This blog is dedicated to a continual look at the Chicken Little, Boy Who Cried Wolf, State Run News - Multi-Media, that has always existed to screen & occult the truth about our world, rather than reveal it.
The truth is the News and the university system promote more propaganda and fiction as fact than most might be inclined to realize.
LEARN TO THINK FOR YOURSELF & LEARN TO CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
THIS WEBSITE IS A 21st CENTURY FREE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE, it is the modern equivalent of a Gutenberg printed proclamation post in the public square. Please enjoy and ponder carefully what we have written. This free resource is a 'program' designed to help a person get 'deprogrammed' and free of the 'cult' that is our collective media entrained culture.
This website is dedicated to an anthropological look at culture itself, in all of its myriad of forms. Art, myth, science, history and the actual engineering of civilization are among the subjects that will be covered.
Do not trust what you read on this website without a lot of thought., These are just pixels on a screen and the person typing it might not be who they claim to be. Every effort has been made to provide the sources for the opinions expressed here. Please be patient and read through the material and then take some time to digest it all. We can only state what we think and why we think it.
The purpose of this website is purely educational and journalistic, and any opinions expressed here are the author's own and are not intended to represent the views of the artists or anyone else (unless otherwise noted). These opinions are subject to change and the articles may or may not be updated to reflect such changes. So as always, think for yourselves.
The internet brings pretty much the greatest library in history to our fingertips. We can use this resource, if we use it wisely, to learn to think for ourselves and to educate ourselves about whatever subject we desire as long as we devote the time and effort to teach ourselves.
The website archive.org is an example of the amazing resource the internet offers as a library. Here you can find numerous old books that largely go overlooked but that contain some really great insights.
I recommend interested parties purchase the specific works of art from the appropriate sources. I also recommend going to see these artists perform live, if you can. The examples of artifice discussed here are true works of art and this blog is meant as an appreciative look at that work, not from a fan's perspective, but from an admirer's,
"mid-15c., "the tilling of land," from Middle French culture and directly from Latin cultura "a cultivating, agriculture," figuratively "care, culture, an honoring," from past participle stem of colere "tend, guard, cultivate, till" (see colony). The figurative sense of "cultivation through education" is first attested c. 1500. Meaning "the intellectual side of civilization" is from 1805; that of "collective customs and achievements of a people" is from 1867.
For without culture or holiness, which are always the gift of a very few, a man may renounce wealth or any other external thing, but he cannot renounce hatred, envy, jealousy, revenge. Culture is the sanctity of the intellect."
1610s, "worship," also "a particular form of worship," from French culte (17c.), from Latin cultus "care, labor; cultivation, culture; worship, reverence," originally "tended, cultivated," past participle of colere "to till" (see colony). Rare after 17c.; revived mid-19c. with reference to ancient or primitive rituals. Meaning "a devotion to a person or thing" is from 1829.Cult. An organized group of people, religious or not, with whom you disagree. [Rawson]
c. 1200, "state of life bound by monastic vows," also "conduct indicating a belief in a divine power," from Anglo-French religiun (11c.), Old French religion "piety, devotion; religious community," and directly from Latin religionem (nominative religio) "respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods; conscientiousness, sense of right, moral obligation; fear of the gods; divine service, religious observance; a religion, a faith, a mode of worship, cult; sanctity, holiness," in Late Latin "monastic life" (5c.).
According to Cicero derived from relegere "go through again" (in reading or in thought), from re- "again" (see re-) + legere "read" (see lecture (n.)). However, popular etymology among the later ancients (Servius, Lactantius, Augustine) and the interpretation of many modern writers connects it with religare "to bind fast" (see rely), via notion of "place an obligation on," or "bond between humans and gods." In that case, the re- would be intensive. Another possible origin is religiens "careful," opposite of negligens. In English, meaning "particular system of faith" is recorded from c. 1300; sense of "recognition of and allegiance in manner of life (perceived as justly due) to a higher, unseen power or powers" is from 1530s.
1830, from French Mythe (1818) and directly from Modern Latin mythus, from Greek mythos "speech, thought, story, myth, anything delivered by word of mouth," of unknown origin.
Myths are "stories about divine beings, generally arranged in a coherent system; they are revered as true and sacred; they are endorsed by rulers and priests; and closely linked to religion. Once this link is broken, and the actors in the story are not regarded as gods but as human heroes, giants or fairies, it is no longer a myth but a folktale. Where the central actor is divine but the story is trivial ... the result is religious legend, not myth." [J. Simpson & S. Roud, "Dictionary of English Folklore," Oxford, 2000, p.254]
General sense of "untrue story, rumor" is from 1840.