Category Archives: delusions of progress

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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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Historical Resource 1965

Absurdity in the face of overwhelming hypocrisy and paranoia

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When You Think You See Clearly, Look Again!

    You think dark is just one color, but it ain’t. There’re five or six kinds of black. Some silky, some woolly. Some just empty. Some like fingers. And it don’t stay still, it moves and changes from one … Continue reading

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Legacy

of the Empire  by Mary Oliver from Devotions   “We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. We … Continue reading

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July 5, 1852

I hear Frederick Douglass is doing some great things these days. What to the Slave is 4th of July by Frederick Douglass    Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What … Continue reading

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We Are All Collaborators in one Big Farce

 From Disaster Preparedness by Heather Havrilesky

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