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The Domino Effect of Woke Tiredness: Hilaria-ous and the Quantum Wave Collapse

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

I’m so tired.“

This should be Hilaria Baldwin’s final utterance on social media...forever.

Instead it is ....No es mi culpa while being pulled under the crashing quantum wave.

The saga of Hilaria Baldwin is making us all tired — of the prolonged agony of post-postmodernism sustained by Neoliberal identity politics and the political correct Wokeness that has given us the other tired social media narcissist addict — Meghan Markle.

It has transcended social media — to the tabloids, New York Magazine and New York Times in the dull days between Christmas and the New Year when the Twittering throng could use “an end of an era“ rest from social media.

Hilaria’s Instagram response to the above post by Schumer ignited the story.

Hilaria Baldwin has certainly earned herself a long rest after transforming her upper class WASP entitlement into a decade of impersonating a Spanish woman with an on-again, off-again accent establishing her as a crossover media personality and social influencer from the Spanish market to mainstream. Or perhaps it was the other way around....Hard to know once someone become a one-name celebrity...

“My wife is Spanish.” Hilary and Alec Baldwin celebrity power couple based on pretense.

...and that certainly is the idea. As long as the name is not spelled hilarious — whether Hilary or Hilaria.

This media firestorm caught my attention as I was publishing my Cancer Full Moon post in which I reveal a private soul tracking of my father’s spiritual journey which took him to a mountain in India. I was attempting to understand the emotional intensity that I was feeling under a Full Moon on my Mercury in the only way I know....I ended up returning to writing I did in my Master’s thesis on Pholus, which has been hovering on the Midheaven of my natal horoscope. One could say that I am intend on the spilling family wine on yogi posers.


I starting digging into lesser-known Greek myths for a story of conversion. There was indeed to be found a tension of sameness versus radical difference in another centaur, Pholus. The centaurs were as unstable as the orbits of the asteroids bearing their names. Yet, Pholus was gifted in a way that made him, like the healer Chiron, stand out from the tribe of wildly unstable bodies fusing hunter with the beast hunted. One day he had a visitor, the son of Zeus. Heracles had just finished his fourth labor, the capture of the Erymanthian Boar, and entered the centaur’s cave with a wicked thirst. His host was keeper of a cask of wine given to him by Dionysius. This was, in fact, the holiday spirit passed down through three generations. The popping of the cork created chaos. The other centaurs became intoxicated by the smell and rushed up to the cave where Heracles shot them with poisoned arrows. Chiron got wounded in the foot. Pholus attempted to save him and died.

There are three different versions of the myth as to how Hercules came to drink the precious community wine: 1) Pholus refuses to give the Heracles any wine, honoring the communal property of the centaur tribe, and so the thirsty muscleman takes the cask, breaks it open, and guzzles it down; 2) Hercules talks Pholus into giving him the wine; and 3) Pholus enacts the consummate host, offering the wine to Heracles.

These three versions depict the three possible reactions of a host to an unexpected Visitor who brings in a life-changing situation with a pop of a cork. The first is outright refusal. The second is abdication of responsibility by allowing oneself to be strong-armed. The third is a complete and unqualified surrender to the demands of the intruder.

An expanded version reveals the celestial wine as a gift for breaking the tension of opposites. In this story Pholus was given the wine as a pres- ent for resolving an argument between Dionysius (god of wine and ecstasy) and Hephaestus (the Vulcan god of the metallurgical arts.) On one side was the mystical getting lost in the (drunken) experience; on the other is the transference of tension into art. The opposition between Dionysius and Hephaestus could only be resolved through a third solution, the middle path leading to uncertainty—where the awaited future suddenly happens, and events escalate into the cycle of death/rebirth.

Lisa Streitfeld, Hermeneutics of New Modernism (Atropos, 2014, p. 67).



So, Hilaria, I’m grateful for you! Vulnerable Capricorn that you are with Pholus on your Mercury highlighted by the