviors – Requires Research – As Fundamental In Its Nature As Any Other ~ Philip Anderson ~ More Is Different ~ 1972

~ WHPTTLGADTRH ~ We Have Passed Through The Looking Glass And Down The Rabbit Hole ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland ~ 2017

~ TITS ~ Tanks In The Streets ~ Jon Stewart

~ PWEPIAIWTCWIIS-TILAWTDWTCAITD ~ People Who Exercise Power Inevitably Abuse It When They Can Wield It In Secret – They Inevitably Lie About What They Do When They Can Act In The Dark ~ Glen Greenwald ~ 11-04-2013 ~ Guardian

~ WDOD ~ Walking Dead Of Debt ~ Steve Keen ~ Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? ~ 2017

~ EFACB ~ Eating From A Common Bowl ~ The Great Peace of Montreal ~ 1701

~ RSVP ~ Rapid Sequential Visual Presentation

~ FF ~ Filter Failure ~ Clay Shirky ~ 19-09-2008

~ WTSHTF ~ Norman Mailer ~ The Naked And The Dead ~ 1944

~ SHTF ~ Shit Hits The Fan

~ RDF ~ Reality Distortion Field ~ Bud Tribble ~ 1981

~ MOM ~ Missions Operations Manager

~ NDD ~ Nature Deficit Disorder ~ Richard Louv ~ Last Child In The Woods ~ 2005

~ FB ~ Forest Bathing

~ SOTF ~ Survival Of The Fittest ~ Herbert Spencer ~ The Principles Of Biology ~ 1864

~ FRB ~ Fast Radio Burst ~ Duncan Lorimer + David Narkevic ~ 2007

~ HJ ~ Hebbie Jeebies ~ Billy DeBreck ~ 26-10-1923

~ T-TEC-SBAR-F-F-TTL-IT-PIAGOC ~ Totalitarianism – The Essential Conviction – Share By All Ranks – From Fellow-Traveler To Leader – Is That – Politics Is A Game Of Cheating ~ Hannah Arendt ~ The Origins Of Totalitarianism ~ 1951

~ GFC ~ Global Financial Crisis ~ Steve Keen ~ Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? ~ 2017

~ BICTCDIOCWT-TITOBOAGC ~ But In Changing The City’s Desires Instead Of Complying With Them – That Is The Only Business Of A Good Citizen ~ Plato ~ Gorgias ~ 517 BCE

~ ATI ~ And The Internet ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland ~ 2017

~ TIO-EAPP-BWTARAWTAW-AMPTICU-I-TWIRBLE ~ The Ideas Of – Economists And Political Philosophers – Both When They Are Right And When They Are Wrong – Are More Powerful Than Is Commonly Understood – Indeed – The World Is Ruled By Little Else ~ John Maynard Keynes ~ The General Theory Of Employment, Interest And Money ~ 1936

~ BIOYOFTTLTBIO ~ Believing In One Type Of Fantasy Tends To Lead To Believing In Others ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland ~ 2017

~ HAG/HFBG ~ Hints And Guesses / Hints Followed By Guesses ~ T. S. Eliot ~ Four Quartets: The Dry Salvages ~ 1969

~ MP-DTIAWRAAT-TBTW-NMHA-A-DNPOTBDBIHESTBALA ~ Mass Propaganda – Discovered That Its Audience Was Ready At All Times – To Believe The Worst – No Matter How Absurd – And – Did Not Particularity Object To Being Deceived Because It Held Every Statement To Be A Lie Anyhow ~ Hannah Arendt ~ The Origins Of Totalitarianism ~ 1951

~ TIYLYKYAAOBE-WYLTW-A-WYLTR ~ Twice In Your Life You Know You Are Approved Of By Everyone – When You Learn To Walk – And – When You Learn To Read ~ Penelope Fitzgerald ~ Why I Write ~ A House Of Air ~ 2009

ECKHART TOLLE ~ A NEW EARTH ~ 2005

~ UYKTBMBTWO-TE-YWRI-IWTYIIWI-AAA ~ Unless You Know The Basic Mechanics Behind The Workings Of – The Ego – You Won’t Recognize It – And – It Will Trick You Into Identifying With It – Again And Again

~ WKT-S-CCS-GITFTTTFYTTDW ~ What Keeps The – So-Called Consumer Society – Going Is The Fact That Trying To Find Yourself Through Things Doesn’t Work

