28 March 2009
31 January 2007
MOLLY MOLLY *looks up and waves* YOU WILL BE MISSED
"We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we're for them and trying to get them out of there."
12 January 2007
robert anton wilson one of the people who blew my mind early on and helped to disrupt consensus reality long enough for me to GET OUT, got out today. "look up and wave, he'll get a big kick out of this"
i will pass on the one piece of wisdom he wrote in a letter to me long ago when i contacted him looking for information on the temple of the hidden god - houston, "don't forget to breathe"
all hail discordia!
20 September 2006
those who seek the noon blue apples will have their kwisatz haderach
a response to has science fiction cranked your head?
the first science fiction novel i remember reading was the delikon by h.m. hoover. two children are attempting to escape their extraterrestrial slave-masters. but, this wasn’t the book that blew the top of my head, just the bedrock which formed my lifelong love of science fiction. that honor would be a tie between two epic series, still blowing minds to this day.
frank herbert’s dune, with its mix of political intrigue, environmentalism, and religious philosophy really popped the lid off and made me conscious of the interconnections of power, particularly in environmental ethics, politics and religion. the ‘litany against fear’ remains a potent touchstone to ward and center me in moments of chaos. the bene gesserit and their use of prana-bindu techniques of mind-body control are one of the skill sets i envision a secret society of modern occultists would/should study. and then there are their sexual techniques and use of consciousness altering substances which make my hedonistic heart sing.
one science fiction book which has shaped my world view more than any other book, save perhaps buckminster fuller’s critical path, would be robert shea’s and robert anton wilson’s illuminatus. it was the perfect antidote to the miserable and mind-numbing indoctrination we were spoon-fed, like castor oil, in the institutional education system...whose sole purpose was to make us good little monkeys content with our peasant lives (getting us ready for those aforementioned extraterrestrial overlords). the glories of discordianism, the hyper-conspiratorial games of the factions and factions and splinter factions of the golden apple and the five-sided temple cabals helped me to see beyond the manichean dys-function of either/or thinking. not to mention the wealth of magickal an occult information in them.
neither of these series are for the feint of heart. they are dense, complicated, and raise serious questions about the world-view we labor under daily. they in many ways speak truth to power, albeit coached in the language of histories obfuscated or fabricated, worlds of tomorrows beyond all our collective tomorrows. most importantly though they turn their readers on to information they might not ever encounter reading the tried and true adventure stories that pass for most droll science fiction. they pose philosophically rich questions about who we are, and to what we owe our allegiances. fnord!
hail eris! all hail discordia!
31 August 2006
keith olbermann nails rummy
good night and good luck.
link courtesy of liberal avenger
26 January 2006
please read this, our lives depend on it!
"15. Kevin Ryan, the whistleblower from Underwriters Laboratories, did his own brief statistical analysis in a recent letter regarding the NIST report, arguing that probabilities of collapse-initiation needed to be calculated (Ryan, 2005). NIST nowhere provides such a likelihood analysis for their non-explosive collapse model. Ryan's estimate is that the probability that fires and damage (the "official theory") could cause the Towers complete collapse is less than one in a trillion, and the probability is much less still when the complete collapse of WTC7 is included (Ryan, 2005). Nor does NIST (or FEMA or the 9-11 Commission) even mention the molten metals found in the basements of all three buildings (WTC 1, 2 and 7).
So where does that leave us? I strongly agree with Kevin Ryan,
This ["official"] story just does not add up.... That fact should be of great concern to all Americans.... There is no question that the events of 9/11 are the emotional driving force behind the War on Terror. And the issue of the WTC collapse is at the crux of the story of 9/11. (Ryan, 2004; emphasis added.)
this is the reichstag and with alito's comfirmation the new holy roman emperor will be nominated. begin practicing your goosestep, or you can write your senators and tell them to filibuster. your choice. democracy or hypocrisy. easy enough.
08 December 2005
posting from bagism
the dream was over twenty-five years ago today...and so dear friends we have had to carry on since then
i remember that night, i lit candles for someone i never met, but who i knew had been essential in my life. the first record i ever bought was the beatles hey jude, the song revolution became an anthem for my young rebelliousness. i walked the halls of high school with a walkman blaring the beatles red and blue albums; a not so subtle armor against the cruelty of those years
later a magickal mentor would ask, while we interviewed genesis p-orridge of psycic tv, what he thought of john’s murder…john dark had been on the radio that night at kpft in houston. he heard the ticker going off upstairs in the news room…it continued it’s rat-atat-tatting for an inordinate time. when he went upstairs to see what was happening, he discovered the news of john’s death. at that moment the phone rang, it was the station manager, who told him he had just heard the news, and was authorizing him to play any song in the lennon catalog. my friend went down to the turntables, announced the horrible news, and played working class hero. genesis’ answer to his query, "it comes with the territory" – meaning that if you are willing to stand up and speak truth to power, you have to be prepared to be blown down. lennon knew this, "if i ain't dead already, girl you know the reason why." chapman was a patsy as much as oswald, and do we really need a movie about him?
years have gone by and john is still as powerful an inspiration as he was then. his image, for some, carries the same power as images of che. his lyrics are still as vital today as they were when they were written
keep you doped with religion and sex and tv,
and you think you're so clever and classless and free,
but you're still fucking peasents as far as I can see,
the world is still full of fucking peasants – "living is easy with eyes closed”. some of us are still in the streets calling for revolution with the words "power to the people". many of us are still dreaming a world where there are no countries and no religion too, nothing to die for, someday the peasants will join us...imagine.