Philosopher, Writer, Journalist, Musician, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Health Advisor, Caregiver, Agape Master, Visionary, Humanitarian, 2024 U.S. Presidential Candidate
- AUTHOR OF ONE OF THE MOST ESSENTIAL VOLUMES EVER GIVEN TO MODERN HUMANITY -
I'm Vincent Frank De Benedetto, public intellectual, political philosopher, and author of the essential new volume in development, LOVE: PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD, THE MOST POWERFUL SOCIAL FORCE AVAILABLE TO HUMANKIND. If not the most important book that you will ever read, among the handful.
This is the bible of moral, behavioral, and functional elevation and actualization that our present age is desperate for, and indeed must have, given its present troubling amalgam of human problems and miseries both ancient (crime, hatred, violence, greed, bigotry), and modern (terror, hacking, climate, disinformation, nuclear war). 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.
Brothers and Sisters, the human race is in the dark and I, and a small handful of others, are endeavoring to provide the desperately-needed light.
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); Leafblower Hazard Specialist; Silence Activist (and here and here); health educator and thinker; metal singer, guitarist, and composer; inveterate social observer, and reviewer and critic; and advocate for the appreciation, preservation, even expansion of European-American culture, and, in fact, any culture worth preserving or defending against profligate attack.
I'm additionally engaged in a serious exploratory effort in support of a run for the U.S. Presidency.
I'm also a 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. And as an individual with an obvious natural aptitude for medicine, or perhaps better stated, healing, I've decided to attempt, at this late date (I'm 62yo as of 2022) to become a doctor (or other form of healer), likely an ND, that is, a Naturopathic physician, perhaps studying at Bastyr. I already offer myself to the world as an Agape Master and Advisor.
The crown jewels of, among, and within the aforementioned 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 have one sibling, an adult sister, suffering a social or other form of retardation, who has all but removed herself from the family, thus leaving myself and my Mother to walk through the Halls of Pain virtually alone.
My Pronouns: YEAH/RIGHT
"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.
Additional pet peeves include sloppy filmmaking, like, a character ostensibly pours or otherwise provides themselves a cup of coffee, yet when there is an overhead or slight overhead shot of the cup--where is the coffee? Nowhere. Lazy or hurried filmmakers put nothing in the cup. Nothing says amateur or amateur production like an empty coffee cup that a character is sipping from.
My first and most important suggestion to preserve and indeed actualize the human race is to begin practicing Love toward everyone. The coffee example speaks to my second and final suggestion to preserve the human race: proper attention to one's job, performing it with as much excellence as one's natural talents permit. At such time that an individual or group of individuals, does this, they can be said to have "actualized." This is the brass ring for any individual or group of individuals, whether friends, romantic partners, a town, city, state--or the entire world.
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 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. For telephone contact please send me your telephone number and I'll call you.
Master List of Internet Resources
I presently maintain about 25 information ("web") sites on the Internet. 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.
AGAPE TRILOGY, DEFINED
My AGAPE TRILOGY is, itself, part of a multi-part body of work including prose (i.e. books, articles), poetry, a musical project, a radio program, and real-time in-person outreach such as speeches, interviews, and TED talks. I'm creating and promulgating this body of work in service of establishing the BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, an actualized society, that is, a quasi-utopia characterized by moral and technical near-perfection:
AGAPE TRILOGY, SCHEMA (i.e. plan or roadmap)
LOVE: PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD, THE MOST POWERFUL SOCIAL FORCE AVAILABLE TO HUMANKIND
NEIGHBORS OF DEATH: THE PERNICIOUS FORCE OF NONLOVE THAT PUTS THE DIVISION IN SUBDIVISION
THE ACTUALIZED SOCIETY: THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN & THE END OF EGO-CAPITALISM
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 DOPE IS 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
- AGAPE MASTER -
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