~ AAECC ~ Awareness And Ego Cannot Coexist

~ TPEPTYRTMSIO-A-MATI-TTBTSPTAAIY-B-TYAUOUTDWY-ITS-YHMTLFYE ~ The Particular Egoic Patterns That You React To Most Strongly In Others – And – Misperceive As Their Identity – Tend To Be The Same Patterns That Are Also In You – But – That You Are Unable Or Unwilling To Detect Within Yourself – In That Sense – You Have Much To Learn From Your Enemies

~ TEAWSFOPOS-TIAAHA-AASO- ‘NEY’ -O-IAL-TNTBF-IU-PAS-TGWIW-AEWIS-IINSFL ~ The Ego Always Wants Something From Other People Or Situations – There Is Always A Hidden Agenda – Always A Sense Of – “Not Enough Yet” – Of – Insufficiency And Lack – That Needs To Be Filled – It Uses – People And Situations – To Get What It Wants – And Even When It Succeeds – It Is Never Satisfied For Long

~ TPCOUINTSBYTAI ~ The Primary Cause Of Unhappiness Is Never The Situation But Your Thoughts About It

~ RTBY-TAE-B-TABT ~ Rather Than Being Your – Thoughts And Emotions – Be – The Awareness Behind Them

~ TECSASCS ~ The Ego Creates Separation And Separation Creates Suffering

~ NEHITPTCPYFBPN ~ Nothing Ever Happened In The Past That Can Prevent You From Being Present Now

~ VUP-ETOE-TIRIO ~ Very Unconscious People – Experience Their Own Ego – Through Its Reflection In Others

~ WYRT-WYRTIOIAIY(ASOIY)-YBTBAOYOE-ATS-YMART-YWDTOWYTOWDTY ~ When You Realize That – What You React To In Others Is Also In You (And Sometimes Only In You) – You Begin To Become Aware Of Your Own Ego – At That Stage – You May Also Realize That – You Were Doing To Others What You Thought Others Were Doing To You

~ ATGTIAIYLITFFAA-WYTTWIWFY-YAWFTW-YAWIB-DDYTYASATYHNTG-YCRWYDG ~ Acknowledging The Good That Is Already In Your Life Is The Foundation For All Abundance – Whatever You Think The World Is Withholding From You – You Are Withholding From The World – You Are Withholding It Because – Deep Down You Think You Are Small And That You Have Nothing To Give – You Cannot Receive What You Don’t Give

~ TDTMTPMIYFITEOTE ~ The Decision To Make The Present Moment Into Your Friend Is The End Of The Ego

~ TINTYCDA-A-WYDWB-TE-TTA-AOE-TI-AIMPP-ATMIMIAB-IOA-YATCOATYM-OTMIOWAAOEPIL-ATTTLUTTI ~ There Is Nothing That You Can Do About – Awakening – Whatever You Do Will Be – The Ego – Trying To Add – Awakening Or Enlightenment – To Itself – As Its Most Prized Possession – And Thereby Making Itself More Important And Bigger – Instead Of Awakening – You Add The Concept Of Awakening To Your Mind – Or The Mental Image Of What An Awakened Or Enlightened Person Is Like – And Then Try To Live Up To That Image

~ WYM-TPM-IO-PAF-TFPOYL-YATEWYD-AWITQOYL-ID ~ When You Make – The Present Moment – Instead Of – Past And Future – The Focal Point Of Your Life – Your Ability To Enjoy What You Do — And With It The Quality Of Your Life — Increases Dramatically

~ YDHTWFS-‘M’-TCIYL-STYCFEWYD-TIMMI-J-TYWEN ~ You Don’t Have To Wait For Something – “Meaningful” – To Come Into Your Life– So That You Can Finally Enjoy What You Do – There Is More Meaning In – Joy – Than You Will Ever Need

~ J-DNCF-WYD-IFI-WYD-ATITWFDWY ~ Joy – Does Not Come From – What You Do – It Flows Into – What You Do – And Thus Into This World From Deep Within You

~ YWEAAIWYAFP-AATINJ-AMTAE ~ You Will Enjoy Any Activity In Which You Are Fully Present – Any Activity That Is Not Just – A Means To An End

ECKHART TOLLE ~ STILLNESS SPEAKS ~ 2003

~ THC:LIT ~ The Human Condition: Lost In Thought

~ MPSTELIWTCOTOT-TNGBA-N-M-M-PSOS-TICBTP ~ Most People Spend Their Entire Life Imprisoned Within The Confines Of Their Own Thoughts – They Never Go Beyond A – Narrow – Mind-Made – Personalized Sense Of Self – That Is Conditioned By The Past

