Have you ever heard the word "flashback"?
no just kidding.. (not really a place for a groaner.)
i love this text.. although i just read it for the first time.
i am brave enough to tell you that i'm really impressed by the power of words ( this occurs with texts familiar to this one.. the ones that leave you with that feeling 'could be true.. but... no.. YES!')
i want it to be true and i think i am really afraid of asking if it's real and if i'd do that, i wouldn't decide to do it in this public forum, influencing the minds of those who just read it.
no matter what answer you would give me,
it might destroy their evolving thoughts by either
opinion 1 being: 'oh it's a fictional text, so just a fairy tale/myth, not worth to dream it on..'
opinion 2 being: 'of course he claims it's real.. but it's not true. he's a lie'
anyways.. if it was fictional (no pleeeaase
) it's still one of the best short texts i've read for.. let's say a few years..( in terms of the funny feeling and the fresh new viewing angle)
and : something rich in content like this, isn't too often to be find in the web..
at least you got me thinking, deep and refreshing thinking!!
and i think this "small" text and the idea behind it will with me like the idea of the illuminati, or even more strong..
so welcome, your idea is from now on a part of my life.
While reading, quite at the beginning, i thought 'he has to ask something that can really be some sort of an evidence (nice song..
) for those who, how he claimed, will look back on this text.
later on i thought: how complicated is language and you see..
it's there. i think there's lots of potential in there..
it always astonished me how some words could be.. even only how they could be translated.. especially in very different languages like the ones of the people in africa, that use sounds mostly for communication, or the languages by the agyptians and aztecs.. maya..
you should have asked him about this theory that the world ends in 2012, told by many cultures..
have a look:
some say this may even be a point of a new awareness or conciousness or else..
i'd love to know what he says about hallucinogenic drugs..
(in the ars technica forum someone said jokingly you could have been talking to timothy leary's ghost.. while reading i thought of one of his quotes: "At one point consciousness-altering devices like the microscope and telescope were
criminalized for exactly the same reasons that psychedelic plants were banned in later years.
They allow us to peer into bits and zones of Chaos."
- Timothy Leary
Well.. reading this, i'd like to place another quote here, that could also give a good question for him:
"Up to the Twentieth century, reality was everything humans could touch, smell, see, and hear. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum...humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality. Ninety-nine percent of all that is going to affect our tomorrows is being developed by humans using instruments and working in ranges of reality that are nonhumanly sensible. "
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
I could write so much MORE but i have to sleep now.
(excuse my not-foreign english.)
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor
(i think: happy holidays)