"Did you ever feel like an alien who somehow became stranded on a planet called Earth where nothing seemed to make any sense?" A quote from "Ming The Merciless"
Recovering from civilization can be brutal but neccessary if we are to become truly free from it's influence. Kick the civilization habit here!
We seem to find ourselves in a strange situation these days. The planet seems to be sending us messages regarding the condition its condition is in. Our scientists are telling us everything out there has teeth and can and will bite us eventually. The entertainment industry still thinks we're mushrooms and is keeping us in the dark and feeding us crap as usual. Religion is still trying scare us into submission and surrender to the end of days. Our economic system has become more important than Human life, while we just seem to be getting better and better at bullshitting ourselves about reality. All this makes me wonder if we didn't miss a memo somewhere along the way. Wasn't there a memo? Yeah, yeah, you know, something about growing up? Developing past the adolescent stage or something like that? And if we missed that memo, have we missed others? Damn, how many memos have we missed? Does all this memo stuff indicate some kind of problem?Doesn't our insurance cover this? Can't we just call the auto club and have them fix it? Well ..sigh!. Crap! Please don't tell me I have to actually come out of my comfortable self induced coma and really actually do something.
Jeez, you know, I've been so comfortable for so long that I don't have a clue where to start. I just don't seem to be able to get my brain in gear. And now that I think of it, I'm wondering if I ever have got my brain in gear, hum, I don't seem to remember doing that before. I don't think I like what I suspect is creeping up on me right now. Looking for some way to bail, looking, looking. You know, all I was doing was wondering about some memos, and now look where I'm at. Iknew I should have taken that nap.Where was I? Something about growing up. Hell I'm 65 years old and somebody's telling me I need to grow up? Something is really wrong inriver city boys and girls. And now I'm trying to remember what else that memo was saying, something about how we failed to realize ourpotential as individuals and so also failed to realize our potential as a species? Who the hell sent that memo? Who writes memos like that anyway? People who write memos like that are why we have the death penalty. Well, it should be.
And what do they mean by growing up? Aren't we grown up at a certain age? Now I'm trying to remember exactly who was responsible formy growing up. Wasn't it the school system? My parents? The government? Me? Oh no, I'm not going there. That just can't be. I haven't ever taken responsibility for anything, why should I start now? And how could I have ever learned how to grow up anyway? Was there a class I missed in high school? Did I miss that memo too? No, this is just a load of crap. I'm grown up enough as I am, aren't I?Yes! I'm sure of it!
Obviously I wasn't that sure, because I decided to find out if anyone else had seen that memo. So I just punched it into a search engine, you know, just for something to do? Crap! Why do we sometimes do something stupid and then try to top it by doing something else stupid? No, don't be looking at me like I'm the only one who does that!Anyway, at first I thought I was going to get away clean because usually I get millions of results back from a search engine, but this time I only got one. One? So I'm all, 'Oh sure, that's how big this issue is.' But then I made the mistake of clicking on that one link, apparently on the theory that two stupid actions deserve another. But then the actual reality of what I had just encountered came crashing in. One result? This could have an altogether different meaning, and that possibility chilled me to the bone. And then the webpage loaded that the link pointed to and nothing would ever be the same for me again.
One of the strangest things about this website was not so much what they were saying, although that was different too, as it was how they viewed things. And how they viewed things resulted in very strange questions being asked. For example;