Michel Houellebecq’s Itch

 

On the way from David Icke to Michel we chat about consciousness, knowledge, ego, the dark night of the soul, smashing the idol of the self, ambition or lack thereof, what is meaningful work, the willing participation of the people in their own control, comparisons between Communism and the European Union,  the rush among the masses towards progressiveness and cutting roots, the role of intellectuals, James Joyce’s depiction of the odyssey in modernity and other writers like him, and finally onto Houellebecq’s unscratchable itch.

At 45 mins approx. there is a shift in theme from the subject of consciousness to more political matters.

 

References

David Icke’s recent interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trq6vcUOeQE

The Dark Night of the Soul -A Précis with Commentary -Daniel J. Castellano   (Link)

The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko (Link)

2010 WHO Regional Office for Europe – Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe (Link)

Demons (The Possessed) by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Link)

Ulysses by James Joyce (Link)

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Link)

Atomised (The Elementary Particles) by Michel Houellebecq (Link)

Also The Map and the Territory (Link), Submission (Link) and Serotonin (Link)

 

Music  – Night Owl by Broke For Free – available at FreeMusic Archive under Creative Commons  Attribution Liscense (Link)

 

 

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