REVIEWS OF EVERYTHING & EVERYONE BY VINCENT FRANK DE BENEDETTO
The creation of this unique Internet resource, VINCENT'S REVIEWS, become something of a fait accompli when, to my surprise, I learned that my product and service reviews posted to Amazon.com were being censored, apparently because of excessive political correctness--my critique of superfluous homosexual themes in television programs, for example, such as PEEP SHOW--a comedic masterpiece were it not spoiled by its running, sometimes over-the-top, homosexual thematic.
IMPORTANT NOTE: My reviews are not intended as "gotchas" for vendors of products or services considered inadequate; in other words, the reviews are not intended as vehicles for humiliation, blind insult, or revenge against companies who have sold inadequate or over-sold products or services, but are intended to help everyone, including the companies or individuals being reviewed, so mistakes can be identified and corrected.
This site gone live in germ form today, June 10, 2021.
Based on my above remarks about homosexuality, you might presume that I'm politically and socially conservative--and in some respects I am. Better, however, is to understand me not in terms of what is the conservative, moderate, liberal, or radical action or view, but what is the most loving action or view, for I am actually an Agapist, that is, one whose world-view and actions are based primarily on Agape [uh gop' ay], which is "brotherly love," or love for all, expressed in the language of Greek philosophy. This is what I am. And I hope that it's something that you'll begin to learn about and study, and one day become an Agapist, too.
Sometimes the most loving action will appear conservative, sometimes it will appear liberal, sometimes moderate, sometimes radical.
Why do I offer my reviews of everything and everyone?
*A, or the, notable book by Derrick Jensen in this regard is "Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It." There is also an excellent accompanying documentary; I've seen the latter though not read the former.
In that volume Derrick asserts, in regard to the effort to combat climate change, that such large-scale shifts as coal-to-solar and gas to electric vehicles represent an illusion, because such changes are simply a swap, a trade of one intrusive, resource-intensive utilization paradigm (coal-based) for another (non-coal-based).
The actual answer to climate change, Derrick argues, is execution of a major lifestyle shift away from industry and technology, to a simpler lifestyle, carrying with it a much lighter footprint on the planet.
Of potential relevance is my own argument that our human family should rely less on digital and otherwise computerized technologies, and more on analog, both legacy and pioneering new ones. The lower-tech represented by nondigital technologies should decrease our resource use and thus lighten the footprint of Humanity on the planet. Thus does my paradigm seem, without initially intending, to conform to both of Mr. Jensen's criteria: switch to a lower-tech culture, and salutary environmental effect, this being lighter planetary footprint and less adverse effect on climate change.
THE DEBENEDETTO CODE
My work is generally conservative in means, expansionist and visionary in ends. Under development is my book LOVE, PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD, a work that can, and perhaps must, be seen as the new bible for the 21st-century and beyond, especially as global populations increasingly eschew established religion, yet continue to hunger for a moral code.
The world, of course, is at no loss for purported moral codes. But an insubstantial code is no code at all, and could even be worse than no code, at all.
It just so happens that I, uniquely, am in possession of that which can form the basis for the most powerful moral code that is, or could ever be, known to humankind: the notion and its development that Love, properly understood, is the most powerful social principle available to humankind.
I genuinely believe my book to be, when completed, the philosophical document for the final liberation of humankind.
Read and study it as it develops, and see if you don't agree.
For full bio and other information on myself, Vincent Frank De Benedetto, political philosopher and writer, please see my home page.
Every word of my work at this, and my other sites, intends to help build an Actualized world, that is, a world where humanity has reached its full potential, its zenith, in both spheres of existence:
Note that if we presume that our Functional sphere includes all social, which includes moral, processes, then our present deficit in the Moral sphere could actually be seen as simply one of the many deficits of the Functional sphere, and thus, were the Functional sphere fully actualized, all social processes rooted in morality, such as loving one another, would be, too. In other words, for persons seeking a more streamlined conceptualization of my argument and analysis, it can be had by simply conceptualizing and referring to a singular sphere of existence for humanity, the Functional.
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