Episode 21: Sex in the Stall, Deconstructionism on Display, Gay Gnostics, Joseph Epstein
Sex in the Stall. A couple allegedly has sex in the bathroom stall at a NFL games. That’s unbelievably gross. Deconstructionism is partly to blame. The fact that these people are absolute pigs doesn’t help, but deconstructionism feeds them. I explain how.
Communist Gnosticism. Marx, Lenin, and hatred for religion = shuttering of Greek Orthodox Churches in the early USSR. Homosexuality, deconstructionism, and hatred for truth = shuttering of Roman Catholic Churches in contemporary USA?
Deconstructionism. Summarized succinctly. Words carry no meaning. Therefore, anything anybody purports to know is merely what they derive from individual experience: subjectivism. No truth . . . only “truth claims.”
Lightning Segments. Hip and renegades: shaping American culture. More McLuhan.
What TWE is Trying to Do. It started as “messages to my adult children,” but quickly grew. What am I trying to do? Nothing more nor less than imitating the essays of Joseph Epstein and honoring Samuel Johnson’s axion: The only end of writing is to allow the reader to better enjoy life.
Taki Theodoracopulos, Nothing to Declare: A Memoir
John Leland, Hip: The History
Joseph Epstein, Familiar Territory: Observations on American Life
Thaddeus Russell, A Renegade History of the United States
Eric Voegelin, From Enlightenment to Revolution
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Theme song: Skinnin’ Lynyrd by Greg Scheske, a bespoke expert. Email him here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background music for Lightning Segments is courtesy of Audionautix.