The Newtown Pentacle

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Thursday

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One strives to abandon the primitivism of a dualist philosophy and not be bound by the liberal fantasies of the enlightenment. There is no such thing as good, nor is there bad, both are constructs. Nothing matters unless you say it does, and justice is a fairy tale told to the existentially terrified or the weak. From the second you pierce the birth caul to the one in which you are wrapped in a shroud, there is only pain and pleasure. There is no regret, the experience of which is like chewing on a stone, with the same predictable result. History does not celebrate the good, instead we remember the monsters. Do you want to be remembered?

As you may have guessed, a humble narrator is in a bit of mood this week. One requires a short break, so single images of various scenes will be greeting you, along with rather depressing anecdotes. Happy Summer.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

July 1, 2021 at 11:00 am

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  1. Mitch, hang in there, we’re on your side!!

    Dave

    July 1, 2021 at 1:06 pm

  2. In your musings based on Marcuse and Foucault you’ve overlooked that it was such thinking as the Enlightenment and even the Protestant reformation that formed the basis of such post-modern nostrums of today. Post modernism and critical theory are the morally and intellectually bankrupt engine of doom for civilization pushed by bio-Leninists losers who could never achieve any status through their own efforts.

    Anarchism leading to an equalitarian utopia is a vapid fantasy as it will lead to social Darwinism which will eventually give way to some kind of social order. We humans are social animals where social stability, order and hierarchy are essential components to the survival of any tribe. Dualism would be restored most likely based on some power higher than man which would make it unquestionable and unchangeable by man and therefore stable.

    Of course, social Darwinism and scarcity of resources will select for the stronger and smarter, cleaning out the shallow end of the gene pool which would make for a better future society. Unfortunately, eventual greater prosperity would lead to growth of a new generation of SJW type social rejects and an increasingly isolated and incompetent managerial ruling class thereby the process of collapse and rebuilding would start again.

    But that seems to be the history of humanity and we’re fast approaching the precipice. Enjoy the ride little Buckaroo, ’cause what else are ya gonna do?

    Donald Cavaioli

    Cav

    July 1, 2021 at 2:19 pm

  3. Hey Mitch, if it didn’t sound so idiotically facile, and if there were any way I could make it happen, and if it were a result even to be desired, I’d say cheer up, it can’t possibly get worse. Maybe Einstein was an idiot.

    Barbara Pryor

    July 1, 2021 at 10:31 pm


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