[1] Son House “Death Letter Blues”, 2007, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdgrQoZHnNY&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

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  1. James Hillman and Thomas Moore, A Blue Fire: Selected Writings (New York: Harper, 1989). Page 11
  2. James Hillman and Thomas Moore, A Blue Fire: Selected Writings (New York: Harper, 1989).
  3. Ibid. Page 143
  4. “Jonah Lehrer, the editor of Mind Matters, asked Allan Horwitz, professor of sociology at Rutgers University, and Jerome Wakefield, professor of social work at New York University, a few questions about their recent book, The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Illness.” Jonah Lehrer, Allan Horwitz, and Jerome Wakefield, “Is There Really an Epidemic of Depression? Scientific American”, December 4, 2008, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=really-an-epidemic-of-depression&print=true.
  5. According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the fifth leading cause of death and disability in the world, while ischemic heart disease trails in sixth place. Fatalities occur most dramatically through suicide, but even the mild form of depression - called dysthemia and characterised by an inability to experience pleasure - can kill by increasing a person's vulnerability to serious somatic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. Far from being an affliction of the famous and successful, we now know that the disease strikes the poor more often than the rich, and women more commonly than men.” Barbara Ehrenreich, “How We Learned to Stop Having Fun,” The Guardian, April 2, 2007, http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2007/apr/02/healthandwellbeing.books.
  6. Ehrenreich, Barbara. “Smile! You’ve Got Cancer.” The Guardian, January 2, 2010. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jan/02/cancer-positive-thinking-barbara-ehrenreich. Also see the video RSA Animate - Smile or Die, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5um8QWWRvo&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
  7. University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center. “Frequently Asked Questions”, July 23, 2012. http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/faqs.htm.
  8. Email: jasonsugg at yahoo dot.com.
  9. The myth of corporate personhood is itself an extensive topic with its own literature but, at least legally, it’s origin is traceable to a Supreme Court decision. “Under the designation of "person" there is no doubt that a private corporation is included [in the Fourteenth Amendment]. Such corporations are merely associations of individuals united for a special purpose and permitted to do business under a particular name and have a succession of members without dissolution.” “Pembina Consolidated Silver Mining Co. V. Pennsylvania - 125 U.S. 181 (1888).” Justia US Supreme Court Center, n.d. http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/125/181/case.html. Pembina Consolidated Silver Mining Co. speaks with voice of Spencer’s god, making economic abstractions (corporations) in its own image: human-seeming, because they contain persons, but less humane in complete devotion to the growth of economic profit and also immortal ("without dissolution").
  10. Lerner, Steve. Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States. First ed. The MIT Press, 2010.
  11. "The concept of quality of life emerged in the 1970s as an important new outcome for health care. This paper identifies three independent arenas in which quality of life served as a powerful rhetorical device which was invoked for ‘solving’ major social and medical problems and dilemmas. In the following years, practical quality of life tools were increasingly developed but, it is argued, the perceived value of measuring quality of life was created and sustained by its role as a ‘rhetorical solution’ to an independent set of policy problems. Social Theory & Health (2004) 2, 361–371. doi:10.1057/palgrave.sth.8700038.” Quoted in David Armstrong and Deborah Caldwell, “Origins of the Concept of Quality of Life in Health Care: A Rhetorical Solution to a Political Problem,” Social Theory & Health 2, no. 4 (November 2004): 1
  12. Bill D. Moyers and Chris Hedges, “Chris Hedges on Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’,” Moyers & Company, July 20, 2012, http://billmoyers.com/segment/chris-hedges-on-capitalism%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98sacrifice-zones%e2%80%99/.
  13. Elise Boulding, Building a Global Civic Culture: Education for an Interdependent World (Syracuse University Press, 1990), 107.
  14. Peters and Hewlett, Can You Believe in God and Evolution?, 20.
  15. Ibid., 21.
  16. Max Weber frames Progress’ economics religiously, as the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, and reproduces the Ferdinand Kürnberger critique, Picture of American Culture, as “the supposed confession of faith of the Yankee”: "That is the spirit of capitalism [. . .] Kürnberger sums up in the words, They make tallow out of cattle and money out of men. The peculiarity of this philosophy of avarice appears to be the ideal of the honest man of recognized credit, and above all the idea of a duty of the individual toward the increase of his capital, which is assumed as an end in itself. Truly what is here preached is not simply a means of making one’s way in the world, but a peculiar ethic. The infraction of its rules is treated not as foolishness but as a forgetfulness of duty. That is the essence of the matter. It is not mere business astuteness [. . .] it is an ethos." Max Weber, Peter R. Baehr, and Gordon C. Wells, The Protestant Ethic and the “Spirit” of Capitalism and Other Writings (Penguin, 2002), 51.
  17. J. Campbell and B.D. Moyers, The Power of Myth (New York: Doubleday, 1988). Pages 39-41.
  18. Ehrenreich, Barbara. “Smile! You’ve Got Cancer.” The Guardian, January 2, 2010. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jan/02/cancer-positive-thinking-barbara-ehrenreich. Also see the video RSA Animate - Smile or Die, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5um8QWWRvo&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
  19. “59 Wounded, 12 Killed in Colorado Shooting,” Toledo Blade, July 21, 2012, http://www.toledoblade.com/frontpage/2012/07/20/10-reported-dead-in-movie-theater-shooting-in-Colorado.html.
  20. “59 Wounded, 12 Killed in Colorado Shooting.” Toledo Blade, July 21, 2012. http://www.toledoblade.com/frontpage/2012/07/20/10-reported-dead-in-movie-theater-shooting-in-Colorado.html.
  21. Ezra Klein, “Six Facts About Guns, Violence, and Gun Control | Wonkblog,” The Washington Post, July 23, 2012, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/07/23/six-facts-about-guns-violence-and-gun-control/?print=1. On his Washington Post “Wonkblog” Ezra Klein writes: Kieran Healy, a sociologist at Duke University, made this graph of “deaths due to assault” in the United States and other developed countries. We are a clear outlier. As Healy writes, “The most striking features of the data are (1) how much more violent the U.S. is than other OECD countries (except possibly Estonia and Mexico, not shown here), and (2) the degree of change—and recently, decline—there has been in the U.S. time series considered by itself.” … The Harvard Injury Control Research Center assessed the literature on guns and homicide and found that there’s substantial evidence that indicates more guns means more murders. This holds true whether you’re looking at different countries or different state., Citations here. (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/hicrc/firearms-research/guns-and-death/index.html)
  22. John Cassidy, “Why Obama Shouldn’t Write James Holmes Out of History,” The New Yorker Blogs, July 23, 2012, http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2012/07/how-james-holmes-could-impact-gun-laws.html.
  23. Aurora, Colorado Victims: Remembering Jessica Ghawi, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdThkqKU2gQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
  24. Chris Hedges, “The Careerists,” Truthdig, July 23, 2012, http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/the_careerists_20120723/.
  25. “The Greatest Crimes Against Humanity Are Perpetrated by People Just Doing Their Jobs.” Truthout, July 23, 2012. http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10476-the-careerists.
  26. Healy, Jack. “Online Ammunition Sales Highlighted by Aurora Shootings.” The New York Times, July 22, 2012, sec. U.S. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/us/online-ammunition-sales-highlighted-by-aurora-shootings.html.
  27. James Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld (HarperCollins, 1979). Page 3
  28. Ibid. Page 13