American Graffiti is a science fiction film set in the past

Independent Occupier

What is Star Wars about? Well if you ask George Lucas it’s about mythology. It’s a modern mythology given to us in that pivotal time between the late 70’s and early 80’s. The 70’s were a dark time filled with nihilism and violence. In fact the 70’s was often referred to as the decade of violence. Movies like Death Wish characterized this gritty landscape. America I guess you could say was a bit hung over from the Vietnam war as well as all the sex drugs and rock and roll. I wouldn’t know because I was born the same year that Return of the Jedi was unleashed into theaters. Old George on the other hand would know because he was at Altamont as part of the film crew on the Maysles brothers’ documentary Gimme Shelter when Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang during a…

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The Middle Ages never ended

Piece of Mindful

During the frenzy of the past couple of weeks, I took time off to engage in other pursuits. In particular I have been focused on Immanuel Velikovsky’s Mankind in Amnesia, which dovetails very nicely with other things I have read about on the effects of child abuse in younger and formative years.

Children that are traumatized in early years usually develop effective defense systems that they carry with them throughout their lives, often misdiagnosed as some sort of mental “illness” like “bipolar” or “ADD.” In fact, these particular “diseases” are rare, but child abuse is, sadly, common. The great manual of collected drivel that the mental “health” professions use to match their disorders with available drugs is the DSM-5. That desk reference, as Dorothy Parker famously said, should not be set aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

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