That Old Black Magic

“Down and down I go, ’round and ’round I go…” A mask does little for those who are immunocompromised (and can in fact kill them), but a lot to advance personal ‘self-estrangement,’ and its Marxist antidote — (Aufhebung) “abolition” of man/society. For progressives, attacking the virus with the mask reinforces their attack on the person — which harkens to Marx’ “negation of the negation.”…

Orangeman’s Response

Trump gets a bad rap for his Covid response, which is particularly galling given that he was mostly correct in his attempt to deal holistically with the crisis, keeping in mind the bigger picture — and the needs of society overall — not just isolating on one aspect. The calls to “stay home” and “shut it down” probably led to more deaths than anything…

Main Currents in American Thought

Contempt, rather than respect — for ones neighbor — is dominating the American scene, as people degenerate and disintegrate. If Trump has been irresponsible, it’s not for not wearing a mask (which in fact “does not eliminate the risk of contracting any disease or infection” and can indeed create new problems for healthy people). But rather in not checking his egoism. A Covid avoidance…

Got Spirit?

The greatness of black people in America has always been in proportion to their unity with the Holy Spirit. But today’s activists, guided by a materialist ideology — opposed to that Spirit — are being driven by a power that undermines the dignity and self-esteem they seek.

‘Soul Of America’

Claiming, during his DNC speech, that his campaign is about the “soul of America,” Joe Biden proceeded to curse his country, insisting that “no miracle is coming” for Covid sufferers. Later he stated the need “to do the hard work of rooting out our systemic racism.” Thereby adding to the curse and fueling the doom. By encouraging the “systemic racism” narrative of the protesters,…

Dem Dogs of August

Few people have more to be grateful for than former President Obama, and by extension African Americans in recent years. And yet his remarks at the Democrat (Zoo)m Convention were more a litany of contempt, ingratitude and resentments — sure to stultify rather than ennoble his followers, turning them into savages rather than healthy men and women. If President Trump were more “serious,” he…

Rebels Killing Rebels

American style democracy — “by the people” — was founded by rebels oriented to (building a society around) the truth of man, and freeing themselves from British tyranny. But today’s rebels for democracy (diversity, inclusion, equality), guided by Marxist thought, are rebelling against truth itself, and making a mess of themselves and society. The problems of the status quo can’t be fixed by the…

IndependenceDay

Woodside, NY – July 4, 2020

‘Black As Hell’

Black Moldification (BLM) = racists demanding ‘justice,’ enslaving black people with (Marxist) excremental thought, diminishing rather than enhancing their dignity.  

Counter-Reformation

The involvement of Democrat leaders in the recent assaults on American society, should make it easy for non-Democrats to prevail in November. Recent (June) polling in Pennsylvania shows Trump with a 4% point lead over Biden — after trailing him there earlier in the year.

The Power of Negative Thinking

The murder and mayhem in the US, can be traced back to the miseducation in American higher education, and the lessons of still-in-vogue Marxist instructors like Herbert Marcuse, who professed: “Nothing is ‘real’ which does not sustain itself in existence, in a life and death struggle with the situations and conditions of its existence.” And “identity is only the continuous negation of inadequate existence.”…

American Black Hole

One day the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was delivering new paintings to her dealer Edith Halpert, when Halpert exclaimed: “Another flower, Georgia?” To which O’Keeffe replied: “No, it’s my ass.” Perhaps O’Keeffe was prescient in anticipating the metaphysical and literal black hole of American society, as seen in Superbowl LIV (from the twerking halftime performers to the Snickers selfiesiders) and the Iowa Caucuses….

The Right Stuff

Original NASA videotape of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, to be sold at Sotheby’s.

The Beyond

Art aficionados in the NY/Boston area might enjoy an excursion to the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art, to see The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, which closes on June 2. If post-modern art is about self-expression through performance art (selfies on instagram), then O’Keeffe can be seen as one of its progenitors.

Remembering

On this Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and also those architects of American foreign policy (from TR to Bolton) over the years who acted badly — using the US military in wrongheaded ways, and destroying countless lives — while bankrupting the nation and making the world more peace-less.

Genocide In Rwanda

“Why had the devil been allowed to walk among us unchallenged, poisoning hearts and minds until it was too late?” Immaculee Ilibagiza, “Left To Tell” (Hay House, 2006) On this the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, one can see similarities to the way people were educated (deformed) in Rwanda, in the years leading up to the genocide, and the way many Americans…

2019

This is America.

Election Meddling

Watched slack-jawed in Woodside as a ‘translator’ — in the voting booth — tried to show/tell a young (newly arrived) voter who to vote for. Republican victories today, seemed more a rebuke of progressives run amok than an embrace of the repugnant Trump.

Radiating

America’s leaders are loath to protect against, or even acknowledge, the ill-effects of wireless radiation on the unborn (and born).

America on F.I.R.E.

Fairness, Inclusion, Rights, Equality

‘Father’s Day’

Since the French Revolution, succeeding generations have been intent on questioning, even demolishing paternal authority (fatherhood) — especially Heavenly Fatherhood — with the result being an epic crisis of identity.

Remembering the Fallen

Also, on Memorial Day we recall the the innocent victims of American ‘justice.’

Roth’s Legacy

“Is it me? Is it me  Me Me Me! It has to be me—but is it!” Philip Roth, The Conversion Of the Jews (1959) Philip Roth (1933-2018) made identity issues — particularly Jewish identity — the centerpiece of his oeuvre, and with it behavior that ultimately undid the ‘self’ he sought to achieve. Many of the disgraced men in recent times followed Roth’s notions of…

Rockefeller Collection

Those interested in antique (brown) furniture, might find some deals among the Rockefeller Collection — with sales going on at Christie’s through May 11.

Unhinged

Would that the American people had confronted their government’s wicked intervention (and calls for regime change) in Syria, starting in 2011. That once beautiful country has been destroyed by American made weapons. The fact that the U.S. has been allied with Great Britain, in pulverizing Iraq and Syria, is not making America great again. Whatever claim the U.S. might have on greatness came when…

What’s Driving American Culture?

Will to power and the road to hell — no future in that. The better way is to align one’s will, not with demonic possession but with the divine will.

Badass Couture

Denneis Hopper T-shirt, available at Hayward House, NYC.

Close Out

It was announced that the National Gallery Of Art, in Washington, is cancelling an upcoming exhibition of works by American artist Chuck Close, over ‘inappropriate behavior.’ Allowing the show to go on might have been more constructive and instructive, with recent revelations helping to better contextualize Mr. Close’s meditations on identity.  

‘Unfold Yourself’

It’s become fashionable for ‘elite’ schools in the U.S. to dump Shakespeare from their curriculum, and with it the lessons to avoid bad behavior and tragic-waste outcomes (To be rather than not to be). But judging by the way things are (not), most parents and teachers didn’t get those lessons either.

Veteran’s Day

White & Black Hats

Napa In the Fall

Status quo for the California wine industry has been shown in recent days to be unsustainable. But, hopefully Route #29 and the heart of Napa Valley can be saved from the enveloping flames — with their wines going on to be part of ennobled rather than debased living.

Columbus Day

Most scientists and theologians would agree that the dominant forces in the cosmos are moving to unfold and gather-up creation (“That all may be one”). Perhaps it can be said that Columbus was an instrument of Providence in the progress of humankind. As things expand they also come together. In the realm of human affairs progress has led to civilizations being born. For civilization…