CULTURAL FAILURES THAT ARE DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM!

New book Turns Spotlight on Why Cultural Turmoil Crippling America

Author Boye Lafayette De Mente attributes the cultural failures now crippling the United States to the influence of male dominance and irrational religious dogma.

In a new book, HOW & WHY MALE DOMINANCE PLAGUES HUMANITY! – The Ultimate Challenge for Females!, De Mente, internationally known for his pioneer books on the cultures and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico, says that the negative elements in all of the areas of civilization—from economics and politics to social behavior—can be traced to male dominance, the male lust for power, and irrational religious ideology.

“Males,” he says, “are genetically programmed to exercise as much control as possible over every aspect of their lives, and to use psychological intimidation and physical force to get what they want. This mindset results in males believing they are naturally superior to females and to think and behave in terms of tribal and territorial exclusivity.

De Mente goes on to say: “Adding to this built-in character, male leaders in all societies from day one created spirit or god-based religions to help them control females and deal with the built-in traits of males. Some of these gods were benign and nurturing while others were strict authoritarians who were jealous, vindictive and destructive—all human attributes.”

De Mente says that instead of curbing the destructive and violent instincts of males these man-made religions institutionalized and ritualized both ignorance and willful stupidity, resulting in the failure of mankind to create and sustain positive, humanistic, nurturing cultures.

 ‘Now, instead of a religious-based morality that originally had good intentions we have a money-based morality that brings out the worse in people,” he said.

De Mente describes the book as “a rant, a screed, designed to expose all of the elements of American culture—education, entertainment, manufacturing, marketing, the news media, politics and religions, all of which are now based on the new money morality.”

In addition to identifying and describing the elements of the culture that have failed, De Mente proposes a variety of fixes that could, he says, help the country restore some of the American dream. The book is available in both printed and digital editions from Amazon.com.

THE KATA FACTOR! Japan’s Secret Weapon!

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THE KATA FACTOR – The Loss of Japan’s Secret Weapon / The Rise & Fall of a Superior People, by Boyè Lafayette De Mente. Phoenix Books / Publishers, 198 pages. Printed edition $14.95; Kindle ebook edition $6.95. Available from Amazon.com.

Japan’s traditional culture was a mixture of the native religion [Shintoh, The Way of the Gods] combined with technology and skills that had originated in ancient China for producing arts and crafts, become institutionalized and ritualized, and passed on from one generation to the next..

From around 400 A.D. immigrants from China and Korea began to introduce this technology and skills to the Japanese, who like the Chinese institutionalized and ritualized them and made them hereditary.

The Japanese, like the Chinese, referred to these skills as kata [ka-tah] or “form,” and shikata [she-kah-tah]. “way of doing things.”

Each new generation of Japanese artists and craftsmen were compelled by the ancient Chinese concept of kaizen [kie-zen] or “continuous improvement” to outdo their masters, resulting in them getting closer and closer to perfection in their arts and crafts.

During the long Shogunate period of rule in Japan [1200 A.D. to 1868 A.D.] Japanese artists and craftsmen did in fact achieve virtual perfection

Kata and shikata became the Rosetta stones of Japan’s culture – the key that unlocked both the mystery and the mystique associated with how the Japanese did business and conducted their personal and professional affairs.

Expressed another way, kata and shikata were the cultural molds that created and controlled the behavior of the Japanese and were the source of both their strengths and weaknesses.

Although both the kata and shikata have dramatically weakened in present-day Japan they continue to influence the behavior of the older generations.

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Introduction:

WHAT MAKES THE JAPANESE JAPANESE?

By any standard, the Japanese were a superior people until the 1980’s and 90’s. Their almost unbelievable success in turning a small chain of resource poor islands into one of the greatest economic powers the world has ever seen in less than three decades was proof of that. The fact that the “Miracle of Japan” would not have happened without significant contributions from the United States and Western Europe, along with a variety of other external factors, certainly tempers but does not negate the accomplishments of the Japanese.

