Eminence Front

the Heretick

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“Drinks flow
People forget
That big wheel spins, the hair thins
People forget
Forget they’re hiding
The news slows
People forget
Their shares crash, hopes are dashed
People forget
Forget they’re hiding

Behind an eminence front
An eminence front, it’s a put on”

Peter Townshend – The Who

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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One Response to Eminence Front

  1. Flaine Anderson says:

    Great post, Heretick. Loved it.
    I would only add my usual: capitalism (despicable target that it may be) is not the disease, but a symptom of the disease. Until we start challenging the right of civilization to exist on the face of this earth, we are going to continue with the same old same old that we have for some incomprehensible reason, submitted to for 6-10k years of our 2 billion year walk through this home of ours: injustice and inequity of wealth and power, oppression and slavery, the loss of community, the loss of our share economies, the loss of living in the here and now, and the loss of or mental, physical and spiritual health, strength and well being. This will continue with or without the curse of capitalism until such as we (or nature!) raise the indictment against the alien spirit of civilization. And I’m not talking about little green men with slanty eyes. Any power that wages the kind of war civilization wages against the wild (And against us all) is f___ing ALIEN. Build that wall, Donnie. And God damn civilization. Can I get an amen there, brethren?
    BTW, it’s still bread and circuses they tossin’ our way. Not red meat. They too busy convincing everyone who doesn’t have the balls to listen to the authority of his own body that that which is liberating and good for our health is ‘wrong’ to eat.
    Keep up the good work propagating the Counternarrative.

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