SINNER MAN – CINNAMON MAN – SINNERMAN NINA SIMONE

The original lyrics of Nina Simone's SINNERMAN were a hymn of challenge, beckoning the foul sinner back to the fold. But Nina Simone answers the dimestore evangelism with a more powerful rebuttal: the tragic unjust plight of the Black Man in cruel America.

POSTMODERNISM IS THE BANAL CONSENSUS WAGING CULTURE WAR AGAINST ART, SCIENCE AND INDIVIDUAL GENIUS

How did a mere academic movement of the mid 20th-century metastasize - over less than three generations - into a neo-identitarian phenomenon powerful enough to be assimilating venerable institutions whole departments at a time? Public opinion (and therefore policy) is being subordinated to a consensus mediocrity, hostile to talent, individuality and merit. Is society helpless against this confederacy of dunces; or is there a deeper more sapient power dynamic embedded in postmodernism's banality substrate?

THE OUROBOROS LIFE OF STABLE UTILITARIAN CONSUMER SOCIETY

This is 2020 and our society is more utilitarian than ever. But it's increasingly a culture without heritage, locked into an ouroboros sham stability that's twisted to funnel wealth upward as nation-sized corporations destroy the planet's future. And yet our society is called democratic; so long as the turkeys keep voting for Christmas...

60 SECOND CONTRARIAN: “Science versus storytelling”

For us human beings, born primate, bred storyteller, we are terribly mismatched with our technological future. Here's a 60 second definition of the fundamental science versus story contradiction.

60 SECOND CONTRARIAN: “What is reality?”

First test pre-episode of UBERCYNIC podcast. Topic is reality in under a minute.

60 SECOND CONTRARIAN: “What is wrong with social media?”

Social media is a quixotic chain gang, prisoners shackled together by some antithesis of merit - failed wannabe artists, lazy scavengers of other people's renown - craving... 250 words more, read on.