~ TIADOCFDTT-IITVEOWYA-WMCI-P-A-TUC ~ There Is A Dimension Of Consciousness Far Deeper Than Thought – It Is The Very Essence Of Who You Are – We May Call It – Presence – Awareness – The Unconditioned Consciousness

~ THM-IIDT-K/U/C-MIOAVFTT ~ The Human Mind – In Its Desire To – Know / Understand / Control – Mistakes Its Opinions And Viewpoints For The Truth

~ TTMIAUAPT-B-IIAVLWITOYLC-WYDRTIIOASAOTCTYA ~ The Thinking Mind Is A Useful And Powerful Tool – But – It Is Also Very Limiting When It Takes Over Your Life Completely – When You Don’t Realize That It Is Only A Small Aspect Of The Consciousness That You Are

~ W-INAPOT-TDKTIWATTSAO-GSOSYFA-AIPI-CI ~ Wisdom – Is Not A Product Of Thought – The Deep Knowing That Is Wisdom Arises Through The Simple Act Of – Giving Someone Or Something Your Full Attention – Attention Is Primordial Intelligence – Consciousness Itself

~ WITBD?-IWT ~ What Is This Basic Delusion? – Identification With Thought

~ POAK-I-TYAIW-TTM-IM-YDSTOHBA-BOYOCOTHB-TRTAOAHBTACIAAFOV ~ Prejudice Of Any Kind – Implies – That You Are Identified With – The Thinking Mind – It Means – You Don’t See The Other Human Being Anymore – But Only Your Own Concept Of That Human Being – To Reduce The Aliveness Of Another Human Being To A Concept Is Already A Form Of Violence

~ BAEWTSO-‘NK’-TTYB-M-BTMIATTCAI-IIAO-NK-WYCBAEW-NK-YHAGBTM-ADKTIN-CTAOOTS ~ Become At Ease With The State Of – “Not Knowing” – This Takes You Beyond – Mind – Because The Mind Is Always Trying To Conclude And Interpret – It Is Afraid Of Not Knowing – When You Can Be At Ease With – Not Knowing – You Have Already Gone Beyond The Mind – A Deeper Knowing That Is Non-Conceptual Then Arises Out Of That State

~ T-‘I’-TINSFL-IIA-M-MSOWYA-CBTP-A-STFIFITF ~ The – “I” – That Is Never Satisfied For Long – It Is A – Mind-Made Sense Of Who You Are – Conditioned By The Past – And – Seeking To Find Its Fulfillment In The Future

~ WYLT-TE-YA-RTPMTAMTAE-YLFTF ~ When You Live Through – The Ego – You Always – Reduce The Present Moment To A Means To An End – You Live For The Future

~ WYGMAT-TD-TT-TFR-TYWTATI-YB-TOEC-Y-D-TBNOAGDME-BIM-F-A-J ~ When You Give More Attention To – The Doing – Than To – The Future Result – That You Want To Achieve Through It – You Break – The Old Egoic Conditioning – Your Doing – Then Becomes Not Only A Great Deal More Effective – But Infinitely More – Fulfilling – And – Joyful

~ CAR-A-FMP-TWTESI-FMP-ALPOTM-EACO-CARATOT ~ Complaining And Reactivity – Are – Favorite Mind Patterns – Through Which The Ego Strengthens Itself – For Many People – A Large Part Of Their Mental-Emotional Activity Consists Of – Complaining And Reacting Against This Or That

~ IYDWP-CYDSFOE-SOI-TT?-YALA-TE-WLTC ~ In Your Dealings With People – Can You Detect Subtle Feelings Of Either – Superiority Or Inferiority – Toward Them? – You Are Looking At – The Ego – Which Lives Through Comparison

~ TEIDOCAFOM-IWGAA-IAEF-YCSYFSOSTSYA-MUTBLOMITSE ~ The Ego’s Identity Depends On Comparison And Feeds On More – It Will Grasp At Anything – If All Else Fails – You Can Strengthen Your Fictitious Sense Of Self Through Seeing Yourself As – More Unfairly Treated By Life Or More Ill Than Someone Else

~ BITVSO-TES-IANT-O-R-A-E-TMTSOSOWICSD-STI-‘M’-AT-‘O’-‘U’-A-‘T’~ Built Into The Very Structure Of – The Egoic Self – Is A Need To – Oppose – Resist – And – Exclude – To Maintain The Sense Of Separateness On Which Its Continued Survival Depends – So There Is – “Me” – Against The – “Other” – “Us” – Against – “Them”

~ TE-NTBICW-SOS ~ The Ego – Needs To Be In Conflict With – Something Or Someone

~ TOM-N-ITOTYCNEF-TOCFIYL-NMWH-OTIC:IAN This One Moment – Now – Is The Only Thing You Can Never Escape From – The One Constant Factor In Your Life – No Matter What Happens – One Thing Is Certain: It’s Always Now

~ STINEF-TN-WNWI-BFWI? ~ Since There Is No Escape From – The Now – Why Not Welcome It – Become Friendly With It?

