The therapist wrote of the couple whose elder son killed himself with a shotgun, and they gave that very gun as a gift to their younger son. The creepiness still crawls; the evil still stalks. Depravity is the universal cavity and we beg for Huxley’s Soma/Novocaine to end the pain while we experience more of the same, that which is more and more insane — more domestic violence-ism, hedonism, narcissism, egotism, ethnic racism, ecological destruction-ism, and the beat goes on, and on and on -- ism.
*idea from a reminder from of friend of Scott Peck’s
“People of the Lie,” published in 1981