Parachutists pack their own…..

Ffolkes,

“So be it,” he said, simply. “I can’t do it, and, they won’t, so…. what else is there to do?”

Ah, yes, the old fictional start to the day…. If only my mind were in enough of a light-hearted space to continue it….. Sadly, it isn’t, nor will it be, possibly ever again….. Why, you may ask? Well, I’m not going to tell you, so there…. No, actually, I AM going to tell you, if I can ever find that little note I left lying around…. Oh, good, here it is….

Okay, so, why aren’t the fictional beginnings continuing as a viable technique for gigoid? Hell, I have no clue… It just sounded like the most dramatic thing I could think of on the spur of the moment…. Naturally, given its inner nature, damaged from the outset at having been created, and executed, in haste and worry, it isn’t very good, is it?

Since I have your attention, though, allow me to actually get started on this, so we can get away from this slippery reality in which I have inadvertently landed us. You know it’s going to be a tough day when the first stuff that comes out of the hopper is such that one can’t keep it even close to coherency, on much of ANY level, as far as I can tell, no matter how charming or erudite one may be…. It just isn’t working, so we’re going to rely on an old piece of magic, one I often neglect to remember to use, as it is just so easy, it’s downright decadent…. Here let me show you….

Howdy, ffolkes! Welcome back to ECR! We’ve got a grand program scheduled for your excitement and approval today, so let’s not waste another minute, and get right into it, shall we?

Okay, our first contestant is “gigoid”….. let’s see how he does at “Finding the REALITY You’re IN!”…. But, first, this word from our sponsors….

Shall we Pearl?

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR MIND: IT IS REALITY THAT IS MALFUNCTIONING — Robert Anton Wilson
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Back in the day, when I was at UC Berkeley, I first read, or tried to read, a book called The Illuminatus Trilogy, by R. A. Wilson and Robert Shea. I got only a few pages read, for it was one of the most impenetrable tours de force I had ever tried to consume….

The level of thought used in this initial outing from “the Bobs” is at the very high end of human capability, and the words written are hard to place into proper context, as they are so flamboyantly outrageous, from the standpoint of normalcy, that one cannot even fathom what they’re talking about, without first gaining a certain handle on the style in which it is written…. a task that includes, and even needs, first, for the reader to let go of a great many preconceived notions about the real world….

For a long time after, I avoided Mr. Wilson’s work, as being more than I wished to work at for the time being…. Throughout the ensuing years, I’d see his newest book, but, never really kept up with him, or his philosophy…. This, as it turns out, is too bad, as what he tends to espouse is very close to what I believe myself, but, with even a greater degree of intellectual freedom than I have ever managed to achieve…. His work, and words, are definitely hard to keep up with, but, from what I can see now, it is well worth investigating, especially now, as the attitudes he promoted may just be what is needed to save us, in this, the time of our greatest failure of both spirit and mind….

One of my Gentle Readers was kind enough to furnish me with a reminder of Bob’s presence, and pointed me to his information via the links I’ve included below…. Over the years, I see that his ideas have grown with him, but, he remained, right up to his death a few years ago, very involved in the world of avant garde intellectualism, and quite vocal about the stupidity and cupidity of national politicians, especially the beloved Shrubs…. I do believe he disliked, and disrespected the Junior Shrub quite as much as I do, which makes my heart warm…. Great minds, you know….

All kidding aside, I intend to explore his work more deeply in the coming months, and you will most likely be seeing a lot of his ideas and words on these pages….    For example, the following quote is his; it shows me that he had a very firm grasp of the reality in which we are all trapped…. This doesn’t even mention what a FINE lead-in to a rant this would furnish….

“There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven’t noticed already.” — Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Part I

Go ahead, ffolkes, check him out…. There is a lot of stuff on the Web about him, and his work continues, through the efforts of his wife and daughter, who have their own websites, available through these links…. Enjoy!