~ DYTTMAIIWAOTBO?-DYFYH-AFMTGT-TIMI? ~ Do You Treat This Moment As If It Were An Obstacle To Be Overcome? – Do You Feel You Have – A Future Moment To Get To – That Is More Important?

~ FTAWYB-TAYI-TN~ Feel The Aliveness Within Your Body – That Anchors You In – The Now

~ T-N-IDT-WHII-IITSIWIH ~ The Now – Is Deeper Than – What Happens In It – It Is The Space In Which It Happens

~ YFP-NB-RTCOYL-B-BRWYAATDL ~ You Find Peace – Not By – Rearranging The Circumstances Of Your Life – But – By Realizing Who You Are At The Deepest Level

~ YCFYITPOF-TOPWYCFYII-TN ~ You Cannot Find Yourself In The Past Or Future – The Only Place Where You Can Find Yourself Is In – The Now

~ ALA-TE-RYL-MOY-T-E-A-A-AF-DAF-IR-YTE-WOFS-FTOP ~ As Long As – The Ego – Runs Your Life – Most Of Your – Thoughts – Emotions – And – Actions – Arise From – Desire And Fear – In Relationships – You Then Either – Want Or Fear Something – From The Other Person

~ WYMTPMTFPOYA-IOUIAAMTAE-YGBTE-A-BTUCTUPA-AMTAE-TEBS-E ~ When You Make The Present Moment The Focal Point Of Your Attention — Instead Of Using It As A Means To An End — You Go Beyond The Ego – And – Beyond The Unconscious Compulsion To Use People As – A Means To An End – The End Being Self-Enhancement

~ L-DNWOF-A ~ Love – Does Not Want Or Fear – Anything

~ U-OC-TIN-O-A-YAAM-Y ~ Ultimately – Of Course –There Is No – Other – And – You Are Always Meeting – Yourself

~ UMPTTCTAESBMTC-BBAOTATH ~ Unconscious Mind Patterns Tend To Come To An End Simply By Making Them Conscious – By Becoming Aware Of Them As They Happen

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~ TYFL ~ Thank You For Listening

~ UYSFG ~ Use Your Superpowers For Good ~ Pamela Slim ~ Body Of Work ~ 2013

~ DNGOALFASPADI ~ Do Not Go Out And Look For A Successful Personality And Duplicate It ~ Bruce Lee ~ 1972

~ IHWP-EWBH ~ If Honour Were Profitable – Everybody Would Be Honourable ~ Thomas More ~ 15??

~ PWTBTTEIGTBAR ~ People Want To Be Told That Everything Is Going To Be All Right ~ Michael Spector ~ Denialism ~ 2009

~ EC-REP ~ Extraordinary Claims – Require Extraordinary Proof ~ Carl Sagan ~ Cosmos ~ 1990

~ BTV ~ Blaming The Victim ~ William Ryan ~ Blaming The Victim ~ 1971

~ IIWT-EIIFM? ~ Is It Worth Trying – Even If It Fails Miserably? ~ Pamela Slim ~ Body Of Work ~ 2013

~ FMC-ITUBTIP-O-TLS-IATSSITCWTI ~ Far More Concerning – Is The Use By Those In Power – Of – The Legal System – In Attempts To Silenced Scientific Information That Conflicts With Their Ideology ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ TIYBO-JA ~ This Is Your Brain On – Jane Austen ~ Corrie Goldman ~ Stanford University News 07-09-2012

~ NRCKPWTWOTA ~ No Reading Can Keep Pace With The Writing Of This Age ~ Charles Lamb ~ Against The Grain ~ 1753

~ TCP-WRS-HBAWLCU-A-OC-NFA ~ The Countless People – Who Read Self-Help Books And Whose Lives Continue Unchanged – Are – Of Course – Never Featured Anywhere ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ UL ~ Undemocratic Liberalism

