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Table of Contents



Introduction

A Tale of Ragout……………………………................................................................................1


Chapter 1...

Guanxi……………………………………….…............................................................................4


Chapter 2

Spirit of garlic and metal ear scrapers...........................................................................................13


Chapter 3

Kurt Vonnegut and suicide bombers. Luddites. Syria versus America…....................................16


Chapter 4

The Origin of the first "Garlic Cure" is born…..............................................................................25


Chapter 5

Consciousness and Life: The American Dream became an American Nightmare………............29


Chapter 6

The Engineering of Consent”.….…............................................................................................. 32


Chapter 7

Non-Transcendental Philosophy……..………...............................................................................37


Chapter 8….

Schrödinger’s cat verses a tree that fell in the woods …………………………………..................51


Chapter 9….

Subjective-Objective and a predicated reality...............................................................................59


Chapter 10….

Robert Crumb. Bob Crane. John Waters. My father the peach…..................................................69


Chapter 11….

Skateboarding and punk rock: A Fuck You Heroes guide to life……………………………….....72



Chapter 12

Hardcore Punk: Reminiscing…………….….................................................................................80


Chapter 13…..

Aristotle’s A=A as an Ontological axiom. The logic of quantum mechanics …...........................83


Chapter 14….

Phil Donahue and punk rockers………….……..............................................................................88


Chapter 15….

Special orders don’t upset us” transform valued life into a disposable some-thing....................94


Chapter 16….

Happy Toons: Meditating……………………...............................................................................100


Chapter 17….

Mafia grandfathers………………..............................................................................................106


Chapter 18….

Allen Ginsberg’s “America” delivered in garlic sauce……..……………………............…....114


Chapter 19….

Deceit and psychological warfare……………............................................................................119


Chapter 20…..

Poison program of control and the control applied by authority and power……………..............126


Chapter 21….

Cross country bicycle tours and sanity. Richard Dawkins and ignorant Shamanism. An a priori

“non-working” model of time……………....................................................................................136


Chapter 22….

Catholic High School…………......................................................................................................177


Chapter 23….

The vanishing line between sanity, the nuthouse and the outhouse: The American Dream……....78


Chapter 24….

The “American Dream” continues…………….............................................................................199




Chapter 25….

Cause and Effect, and the redefining of natural and real numbers…..….....................................207


Chapter 26

The Mother of Garlic and her deep fried, two liter bottles of Seagram’s…...................................213


Chapter 27….

My stay an insane asylum comes to an ends...............................................................................223


Chapter 28….

Decline in garlic consumption feeds consumer capitalism and the “entitlement of purchasing

power” ……………………………………….............................................................................227



Chapter 29….

Driving on Lakes Shore Drive (LSD)………................................................................................236


Chapter 30

LSD, laughing gas, alcohol, and my first sexual encounters…………………………......…....…..243


Chapter 31...

Spinoza, Leibniz and Berkeley dissect the Ancient Greek mereological experience into

empirical branches of nothingness……..………...........................................................................249


Chapter 32

Zen and violent acts, including homicide, sexual orgies, and gruesome sadistic acts”….......266


Chapter 33

Escaping the FBI………………………………............................................................................278


Chapter 34

Riding a bike from Minot Montana to Anchorage Alaska…...………………………....................284


Chapter 35

Gutting fish on Egegik: Bike trips prosper on the tundra……...…....……………....................290


Chapter 36

The Flying Spaghetti Monster verses The Origins of Garlic Cures………………….............….302


Chapter 37

Leaving for Germany………………………….............................................................................313




Dinner is served….

On Garlic: “Hail vulgar juice of never-fading garlic, etc., etc” and

Coca-a-Cola® Keep Out!”…………............................................................................................322



Footnotes and further research in the nature of phenomenology as an inquiry based on mereological experience..332        



Bibliography / Webliography…………………………...…….................................................................................365





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