Philosopher of Love
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I'm Vincent Frank De Benedetto, philosopher, and more (see below); author of the important new volume, LOVE: PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD, THE MOST POWERFUL SOCIAL FORCE AVAILABLE TO HUMANKIND. If not the most important book that you will ever read, it will be among the handful.
Follow the development of the volume over time, first online, here, and then in its hard copy version once a publishing contract is secured, and see if you don't agree.
This is the bible that the present age, with its troubling amalgam of human problems and miseries both ancient (crime, hatred, violence, greed, bigotry), and modern (terror, hacking, climate, disinformation, nuclear war) is desperate for. This volume not only asserts, as do other written works, that we should love others, but presents singular and comprehensive arguments regarding why, and uniquely and importantly, how.
I'm also a New York Times-cited and quoted writer; poet; neologist (creator of new words); Agape Master (uh gop' ay, i.e. brotherly love, "agape" in Greek philosophy); Silence Activist (and here and here); health educator and thinker; musician; past and present family caregiver (Father, now Mother); former resident Leafblower & Community Relations Expert at a top national anti-noise organization (details available); and founder of THE FSD GROUP, a comprehensive conceptual framework for my commercial innovation, representing and uniting my fourteen fledgling business entities. I presently maintain a growing group of about 30 web sites, each of which I conceived, researched, wrote, and built in hand-coded HTML and CSS. See below.
The crown jewels of, among, and within these work areas has been my prose and music, forming the principal activity of my de facto operational vehicle the DE BENEDETTO MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO, though in recent months, of necessity, my focus has shifted almost exclusively toward writing and research, as 1.) my work in these areas is far more advanced than my work in music, as rife with promise as this latter endeavor is, and 2.) it is so abundantly and irrefutably clear that the world is in dire and urgent need of my specific plan and message of hope and love, the latter principal and force, Brotherly Love, properly understood, literally the only principal that can save humankind.
This vital and necessary shift in my work distribution has resulted in creation of a dedicated vehicle, the DE BENEDETTO CENTER FOR THE PRINCIPLE & PRACTICE OF LOVE specifically for these twin tasks, within the framework of the DE BENEDETTO STUDIO. The DB CENTER is my latest and most important endeavor, different from, and an expansion of, previous research endeavors, in that the DB CENTER is conceived to represent and embody my work in social science, but also enhance credibility and image, and provide work and even living space for scholars or activists of like intellectual pursuit, since the DB CENTER is advertised with a physical location, that is, an actual street address, and a telephone number. The DB CENTER is the new physical address and location of the CENTER.
The body of work that I'm producing within the framework of the DB CENTER also selectively includes special projects of particular import, like my MANDATORY GLOBAL MASKING plan to readily resolve the Coronavirus pandemic.
A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. enthusiast, I have a large placard of the leader in my living room window, resident there year-round.
I hold a B.A. in Philosophy from Seton Hall University.
"I - HATE - SELFISH - PEOPLE"
This is a perspective that, given the state of the world in 2020, and the fact that the only personality type I seem to encounter in my life is the narcissist, leaves me continually restive, even tortured.
A television program of real note is Star Trek: Voyager, as it describes a crew and especially a captain working almost continually to help others; the show remains a fine, unique, and obviously extremely rare exemplar of the love ethic at work, albeit in a fictional setting. Other fictional cinematic narrative favored by me includes the films A Beautiful Mind, Miracle on 34th Street, and A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim.
I'm also a continuing student of the erstwhile television program Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, for its sophisticated and plausible portrayal of "Cameron," a modern humanoid A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), that I consider a springboard for analysis and discussion of real-world A.I., present and future. I also treat this key topic at yet another of my sites, NONDIGITAL SOLUTIONS.
