Surely gratitude has more depth than the surface words we use, the please and thank yous that seem incidental, our polite acknowledgement, even if unconsciously processed, of our dependence on each other. There is likely no dishonesty here, at least not intentionally, and for whatever they are worth these declarations may be incentives on some […]
Graphic and explicit pornography is presently a multibillion dollar industry. On a global level, the equivalent of $180,000 is spent on pornography every minute, which adds up to more than $1 million every hour; and in the United States, the demand is met every 39 minutes with the creation of a new porn video (Ropelato, […]
Once upon a time, a young girl lived in a cabin in a deep, remote area of a wild forest. She lived there with her mother, her younger brother and her infant sister. Her father had left long ago to hunt for food, but had not returned and it seemed as though he would not. So the young girl, her mother and siblings had to survive on their own.
As I write this, it’s Black Friday, which to my mind is the highest ritual of consumer religion, attracting untold numbers of devotees of all races, classes, faiths and belief systems. Symbolically, Black Friday is the reigning idol of consumer religion. Already I have read reports about crowds of people vying for deals — people shot and stabbed, arrests made, fights and scuffles (there were evenfist fights over towels at Walmart) — all triggered by engineered scarcity and the promise of savings.