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sedona
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Sedona, AZ 86339
149 posts, Oct 2000

posted 02-01-2001 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sedona     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beyond Left Wing and Right Wing Conspiracies:
http://www.sightings.com/general7/cons.htm

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Deborah
Take It To The Limit


Flagstaff, AZ
700 posts, Jul 2000

posted 02-01-2001 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Deborah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, Diane, you've done it again. This piece [one of your best, in my opinion] took my breath away. One of my biggest frustrations, personally, is the apparent inability of many people to look beyond the buzzwords, labels and hot-button phrases which so inadequately characterize the truth of our current state of affairs and see what is actually happening right in front of us. Your unsparing illumination of this tragic "failure of attention" comes, perhaps, at the best time possible for those of us whose hope may be wearing a bit thin. Thank you for this piece, and for being you.

"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.

It is difficult for modern man not to see the present in terms of the past. The white European and North American in particular, commonly has a sense not of renewal, but of being at an end: of being only half alive in the fibrillating heartland of a senescent civilization. Sometimes it seems that it is not possible to do more than reflect the decay around and within us, than sing sad and bitter songs of disillusion and defeat.

Yet that mood is already dated, at least insofar as it is not a perennial possibility of the human spirit. It entails a sense of time, which is already being dissolved in the instantaneous, stochastic, abrupt, discontinuous electronic cosmos, the dynamic mosaic of the electromagnetic field.

Nevertheless, the requirement of the present, the failure of the past, is the same: to provide a thoroughly self-conscious and self-critical human account of man."

-R.D. Laing

The Politics of Experience
1967


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sedona
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Sedona, AZ 86339
149 posts, Oct 2000

posted 02-01-2001 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sedona     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Deborah- I'm sure that many of our best conversations are a large part of the impetus behind this essay. All that thought we've put into trying to fathom what the various aspects are of this terrible twilight sleep which has stolen over the land. How long have we been aware now of the excruciatingly blinding power of dumbed-down concepts in the mouths of humanity? We so thoughtlessly and readily collaborate in our own stupifications. I still see much that is happening as fundamentally a war between natural human intelligence and a deliberate pall of willed stupidity spread around very thickly.

It's time to go back and reread R.D., I see. Thank you so much for this reminder of his soothingly wise genius. The perfect quote from him too: nothing seems clearer to me at the moment than the fact that the mood of failure and defeat, regardless of all obvious appearances, "is not a perennial possibility of the human spirit." We know we will come and go from such moods, yet it is still possible to remember that this can't be a permanent abode. We may pass through, again and again, but we needn't unpack, move in furniture, and sign a lease. How beautiful and true, his reminder that in fact the human spirit can't really rest in that state of "being only half alive in the fibrillating heartland of a senescent civilization." Because in remembering this reality, the unrealities pass on through us so much more easily...

Thank you for this.

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sedona
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Sedona, AZ 86339
149 posts, Oct 2000

posted 02-03-2001 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sedona     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MTV's Shameless Destruction of Youth, by Paul Daniel Long:
*really* good writing
http://www.rense.com/general7/mtv.htm

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defender
TELEVISION IS MIND CONTROL


Level 64
1115 posts, Oct 2000

posted 02-03-2001 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for defender     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for this Sightings link about MTV. It's now on my favorites list for later distribution!

I've had problems with M(adonna)TV for years. Who promotes it? Violence and immorality in movies, rap, heavy metal... Aren't the money people behind them to blame, at least as much, if not more than the consumers?

It's like the phony TV ratings and political polls. We are supposed to believe that some show or personality (like Madonna) are popular because the people say they are.
That is Bull ****! They are popular because the media and phony poll/ratings tell us they are popular and that we want them, love them, need them!!

As for labeling, right/left wing, gay/straight, liberal/conservative, patriot/commie, etc.... it's all about keeping us off balance... keep us guessing and at odds with each other and in fear of SOMETHING.

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sedona
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Sedona, AZ 86339
149 posts, Oct 2000

posted 02-03-2001 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sedona     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agree, defender. The big scam of it all is all there is to see. Empty hypnotic chaos. I'm so glad you read Mr. Long's essay: I read it with a very big smile on my face. It's a pleasure to watch a tigerish mind rip and tear at the most pernicious of illusions. I think by the time he was done, there was little left of MTV but a few tiny bones.

And as for the false duality game and the cheap labels: yes, I agree. It forms a large part of the deep trance people are walking around in. So many people wear the worthless coins of 2-cent words over the eyes of their minds, like impenetrable sunglasses.

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sedona
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Sedona, AZ 86339
149 posts, Oct 2000

posted 02-05-2001 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sedona     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a link to my new "regular columnist's" data page on Jeff Rense's site:


http://www.rense.com/Datapages/harveydata.html

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sedona
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posted 03-03-2001 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sedona     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Essay: "The People's Republic of Information"
http://www.rense.com/general8/harv.htm

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