Japan’s early history was, in fact, a continuing record of extraordinary accomplishments, beginning with its transformation from a feudalistic kingdom of sword-carrying warriors, shopkeepers and peasants in 1868 to a world-class military power by 1895. The special character and ability of the Japanese was recognized by more astute Western visitors even before Japan’s feudal age ended. American ship captain Henry Holmes, who made a number of trips to Japan prior to its opening to the West, noted in his journal, “They (the Japanese) will surprise the world!”

And surprise the world they have—in ways that have ranged from marvelous to shocking.

This book is available in print and digital versions from Amazon.com.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral failings of the U.S. and the Western world in general.

Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; THE MEXICAN MIND—Understand and Appreciating Mexican Culture; and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way!

All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

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THE KATA FACTOR! Japan’s Secret Weapon!

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By Boye Lafayette De Mente

Japan’s traditional culture was a mixture of the native religion [Shinto, the Way of the Gods] combined with the technology for producing arts and crafts and the form of behavior that had originated in ancient China

 The Japanese institutionalized and ritualized both the technology and this form of behavior and eventually began referring to it as shikata [she-kah-tah], which means “process” or “way of doing things.”

 Kata became the semi-sacred Rosetta stone of Japan’s traditional culture – the key that unlocked both the mystery and the mystique associated with how the Japanese did business and conducted their personal and professional affairs.

   Expressed another way, kata were the cultural molds that created and controlled the traditional behavior of the Japanese and were the source of both their strengths and weaknesses.

   Still today all dealings in Japan are influenced by the kata that continue to influence the mindset and behavior of the Japanese, yet most foreigners are not aware that they exist.

    Knowledge of the kata strips away the cultural cloak hiding the Japanese from the outside world and reveals the essence of the famous Japanese Way.

    For foreigners to deal  effectively with the Japanese – in both personal and business matters – they must know when and how to induce them to break the kata molds and behave in a non-Japanese way.

   Younger generations of Westernized Japanese break the molds until they go to work, then they must conform to the kata that remain in whatever company they join.

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This title was originally written in the 1980s before the Digital Age. It was converted to digital, updated, and uploaded to Amazon in August 2014. It is available in both printed and ebook editions from Amazon.com.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral failings of the U.S. and the Western world in general.

Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; THE MEXICAN MIND—Understand and Appreciating Mexican Culture; and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way!

 All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

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Why Men Created Gods!

A detailed explanation of why and how male dominance has been a plague on humanity since Day One, and what could and should be done about it.

When the awareness of human beings finally evolved beyond the need for survival, food and sex they began to wonder about life and the world around them—how it all came about.

There was something in the evolving human mind that led them to assume that there must be unseen supernatural spirits or gods who created the human race and the world around them.

This longing for answers was obviously a common trait in the evolution of the human species as virtually all if not all groups of people—no matter how few they were or how isolated they were from each other—came up with a roster of spirit-gods to explain every-thing in their world—the sun, the weather, other life forms and so on.

Virtually all of these spirit-gods were created by men who gave the principal ones masculine traits, be-came their exclusive spokesmen and acted as their agents in establishing codes of conduct for their par-ticular societies.

A primary theme in the doctrines established by the main surrogate male gods was the inherent superiority of males over females and the tenet that females were created to serve males. This alone was enough to pre-vent human beings from achieving their potential, but there were other fundamental elements in the male mindset that were equally damaging to the human species and the cultures that individual human groups created.

Male discrimination against females did not begin as a religious thing. It evolved naturally from the genetic programming of males, so when men created gods the gods naturally consigned women to an inferior status.

While the creation of gods was intended to help/encourage/force men to curb their dominance and violent nature, all of the male-created and man-controlled gods failed in this original mandate.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world in general. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way! To see a full list of his 60-plus books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

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This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the "real thing"] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. - with a startling end.

This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the “real thing”] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. – with a startling end.

Misunderstanding & Misuse of Male Sexuality!

