Mass Manipulation in Modern Society

Mass Manipulation is consistent element of contemporary collective society. Most people when asked or confronted would consider themselves not simply a product of society or social practice, but the polar opposite: unique, individualistic, one of a kind, special or uncommon. However, we all share a physical world and view it’s contents through an individual perception(…)

Dumb Americans – Class Struggle, Greed & Idiocy

Dumb Americans are everywhere. The growing economic inequality is destroying middle class America, reducing the population into a two tiered system with extreme wealth on one end of the spectrum, while the other end contains the massive ever increasing population of uneducated, delusional poor. American democracy has been obliterated. The rich control the political system(…)

The Great Divide: American Cracker & Yankee Defined

When I moved to southwest Florida, I was unprepared for the stereotypical visage of a predominantly rural white American, affectionately known as a “Cracker.” However, growing up essentially a northerner from New York City, I was accustomed to extreme diversity on an international level. I remember some of my old neighborhoods, especially Jamaica, Queens. Now(…)

Internet Doomsday & Socialization

Internet Doomsday & Socialization

Internet Socializing is ubiquitous in our contemporary technocratic society. Smart phone and mobile devices have become more then what their early predecessors envisioned. No longer simple audio communication devices, now the latest apps include all methods on instantaneous interaction despite the obvious physical isolation. Ironically, physical proximity does nothing to diminish the single minded focus(…)

American Culture – Serfdom & Political Divide

American Culture – Serfdom & Political Divide

American Culture – What defines it? George Carlin once said American politicians hide behind three things: the bible, the flag and children. No truer words were ever spoken. Political campaign catch phrases are wrought with colorful monologue that invokes cheap and easy predictable emotion. This has become the soup du jour tactic to insure blind(…)

College Scam – The Great Financial Equalizer is a Lie

The usual selling point for college admissions has been the reliance on the traditional acceptance and belief of upward mobility, job stability or even a mid life career change. The combination has created a profit system that has corporatism at it’s root. It has developed into the educational industrial complex resulting in student debt which(…)

Blind Patriotism – Why Do Men Love Flag Bikinis?

Blind Patriotism – Why Do Men Love Flag Bikinis?

Kate Upton in a flag bikini sucking on a red white and blue ice pop nearly “crashed the Internet” according to GQ magazine’s Twitter feed, while it promoted July’s cover girl with abandon. Love it or hate it, and people did both, the cover drew national attention. Upton, blond bombshell of the moment, can take(…)

Middle Class Death – A Local Perspective of Cape Coral, Florida

Middle Class Death – A Local Perspective of Cape Coral, Florida

Great Recession hit most communities hard, especially those areas designated as semi-rural and being under constant development. Cape Coral Florida was marketed during the economic real estate boom as an idyllic family friendly and safe environment. At that time, prior to the real estate bubble, it was regarded in some realty circles as the second(…)

Cultural Diversity and The Education Industrial Complex

Cultural Diversity? As American and global society continue to react in knee-jerk fashion to the continued devastation of the economic markets, droves of the unemployed will continue to seek a safe haven behind the walls of academia. Most will endeavor to increase their marketability through advanced degrees, reflecting popular trends in hot markets often conjured(…)

Religion Scams: Hypocrisy of The Pious

Religion Scams are abundant irrespective of faith or doctrine. Growing up and attending private Catholic schools in the lower east side of NYC, provided the fire and brimstone rhetoric to support so many of my bygone religious memories. I remember the first Friday masses and the Franciscan brothers sermons as well as the process of(…)