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Mark Hackard – Dostoevsky and Strategies of Subversion

RedIceCreations Radio3Fourteen ‘Mark Hackard is an independent foreign policy analyst. He earned a BA in Russian Language from Georgetown University and an MA in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University. Mark’s online project The Soul of the East is to ensure the valuable aspects of Russian political and religious thought are made…

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Jay and Shawn Helton of 21Wire: ‘Mass Media Lense of Terror’

Shawn Helton of 21stcenturywire.com and I discuss the film ‘Nightcrawler‘ as an emblematic work portraying the mass media complex and their psychical subversion.  Nightcrawler details the transformation of independent video news gatherer Lou Bloom from nerdy crook to psychopathic success-bound executive.  The film is thus a microcosm of how mass media psy ops and aesthetic…

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PARASITIC PROWL: Analysis of the Hollywood Pyschodrama ‘Nightcrawler’

Guest Post: Shawn Helton 21stCenturyWire The Hollywood thriller Nightcrawler takes you on a dark ride through the seedy streets of L.A., as death chasing video-stringer’s hunt for the next story to sell. When you peel back the layers of the film’s plot – you see a haunting vision of American media, popculture and hidden meaning……

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Plato’s Phaedo – Esoteric Analysis

By: Jay Phaedo is the dialogue of Plato that concerns Socrates’ final words.  The discussion revolves around a proposal by Socrates’ associates to defend his views of the afterlife and the immortality of the soul, followed by a counter argument by a Pythagorean, and a final rebuttal by Socrates before the recounting of his drinking the hemlock.  A great read, the…

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Terminator Series – Revelation of the Coming A.I. Takeover

By: Jay I’ll spare you any Arnold impersonations, as The Terminator impersonation is perennially the material of hack comedians. On the contrary, the Terminator series is one of the more profound examples of predictive programming, establishing memes and implanting preparatory ideas comparable to The Matrix. While The Matrix is the classic conspiracy-genre trope for “awakening”…

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JaysAnalysis w Aaron Dykes: “The Techno Death Cult”

In this interview, Aaron and I discuss Bertrand Russell, the Fabian Society, the Cold War dialectic, breakaway civilization, and a selection of science fiction films Aaron found to be insightful, such as Snowpiercer, Soylent Green, and Zardoz. Check out Aaron and Melissa’s work here: http://truthstreammedia.com/ Download the audio mp3 here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEaFSr-jdTa_QE4PPSkVJw

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Plato & Dostoevsky (Pt. II)

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
We continue Russian academic Vladislav Bachinin’s analysis of Fyodor Dostoevsky as metaphysician and his kinship to Plato, the pagan philosopher who illuminated classical man’s vision toward a higher world of immortal essences. What ultimately unites Plato and Dostoevsky is the former’s anticipation and the latter’s glorification, even…

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Plato & Dostoevsky (Pt. I)

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
Fyodor Dostoevsky was more than just a writer; he was a penetrating philosopher and metaphysician who passed through the abysses of the spirit in search of divine perfection. In his work Dostoevsky: The Metaphysics of Crime, Russian scholar Vladislav Bachinin examines Dostoevsky’s kinship with Plato, the pagan philosopher honored…

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The Prestige (2006) – A Film About Revelation of the Method

  By: Jay The Pledge For most viewers, The Prestige was a film about rival stage magicians in the Victorian Era, alternately seeking to top one another in the dank climate of emerging industrial revolution and technological wonder.  Lord Caldlow/Angiers (Hugh Jackman) is the secret nobleman who has a flair for the art of illusion, while Robert…

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Magickal Kingdom Ultra: Escape From Tomorrow and Sinister Disney

By: Jay What is Disneyland?  Is it a classic incarnation of Amerikana, or is it, nowadays at least, something more?  Is it harmless, family friendly entertainment where the imagination is able to run free, or is there more at work inside the nation’s largest theme park/entertainment complex?  Rumors and speculation have abounded for years of …

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Creation Metaphysics and “A Single Unified Science”

By: Jay I have written on scientism lately, and in the archives several more critiques of scientism and naïve empiricism (its presupposition) are available.  The question then arises as to how are we to replace this bad, contradictory narrative of man’s “progress” with something better.  Is there an answer elsewhere?  Can claims of religious belief…

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The Cult of Scientism and Nikola Tesla’s Aether

By: Jay The Reign of Scientism I recently watched a BBC documentary titled “The Atom: The Illusion of Reality.” In Part 3, the host delves into the last few decades of quantum physics and makes some interesting admissions relevant to subject matter I discuss. The most significant section of the documentary deals with quantum electro…

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Philosophy Phoenix Arises to Annihilate deGrasse Tyson

  Or, Gödel Versus the New World Order By: Jay In the land of the blind, the 80s black science guy with 80s black guy mustache is king.  In a recent interview, high priest of neo-Darwinian scientism, Neil de Grasse Tyson expounded the true profundity of his worldview.  Tyson stated on a recent podcast: “interviewer:…

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The Theater of Media Operations: Snowden Analyzed

By: Jay One of the evident patterns that emerges concerning the theater of operations known as “media” is the never-ending rabbit hole of trails and endless, conflicting details that don’t and won’t add up concerning a figure like Edward Snowden.  The application of the military term “theater of operations” is especially relevant here, since we…

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JaysAnalysis Vindicated: Snowden Admits He’s a CIA Operative

By: Jay Edward Snowden is back in the news giving an exclusive interview to NBC’s Brian Williams Tuesday.  In the interview, Snowden has revealed more of his questionable past.  As witnesses can attest, as soon as the “Snowden Leaks” broke, I called scam, not because I simply call everything a scam, but because of the…

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Desolation & Redemption

Originally posted on The Soul of the East:
In the course of what is now titled Continental Philosophy, three figures stand out as preeminent thinkers able to probe the innermost depths of the human psyche in a way previously unknown since perhaps Shakespeare: Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche and Fyodor Dostoevsky.   These three were more or…