A detailed explanation of why and how male dominance has been a plague on humanity since Day One, and what could and should be done about it.

A detailed explanation of why and how male dominance has been a plague on humanity since Day One, and what could and should be done about it.

THE MALE DOMINANCE FACTOR

What nature obviously did not foresee or plan for was the possibility that male members of the human species would not always have ready access to females for sexual purposes. Males were designed with their gonads always in the “on” position, producing semen and sexual energy 24 hours a day.

The problem with this is that when males are prevented—for whatever reason—from expelling all of the sexual energy that builds up in their gonads and prostate glands the pressure from the unused energy builds up and up, and fairly early in the process begins to affect how males think and act.

One of the most unheralded results of this sexual energy buildup is the relationship between violence and unused male sexual energy. Studies by professionals have shown that the more sexual energy that builds up in males the more likely they are to engage in behavior that includes every form of violence known.

This behavior ranges from verbal and physical abuse of children, girl friends and wives to fighting among themselves, single and mass murders, and wars in which hundreds to millions are maimed and killed.

Just one aspect of the misunderstanding and misuse of human sexuality in ancient as well as modern times is the incarceration of huge numbers of men in prisons where they do not have access to normal sexual release with females. There are also prisons for females who have no access to male sexual partners but their numbers are miniscule compared to males.

In many countries, including the U.S., religious taboos have traditionally prevented prison inmates from having access to partners of the opposite sex. But there are some exceptions.

Mexico, often touted as a strict Catholic country, allows many of its prison inmates to have conjugal visits from wives and girl friends, particularly those who can afford to pay their jailors a fee for the privilege.

This situation exists in Mexico because like other typical Hispanic-influenced Catholic countries most of the men pay no attention to the dictates of the Church [except perhaps on Sundays and special holidays]—looking at religious beliefs and real life as separate worlds. There is even a special term for this division of real life and religious life in the Catholic Philippines.

The Incredible Masturbation Taboos

The role of the Christian Church in attempting to control the sexual behavior of males has included taboos against masturbation. Until recent times the Church taught that achieving sexual release through mastur-bation was a sin against God. There is scripture in the Bible that says it is better for males to leave their seed in the bellies of whores than cast it to the wind.

And until modern times some preachers and priests advised mothers of young boys to tie their hands behind their backs at night so they couldn’t masturbate while in bed. [It is normal for males to get hard-on’s from four to a dozen times every 24 hours, including while asleep, which often wakes them up as they get older.]

As late as the 19th century some Christian mothers were still telling their young sons that masturbating would make them go insane—and still today young males who masturbate do it furtively in order not to be caught and shamed by their parents or other adults.  Masturbating by girls has been even more taboo.

Thanks to the religious position on masturbation, the female need and urge to masturbate has given rise to a large industry that manufactures and sells dildos and other masturbation tools for women.

Another Hard-On Dilemma!

Healthy males get hard-on’s from four to eight or more times every 24-hour period, starting when they are still in the womb and continuing until they are in their 70s, 80s or 90s if they live that long.

In advanced countries today men are living into their 70s and 80s and beyond, and during these long life-spans they are having far more erections per day and night than was normal for males in the past because there is more overt sexual stimulation.

This means the average male gets from 2,000 to 3,000 hard-on’s per year, of which less than 10 percent are used. You can image what kind of physical and emotional stress this causes.

In addition to this natural phenomena, by the time boys in the United States and some other countries are in their mid-teens they have advanced to necking with girl friends, during which they typically have full, hard, unrelieved erections for as long as an hour or more. This results in significantly increasing the build-up of stress in their prostate glands and gonads—often to the point that it is extremely painful.

Furthermore, the amount of sexual titillation that present-day males of all ages are exposed to on television, in magazines, movies, etc., is incredible, and dramatically increases the incidence of regular, daily sexual stress that is not relieved.

