The Problem of American Policing
September 01, 2017


12 Reasons to Impeach Donald J. Trump Right Now
March 16, 2017


Sean Young as Rachael Must be in Blade Runner 2049
Published:  February 26, 2017


Capital Penalty Cannot Apply to Dylann Roof
Published:  January 12, 2017


End Barbarism and Cruelty to Animals
March 20, 2017


Sugar is Poison
Published:  January 12, 2017


Competence
Published:  November 05, 2016


Michael Savage
Published:  July 26, 2016


Save Japan
Published:  July 24, 2016


End the Silent Second Holocaust - Abortion
Published:  December 14, 2015


Would You Like some English with Your Burger?
Published:  October 06, 2007


A Quiet Tear for Saddam Hussein
Published:  December 31, 2006


Shame and Dismay to the Iraqi Insurgents
Published:  November 15, 2006


Implement a Massive Troop Deployment to Iraq
Published:  November 11, 2006


Goodbye, Neighbor
Published:  October 11, 2006


Later, Dude
Published:  October 11, 2006


Consider Impeaching President Bush
Published:  October 11, 2006


Stop the Sexualization of Television News
Published:  November 07, 2003.  Updated: 12-21-03.


The Simpsons: So Close, Yet so Far
Published:  December 20, 2003


Improving the Institution of the Presidency
Published:  September 26, 2003


Can You Spell "Sell-Out"?
Published:  September 14, 2003


Who Do They Think They Are?
Published:  September 10, 2003


Four Young Girls
Published:  September, 2003


Inappropriate Behavior in Prime Time
Published:  August 30, 2003


Arnold's Graduation
Published:  August 30, 2003

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About This Site

OurBetterSelves.com is a collection of thought and essay on specific topical issues by Philosopher and New York Times-quoted writer Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Topics treated are those generally taken from the headlines. Some essays are actually germs, brief and yet-developed.

Mr. De Benedetto is also a Neologist (creator of new words), Musician, Agape Master, Health Educator, former Leafblower & Community Relations Expert at Noise Free America, a national anti-noise organization, and a continuing family Caregiver.

In support of what Mr. De Benedetto terms "The New Science of Agape," and defines as a new discipline or division within Social Science, he is developing the seminal work LOVE ETHIC:  the Ancient Principle of Brotherly Love, the Most Powerful Force Available to Humankind. Other principal projects include Brotherhood of Man, The Agape Order, and the politico-musical project Message of Hope, as well as Keys to Good Health, featuring the most powerful health analysis available, and the anti-terror portal 110Again.org, mentioned and quoted by The New York Times.

Mr. De Benedetto is also the author of NOISE:  Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide, the anti-Noise, anti-Leafblower Handbook.

Most of Mr. De Benedetto's projects are listed at De Benedetto Arts.

The tripartite conceptual ground for all of Mr. De Benedetto's work is 1.) Agape (ugg ah' pay), the principle of brotherly love, 2.) the apparent zoological and anthropological reality, and related moral or socio-existential assertions, that all human beings are brothers and sisters in one human family, and, 3.) the proposed political expression of both of these ideas:  the notion of a classless, moneyless, needs-based, love-oriented (C.M.N.L.) socio-economic system--the Brotherhood of Man.

Mr. De Benedetto holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Seton Hall University.

Look to this digital space for occasional new pieces, and updates to existing pieces.

Contact him at onehumanfamily @ fastmail.net.


Agape Master

Pronounciation:  ugg ah' pay

ugg rhymes with RUG
ah rhymes with PA (i.e father)
pay rhymes with RAY

Agape is Greek for Brotherly Love, which is the subject of LOVE ETHIC and much of Mr. De Benedetto's work, and the general basis for his mode of living. An Agape Master is an individual engaged in a serious, often lifetime study and/or practice of Agape, that is usually considered so substantive that such persons are considered more than proficient enough to assume the role of teacher. They are also considered generally far more advanced than others, even most of those engaged in similar study or practice.

Mr. De Benedetto's unique mastery also includes development of a body of original scholarship in Agape, a discipline and subject of study that Mr. De Benedetto terms "The New Science of Agape," and asserts as the bleeding-edge of social science, far more important than any other area of social, or indeed physical, science.

This original scholarship is under continuing development and, indeed, comprises the starting content of his book LOVE ETHIC.


Learn the Issues

In contrast to OurBetterSelves.com (this site), at the Learn the Issues section of the Brotherhood of Man website I offer not essay or opinion on daily headline issues, but formal deconstruction and analysis of those general mainstay or anchor topics of permanent concern, such as unemployment, low wages, poverty, homelessness, health care, addiction, obesity, bigotry, children, commercialism, stress, and others.


Copyright

All content on this website Copyright © 2017 Vincent Frank De Benedetto, including original ideas, concepts, and terminology.  Please attribute fully -- my copyright is strictly enforced.






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