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