Smoking Mirrors — August 1, 2013
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
Whew! I suspect we are entering the Age of Looney Tunes. Of course, in the Mad, Mad, Mad,Mad World outside of us, there is ample proof of this. For some period of time, I have been hearing from various readers that they have been seeing all kinds of examples of unstable behavior in their own small demographic. Now I am seeing it, apropos of nothing, cause I haven’t done anything, except to stop doing certain things that I used to do. It’s almost as if someone threw a switch somewhere and it has had the result of Lighting up the Bughouse in some people’s heads. People who, obviously, weren’t all that sane to begin with are now, more or less, certifiable. What causes this?
I’m glad you asked. This condition is brought about by a few things in general and- of course- there are some individual exceptions, which we have neither the time nor the interest in cataloging but… as to the general, when one is repressing something about themselves, or in terms of things externalized and mislabeled, …sooner or later, the truth of the matter will break through at the point of the weakest link in the chain. It is inevitable. Saying ‘I don’t know’ and… being truly certain of that, will protect you, even if things get a little unpredictable or tense on occasion. So long as you don’t insist on being right; don’t insist on having all the answers, don’t live in the high and mighty land of ‘my way or the highway’, are not drowning in self righteousness… later to be given CPR by someone who doesn’t realize that the first definitive evidence of a phony psychic is when they start talking about soul mates… uh, I expect you’ll be okay, more or less (grin).
Welcome to the Bughouse. Oddly, it seems the saner I am getting, the crazier other people are behaving. I’m not a big fan of sanity because I see it as a distinct limitation but that’s not a really big deal if you’ve already gone insane beforehand. The times when sanity is the greatest liability, is when you weren’t granted an opportunity to step across the threshold of madness first. That’s when you wind up what’s called ‘normal’ and there’s no vaccine for that that I know of.
All kinds of things happen to people, as a part of the aging process, when they are cemented into fixed perspectives that are so fixed they cannot change them, no matter what. Many physical maladies are expressions of particular mindsets. Arteriosclerosis is one. Strokes and heart attacks we all know about and anyone capable of two plus two equals four should be savvy as to the cause of these things.
Let’s say that you have an opinion on a particular lifestyle being practiced by a certain amount of people in this day and age. These people have a big investment in this lifestyle. It is how they identify themselves and give value to themselves. This is why they will use every academic, medical and scientific system to legitimize that lifestyle. It isn’t about whether it’s true or not. It’s about whether they can ‘make it true. It’s about whether they can make you believe it is true When people apply makeup with a garden trowel, all the while screaming, “this is the real me”! …you need to be able to do any one of three things; nod your head and say “yes dear, of course”, nod your head and say, “Yes dear, of course”, or turn around and walk out the door. Anything else is going to be problematic.
One of the biggest problems in the world, at this time, is that people cannot tell the difference in value between their skin and their possessions. Along with that, it can be safely assumed that 90% of the people on the planet, at this time, are far more interested in maintaining a false front, than they are in discovering who they really are. You want to test this? Head off down the street with a clipboard and ask a few hundred people, wherever you might find them, which would they rather have; a cold beer, a frosty mixed cocktail, or a hit of pure LSD. Next, you can head over to any particular university campus and ask the first few hundred guys you meet which they would prefer, were it possible; true love, a blow-job from the fantasy chick of their imagination or, a conversation with an enlightened being. Go anywhere and ask any amount of people (don’t forget your clipboard) which they would rather be; rich, powerful or wise.
What kind of reading matter do ‘most people’ read? What television shows do ‘most people’ watch? What foods do ‘most people’ eat? What generic, pedestrian goals do most people pursue? Are you ‘most people’?
It is as clear as clear can be that most people are not civilized. Most people are no more than a step or two away from being a dangerous beast. All you have to do is push the right buttons. Most people are not very smart. It’s not like some number of us don’t know this. It’s not like we haven’t been told by people who were pretty smart. Stupidity, as dumb and clueless as it may be, is actually a science.
Let’s give the subject some thought. What could possibly be more stupid than war? It is a known fact that most wars are engineered by bankers for profit. Not wanting to accept this is called ‘denial’. Anyone who WANTS TO KNOW, knows that Israel did 9/11. Most people do not want to know. Why? There are two main reasons; they are really fucking stupid or they are chickenshit cowards. They are also self centered,egocentric misanthropes, who don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves. You might have, very quickly, been able to see that the first two reasons have merit …but the third may take a little longer. I’ll leave it with you as to whether that dawns or not.
I enjoy posting the informational link to Israel being responsible for 9/11, as often as it occurs to me to do so. I enjoy doing it because it annoys those mentioned in the previous paragraph. A fellow who seriously objects to his own misconception of my position on the gay lifestyle, rather than coming at me directly on the matter, decided to chide me about jacking people up about Israel doing 9/11. It’s his fantasy that this harms people. He even referred to the event as, ‘one of the (snicker) most horrendous events in history’. The fact is that this is only a blind for his deeper resentment over the belief that I look at him as an unnatural life form. I don’t think about it, if truth be known. I figure that everyone gets to be gay, a member of every religion, every color, both sexes and probably multiples of these and so much more. I state and explain and repeat myself over and over and the truly stupid among us that accidentally find their way here, are not content with understanding or trying to understand what my motivations are, no… they would rather snatch on to whatever portions of it have the potential to make them feel diminished, in respect of whatever illusions they use to define themselves by way of it. As in so many cases, spoken by me as a ventriloquist; it really is, “all about me”.
I object to political perversity. I object to brainwashing and I especially object to people making excuses for lacking conviction, along with even the minimum amounts of loyalty and integrity. Here’s something you might want to keep in mind (I’ve got a whole lot of these). Next time someone leaves out of a room, to go home, go to the bathroom, go to the kitchen, outside for a breath of fresh air and someone or several someones, immediately starts talking about them, keep in mind that the same thing will happen when you leave the room. These same people will start talking about you.
I hammer on certain things because I see them as hugely important and as things that affect the tone and quality of our existence. 9/11 and the fact that Israel did it, is one of these things. Teaching kids in elementary school that homosexuality is not only normal but desirable is another. Letting corporations run roughshod over every tenet America was supposedly founded on is another. Allowing the poor and middle classes to be crushed under the feet of bankers is another. By now it should be clear what I object to and ‘why’ I object. There is nothing I object to that is an expression of the greatest good for the greatest number of people. There is nothing I support that is not for the greatest good for the greatest number of people. That’s my own personal litmus test.