If we are to believe the mainstream media, as of early 2020, the United states and the world itself has been plunged into an abyss of surreal, unpredictable, and horrifying chaos and despair. Our leaders have shown us their true nature-power addicted creatures of narcissism with egos the size of industrial grade ice cream refrigerators who want once free citizens to fear and betray each other.
But did this all really come about so suddenly?
Doug Michael has been investigating the dark substructure of both the human soul and our society for over two decades now. Long before we were tying surgical masks over our faces and observing six-foot diameter, dehumanizing personal zones, Doug was tracing the fault lines of modern culture. From untouchable cabals that weaponized the subconscious to the rise of identity politics, Doug boldly trespassed into the dark motivations of the powers that be.
What is to be done with this frightening, disheartening map to the apocalypse and beyond?
The answers are right here in the Free Your Consciousness Diatribes where Doug has synthesized his observations into a series of scathing social commentaries. But if you are looking for a gender fluid, rainbow striped, safe space of tolerance and soothing, politically correct language, then look elsewhere.
If you want over three hundred pages of prescription strength truth delivered in a unique voice that is by turns deeply disturbing and bone-breaking hilarious then look no further. Doug’s diatribes leave no room for conventional wisdom to hide. All parties in the hideous carnival of modern history are held accountable.
Are we doomed?
Not necessarily. This tour of the morass of logic defying celebrities and politicians, ideologies, and cultural nonsense ultimately places destiny in the hands of the reader. Doug reminds us of that spark of divinity within all of us. Along with horror, you will find hope within these pages. The X-rays show the greatness you carry inside you that can stand up to any malevolence, any tragedy and almost any Kardashian. But be warned, you will not be the same after reading these diatribes.
As unflinching as this book is in the presentation of the wicked, the greed and the depravity that runs through so many of the institutions of the world, the darkness is offset with a powerful leavening of strength and hope available to each of us. There are passages that will leave you with a bracing, cleansed feeling that truth, humor, love, and courage can still prevail in this fallen world.