If you assume that a male has a partial or complete erection only five times every 24-hour period and lives to be 60 years old that amounts to a total of 109,500 erections. You can assume that these erections were not “used” more than about 100 times a year, for a total of 6,000 during the 60-year period. This leaves males with well over 100,000 unrelieved sexual arou-sals over a period of six decades.

The negative impact this accumulation of stressed-out periods has on the prostate gland has to be hor-rific—and may be the primary cause of the enlarge-ment of the prostate gland…and may also be associated with the incidence of prostate cancer.

For every year beyond 60  that you add to the life-span of men you have at least an additional 1,800-plus erections—and despite old tales you might have heard,  normal, healthy men in their 70s and 80s do get hard-on’s, and suffer when they are not used.

It’s Not a Laughing Matter!

Those who are tempted to laugh this problem off as something that is not really serious would, again, be well advised to consider that unrelieved sexual stress among males is one of the primary sources of all of the male-generated violence that has plagued mankind from the beginning.

The longer normal, healthy males go without releasing the natural buildup of sexual energy the more apt they are to engage in some kind of violence—from abusing their wives and children to taking their frustrations out on other members of society—or engaging in other kinds of destructive behavior.

If you make up a list of all of the cruel, destructive, evil, inhumane, savage and stupid things that have happened to human beings—and are, of course, still happening today—at least ninety-five percent of the people responsible for these things have been and are males.

One of the primary reasons for this male mayhem can be traced to the position taken by the three largest and most powerful religious cults [Judaism, Christianity and Islam], which  resulted in males having to repress their natural sexual desires and use up their sexual energy in other ways that were often violent.

The fact that this religious rationale incorporated the concept that females are inferior to males made life even more onerous and destructive for humanity in general.

In simple terms, when a man gets hard on the bottom he gets soft on the top—meaning he cannot think in clear, rational terms and is likely to do irrational things when in a state of sexual arousal.

In the past the only option generally open to young males to expel their sexual energy was masturbation, which was generally effective when early teenage boys were concerned. But masturbation is not the natural solution for adult men. It relieves the physical stress somewhat but not all of the mental/emotional stress—and the relief is short-lived.

Male-dominated religious teachings combined with man-made legal and social sanctions designed to keep women from expending their unused sex energy has caused as much if not more damage to the mental and physical well-being of females.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world in general. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way! To see a full list of his 60-plus books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

The origins of human violence have been known since the earliest times but efforts to control or diminish violence have not succeeded because men were in charge of all of the efforts. This book, available from Amazon.com in both printed and ebook formats, explains why and provides some answers.

This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the "real thing"] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. - with a startling end.

This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the “real thing”] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. – with a startling end.

Misunderstanding & Misuse of Female Sexuality!

This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the "real thing"] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. - with a startling end.

This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the “real thing”] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. – with a startling end.

Until recent times virtually all societies ignored the fact that women also have powerful sexual urges and needs—an incredible arrogance perpetrated by males. The emotional and physical suffering this has caused and continues to cause females is incalculable.

Over the millennia the various ailments females suffered from being denied the opportunity to fulfill their sexual needs were invariably linked by males to the overall nature of females—not sexual deprivation. Some men, however, consciously or subconsciously, apparently realized that there was a sexual element in the “disruptive” behavior of females, and their often stated solution was that they needed a “good screw.”

However, this insight did not lead to any lessening of the male-created taboos that kept females from being able to use up their sexual energy.

The Role of the Catholic Church

Some of the measures promoted or condoned by the Catholic Church during the so-called Middle Ages to control female sexual behavior are hardly believable today.

     Beginning in the 11th century, European church and lay leaders launched a series of religious-inspired military campaigns against Middle East countries in an attempt to free Jerusalem and the other “Holy Cities” from their Moslem occupiers.  These so-called “Crusades” against Islamic countries continued off and on for approximately three hundred years.

During this incredibly long period of Pope-backed wars some men had their wives outfitted with “chastity belts”—iron thong-like devices that were locked in place to prevent the women from being able to have sexual intercourse with other males while the husbands were away doing their religious duty.

