January 16, 2022

Arts and leisure

Freud on socialism

A Freudian Critique of Big Government

The concept of a person without society or culture has been a fixation amongst humanity since at least the start of our written tradition. With the first emergence of civilization in the Mesopotamia valley came the character Enkidu of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the first recorded use of this “wild man” trope in our earliest

Race hustling in America

The Division Industry

There were over ten million arrests made in 2019 in the United States. We’re currently operating our country as if the following is true: American civility and safety are dependent on each of the millions of arrests involving Black Americans not looking bad on video. When that unfortunate event occurs, the following is not how

Daniel Shaw is a disgraced psychologist

Psychology has failed us

There comes a time when we must admit a sad fact: The psychological community has fallen from their pedestal and now exist on equal footing with the likes of political campaigners, race opportunists, and mystics. Researchers like Daniel Shaw forsake critical analysis for the cheap buzz and chuckles one can garner from using magazine-level psychology

Why do Americans vote?

According to Kelley and Mirer , voting is a simple act with a single rule: Voters tally their likes and dislikes for each party and candidate, then vote for the candidate with the highest positive number. If this tallying ends in a tie, party identification serves as a tie-breaker. Using this model with political attitude

The narcissism of American fanaticism

While Marx famously called religion the opiate of the masses, the sigh of the oppressed creature, the soul of soulless conditions, he may have made his point a bit too fine to be precise. Religion is merely one of the huddling forms beneath the large umbrella of human groups – and the cloud of group

Freud's death drive fulfilled by big tech

Big Tech seeks to satisfy the human death drive

Aside from the search for satisfaction or pleasure, what makes up a human being? In the aftermath of World War 1, psychologists the world over analyzed this question with an increased fervor – unable to justify why Europe would forgo the profit and warmth of stability for the unprecedented nightmare that is modern war. Whether

Merlin's connection with Stonehenge

Merlin the Wizard & Stonehenge

Of all the strange facts about Stonehenge, the most interesting is that the current location is not the original home of the famous megalithic circle. New research shows that the structures were originally built west of Wales over 5,000 years ago, then mysteriously dragged for over 140 miles to the current spot. Interestingly, the finding

Desolate cities take stage

If you’re like most people, 2020 was not a year of travel. Walking through our lonely cities, even in bustling centers like New York City or Los Angeles, one might get the impression that humanity has ended. In the early days of quarantine, the first signs of vegetation growing over quarantine became apparent. The once

Big money in comic-book art

A new world record for the most expensive comic book art was set this past week, as a rare Tintin cover illustration sold at auction for an incredible €3,175,400 (about $3.84 million USD), according to a statement. Hergé, the creator of Tintin, had intended the image to be featured in 1936, but fiscally minded publishers

The Virtual Met Experience

While museums in New York are open with Covid-19 Compliant rules, staggered entry, and limited capacity, lovers of art have another way of experiencing their favorite galleries: A virtual Met experience. The Met Unframed is a virtual, mobile-only experience featuring more than 12 digitally-rendered galleries and nearly 50 works of art from the museum’s expansive


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