This is my blog. The themes I broach herein are as varied as those of my research: politics, sociology, economics, crime, history, culture, war, political economy, film, violence, and literature —in essence, the focus is on the nature of power.
As its title — Ad Triarios — suggests, I seek to be as trenchant and definitive as possible.
Clearly, that is merely the aspiration. Socio-political phenomena, past and present, are complex enough; so much so that it would be inane to claim that one could, legionnaire-style, close the door on all issues discussed.
Yet I will try to set the discussion, as I always do, by stating the terms of the problem and providing (the beginning of) the solution to it.
All of this is to say that I look forward to engaging as many persons who will honor the blog (and website) with their visit, reading, and comments.
The Blog of Guido G. Preparata
I here argue that the late celebration of homosexuality and transsexuality, which has been intensely and predominantly fed by the main organs of the System, was never motivated by an empathetic desire to give “everyone his/her rights.” The objective of this campaign is altogether another. The goal here is to erase the notion, and thereby the societal and legal framework, of the familial nucleus. From a strictly organizational and political vantage point, the family unit appears to have lost, in the eyes of the ruling elite, its functional reason for being. Which leads to the surmise that the System is presently favoring a shift of our organizational structure towards models that are more akin to those of insect societies. Incidentally, it is also worth noting that all the techno-propaganda mobilized in favor of gender erasure is, in its aesthetic dimension, but a miserable, synthetic attempt at evoking a classic and notorious experience previously consummated in imperial Rome, with authentic, sovereign flamboyance, under the teenage emperor Elagabalus.
In this two-part reflection, I address the late flurry of invectives surrounding the ongoing debate on sexual management. My take is that, from the “ancient” days of feminism to the late controversies of hermaphroditism and gender erasure, there always lies behind the drift of State propaganda the systematic intent of abridging ever more the radius of familial independence. By definition, the governing elites clearly have no interest in anybody’s emancipation (sexual or otherwise); the contrary is the rule. Their goal is to intensify social control, primarily through the blackmailing lever of remunerated employment. It is in this perspective that women were first “liberated.” Their incorporation into the labor force served as a sort of pseudo-reformist diversion from the pressing demands to modify more equitably the distributive & organizational structures of the apparatus.
In this second segment I take a look at America’s third heroin epidemic. I initially lay out the basic framework for the dynamics of intoxication in a modern social Structure. The central problem in this framework is how best to calibrate the dosage of national intoxication (for creating a nation of obedient subjects) without impairing labor productivity. I then review the general terms of the recent epidemic, and go on to formulate what I call the “Rove Beetle Hypothesis.” My surmise is that the upper strata of society, who parasitically exploit the wealth of the nation, release intoxicants into the system ~ by way of State’s medicinal apparatus and of the Mafias’ “illegal” syndicates~ whenever it wishes 1) to suppress potential dissent in highly depressed pockets, and 2) to numb entirely, and eventually terminate, unemployable (“excluded”) humanity, for which it has no use.
Part I of a two-part commentary on (the use & consumption of ) drugs. Here I dwell on the delirious situation in North and South Korea. My point of departure is the recent bust of a massive shipment of methamphetamine from California to America’s military base in South Korea allegedly destined to the local market. There follow considerations on several key themes, such as 1) the relationship between drug addiction in civil society and geopolitical strategizing; 2) the propagandistic portrayal of “Rogue States”; 3) the western narrative of North Korea; 4) the recent deployment of more nuclear warheads in South Korea; 5) and the instinctive proneness of South Koreans to engaging in civic protest.
Tackle the issue of racial tension in America with me as I review the thriller movie “Get Out.” In this post, I lay out what I believe what are the essential terms of the debate: viz. why whites “hate”; the psychological foundation of that hate; its effects; and the nature of the political and propagandistic game that is erected upon this tension. The discussion is cast in the particular light of the transition to the new American presidency; and I conclude with a solution for overcoming this problem.