Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Case For a Real Superman






The Case for a Real Superman


Popular culture is a mirror of the collective unconscious.  My interest lies in super-heroes—in Superman and Superwoman.  My imagination longs for transcendence, sensing the intoxicating lure of the beyond.  In traditional societies, we find tales of the heroic and supernatural, the cult of heroes, the veneration of saints, the honoring of gurus and prophets—all people alleged, in some way, to transcend—to escape the limits of ordinary physical and mental reality.   

So how did we get from living tradition to Hollywood and comic book ideas of superhumanity?  It’s a long story, but science and its materialist assumptions have come to possess the mind of our economically advanced societies.  Besides turning us into consumers, the official truth dispensers frown upon anything that smells of the supernatural, the supernormal, or the superphysical.  Sympathy or credence regarding such claims is forbidden.  Dissed by reductive science, the repressed ideas of super-humanity return through the outlets of popular culture.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Supernatural Incident in the Vietnam War

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I was told this by a police officer from Clifton, New Jersey, in 1983, and we made a written record of his experience.  In 1968, Celestino V. was stationed at a base in Bien Hoa, 15 miles north of Saigon, with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. Located on the plains of the Mekong Delta and flanked by native villages.

One night in February the air raid siren went off while Celestino was asleep in the barracks.  The base was under rocket attack and all personnel had to take shelter in the adjacent bunkers. Celestino got down behind a reinforced partition just outside the entrance to the bunker.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Killer Psychosis in Las Vegas



Good news for the merchants of death!  After the latest and greatest mass killing in U.S. history, stocks in gun manufacturing are rallying.  This is standard procedure.  There were surges in gun sales after the shootings in San Bernardino in 2015.  After the massacre at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, in 2016, gun sales surged.  After massacres, gun owners get skittish that the government might take away their guns; so they rush to buy more guns and stock up.  Meanwhile the merchants of death lick their chops as the cash registers ring with songs of joy.   According to Market Watch, the gun industry raked in $51 billion dollars in 2016.  And no doubt business for grave-diggers and funeral parlors was noticeably brisk.

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