Hate to say I told you so.
Some notable tidbits that caught my attention included . . .
- Discussion of evolution and rape and the rise of the jock or alpha-male concept as the epitome of sexual reward, at least for white females (my words)
- . . . I can’t remember other bits right now 🙂
BUT, this all reminds me of Island, by Aldous Huxley, a phenomenal book and arguable guide for human life on Earth. Again, people read the books, or maybe they don’t anymore, that are on the reading list, but they don’t later apply the ideas that they read to their actual lives on Earth. If you aren’t going to apply those ideas to your activities and expectations of life on Earth then why bother reading the books? Just to check a box? People go through our educational system (again, this is a guess because I haven’t been there in a long time and I don’t study the state of the “art”) and fail to apply the meager wisdom and knowledge that intelligent and well-intentioned people managed to wedge into the curriculum and slide past the evangelical idiots who monitor such things. What a waste!!! It is a tragedy. This is how we have neoliberals. This is how we have half-assed voters who think there is a binary system that is bestowed upon us by some agnostic god, a system that we cannot escape from only because we have been trained to fail to imagine a better way forward. Because we have been seduced into thinking that things have been better before, or are great now, so don’t ruin it. But that is a fallacy. Things can get so much better. But you must imagine it first. You must consider it to be a feasible proposition to consider. Otherwise there is nothing but regression. And that’s what we are staring at now.
This book has been prominent in my thinking throughout the years of my life, ever since I read it for the first time around 1991 or ’92.
I won’t even begin to describe how much it relates to our lives right now, especially now, but let it serve as a guidebook for our lives going forward from this regrettably stupid mess that we’ve made.
Onward and upward! 🙂🕊️💜🕉️🌍🌌🖖