VINCENT FRANK DE BENEDETTO
Philosopher of Love
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I'm Vincent Frank De Benedetto: philosopher; New York Times-cited and quoted writer; poet; neologist; Agape Master & Priest (uh gop' ay, i.e. brotherly love); Silence Activist (and here and here); health educator; musician; past and present family caregiver (Father, now Mother); former resident Leafblower & Community Relations Expert at Noise Free America, a national anti-noise organization, and founder of THE FSD GROUP, a comprehensive conceptual framework for my commercial innovation, representing and uniting my ten fledgling business entities. I presently maintain about 30 web sites, each of which I conceived, researched, wrote, and built.
The crown jewels of my work are my music and prose, forming the principal activity of the MESSAGE OF HOPE MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO.
I hold a B.A. in Philosophy from Seton Hall University.
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 Catherine Powers, Chet's sister, as Catherine, herself, whom I had originally attempted to correspond with, had just passed away. I also maintain a basic platform for the U.S. Presidency.
I've also recently renewed my commitment to (ovo-lacto) vegetarianism, because while Man, the human animal, is at the heart of my Agape paradigm, there is a discrepancy, incongruity, or discontinuity between a commitment to love the human animal, to help relieve its suffering and actualize its existence, and the complete absence of love for the non-human animal, also a sentient being that feels pain and self-preserves, as we commit its torture and slaughter in order to turn it into food or other products.
I'm the son of Frank Salvatore De Benedetto, musical composer, poet, and author of the substantive and important 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 Joe Franklin Show. As a composer, he was also the subject, with photographs, of several newspaper features over the years.
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.
24 Web Sites
REAL WORLD NOISE ADVICE
(Hard-fought, hard-won insight into, and concrete knowledge about, noise: who produces it, why, and what can really be done about it.)
The Best of World Culture
Brotherhood of Man
(Political project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Replace capitalism, including its culture of ego, with the Brotherhood of Man. Toward a unified world based on love.)
Let Us Talk about the People
(Candidate musical composition for official New Jersey state song: Let Us Talk about the People. Witten by Frank Salvatore De Benedetto and John Prato)
LOVE ETHIC: the Ancient Principle of Brotherly Love
(Book by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Tagline: The Most Powerful Force Available to Humankind. The book defines Brotherly Love, delineating
and describing the moral and economic compromise in its lack, and the social excellence and achievement in its adoption.)
(Book-length poem around the critical concept of brotherly love.)
NOISE: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide, the Anti-Noise, Anti-Leafblower Handbook
(Book by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Thirty-five hard-won steps to fight leafblower and other noise. Literally the only work of its kind.)
Message of Hope
(Politico-musical project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto advocating establishment of the "Brotherhood of Man.")
The Agape Order
(Project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. A unique and powerful organization and resource for learning & practicing the timeless & essential principal of "Agape," or brotherly love.)
Keys to Good Health
(Health project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. The most powerful health analysis available, since it addresses the three factor critical to health: physical, psycho-emotional, and economic.)
Do Not Embalm Your Loved One
(Project and book germ by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Embalming Completely & Permanently Destroys Their Inside, to Create a Momentary Illusion Outside. If you have elderly or ill loved ones, don't miss this site.)
Our Better Selves
(Series of important essays by philosopher Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Tagline: Toward Wisdom & Love in our Global Society.)
Metal with Meaning
(Socio-musical project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Seeks to elevate heavy metal music, i.e. keep it relevant and interesting, by encouraging metal musicians to employ themes and lyrics of real meaning.)
Blade Runner 2049 Must Include Rachael
(Justice and cinema project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto, to redress the misjudgment of making the very long-awaited sequel to the iconic sci-fi film Blade Runner, without including noted actor Mary Sean Young and her iconic Blade Runner character Rachael. The sequel is called Blade Runner 2049.)
De Benedetto Dictionary
(Online dictionary showcasing the original word coinages of philosopher and writer Vincent Frank De Benedetto.)
(Advocacy project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Unique and powerful idea to create a wholesome 2nd Internet that the entire family can enjoy without reservation.)
(Project by Vincent Frank De Benedetto. International Society to Preserve the Beauty of Space. Advocates the preservation of the beauty of space and the night sky.)
(Legacy Site: unique formal proposal written in 2003 to forestall the pending war in Iraq, while achieving both objectives of the Bush Administration. By Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Could have prevented the war and consequent complete destabilization of the Middle East, that birthed Daesh and other terror entities. World: listen to Vincent Frank De Benedetto next time.)
(Legacy Site: Originally created to help ensure that the Twin Towers were rebuilt to their original height, or higher. Content by Vincent Frank De Benedetto cited and reprinted in Sunday New York Times. Site now rebuilt as a general global anti-terror portal.)
THE QUIET CUTTER
(New Jersey-based lawn cutting service performed without noise or chemicals.)
NEIGHBORS OF DEATH
(Narrative of the grievous travails of the author in what is likely a typical suburban neighborhood. Companion volume to LOVE ETHIC.)
(Legacy site: encourage use of non-computerized products and services, given how unreliable their digital counterparts often are. By Vincent Frank De Benedetto.)
Vincent Frank De Benedetto
Philosopher of Love & Agape Master
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