April 21 2013

* realms

"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right."
(Isaac Asimov, Foundation)

The invasion of one person's world with another person's world: If I invade your world, you will probably sense something alien entering your world. Because my world is different from yours. And if you are strong, you will fight it. You must, you should fight it. But we don't, because a lot of it is subtle. We have mere intimations that we're being psychologically invaded, it's hard to determine where it's coming from, and it comes from authority figures in general. By definition, anyone who can impinge on your world, and deform it, and insert into your value system their view of you, is an authority figure. It's a menace to your psychological and moral integrity.

I'm writing for those who are not strong. I identify myself as essentially a weak person. A person who succombs to authority, and can only fight a rear guard defensive action against it, an essentially a losing battle against it. If I was a strong person, I would probably not feel this to be such a menace if it were not for the fragility of my own ego. I can speak on behalf of people who are not powerfully armored against authority figures and authoritarian groups, movements and states.

I speak for all the people who get victimized because they are essentially weak, and therefore, they have no tactics of defense, they are ripped-off psychologically. They are anti-heros and almost losers. So I equip my characters with the tools to survive, and I prevent them from becoming counter-aggressive or becoming the very monsters they fight with. The menace to the lone, weak individual is a much more powerful group of people who are exploitative and manipulative, and so my characters find a way to overcome evil without becoming evil themselves. Counter-fascist tactics often involve becoming just another bully. It was bully against bully. A bully has the technique which is the most ruthless, the most selfish, the most cruel, the most heartless. The bully turns off his feelings, he strikes out, he is apathetic to other peoples needs.

We each live in unique worlds of psychological content, but also, the subjective world of one powerful person can infringe on the world of another person. This is very strange stuff indeed. People can exert a dominating power over others. If I can make you see the world how I see it, then you will automatically think the way I think. You will come to the conclusions that I come to, if I can control your perception. The greatest power that a human being can exert over others is to control their perceptions of reality, and essentially infringe on the integrity and individuality of their world. And this is done in politics, and this is done in psychotherapy. This is the incredible power of one, or a group of human beings, to dominate the personal world of another human being - to damage the contours of his or her psyche in such a way that the contents of the collective psyche invade the individuals world and determine his image of himself so that he would come to believe their view of him.

(Philip K. Dick)




"You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness."

"If you don't smoke cannabis, you may spend your evening balancing your checking account. If you do smoke cannabis you may spend your evening contemplating the causes of the Greek Renaissance."

"Stop consuming images and start producing them."

"You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms."

"The male dominant agenda is so fragile that any competitor is felt as a deadly foe."

(Terence McKenna)



I don't want to have any more injuries ... Let's turn a chapter in my life and get into something a little less physical ... This is the most loneliest sport in the world. Fighting is nothing like no other. The mind games we play with ourselves, the physical games we play with ourselves, it's just like no other. We have our families that support us, our fans that support us, but at the end of the night, we go to bed and we think of the things on our own and it's tough, it's difficult to get through the things we do. Physically, mentally, emotionally, to get into the cage as I do and compete, it takes a strong will to do it and after the surgeries that I've had, it takes a strong will to do it year after year after year. I'm going on 15 years of doing it. I'm the longest competing competitive fighter in UFC history. I've got a couple more fights ahead of me and I'm thinking about it, I'm thinking about retiring and I think it makes sense to retire on my own terms."

(Tito Ortiz)

"The film 300 is probably the sneakiest work of gay porn ever created. in one of the opening scenes King Leonidas's wife, after partaking in a glamorized sex scene, exalts the power of spartan women, for only they can give birth to the mighty spartan men. this is incorrect! Sex with women was taboo in sparta; they had to sneak out of the barracks at night to procreate, and liked their women to cut their hair short and wear the clothes of young men when it was time to consummate their relationship. Their sexism was so great that to have sex with women was to become infected with their weakened characters."

(hypermasculinity = homoeroticism,