Topology of Hope

Those consequences in a Mobius strip world where everything folds back into our own lives are not just “out there” but “in here” in our own souls, where the corrosive acid of self-deceit challenges the American belief that we are good or better or different.

Richard Thieme,

I was the Victim of the KGB

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We need to open our minds to a multiverse of messy possibilities in this world, or remain enthralled and embittered in our 2 dimensional delusional loops created by those who think being in control of burning ship is better than trying figure out how to put out the fire.

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What We Are Dealing With in this Land of Delusion.

We are dealing, then, with an absurdity that is not a quirk or an accident, but is fundamental to our character as people. The split between what we think and what we do is profound.

— Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

 

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”

Known as Hanlon’s Razer

Attributed to Robert J. Hanlon

 

…from the standpoint of the incompleteness of reality, we can even make a step further and claim that, at the very bottom, there is all the room we want, since there is nothing else there, just the void.

—Slavoj Zizek,  Less Than Nothing

 

And yet . . .

“I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself the king of infinite space”

William Shakespeare “Hamlet”

Is it just the very nature of humans to live in denial until reality, randomly and without malice, punches us in the nose?

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Early Autumn in a Summer Garden II

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Early Autumn in a Summer Garden

 

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A Little Wicked Funk

 

 

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Historical Resource 1965

Absurdity in the face of overwhelming hypocrisy and paranoia

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Seeing The Music in the Makers

 

 

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