Many of these lockable iron “chastity belts” were made in Italy, where their manufacture and use was promoted by the Catholic Church.  [Even farther out than this device was an older practice among ancient slave holders to have the foreskin of the penises of their adult male slaves sewn tight, leaving only a tiny hole for urination, to discourage them from engaging in sexual intercourse with any woman…another extreme to which men have gone in the past to control sexual behavior.]

Ironically, most of the glory-hungry knights who left Europe in their zeal to take the “Holy Land” away from Moslems never returned home. Some 20 percent of them were killed in battle, and some 60 or 70 percent of them died from the plague and other di-eases.  History also notes, not surprisingly, that many women managed to get around the iron chastity belts by one means or another, including having a second key made by willing locksmiths.

According to a number of totally unreliable sources on the Internet some form of chastity belts continued to be used in Europe well after the end of the Crusades, and, in fact, into modern times. Such is the terrible hold that religious beliefs have on both men and women.

However, given the male psyche it is not surprising that historically males have gone to inhuman lengths to prevent females from exercising their full sexuality because it is far stronger than that of males.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world in general. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way! To see a full list of his 60-plus books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

A detailed explanation of why and how male dominance has been a plague on humanity since Day One, and what could and should be done about it.

A detailed explanation of why and how male dominance has been a plague on humanity since Day One, and what could and should be done about it.

The origins of human violence have been known since the earliest times but efforts to control or diminish violence have not succeeded because men were in charge of all of the efforts. This book, available from Amazon.com  in both printed and ebook formats, explains why and provides some answers.

The origins of human violence have been known since the earliest times but efforts to control or diminish violence have not succeeded because men were in charge of all of the efforts. This book, available from Amazon.com in both printed and ebook formats, explains why and provides some answers.

Why the Jews Created God!

Why the Jews created God, and thousands of years later did an add-on [Jesus Christ], and what this has doneto Christiandom.

The One-God Concept

From ancient to virtually modern times all societies had a variety of gods, some numbering in the dozens. While some of the gods had to do with the origin of life, others were the gods of such natural phenomena as the wind, the oceans and mountains.

 Jews Create Yahweh/God

Between three and four thousand years ago the reli-gious leaders of the Israelites [Hebrews], a group of Semite tribes who lived in the area of what is now modern Israel, came up with the idea that just one all-powerful god would be far better than many gods, so they decided to worship only one god, whom they referred to as Yahweh. As time passed the Hebrews began to claim that Yahweh was the only God and that all who did not believe in and worship him were doomed to go to Hell when they died. Their religion came to be known as Judaism [from the name of one of the Israelite tribes], and its members came to be known as Jews.

The creators of Yahweh [God] knew absolutely nothing about the Earth or world at large, including the many civilizations around the globe and the billions of galaxies and trillions of stars [suns] that make up the universe. So they had no problem in attributing all things in life and nature to their new God, including he belief that creation occurred only a few thousand years earlier—which was as far back as the Jewish people could trace their ancestry.

The Jesus Christ Add-On

Several centuries after the concept of one god became well established in Jewish culture the descendants of the creators of Yahweh took bits and pieces from many other religions—including the concept of virgin birth—and came up with the idea that more people would believe in and worship their God if he sent them a son as his personal go-between, giving birth to the story of Mary and her son who later became known as Jesus Christ the Savior of mankind. [The word “Christ” comes from the Greek term meaning “oil.”—with which the Jews bathed the feet of those they regarded as holy.]

The Rise of Christianity

Over the next few hundred years the one-God cult of the Jews morphed into the theological and social cult that came to be known as Christianity, which eventu-ally was split into Catholicism, Protestantism and a mish-mash of other sects, including Mormonism, by males who did not accept all of the teachings of the Catholic Church and had their own ideas of God’s will and the proper behavior of men and women.

While the original aim of Christianity—whose founding is often credited to the Jewish tribal leader Abraham—was to assert and maintain human worth and dignity it was soon subverted into a tribal identity and competed with other faiths for social and political power. Thus the numerous wars waged in the name of the Christianity and its offshoots over the millennia and down to modern times.

