Paul's Passing Thoughts

Furries, Super Bowl Commercials, and Anti-Human Countercultures

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 4, 2020

Cover 2Many are still scratching their heads because of my focus concerning the Furry Fandom, and that includes myself during the beginning of the research. But, research on the Furry Fandom has led me to a greater understanding of countercultures.

Countercultures are groups that reject cultural norms, but in many cases, this is the symptom of a greater problem: who is responsible for the cultural norms? Answer: people. Rejecting cultural norms is merely the result of having a problem with humanity itself. Philosophy is a focus of TANC Ministries, and this is a very philosophical subject.

So far, the book is leaning heavily towards identifying the Fandom as an anti-human counterculture, and many of my findings can be applied to philosophy across the board, or spectrum.

If you want to reject humanity and the norms it creates, would there be any better way than becoming an animal? Though becoming an animal, is, of course, impossible, the community norms of animals can be adopted as a lifestyle and a  means of rejecting humanity. These same elements can define many other anti-human ideologies.

Interestingly, and much touted in the Fandom, is the promotion of nonsensical gibberish. As an adolescent, I loved listening to 60s rock music, but could not stand to listen to musicians like the Beatles and the Monkeys talk. The conversations were always overly animated and nothing but annoying silliness. I believe this was a 60’s counterculture calling card that rejected human logic. Rejecting human seriousness and the “mundanes” (an idiom for humans) was a theme of the 60s counterculture promoted in comix magazines that were widely popular during that time.

I have heard many comments about the Super Bowl commercials this year and how they made no logical sense for humor value or anything else. I watched them, and took note of the fast paced animation and steroidal silliness. In other words, some sort of sound logic is no longer selling a product, but what someone remembers as a visual subjective experience and its attack on the senses.

There are a lot of dots to connect, but I believe anti-humanity ideologies need a lot more focus and study.

paul

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  1. johnimmel said, on February 4, 2020 at 5:17 PM

    Exactly right. Government is down stream of culture . . . culture is down stream of Philosophy. the dominate philosophy of our age is viciously anti human. And we are trending (with frightening speed) back to the primordial ooze of ancient ideologies that elevated animals to deities. The disaster of those ancient cultures are available to anyone with the will to read a history book. Never mind the edifices built by those cultures . . . never forget that all of those edifices were built with slave labor and their purpose was merely very large grave sites. In these cultures human life was the essence of cheep. in in the modern age we are seeing the exact same inversion: the elevation of animals and the subjugation of humans. Modern abortion laws are the poster children for how cheep human life has become.

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  2. republican mother said, on February 6, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    The mystery religions of the ancient past and how they connect to the present is an area I studied in for awhile. The Madam Blavatsky stuff takes these ancient Sumerian/Babylonian ideas and repackages them for the 20th century. Theosophy and associated new age concepts are big with the “elite” of our day, hence continuation of anti-human policies.

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  3. Ken B said, on February 8, 2020 at 7:21 PM

    I watched just enough of the notorious super bowl interval´on YT to get the picture, a couple of minutes. Talk about hypocrisy: on the one hand we have the #metoo movement (so-called) and sundry feminists complaining about the sexual objectification of women that leads to abuse, and a half hour or so of precisely that on prime time TV. One of two Christian commenters on this do seem to me to be a bit prudish, but on the whole their criticisms are justified. It was more a loss of human dignity than sexy.

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  4. lydia00 said, on February 11, 2020 at 5:55 AM

    Yes, at lightening speed we have gone from anti individual to anti human. The collectivist mindset made us faceless groups and eventually, sub human.

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    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on February 12, 2020 at 5:23 AM

      That’s an interesting point: anti-individualism to anti-human.

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