Interested and active in many areas, including business, technology, and culture, as well as political philosophy and health, I've corresponded with Steve Jobs, legendary founder of Apple Computer; spoken with Congressional Fellow Elbert Garcia in Congressman Charles B. Rangel's office in Washington, D.C. on matters of war and peace; in an important effort in musical forensics, corresponded with the last surviving person with an immediate family connection to lyricist Chet Powers (aka "Dino Valenti"), composer of the 1967 classic song Get Together, a musical piece featuring profound and socially urgent lyrical poetry, who may have had knowledge of the explicit meaning of those lines, this person being the husband of Katherine Powers, Chet's sister, as Katherine, herself, whom I had originally attempted to correspond with, had just passed away.
I'm the founder of SOUND magazine, dedicated to the manifold wonderful sounds that this world has to offer, including those produced by humans, animals, and the environment. Writers sought!
I also maintain a model platform for the U.S. Presidency. Nominate me!
I'm the son of Frank Salvatore De Benedetto, musical composer, poet, and author of the substantive and important musical candidate for official New Jersey state song, Let Us Talk About the People. Promoting the anthem, my Father made a televised guest appearance on the old Joe Franklin Show (video pending). As a musical composer, businessman and old-style traveling salesman, and in some measure local "character," my Father was also the subject, with photographs, of several newspaper features over the years (reprints pending).
My Mother, Jean De Benedetto, retired, was an Executive Legal Secretary with a North Jersey law firm for over 20 years. Known as the go-to person to learn how to do just about anything, she was, and is, genuinely beloved by her co-workers. Her former co-worker Evelyn said to me about a month ago, for example (around October 01, 2017), with no prompting, "I love your Mom." While I, her son, was chiseling out theory in social science in the area of the Love Ethic, or Brotherly Love, my Mother was already practicing Love day-to-day with her co-workers, and everyone else.
Contact Vincent Frank De Benedetto at onehumanfamily @ fastmail.net. In addressing your email, omit both spaces surrounding the "@" symbol.
Master List of Internet Resources
I presently maintain about thirty web sites, with several more on the way. All were conceived, researched, written, and built by me in hand-coded HTML and CSS, and all are explicit or implicit in their advocacy for the creation of a Love-centered world, the BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, the Beloved Community in the prose poetry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those of my sites intended for commercial development and operation are part of my fledgling company THE FSD GROUP, and are found at that site, while my DE BENEDETTO MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO website contains a master list of all my sites, commercial and non-commercial.
The DE BENEDETTO CENTER FOR THE PRINCIPLE & PRACTICE OF LOVE remains my most important general starting site. Go there and study that work, first.
SUMMARY OF MY WORK
All of which is informed by Agape.
MY AGAPE TRILOGY
My AGAPE TRILOGY is, itself, part of a multi-part body of work including prose (books and supporting articles), poetry, a musical project, a unique radio program, and more. I'm creating and promulgating this body of work in service of establishing the BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, an "actualized" society, that is, as described and discussed, above, a near-utopia characterized by moral and technical near-perfection: Love, properly understood, informing all social intercourse, and competence and devotion to task informing all economic and other social operations and activity.
MY FURTHER WORK & RESOURCES
THE AGAPE ORDER
CENTER FOR THE PRINCIPLE & PRACTICE OF LOVE
MESSAGE OF HOPE
OUR BETTER SELVES
GRASS NOT GREENER: THE DARK ROAD AHEAD FOR ALL AMERICANS IF DRUGS ARE LEGALIZED
KEYS TO GOOD HEALTH
Importantly, moreover, undue stress of any kind can interfere with efforts to love, as such efforts, themselves, can be stressful, and many people simply cannot tolerate the aggregate stress.
LEAFBLOWER SURVIVAL GUIDE
If in use in your community, your mental and physical health are literally in danger. This volume, hard-won, based on the actual past--and present--experiences of its author with neighborhood landscaping firms using leafblowers, presents about 30 steps to redress this problem, four of which will provide you immediate relief.
Vincent Frank De Benedetto
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