Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Friday, July 15, 2016

In Millennial Eyes 2: The Inversion

The next three posts on the blog (on the economy, politics, and war) deal with discrepancies between perception, hard reality and the history that emerges from both. I will discuss the way the gaps between the contemporary framing of events and actual events created distorted narratives around the economics of the Great Recession (poverty recast as prosperity - 21 July 2016); the revolutionary origins of modern politics (violence underpins order and ideological ideals - 28 July 2016); and drone warfare (war presented as peace - 5 August 2016).

I wrote these posts before the tragic events in Nice, France on 14 July 2016 and Turkey on 15 July 2016. In particular, the second post on politics considers the historic impact of the Terror during the French Revolution; no comparison to the Bastille Day attack in Nice and no disrespect to those killed or injured is intended.

These posts explore my blog's hypothesis that Millennial media unhappily combine an Age of Reason with an Age of Faith. Cold, hard facts become matters of opinion, and vice versa, in competing cultures of truth. The posts will consider why attempts to reassert rationalism or sanity lead to opposite results, horrible outcomes, and an inversion of meaning.

Photos after the 14 July 2016 truck terror attack in Nice, France. Images Source: Time.

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