Still today most Christian sects, especially Cath-olicism, are basically tribal religions that serve the interests of their male founders and administrators at the expense of females and competing religions.

There is no more stark evidence of the inhumanity of a bigoted god-based religion as the invasion and conquering of the New World in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadors who believed that their Catholic reli-gious beliefs took precedence over the cultures and lives of the millions of people who lived on the Carib-bean Islands and the North and South American con-tinents—a phenomenon that was later repeated by English and other European immigrants who began their campaigns to conquer and control—or eradi-cate—the Native American population in the 1600s.

 God’s Terrible Swift Sword

In America’s Civil War [1861-1865] in which hun-dreds of thousands of young men were killed and hundreds of thousands of others were horribly mutil-ated both the North and South sides publicly and loudly proclaimed that God was on their side and that they were doing God’s work. Southerners justified their keeping of black human beings as slaves as in keeping with the will of God. Northerners justified their going to war as a fight against evil and sang about “God’s terrible swift sword” helping them vanquish the Southern armies.

The military campaigns by the United States gov-ernment against Native Americans, whom it regarded as pagan savages with few if any rights, did not end until the 1880s. It was not until 1924 that Native Americans, whose ancestors had lived here for thou-sands of years, were “granted” citizenship by the gov-ernment that had conspired in killing most of them and depriving the survivors of their traditional homelands.

What a travesty, and what an indictment against the religious beliefs and practices of early European-Americans.

The Power of the God Cult

The power of the cult of Christianity and its offshoots to seduce and hold the minds of the most educated men and women in those ancient times was to shape the future of their followers in ways that could not have been intended—causing, death, destruction and incredible suffering on a massive scale.

Since creation of Yahweh/God the knowledge that human beings have learned about the universe, its origin and how it works, is off the scale, and yet millions of educated people continue to profess belief in the God-concept taught by Judaism, Christianity, Islam and all of their offshoots, and to worship a God who represents all of the elements in the nature of human males, the good and the bad—a form of willful stupidity that is pathological to the extreme.

The only thing more incredible than this ongoing pathological reverence for an imaginary God are the rationales that professed believers in Judaism, Chris-tianity and Islam use to convince themselves and others that there is a God who created everything some six thousand year ago and is responsible for every-thing, despite the obvious evidence to the contrary.

Historically, Jews, Christians and Moslems have slaughtered each other while shouting that God is on their side. When tragic things occur they say it is God’s will, while continuing to preach that God is the ultimate guardian and protector of human beings and will save people from evil and disaster if they believe in him and pray to him—or his “son,” the young Jew Jesus.

What is now just as incredible is that many people know that belief in a benign God creator and protector is absolute nonsense but most of them—especially politicians—are afraid to publicly admit it.

What was weirdly amusing at the turn of the 21st century was that one of the few individuals with a public pulpit who was not afraid to speak the truth about the God fable was a comedian: Bill Maher, the host of Real Time on HBO. Bill repeatedly said the God story was all just nonsense.

Promoting and Selling God

Since around 500 A.D. the God fable has become a ma-jor industry, and today its various constituents employ several million people. These include managers of in-stitutions like the Catholic Church, Jewish synagogues and Islamic mosques along with a large number of individuals who use the airwaves to con people into sending them money.

     Of course, Jewish, Christian and Islamic sects and their hundreds of thousands of churches provide some material support for many of members, but their use of the God fable to attract and hold these members is in-defensible.

In addition to perpetrating a false faith these in-stitutions provide people with a way of avoiding personal responsibility for their behavior. The fact that these faiths allow their members to slaughter each other in the name of and for their God is a form of insanity.

The babble of many of the religion-based con men and con women on radio and television is so infantile, so stupid, so obviously put-on, that only people who have been programmed to the moronic level could believe what they say and send them money.

