Were it not for the deeply fallacious and self-defeating mindset of voting for the “lesser evil”, the rise of a demagogue such as Trump would have been impossible in the United States.
Though it may be alleged that economic fascism has characterized America’s “mixed economy” since at least the New Deal of the 1930s, the resurgence of cultural fascism would have been unthinkable even during the 2012 Presidential Election. Yet it is here in the form of Donald Trump’s campaign. Mr. Stolyarov considers what made possible this frightening resurgence of the worst tendencies in American politics. He concludes that the biggest underlying facilitator of Trump’s frightening rise is the very two-party political system in the United States and the “lesser evil” trap it engenders in the minds of many voters.
Many on the political left today equate advocacy of free-market capitalism with an “anything goes” support for the economic status quo. Many on the political right give credence to this perception by, indeed, seeking to defend the status quo just because it happens to be so. Yet this is neither an obligatory nor an advisable approach for characterizing a genuinely well-considered free-market outlook.
Suppose that you are a free-market advocate and also an engineer, well-versed in the principles and methods for constructing durable, safe structures. Suppose you also identify severe deficiencies in a bridge proposed to be constructed by a completely private enterprise. Mr. Stolyarov explores the implications of this dilemma and the appropriate responses in a free society.
In addition to the rewards of the previous tiers (signed copy of “Death is Wrong”, personalized article about the contributor, and a portrait of the contributor by Wendy Stolyarov, in the style of the philosophers depicted in “Death is Wrong”), I will write 9 articles on the subjects of the contributor’s choice – at least 1500 words in length each. The articles would be created at least monthly once the fundraiser goal is met.
Instructions for Longevity Activists to Request Copies of Death is Wrong
– Send an e-mail to email@example.com
– Provide your name, your mailing address, a statement of your support for indefinite life extension, and a brief description of your plan to spread the book to children in your local area. Remember that all copies received pursuant to this initiative would need to be offered to children free of charge (as gifts or reading opportunities) and may not be resold.
– Provide the number of copies of Death is Wrong that you are requesting.
– Preferably, provide an indication that you would be willing to send photographs of the books that have been delivered to you as well as events where you will be distributing the books.
“Death is Wrong” Book Trailer – Video by Peter Caramico, Narrated by Gennady Stolyarov II and Wendy Stolyarov
Narrated by Gennady Stolyarov II and Wendy Stolyarov
April 1, 2014
LongeCity Outreach Support Introduction, Followed by Main Video
Death is Wrong Book Trailer – Main Video
Peter Caramico, a filmmaker and advocate of life extension and cryonics has, in affiliation with LongeCity, developed a beautiful outreach video for Death is Wrong. The video is narrated by me and my wife and illustrator Wendy Stolyarov and utilizes some of the art from the book, along with additional inspiring images. You can see the video here on Peter’s Cryonics Culture video channel. Watch and spread this video – a wonderful work of art in its own right!
Support my Indiegogo fundraiser to spread copies of Death is Wrong to 1000 children, free of cost to them.