Am I A Butterfly?

10986426_349455528591295_4028438865993149464_nSomewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not with us, my brethren: here there are states.
A state? What is that? Well! open now your ears unto me, for now will I say unto you my word concerning the death of peoples.
A state, is called the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly lieth it also; and this lie creepeth from its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.’
F. Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra: The New Idol
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“I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!”

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“We came, we saw, he died!”

It might be the case that some of my readers will take my current remarks as a criticism of women, generally. It is not. However, there are certain more extreme feminist elements, globally, that will necessarily take offense. I am prepared for this reaction.

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The Soul of the Subject – Redux (Edited For Presentation to the Presidential Academy in Barnaul, Russia, 02-24-15)

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Once upon a time,  I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering here and there, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself.   Soon I awoke, and there I was, myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. (Chuang Tzu)

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A New Door: Let It Roll Baby, Roll!

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Heads were rolling in Libya last week, right along the lovely Mediteranean coastline. blood in the water… At least, that is what the new Islamic State would like you to believe. Now, mind you, I do not doubt their claim for one post-modern, neoliberal minute.

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After the Deluge: The Recovery of Ecstasy

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Modernity Eclipsed!

This ever-new-and-improved post-modern bubble in which we are living— routinely and affectionately referred to as the progress of Western Civilization — is not merely unsustainable, but it was wrong-headed from the very get-go.

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