https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2038&v=4TuX4lrRYGE&feature=emb_logo What is the nature of rhetoric? Does persuasion seek flattery and gratification of the audience, often at the cost of the truth? Plato, who experienced tyranny and the unjust death sentence of his teacher Socrates, examines in the GORGIAS dialogue whether those who seek to win arguments… risk losing their souls. And is PHILOSOPHY (literally – … Continue reading In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth
Who was Timothy Leary? You may have heard the name, you may be familiar with his books, or maybe you are party to 1960’s counterculture movements already. KNOW YOU of the grinning LSD shaman and pop icon outlaw, who rode with the Beat generation, sang with the Beatles and Dylan, and tripped alongside the Diggers … Continue reading TIMOTHY LEARY & THE CODE OF THE ‘NEW BREED’ FROM HIPPIES TO CYBERPUNKS: IF > WHITE RABBIT \\ THEN > CHESHIRE GRIN (WELCOME TO THE FUTURE: WE’RE ALL MAD HERE)￼
Millions of dead cops. A fire in your house that is not contained in a 'place' that cannot be put out. A perpetual war to keep alive art and books you don't want to be erased from the universe forever, by the only tools you have, your tiny tiny hands, and an imperfect memory, not … Continue reading Facebook’s Rebrand as ‘META’ Stakes an Obvious Claim on Controlling the Future of Reality Itself: What is Permitted in the Politics of STOPPING Corporate Control of The Known World
RELEASING another episode of KICKING OVER THE SHOW in the next day or two. I will discuss the film 'Ingrid Goes West' starring the inimitable Aubrey Plaza. It looks like the system is functioning as it was designed, to perpetuate entrenched power structures. We should be careening over the cliff in the months and years … Continue reading It is Youthful Impetuosity and Arrogance to Attack WHAT IS. One’s Great Task in Life is to Reconcile Oneself to Pain and the Coming of Death. The System Serves to Keep Us Coherent, And When It Dies, We Die With It, Joyously.