Here Comes Everybody

“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain

Here comes the boom of the end of your civilization and don’t you look pretty in your cool new jeans. Here comes What we get for a hundred years of privilege squandered and nothing done to educate our children or save our planet. Here comes the Cabriolet Edition of capitalism and the end of an empire you were too conceited to even protect. Here comes the rising tide. Here comes the Middle East. Here comes the weather. Here comes everybody.

Aldous Huxley Quotes:

“Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.”
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“Experience teaches only the teachable.”
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“My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.”
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“A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.”
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“Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.”

Doppelgänger of truth

While avoiding the dented up complexities of daily convention, maybe there is another thread of existence staring right at us. Squint hard, attempt (inadequately) to gather your thoughts in a novel way and then look again. Everything has moved, obviously. Do you believe that it has attempted to deceive or elude you? Surely it has done both of those things.

Applying mind to matter gives us assurance that it is quite easily morphed and manipulated. No assurance is given that that is not just a nifty guise – a distraction even. Contentment is a leap beyond survival. We feel happiness by exceeding survival and continually pulling those instincts into infinitely new and perhaps perverted realms. The illusion becomes real. Continue reading “Doppelgänger of truth”