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-*[David Limbaugh: **Guilty By Reason Of Insanity**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guilty-by-reason-of-insanity-david-limbaugh/1130553205?ean=9781684510269#)
+A Lot of Books Are Coming Out!
 
-*[Kimberley Strassel: **Resistance (At All Costs)**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/resistance-kimberley-strassel/1132007143?ean=9781538701775)
+*[David Limbaugh **Guilty By Reason Of Insanity**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guilty-by-reason-of-insanity-david-limbaugh/1130553205?ean=9781684510269#)
+
+*[Kimberley Strassel **Resistance (At All Costs)**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/resistance-kimberley-strassel/1132007143?ean=9781538701775)
+
+*[Lee Smith **The Plot Against the President**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-plot-against-the-president-lee-smith/1131421055?ean=9781546085027#/)
+
+*[Andrew McCarthy **Ball Of Collusion**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ball-of-collusion-andrew-c-mccarthy/1128189979?ean=9781641770255#/)
+
+*[Dan Bongino **Exonerated**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/exonerated-dan-bongino/1131030055?ean=9781642933413#/)

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+*[David Limbaugh: **Guilty By Reason Of Insanity**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guilty-by-reason-of-insanity-david-limbaugh/1130553205?ean=9781684510269#)
+
+*[Kimberley Strassel: **Resistance (At All Costs)**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/resistance-kimberley-strassel/1132007143?ean=9781538701775)

diff --git a/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn b/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn
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 After a hiatus due to my technical ineptitude this blog is up and running again.
 
-It's a Monday. I have always detested Monday, since it was the day when the squares got to impose their toxic values on all of us. All that stuff about having to work for a living. Bah. All that stuff about having to play by the rules. Bah. All that stuff about having to be RESPONSIBLE and PRODUCTIVE. Double Bah. I never really was able to swallow any of that. I was an aesthete, and under that rubric I condigured what I knew to be moral aspirations far beyond what was urged on the masses. For me, morality was a subset of aesthetics. The Good would be obvious once the Beautiful had been established. Anyone else, who, like me, consumed large amounts of opiates daily over a period of years, might have easily arrived at these conclusions. It's not rocket science kids. Just different.
+It's a Monday. I have always detested Monday, since it was the day when the squares got to impose their toxic values on all of us. All that stuff about having to work for a living. Bah. All that stuff about having to play by the rules. Bah. All that stuff about having to be RESPONSIBLE and PRODUCTIVE. Double Bah. I never really was able to swallow any of that. I was an aesthete, and under that rubric I configured what I knew to be moral aspirations far beyond what was urged on the masses. For me, morality was a subset of aesthetics. The Good would be obvious once the Beautiful had been established. Anyone else, who, like me, consumed large amounts of opiates daily over a period of years, might have easily arrived at these conclusions. It's not rocket science kids. Just different.

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+After a hiatus due to my technical ineptitude this blog is up and running again.
+
+It's a Monday. I have always detested Monday, since it was the day when the squares got to impose their toxic values on all of us. All that stuff about having to work for a living. Bah. All that stuff about having to play by the rules. Bah. All that stuff about having to be RESPONSIBLE and PRODUCTIVE. Double Bah. I never really was able to swallow any of that. I was an aesthete, and under that rubric I condigured what I knew to be moral aspirations far beyond what was urged on the masses. For me, morality was a subset of aesthetics. The Good would be obvious once the Beautiful had been established. Anyone else, who, like me, consumed large amounts of opiates daily over a period of years, might have easily arrived at these conclusions. It's not rocket science kids. Just different.

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false.  The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
+It's happened before. Over and over again.[^1] Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false.  The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
 Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ My mood is well expressed by this note I sent last week to the local talk-radio
 ---
 Thank you for your patience if you were able to wade through this outburst!
 
-
+[^1]: A good account of one such episode is Aldous Huxley's [The Devils of Loudon](https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Loudun-Aldous-Huxley-ebook/dp/B07VPM6F2C/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2YH7VH1HVNWSY&keywords=the+devils+of+loudun+by+aldous+huxley&qid=1570486501&s=books&sprefix=huxley+dev%2Caps%2C140&sr=1-2).
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling
 
 The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
 
-In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe, and took on serious proportions, for example, the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality), following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
+In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe, and took on serious proportions, for example, with the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality), following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
 
 Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in later life came to focus on those questions almost exclusively, with works such as [The Future of an Illusion](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_of_an_Illusion) (1927). Younger psychoanalysts addressed the events in Germany, and so-called "mass" movements of large groups of people. I want to cite, as my text for this post, remarks by one of them, Otto Fenichel (1897-1946) from his magisterial (and finally in the public domain) [The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945)](https://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalytic-Theory-Neurosis-Otto-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B01M7WVXN7/ref=sr_1_3?crid=308Q16VFYRTE7&keywords=fenichel&qid=1570457859&s=books&sprefix=fenichel%2Caps%2C247&sr=1-3):
 
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ certain rules.**" can shed light on, as [1 Peter 4:8](https://biblehub.com/nkjv/
 
 Please consider the above murky prose as prolegomena to blatantly political commentary. The "mass psychosis" (title of this post) is of course Trump Derangement Syndrome, especially as it is manifest in the Democratic Party. Their bowels have been in an uproar since the defeat of Hillary in '16. They experienced the loss as total dis-empowerment, as helplessness, as falling into the much bally-hoo'd existential abyss of meaninglessness. 
 
