The Exquisite Evil of ALL THINGS LUXE


Awful Luxury surrounds us here in Hollywood. My couchsurfing Quebecois amis Steve Auclair remarked on the sheer numbing number of Ferraris and Lambos patrolling our streets, the chic shops lining our streets, the busy restaurants and clubs…all the things that now seem…



SAD AND INDULGENT…leftover Robber Baron vestiges from the NOW ENDLESS ME GENERATION, embellishing the excess of the 80’s through the 90’s and the 00’s just the same, a never-ending cavalcade of GREED that GORDON GEKKO cultivated like a hot house orchid, with the great stench aroma referred to by the General in The Big Sleep
Corrupt, a flower that intoxicates and tricks and fools the victim…this is capitalism. It cannot be contained, and must eventually fall prey to the edicts and will of the few over the many. 

Is communism the answer? It’s been proven to be an ignoble failure time and again. What of socialism? Can it only work in a society that mixes compassion for all and abject humanism with sensible policies, like population control and advanced education. Sadly, much of the world lacks direction, burdened under the yoke of outdated religious dogmatic stranglehold, depriving humankind of the purity of free thought, based on ancient Greek intellect and seemingly in a continual state of regression, back, back to the Barbarians, whose only motivation was to plunder and conquer, as in some lame twisted video game designed to subvert our youth in Zombiastic warriors, bent on achieving worldwide domination as in a game of RISK. 

Only there is no real enemy, so we have to have terrorism, a bred device used to strike fear and terror into the heart of peoples of many countries, oft under the guise of religious preservation, even though most religion preaches a foundation of love, then hypocritically subverts itself for assassin-like animosity and crippling prejudice. There is no just and fair religion: even Buddhism has been subverted to a regimen of sameness that destroys the art of the individual, stifling sexuality, creativity, free thought. 

This endless self-absorption is not countered in today’s world by anything more than the basic human tenant that we must trust each other, from when we stand in the ATM line to when we hurtle and high speeds encased in steel and surrounded by strangers. This contract we have to respect each other must be enlarged, must be strengthened, so that we care for each other as we would at least an injured dog, and realize that someone mentally hurting is worthy of our compassion, not our contempt. Who can bring about this renaissance in the HUMAN CONDITION? The world has placed its faith not on the shoulders of a pope or preacher: it has  chosen one man, and he should be given credence; for that man is BARACK OBAMA.
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