"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe's Descent Into the Maelström and the Eve of Destruction: A Moral Lesson

For those old  (and unfortunate) enough to remember the Cuban missile crisis and the type of reaction produced by the "rock' song in the title of this tale, today's global geopolitical dilemma should seem peculiarly familiar. Here we have a worldwide concatenation of multiple crises so terrifying that like the protagonist in Poe's tale, merely confronting them is enough to turn one's hair snow white in an instant.

Now Poe, forevermore, dilated upon the proposition that great art was never didactic. But there is more than a bit of irony in his insistence if you know how to "read" the lion's share of Poe's works as political satires and for lack of a better word, treatises. It is no surprise then that Abe Lincoln admired Poe and evinced a similar puckish spirit throughout his many homespun apothegms. The continuously most applicable for all seasons being you can't fool all the the people all the time...

But like the the narrator in Poe's tale, we do have a lifeline for nepenthe and surcease of sorrow to the otherwise multiply connected crises of the Middle East conflagrations including the rise of the satanic ISIS, a looming global banking crash, the drought in California, threats of super earthquakes and cometary collisions, the now pandemic Ebola virus outbreak... oh, and last but not least , the threatened nuclear showdown with Russia over Ukraine. (Phew!)

The solution appears like a bolt out of the blue to the mind that can overcome an existential pit and pendulum-like crisis through application of a Keplerian method of non deductive scientific proceeding. And it is not a new moon hoax or fools gold in El Dorado... But it is a new monetary system that puts an end to the financial looting machinations of global proportions that lead to enforced immiseration and pandemics. A new monetary system, the seeds of which are in place which can resolve the apparently random epic ills that haunt us. And a new mission: mining the moon for Helium 3 to bring back the current fire of Prometheus back to earth: fusin energy.

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