Archive: November 20, 2012

Altruism & unabashed abstraction

it’s an unspeakable hour of the morning and i have woken to catch the early AM ferry from saltspring to vancouver. It’s a milkrun so it will allow me a good 3 hours to get some of the jumbled thoughts in order. I have to drive to Nelson today and i probably wont make it there until 10pm or later so i’m looking at a long day of being alone with my thoughts, as will be the drill for the next few months as i hunker down for a partnerless winter in a snowy interior bc town.

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Currents Become Waves

The acceleration of time towards the eschaton doesn’t phase me as much as it did when i first encountered the memes back in the 90’s. Earlier I wrote about Terrence McKenna as an influence on my early adult life. This post will expand on the field and lead right up to the moment i discovered the internet. It’s a brief history of time spent digging around the vaults of the esoteric writers, the fringe conspiracy nuts, the cultural commentators and critics who still remain relevant today. The point of this post is not to chronologically drop the names of influential authors, as it is to examine how interest in the subjects we choose will always increase the synchronicities around you regarding the subjects. When the subject of the book / information itself is synchronicity, things get abstractly synchronous, alarmingly fast. Before i read some of this literature, i was blissfully unaware that a rich tradition of lateral thinkers and philosophical edge surfers could exist. I was unaware of the timelords and trippers who were fiendishly compiling research decades after their psyhedelic illuminations in the 60’s. I had no idea what was out there outside of the school curriculum and what a kid in Regina Saskatchewan, son of an oilman, could get his hands on.

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In the semi ironic world of status updates and hasty twitter opinions, a lot is being said about elections and the US 2012 presidential campaign. No one seems to be able to be taken seriously. On one side of the coin is the absurdity of ultra rich old people wanting to vote for a billionaire mormon because they don’t want higher taxes. So many photos of sad looking white dudes . On the other side of the coin is the Goldman Sachs backing of a supposedly liberal candidate, effectively revealing that the two sides of the same coin clearly come from the same bank.This has fractured the populace who wish to actually vote for a person they believe is a good leader and will represent what they want. An abundance of amateur analysts (much along the lines of what i just did) are abosorbing the implications of their country’s elections. Us Canadians have no right to faceplam. We are arguably more guilty than the Americans of being lame voters.

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