This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!
Adding to the Christofascism Lie
The Holocaust is not an Easter story. There are some, the Christofascists among us, who propagate the lie -- some, perhaps, unwittingly -- that the Christ child is the center of all religions, when that is not true. Here is the story of how that lie is propagated.
Where the Day Goes to Die
We seek renewal in the East, and find death in the West. In that arc of the day, we struggle to define the truth of each moment, while resisting the evil effort to rewrite what has already been lived.
Too Many Tomorrows
We have a shared, and fatal, fat mentality. Some try to convince us there's such a thing as being "Healthy Fat" when no such condition exists. If we are ever again to regain our place in our own lives, we must become honest, and face down the temptation of the adverse calorie.
The Great White Bridge as Throughline
Joe Biden is a historical bridge worth crossing. Sure, Joe is owned by the big banks. Sure, Joe told student loan borrowers to pound sand. Sure, Joe lied about the $2,000 stimulus checks; but maybe there's more to his throughline than we need to imagine.
Putting it on the Record
A "Deal is a Deal" is dead and gone. A handshake is cancelled. All the terms of keeping your word have now gone the way of the comfort of community where you once belonged merely by being. Now the world is about paper, contracts, and the forced enrollment of a morality that no longer matters.
Hoping the World Will Return to You
As the world spins forward, we, the newly aged, get left behind. What are we to make of the changes in a culture that cancels the opposite opinion, and where booty shaking overrules the arched foot? In the end, we shall all return together for the yearning of the faraway fire lighted just for us.
Does Human Meme mean AI?
I only listened to the Rashoman/Kagemusha episode and the narration is so perfect and consistent that my brain is convinced that the voice actor is actually AI software. The actual text of the episode was a little unusual in places and Rashoman is only briefly discussed, Kagemusha not at all, and it would not surprise me if the text was also the product of artifical intellegence software. Listen for yourself and see if I'm just a crazy person.
How to be a Human Being
David Boles is pretty swell when it comes to discussing what makes us work as people. Memes are for sharing information, and he certainly helps us through understanding why we need to keep teaching and talking to each other as humans. "Be a Human Meme!" is his outcry, and I join him in that shout from the mountaintop!