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  • Episode 31:Soulmate Debunction I think there's been a mischaracterization of ONEitis. While I do understand the protector/provider dynamic and I fully agree with it in the context of a healthy, mature, committed relationship, I think it's necessary to differentiate between a healthy relationship based on mutual respect and a lopsided ONEitis based relationship. In my estimation, ONEitis is an unhealthy psychological dependency that is the direct result of the continuous socialization of the soulmate myth in popular culture. This western, romanticized, mythology is based on the premise that there is only ONE perfect mate for any single individual and as much as a lifetime can and should be spent in constant search of this unique 'soulmate.' So strong and so pervasive is this myth in our collective society that it has become akin to a religious statement and in fact has been integrated into many religious doctrines as feminization of western culture has spread. I come to the conclusion that ONEitis is based in sociological roots, not only due to it being a statement of personal belief, but by the degree to which this ideology is disseminated and marketed in popular culture in media, music, literature, movies, etc. Dating services like eHarmony shamelessly marketeer and exploit exactly the insecurities that this dynamic engenders in people desperately searching for the ONE they were intended for. The idea that men possess a natural capacity for protection and provisioning has merit from both a social and ...
  • Feeding our children and Earth to a large machine. This is a metaphor for our fundamental activity as a technological civilization focused on economic principles of the culturally psychotic. The world is changing continuously, as it always has for the living creatures on its surface, which co-create and co-operate to self-organize and manifest increasing levels of bio-psychological diversity, all by living responsibly by sunlight and instinctual wisdom. With our human powers, we threaten the very systems which evolved into us, a ludicrous farce upon our neurosocial legacy. We threaten our own existence, and all we have to do is settle down and promote ecological understanding like we promote Nike, McDonalds, Hannah Montana, and the War on Terror, to mention a few distractions from our immanent potential for virtual extinction, the period of infinitely diminishing returns based in a species' lack of ability, or in our case mere stubbornness to, adapt to changing conditions of ecological necessity and consequence.