There are plenty of fakes, no doubt about it. But there are some besides myself who have had premonitions that are remembered and respected as rare phenomena. Those who claim it as a regular ability need scrutiny. But they don’t disprove the real experience of a genuine phenomena.

We are…


I knew it. It’s in my logo, and it’s worse than the pandemic, which it exacerbates.

The thoughtlessness of fear mongering hatred has cobbled half of this country’s minds, reacting with blame, resentment, and an atrophied ability and even desire to understand. A tendency toward force and a rejection of…


We Are The Cold War

Gorbachev peacefully retired the Soviet Union, but we give Reagan and ourselves credit for ending the cold war. We’re the good guys.
Except that we lied to Gorbachev about dismantling NATO.
We interfered in Russian politics. We are resented for helping Yeltzin get elected.

We…


We are not the top of the food chain because of our speed or strength. Our thinking and our growing trove of ideas guide and leverage our unexceptional physicality. Our power is in our metaphysical capabilities. Consciousness is a magical power.

Materialism is an imbalance that ignores the source of…


This has nothing to do with morality.

Our ability to communicate enhanced our ability to cooperate with each other, allowing us to leverage our limited physicality to survive and grow. Humanity developed values that express that practicality and recognizes the non-material aspect of our strength. …


What we know can’t compare to what we don’t know. We don’t even know what consciousness is. We could be different than what we think of ourselves.

Great individuals usually share credit with the cooperation it takes to make greatness. A terrific idea won’t go far without cooperation.
Necessity is the…


Materialism is not a philosophy, but a practice. It exists under the auspices of Capitalism, which doesn’t really have a philosophy as much as an excuse for the needless suffering it supports. Instead of cover, the theory it claims for legitimacy actually highlights it as a devolving influence.

Since the…

Joshua Bender

Recognizing hatred as the bane of humanity, Non-Borderline Personality Disorder, and coincidentally the literally first sin.

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