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On Mishima, barbarism and the limits of wokeness.


The potential for justice on a societal scale lies in broadening the complexity and depth of understanding we can feel on a personal level to encompass larger and larger groups, not to map the hegemony of one large societal group over others onto interpersonal dynamics.

In a spectrum-spanning Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers the life and death of poor superman Yukio Mishima, bound to the same fate as all of us - from the weak to the strong, the winners to the losers, the woke to the ignorant, the a-hole to the mensch, the samurai to the Astroboy, the blood drinkers to the founding fathers - and explains why this has a lot to do with Hillary, Bernie and Trump, but that's where your work begins.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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