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Episode 21: Sex in the Stall, Deconstructionism on Display, Gay Gnostics, Joseph Epstein

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.

Books

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

Music attribution

Theme song: Skinnin’ Lynyrd by Greg Scheske, a bespoke expert. Email him here: eidolonaudio@gmail.com

Background music for Lightning Segments is courtesy of Audionautix.

Episode 22: History of the Old Testament in 8 Minutes, Gin and Tonics, Three Ho-Hum Derrida Conclusions

Episode 22: History of the Old Testament in 8 Minutes, Gin and Tonics, Three Ho-Hum Derrida Conclusions

Episode 20: Fulton Sheen, Modernity as Gnosticism, an Apologia

Episode 20: Fulton Sheen, Modernity as Gnosticism, an Apologia