About Oprah And The Prosperity Doctrine

 

In response to buzz about a possible 2020 presidential bid by Oprah Winfrey, a recent TIME article seems to think Winfrey and Donald Trump have more in common than not: a belief in the so-called “Prosperity Doctrine.”

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Born On This Day: David Bowie

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I’ve always felt like a vehicle for something else, but then I’ve never really sorted out what that was. I think everybody, at one time or another, gets that kind of feeling; that they aren’t just here for themselves and more often than not they turn to the Bible and agree that its probably Jesus and God and all of that section of religion. There’s a feeling that we are here for another purpose. And in me its very strong.
–David Bowie

Deadfool And The Cabinet Of Infinite Memory

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It always seemed to me that the most powerful fictional characters would not be determined by their strength, wealth, or intelligence—but rather, by their ability to realize they were fictional. For what good is everything else if you are not aware of your own fictionality, of the true nature of your very existence?

In this sense, a character like Deadpool’s exemplary physical durability is really just a metaphor for his enlightenment as to the fact that he is a fictional character. Fictional characters can be chopped up, burnt, exploded, decapitated, what have you—but they cannot truly die, as long as there is at least one person existing who can keep creating stories (official or otherwise) about them.

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Holy Blood, Holy Scully: The X-Files Season 10 Finale

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I’m…totally not saying that Dana Scully is the Merovingian Goddess-Mother of the Upcoming Aeon Changeover. No, not at all.

Note: The premiere of The X-Files season 11 is January 3rd 2018.

“My Struggle,” the first episode of The X-Files season 10, ended with everybody going batshit paranoid insane—the New World Order apparently carrying out its fascist plot to take over the world.

We had a bunch of largely standalone episodes in-between, and when we finally got to the season finale, “My Struggle II”…everybody was still going batshit paranoid insane, and the New World Order was still carrying out its fascist plot to take over the world.

…but we also got some serious Alien Mother Goddess stuff going on, which was kind of interesting!

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The Legacy Of The Giver

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“You see, no one in our Community has any memory of the past. Only me. When the Elders need guidance on matters that are beyond their experience, I provide wisdom. That is now your role. To provide guidance in the present using memories of the past.”
—The Giver, “The Giver”

“A girl gives me several things to make needed money. The last thing she gives me are a set of 4 books called The Giver, that she had buried under some garbage outside where no one would find them.”
—Dream, 1/1/15

In the 2014 movie The Giver the title character retains the memory of his entire post-dystopian society; he is tasked with transferring his recollections to a young man designated The Receiver Of Memory. Outside of this little exchange, the society’s leaders seem pretty content with obliterating their history in favor for an extremely calm and orderly communal mindset.
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All About The Enigmatic Georgia Guidestones

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“Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason”
–The Georgia Guidestones

There is a uniquely American monument that you won’t see discussed very often in all the standard encyclopedias and travelogues: The Georgia Guidestones.

Located in Elbert County, Georgia, the Guidestones are somewhat of a “modern Stonehenge”—consisting of 5 massive slabs of granite topped with a sixth slab. Engraved on the slabs is a whole host of information, including something resembling almost a secular “Ten Commandments”:

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An Ode To The Human Ken Doll

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Interviewer: Do you identify as a male, or a female, or somewhere in-between, or not-at-all?

Alves: I define myself as…unique. And special. I don’t want to be like an average person.

One of the topics I follow in the news is body modification. Back in the Nineties, many of these stories focused on mods that reflected “Modern Primitive” and even sort of “Goth” aesthetics…extreme piercings, cuttings, implanting horns, etc. The classic text regarding this subculture was the 1989 RE/Search book Modern Primitives.

Today…the quest to expand the limits of body modding has sort of blended with the reality show plastic surgery vibe, most exemplified by the “living doll” phenomenon: the Human Barbie Doll, and the Human Ken Doll.

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