The efforts of obviously well-educated members of the Catholic Church and similar organizations to af-firm the existence of a Creator-God are marvelous demonstrations of their skill with words in “proving” something for which there is absolutely no evidence—and incredibly vast amounts of evidence to the con-trary.

What is most disturbing and the most dangerous for humanity is that equally well-educated and knowl-edgeable people in positions of great power and in-fluence cop-out by agreeing with or pretending to agree with the God people.

By this time it should be obvious to all that the most destructive element in God-based moralities is the fact that they are male-oriented and male-dominated.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world in general. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way! To see a full list of his 60-plus books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

0914778749_frontcoverThis is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the "real thing"] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. - with a startling end.

 
This is a fictionalized account of how the misunderstanding and misuse of male and female sexuality leads to a chain of sex clinics [where patients get the “real thing”] that becomes the largest enterprise in the world and results in the election of the first female president of the U.S. – with a startling end.

The New Japanese Way of Doing Business!

THE NEW JAPANESE WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES!

Dramatic changes have occurred in Japan’s way of doing business since the late 1980s and early 1990s when its economic juggernaut was literally stopped in its track by the rapid rise of global competition and the fact that the Japanese real estate and financial industries copied American practices that were doomed to failure.

    A new book by author Boyé Lafayette De Mente, JAPAN – Understanding & Dealing with the New Japanese Way of Doing Business, details how the Japanese way of doing business has morphed into a hybrid of traditional culture-based elements and Western practices, and provides insights in how to deal effectively with this new reality.

Known for his pioneer business related books on Japan—going back to Japanese Etiquette & Ethics in Business, published in 1959, and How to Do Business in Japan, published in 1962—De Mente’s new book provides foreign companies with guidelines for competing with the Japanese on the domestic as well as the international front.

“Some of the traditional elements of Japanese business that were the foundation of the country’s astounding rise from the devastation of World Word II to become the world’s second largest economy between 1952 and 1970 have not changed.

“But other aspects that reflect both Western practices and Japan’s resent-day high-tech-based social culture present new challenges as well as opportunities, De Mente says.

He adds that the changes Japanese businesses have made and are ongoing ensure that they will continue to play a major role in the world’s economy.

His books are available in digital and printed formats from Amazon.com, and from the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain as digital Nook books.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world in general. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way! To see a full list of his 60-plus books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

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From Japan to Alaska by HALF-SAFE Jeep!

From the Fool Himself!

 

In the spring of 1957 Tokyo-based American journalist Boyé Lafayette De Mente joined Australian adventurer Ben Carlin on an amphibious jeep called “HALF-SAFE” (named after a deodorant slogan “Don’t Be Half-Safe!”) on a journey from Japan to Alaska via the North Pacific, the Bering Sea and Shelikof Strait—an incredible adventure that made the Guinness Book of World Records.

De Mente was working for The Japan Times when Carlin arrived in Japan. During an interview, Carlin invited De Mente to join him on the last leg of the amazing odyssey. Despite warnings from his friends, and some unpleasant incidents with Carlin, De Mente agreed to join him on Half-Safe. (The unpleasant experiences were to multiply many times over!)

The two left Tokyo on May 3 and arrived in Anchorage, Alaska on September 3, precisely four months later. This is De Mente’s account of his experiences on Half-Safe—experiences that included one life-threatening encounter after another…not to mention the personal encounters with Carlin that came close to murder!

During the voyage the two encountered a Russian ship, seas of kelp, Japanese fishing nets, a great wall of water, sea lions, the raging waters of Shelikof Strait and an anchor-bending tide that carried the jeep more than 15 miles off-course.

The departure of Half-Safe from Japan and its arrival in Alaska was widely covered by the international press, including Life Magazine.

     If you have an adventurous spirit, or have ever dreamed about an ultimate travel adventure, Once A Fool will convince you that an amphibious jeep is not the ideal way to go. It is available in both digital and printed formats from Amazon.com.

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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world in general. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way! To see a full list of his 60-plus books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. All of his titles are available from Amazon.com.

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