-They lash out in pure impotent infantile rage. What's that you say? The first whistleblower's "complaint" was a fraud? Well don't you get your panties in a bunch over that; we'll just summon **another** whistleblower!
+They lash out in pure impotent infantile rage. What's that you say? The first whistleblower's "complaint" was a fraud? Well don't you get yourself in a snit over that; we'll just summon **another** whistleblower!
 
 ---
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling
 
 The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
 
-In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe and took on serious proportions, for example the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality) following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
+In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe, and took on serious proportions, for example, the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality), following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
 
 Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in later life came to focus on those questions almost exclusively, with works such as [The Future of an Illusion](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_of_an_Illusion) (1927). Younger psychoanalysts addressed the events in Germany, and so-called "mass" movements of large groups of people. I want to cite, as my text for this post, remarks by one of them, Otto Fenichel (1897-1946) from his magisterial (and finally in the public domain) [The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945)](https://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalytic-Theory-Neurosis-Otto-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B01M7WVXN7/ref=sr_1_3?crid=308Q16VFYRTE7&keywords=fenichel&qid=1570457859&s=books&sprefix=fenichel%2Caps%2C247&sr=1-3):
 
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in
 While the study of authoritarian personalities produced much sociological date, this small snippet of psychoanalytic thought provides more of a sense of what makes such personalities "tick." I submit that the last sentence, above, "**Many social phenomena are rooted in 
 the "omnipotents'" promise to the powerless of the desired 
 passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
-certain rules.**" Who could be immune to the offer of that *quid pro quo?"
+certain rules.**" can shed light on, as [1 Peter 4:8](https://biblehub.com/nkjv/1_peter/4.htm) had it, "a multitude of sins." **Who could be immune to the offer of that *quid pro quo?"**
 
 ---
 
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ My mood is well expressed by this note I sent last week to the local talk-radio
 >planet, who seek our destruction SOLELY on the basis of 
 >WHAT WE STAND FOR.
 >
->-- 
+>--   
 >You ask yourself: What's going on in Bob's mind?   
 >Unix techie:       https://ruptured-duck.com
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false.  The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
 Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
 The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
 
+In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe and took on serious proportions, for example the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality) following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
+
+Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in later life came to focus on those questions almost exclusively, with works such as [The Future of an Illusion](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_of_an_Illusion) (1927). Younger psychoanalysts addressed the events in Germany, and so-called "mass" movements of large groups of people. I want to cite, as my text for this post, remarks by one of them, Otto Fenichel (1897-1946) from his magisterial (and finally in the public domain) [The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945)](https://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalytic-Theory-Neurosis-Otto-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B01M7WVXN7/ref=sr_1_3?crid=308Q16VFYRTE7&keywords=fenichel&qid=1570457859&s=books&sprefix=fenichel%2Caps%2C247&sr=1-3):
+
+>When the child is forced through experiences to renounce his 
+>belief in his omnipotence, he considers the adults who have now 
+>become independent objects to be omnipotent, and tries by 
+>introjection to share their omnipotence again. Certain 
+>narcissistic feelings of well-being are characterized by the 
+>fact that they are felt as a reunion with an omnipotent force in 
+>the external world, brought about either by incorporating parts 
+>of this world or by the fantasy of being incorporated by it 
+>("secondary narcissism"). Religious ecstasy, patriotism, and 
+>similar feelings are characterized by the ego's participation in 
+>something unattainably high. Many social phenomena are rooted in 
+>the "omnipotents'" promise to the powerless of the desired 
+>passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
+>certain rules.
+
+While the study of authoritarian personalities produced much sociological date, this small snippet of psychoanalytic thought provides more of a sense of what makes such personalities "tick." I submit that the last sentence, above, "**Many social phenomena are rooted in 
+the "omnipotents'" promise to the powerless of the desired 
+passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
+certain rules.**" Who could be immune to the offer of that *quid pro quo?"
+
+---
+
+Please consider the above murky prose as prolegomena to blatantly political commentary. The "mass psychosis" (title of this post) is of course Trump Derangement Syndrome, especially as it is manifest in the Democratic Party. Their bowels have been in an uproar since the defeat of Hillary in '16. They experienced the loss as total dis-empowerment, as helplessness, as falling into the much bally-hoo'd existential abyss of meaninglessness. 
+
+They lash out in pure impotent infantile rage. What's that you say? The first whistleblower's "complaint" was a fraud? Well don't you get your panties in a bunch over that; we'll just summon **another** whistleblower!
+
+---
+
+My mood is well expressed by this note I sent last week to the local talk-radio morning drive host:
+
+>From bob@fanatick.org Wed Oct  2 11:20:51 2019  
+>To: Tara Granahan <tara.granahan@cumulus.com>  
+>Subject: Shame  
+>Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2019 11:20:48  
+>User-Agent: Alpine 2.21 (DEB 202 2017-01-01)  
+>
+>You're amplifying this psychotic feeding frenzy 
+>transpiring under the rubric "impeachment" by airing 
+>Nancy Pelosi live?
+>
+>Shame.
+>
+>This collective mental breakdown among the Dems does 
+>not help our citizens, or the republic, in *any way*. 
+>But it DOES embolden our enemies, who mistake it as 
+>evidence of a weakened President.
+>
+>Do not ever forget that the United States have 
+>dangerous powerful enemies spread across this dubious 
+>planet, who seek our destruction SOLELY on the basis of 
+>WHAT WE STAND FOR.
+>
+>-- 
+>You ask yourself: What's going on in Bob's mind?   
+>Unix techie:       https://ruptured-duck.com
+
+---
+Thank you for your patience if you were able to wade through this outburst!
+
+
+
+
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -2,4 +2,6 @@ It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a
 
 Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
-The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must begin with one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but to the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."*
+The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
-
-Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
+Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
+The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must begin with one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but to the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."*

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
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@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
-Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attentiun to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion a universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a group is spied out, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
+Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index d419661..8a0d35d 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,5 @@
-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of so-called modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group, 
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
+
+Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attentiun to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion a universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a group is spied out, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d419661
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of so-called modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group, 

diff --git a/posts/first_post.mdwn b/posts/first_post.mdwn
index bd4c803..3cb1cda 100644
--- a/posts/first_post.mdwn
+++ b/posts/first_post.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,3 @@
 This is my first post.
+
+Okay. At least I can use the  emailed link, yes?

calendar update
diff --git a/archives/2019.mdwn b/archives/2019.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ccc1c91
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+[[!calendar type=year year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/01.mdwn b/archives/2019/01.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..56a59b0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/01.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=01 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(01) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/02.mdwn b/archives/2019/02.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..72dbd17
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/02.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=02 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(02) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/03.mdwn b/archives/2019/03.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..534ad69
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/03.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=03 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(03) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/04.mdwn b/archives/2019/04.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b2a8a7e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/04.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=04 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(04) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/05.mdwn b/archives/2019/05.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..53f5953
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/05.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=05 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(05) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/06.mdwn b/archives/2019/06.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..060e3e3
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/06.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=06 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(06) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/07.mdwn b/archives/2019/07.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ea6d5c5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/07.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=07 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(07) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/08.mdwn b/archives/2019/08.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..aba5c11
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/08.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=08 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(08) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/09.mdwn b/archives/2019/09.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..664ffb5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/09.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=09 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(09) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/10.mdwn b/archives/2019/10.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..020dc4a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/10.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=10 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(10) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/11.mdwn b/archives/2019/11.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..86c621a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/11.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=11 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(11) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/12.mdwn b/archives/2019/12.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..46c9d95
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/12.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=12 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(12) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]

initial commit
diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..eecda60
--- /dev/null
+++ b/.gitignore
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+/.ikiwiki
diff --git a/archives.mdwn b/archives.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d07b73b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!if test="archives/*" then="""
+Browse through blog archives by year:
+[[!map pages="./archives/* and !./archives/*/* and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""
+else="""
+You need to use the `ikiwiki-calendar` program to generate calendar-based
+archive pages.
+"""]]
diff --git a/comments.mdwn b/comments.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e22b50a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/comments.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!inline pages="comment_pending(./posts/*)" feedfile=pendingmoderation
+description="comments pending moderation" show=-1]]
+Comments in the [[!commentmoderation desc="moderation queue"]]:
+[[!pagecount pages="comment_pending(./posts/*)"]]
+"""]]
+
+Recent comments on posts in the [[blog|index]]:
+[[!inline pages="./posts/*/Discussion or comment(./posts/*)"
+template="comment"]]
diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d08446d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!if test="enabled(sidebar)" then="""
+[[!sidebar]]
+""" else="""
+[[!inline pages=sidebar raw=yes]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show="10"
+actions=yes rootpage="posts"]]
diff --git a/posts.mdwn b/posts.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2bd0f1d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+Here is a full list of posts to the [[blog|index]].
+
+[[!inline pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion" archive=yes feedshow=10 quick=yes trail=yes]]
diff --git a/posts/first_post.mdwn b/posts/first_post.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bd4c803
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/first_post.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+This is my first post.
diff --git a/posts/second_post.mdwn b/posts/second_post.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5cc6c38
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/second_post.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+This is the second post to this example blog. To add new posts, just add files to the posts/ subdirectory, or use the web form.
diff --git a/sidebar.mdwn b/sidebar.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e0895f6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/sidebar.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+[[!if test="enabled(calendar)" then="""
+[[!calendar pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[Recent Comments|comments]]
+
+[[Archives]]
+
+[[Tags]]:
+[[!pagestats style="list" pages="./tags/*" among="./posts/*"]]
diff --git a/tags.mdwn b/tags.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b5eca5b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tags.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+[[!pagestats pages="./tags/*" among="./posts/*"]]
+
+On the right you can see the tag cloud for this blog.