by Ben Bartee
The Daily Bell
“As far as I am concerned, I resign from humanity. I no longer want to be, nor can still be, a man. What should I do? Work for a social and political system, make a girl miserable? Hunt for weaknesses in philosophical systems, fight for moral and esthetic ideals? It’s all too little. I renounce my humanity even though I may find myself alone. But am I not already alone in this world from which I no longer expect anything?” – Emil Cioran
The zeitgeist in 2020 is abrasive nihilism paired with impotent rage. “Nothing means anything.” Like a virus, it’s permeated music, television, “journalism” (to the extent that bona fide journalism is practiced at all), and politics.
The media, the distributors of the corporate/state-approved zeitgeist, is the top contender for most culpable. The self-hate and hopelessness they have foisted on the American population — which filter by now through every medium of mass communication — is tantamount to a spiritual genocide.