~ WAF-TR-O-TVOSSTCTF? ~ Which Arose First – The Regulations – Or – The Violation Of Societal Standards That Called Them Forth? ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ BUMMER ~ Behaviours Of Users Modified And Made Into An Empire For Rent ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ IE ~ Industrial Ecology ~ Robert Frosch + Nicholas Gallopoulos ~ Strategies For Manufacturing ~ 1989

~ DOI ~ Declaration Of Interdependence ~ Will Durant ~ 08-04-1944

~ AOO-NEE-ET-EF-NM-TA-FA-FB ~ All Of Old – Nothing Else Ever – Ever Tried – Ever Failed – No Matter – Try Again – Fail Again – Fail Better ~ Samuel Beckett ~ Worstward Ho ~ 1983

~ YCHA-PLIM-W-SMA ~ You Can Have A – Public Life In Media – Without – Social Media Accounts ~ Jaron Lanier ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ WHGW? ~ What Has God Wrought? ~ Samuel Morse ~ 24-05-1844

~ S-VFL ~ Social-Validation Feedback Loop ~ Sean Parker ~ 09-11-2017

~ HMP-DACHTH-BWQIIOTE? ~ How Many People – Does A Company Have To Harm – Before We Question If It Ought To Exist? ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ DYMR? ~ Did You Mean Recursion?

~ WTSHTF ~ When The Shit Hits The Fan

~ TEOTWAWKI ~ The End Of The World As We Know It

~ GOK-WIDT-OCB ~ God Only Knows – What It’s Doing To – Our Children’s Brains ~ Sean Parker ~ 09-11-2017

~ TTASIT-TAWA ~ The Truth About Stories – Is That – That’s All We Are ~ Thomas King ~ The Truth About Stories ~ 2005

~ I-HMF-B-TRS ~ Idealists – Have Many Faults – But – They Rarely Steal ~ Arthur Schlesinger Junior ~ The Cycle Of American History ~ 1986

~ ES-IOOT-MC-PD-A-CFTRG ~ Executive Secrecy – Is One Of The – Monarchical Customs – Plausibly Defended – And – Certainly Fatal To Republican Government ~ John Taylor ~ An Inquiry Into The Principles And Policy Of The Government Of The United States ~ 1814

~ WAWIITLOM-O-NTHAM-IBVW-HTTI ~ What A Waste It Is To Lose One’s Mind – Or – Not To Have A Mind – Is Being Very Wasteful – How True That Is ~ Dan Quayle ~ 09-05-1989

~ AITFSTF ~ Awareness Is The First Step To Freedom ~ Jaron Lanier ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ TS-T-D-DFL-WCADHSW-NCD-NC-M-M ~ The Short-Term – Dopamine-Driven Feedback Loops – We’ve Created Are Destroying How Society Works – No Civil Discourse – No Cooperation – Misinformation – Mistruth ~ Chamath Pailhapitiya ~ [The Guardian] ~ 12-12-2017

~ PIIAUT-TTLOLAHITBCTPAD-ROP-FA ~ Perhaps It Is A Universal Truth – That The Loss Of Liberty At Home Is To Be Charged To Provisions Against Danger – Real Or Pretended – From Abroad ~ James Madison ~ 13-05-1798

~ HPT-D-DNGOO-SASG-B-OOWAHO ~ History Proves That – Dictatorships – Do Not Grow Out Of – Strong And Successful Governments – But – Out Of Weak And Helpless Ones ~ Franklin Roosevelt ~ Fireside Chat ~ 14-04-1938

~ CEC ~ Concealed Electronic Complexity

~ D-IA-V-A-VAC ~ Denialism – Is A – Virus – And – Viruses Are Contagious ~ Michael Spector ~ Denialism ~ 2009

~ AEOD ~ An Excess Of Democracy ~ The Crisis Of Democracy ~ Trilateral Commission ~ 1975

~ WCBSAA-CBSC-A-WWCSA-WMPOIS ~ What Can Be Said At All – Can Be Said Clearly – And – What We Cannot Speak About We Must Pass Over In Silence ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein ~ Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus ~ 1922

~ T-NTBR-IATSGCOASITW-WOAPOGL-BTMYR-YMBD-MSOSEW-ANWTBW ~ The – Need To Be Right – Is Arguably The Single Greatest Cause Of All Strife In The World – Whether On A Personal Or Global Level – Because To Make Yourself Right – You Must By Definition – Make Something Or Someone Else Wrong – And Nobody Wants To Be Wrong ~ Tania Kotsos ~ The Adventure Of I ~ 2013

