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ISIS, Crisis, Ebola, Elections, Armageddon, Syria, Ukraine and the stock market up and down like the proverbial yo-yo (my advice is to look for a real yo-yo picture somewhere on your favorite search engine if you are not satisfied with the one in the wiki link).
This book is a qualified serious social text and perhaps with his other book The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, the author’s best. Written in 1961, the era of real wisdom in the social sciences.
In this post, there are no frivolous ebolaesque statements flung like dung on the net, by MSNBC Marxist or Neo-Fascist pundits for example. There is none of the usual social manipulation to be read in it. Media manipulation the public at large is unaware of, even though they suffer the ills and the consequences daily.
Of course mental health treatment has changed over the years, the patients seem all on the loose and you wonder what or who is running the country, or worse if anyone is running anything at all? Republicans do not want to win elections but just wanna be in the game. They have no message. Democrats seem closer to the old German Nazi party without the swastika and are suffering from a Stockholm Syndrome (Look it up yourself), with a few atheist Jewish spinmeisters working the front line media. All wisdom in this very serious book is summed up in the last paragraph shown below.
The incompetent socially promoted run the Asylum, the Congress, that Millenarium sect nods, you the patient are the genuine guinea pig almost skinned to the bone in that theater. When you walk out of the asylum, you can vote, be sure to follow the party line eins, zwei Die Partei ueber alles, and you will be told you have been cured. Living with disgust is the price of living the wealth master’s dream, I meant the dreams of his father of course. Have no fear the “leader” is here. If you catch it, you can keep it.
Careful reading between the ebolaesque lines of the statements in this link will set you free with or without the hazmat suit.