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500 Years of Lying to Ourselves: An Apologetic History.


Imagine living under the yoke of the Spanish Inquisition in 1493. Imagine how wildly you'd have to fool yourself into thinking it was fine to get up in the morning and go about your daily routine, while people were having their flesh punctured and ripped and their bones smashed until they admitted to abrogating some ludicrous superstitious rule. It's no different now. We are just as self-deceitful. We lie to ourselves just as blatantly. And we ignore the torment of others, torments as vile as those fashionable in the late 15th Century.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen boils down his discontent into 2 simple rules, about which he WILL NOT argue, then outlines 500 years of wilful, stupid cruelty on the part of humans, from the Spanish Inquisition to Indian enslavement to African enslavement to Clintonian fencepost diggery - and explains why we are less stupid than our barbaric times require us to believe, if only we believe it.

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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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