~ D-TEAA-TSAWOTFM-MOBTH-OWTRRC ~ Despite – The Endless Arguments About – The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Free Market – Markets Operate Beneficially To Humankind – Only When They Reflect Real Costs ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ IYAFYL-TAY ~ Argue For Your Limitations – And – Sure Enough – They’re Yours ~ Richard Bach ~ Illusions ~ 1977

~ C-HHB-EWCAR-B-TCTWTB-NU-CAI-HTBW-DAD ~ Commons – Have Historically Been – Extremely Well Controlled And Regulated – By – The Communities To Which They Belonged – Not Until – Colonization And Industrialization – Have They Been Widely – Degraded And Destroyed ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ TTDO-IC-[TC]-TT-HI ~ Tired To Death Of – Intellectual Charlatanry – [The Citizen] – Turns To – Honest Imbecility ~ Henry Mencken ~ In Praise Of Gamaliel ~ 18-10-1920

~ SC-AN-OF-OF-HB-TA-P ~ Social Concerns – Are Not – Optional Features – Of The – Human Brain – They Are – Primal ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ B-TI-CWMIASHAHTRCOTAR-N-TDBO-A-AOTAATW-JLAN-N-ATFLR ~ Before – The Internet – Crackpots Were Mostly Isolated And Surely Had A Harder Time Remaining Convinced Of Their Alternate Realities – Now – Their Devoutly Believed Opinions – Are – All Over The Airwaves And The Web – Just Like Actual News – Now – All The Fantasies Look Real ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland ~ 2017

~ TWTDW-S-I-NTBPTI-B-TTIWAA-ASRI-CI-A-MIFIAR ~ The Way To Deal With – Superstition Is – Not To Be Polite To It – But – To Tackle It With All Arms – And So Rout It – Cripple It – And – Make It Forever Infamous And Ridiculous ~ Henry Mencken ~ [Baltimore Evening Sun] ~ 1925

~ TEAOULAAFP-DNF-TDO-AVMCI-C-ITM-NWTTNTF-BW-TU ~ The Early Advocates Of Universal Literacy And A Free Press – Did Not Foresee – The Development Of – A Vast Mass Communications Industry – Concerned – In The Main – Neither With The True Nor The False – But With – The Unreal ~ Aldous Huxley~ Brave New World Revisited ~ 1958

~ FFI ~ Fugitive From Injustice ~ Farley Mowat ~ Michael Harris ~ Party Of One ~ 2014

~ FTTTTYST ~ Finding The Thread That Ties Your Story Together ~ Pamela Slim ~ Body Of Work ~ 2013

~ AN ~ Authoritarian Neoliberalism

~ IR-C-A-F-IR-M-A-DFC-WCGB-C-ETWTA-ETWRAE-P-C ~ I Regard – Consciousness – As – Fundamental – I Regard – Matter – As – Derivative From Consciousness – We Cannot Get Behind – Consciousness – Everything That We Talk About – Everything That We Regard As Existing – Postulates – Consciousness ~ Max Planck ~ 25-01-1931

~ AE-VP-MPA ~ All Evil – Visibly Personified – Made Practically Assailable ~ Herman Melville ~ Moby-Dick ~ 1851

~ PST-MOTBOPTAROLT-WLIPBTAOAS ~ Psychology Suggests That – Most Of The Beliefs Or Programs That Are Running Our Life Today – Were Locked In Place By The Age Of Around – Seven ~ Tania Kotsos ~ The Adventure Of I ~ 2013

~ ANSB-QM-HNYUI ~ Anyone Not Shocked By – Quantum Mechanics – Has Not Yet Understood It ~ Niels Bohr ~ Karen Barad ~ Meeting the Universe Halfway ~ 2007

~ WSFTUPWWD? ~ Who Speaks For The Unknown People Who Will Die? ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ~ AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY ~ 1943

~ AHEIAHB ~ An Honest Ego In A Healthy Body

~ AETSN ~ An Eye To See Nature

~ AHTFN ~ A Heart To Feel Nature

~ CTFN ~ Courage To Follow Nature

~ TSOP(H) ~ The Sense Of Proportion (Humor)

~ AFWAIAIAW ~ Appreciation For Work As Idea And Idea As Work

~ FOI ~ Fertility Of Imagination

~ CFFAR ~ Capacity For Faith And Rebellion

~ DRC(I)E ~ Disregard For Commonplace (Inorganic) Elegance

~ IC ~ Instinctive Cooperation