Collective Persona vs. Shadow: Donald Trump as Killer Clown

It would be overstated to declare Donald Trump as the antichrist.  However, many would agree that he is a malevolent trickster–a dark clown. Primitive societies, it is said, had a tribal unity, with a systemic fusion of religion, government, economy, law, art, and entertainment. Modern societies, on the other hand, supposedly have differentiated subsystems of…
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The Autonomy of the Female Commodity

From the article: “We love to commodify women, but hate and fear women who commodify themselves.” “”Our culture treats women’s bodies as if they only have worth when they are serving someone other than themselves: men’s gaze, commercialism, the concepts of sexual innocence or “purity” that uphold religious ideas. When a woman’s choice comes into…
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J. S. G. Boggs On Money

From the linked article . . . “Like Duchamp, Boggs documents conceptions of value that inform the art world, and investigates how worth comes into being (even though enlightenment about these matters can hardly be expected). Furthermore, he plays with economic systems as if they were children’s toys, like Duchamp did with the institutions of…
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