“…She nearly laughed when the blood curdling scream of some tiny E-Pacific girl went off like a pistol being fired. She was hurdled through the crowd like a giant gust of wind had caught her and swept her up into partial crowd surfing above a particularly dense conversational gaggle of students…”
My Heroes have changed. At least they were Giants.
I met Patrick Stewart. At the New School. In the Capital of the World. He taught me that humility could be strength. He taught me that presence trumps words. At times. “Engage.”
She taught me strength in a woman, after my mom.
Saw her live. Rapture. She taught me anger could be channeled and used against the enemy.
Ayn Rand taught me to FIGHT. That principles and values are to be faught for if not, you don’t deserve them. And that intellectualism is a moral thing.
And that there is more to life than ‘this.’ That indeed “The noble soul has reverence for itself.” – Nietzsche
“…Some give up at the first touch of pressure; some sell out. Some run down by imperceptible degrees and lose their fire, never knowing how or why they lost it. Then all of these vanish into the vast swamp of their elders who tell them persistently that maturity consists of abandoning one’s mind; security, of abandoning one’s values; practicality, of losing self-esteem…”
Most everyone I know and knew, sold out. I think it takes losing that which you love most…to enter the realm of the epic life, of the left hand path, of original experience. I lost my mom at 20. I lost my sanity around that time…too.
Only recently got it back.
Joseph Campbell taught me original experience and the mythical life, as life. He taught me compassion and listening. Intellectuality.
Our country stands as the single most avid destroyer of the black man. And woman. We all let it happen.
He also and recently taught me that passivity is worse than being the perpetrator of evil.
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
This man taught me that tyranny comes in many forms. And that religion itself is THE primary perpetrator of evil in this world. Thomas Jefferson was an avid anti-Christian. –FACT.– Period. Look it up.
“I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
— Thomas Jefferson
I have been able to recite this at will since I was 15.
He was writing about a religious tyranny over a town by means of a preacher in the 1800 campaign.
My Dad loved him.
Point of view and philosophy. These are the real reasons. Ideologies that conflict and are mutually exclusive. Not our sacred cows that say everyone will in the end, get along. No way. No way has the main goal of humans to evolve ever democratized. You can’t democratize or civilize humans until they have reached a utopic state. It is that state we fight for. It is that state I fight for. All else is dross.
And that is why the future is automated even in Law, and will inevitably implode into a single point of view. The fight and the loss of most human lives will take place. Probably soon.
The rule of will, will indeed surpass the rule of compassion. Hopefully compassion will be kept. It needs to be kept. It needs to be… …All needs to be integrated. One race, the new human race will survive. A mongrelization hopefully. In all the right ways? Hmmm. I wonder!
“Everything felt like a toilet bowl to her suddenly…florescent lighting and tiles, desks all in rows the removed suggestions of an omnipresent monotone, a sole repeating voice above an ecosystem of whispering students, sort of bouncing from ceiling to desk to floor, dissipating with each bounce, only to end up under someone’s foot or chair.
And that was class: a small rubber bouncy-ball under someone’s foot or chair.
Rachael didn’t like that feeling, it was cold and washed out, there was nowhere to go from it, only to sit, only to watch, blankly.” …Read More of Vesper Heliotropic Book I. Crystal Turbines…
I often watch this movie. And I think about this: how’d we get there? It seems so a part of our cultural expectations about our world, we all whether we know it or not, all share. – That overpopulation will indeed keep the welfare state and military industrial complex. We are “disintegrated, yet part of the scheme,” as Whitman says, in this world, the pecking order, the rat race, the loss of individualism in the face of city hives and collectivistic and always entertainment capital driven structural fascism. Blade Runner metaphysically, signifies our knowledge that we are now and forever will be medevil. Boundless space, no margins. 😉