Escaping Escapism

Studies demonstrate that Americans spend approximately 5 hours and 35 minutes watching television and 5 hours using their smartphones each day. When asked why they take up almost all of their waking hours starting at a screen, respondents claim that doing so grants them an “escape” from life.

If one was ignorant of the fact that the US is one of the most affluent, technologically advanced, convenience-minded societies on the face of the earth, this answer would give the impression that everyday living is harsh and dreary. I cannot be the only person to see the irony here. Or, is it possible that something darker is at play? Continue reading

Pedophilic Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre would have Loved the Millennial Generation’s Debauchery

ean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir

Philosophy, in and of itself, cannot be the tool by which man can achieve truth. Since man’s reasoning is corrupted and flawed, the possibilities are highly likely that what emanates from it is corrupted as well.

Still, this truth wasn’t enough to stop the Greek, Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment philosophes from pondering, wondering and rationalizing everything under the sun – to the point of deifying their own intellects and conclusions in the process.

Among those whom thought that their own vaporous ideas were incontrovertible and supposedly managed to pinpoint the essence of human existence is French playwright and Marx disciple Jean-Paul Sartre. It can be easily asserted that Sartre is partly responsible for the culture of promiscuity and libertinism that has plagued the West during the last 50 years. Continue reading