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Robert_Anton_Wilson

http://www.rawilson.com/home.html

http://www.rawilson.com/thoughts.html
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As with any human of natural intelligence, R.A. Wilson wrote poetry, chiefly, from what I saw on his site, haiku…. However, this poem is one that graces the top of his poetry page, on his website, and is, apparently, dedicated to his wife, Arlen Wilson…. I like it, too….

Dove sta memora
 
You have not snared her,
                                    Scarecrow Death:
She’s in my pulse,
                                    My heart, my breath.
Eye sees only

                                    Local hardware;
Brain conceives
                                    Nonlocal software;
Brain knows more
                                    Than eye can see:
Brain can scan
                                    Eternity.

~~ Robert Anton Wilson ~~

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Okay, so today’s Pearl is a wash, pretty much, in terms of freshness…. No rant, just a fan club piece…. admittedly, it speaks about a worthy subject, but, a fan club piece, nonetheless….. I could put in an archived rant, but, I’ll spare you that, and go with an old-school pearl instead…. I kind of think that Mr. Wilson would have enjoyed my pearls, especially those that shoot, and score, at the BRC, especially the Shrubs, for whom he held a GREAT DEAL of animosity, just like ME!….. Any who, enjoy, ffolkes, it may be your only chance to salvage today….

“Never let the future disturb you.  You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.” — John Stewart Mill (1806-1873)

“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” — Socrates

“The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be _tremendous and irresistable_. Who are the militia? _are they not ourselves_? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms _each man against his own bosom_? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are _the birth-right of an American_…the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the _federal or state governments_, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, _in the hands of the people_.” — Tench Coxe 20 Feb. 1788

“There is one sure way of telling when politicians aren’t telling the truth — their lips move.” — Felicity Kendall

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away – if you aim right!” — Smart Bee

Hmm…. Who knew? Not me…. It will do, though, if only for today…. In case it isn’t clear, the above pearl, when correctly viewed, with the proper attitudinal filters, is a brilliant rendering of the shape of life today in the USA….. Now, for some, myself included, that is a bit of a stretch, imagination-wise, but, it’s not an insurmountable difficulty…. Actually, having to work a bit harder to find it will make it more worthwhile when it hits you…. less bloody, too, which is always a bonus…..   😆
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Once again, I’ve created a monster…. Oh, wait, no, that’s the other Reality…. never mind….. Actually, this one might deserve that moniker itself…. Let’s see how it flies before letting it go…. Oh, hey, that’s not bad at all…. That being the case, I’m outta here, ffolkes…. See ya….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest  Carole, Mark, and Theresa…
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….


Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes
I just sits.

gigoid

dozer3

4 thoughts on “Parachutists pack their own…..

  1. Searching for clarification on the poem’s title, ran across the following:

    Spotted a most interesting one in the right column “Subversion for Fun and Profit”. Looks like I will have to give up my day job to get through all this.

    • Great find!… Thanks… It’s a good thing for me I’m retired, and have plenty of time… It must have been serendipity that brought this information to me now, just when I needed it to make the next step, in an evolutionary sense… Perhaps the application of Maybe Logic, and the pursuit of further knowledge in the science of neuroliguistics is just what is needed for us to be capable of finding an answer to the shitpile of trouble we’re in for, coming soon to a planet near you…. I’ll be spending a lot of time, I can see, trying to decipher his language over the next few weeks… He’s a bit hard to understand, what with the power of his vocabulary and the flights his mind goes on at times…. Any who, thanks again for all the stuff to chew on…. 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:

    Ffolkes,

    Again, I have no fresh Pearl, being busy with real life. I did manage to find a decent Pearl from 2014 to sublimate my obsession with a daily post, which is good enough to let speak for itself. I’ll do that right now, as a matter of fact, merely saying, see you tomorrow, one way, or the other….

    gigoid

  3. “DO NOT ADJUST YOUR MIND: IT IS REALITY THAT IS MALFUNCTIONING”

    — Robert Anton Wilson

    Ha! Robert Anton Wilson..
    among my favorites
    along with
    his Dissertation
    on Prometheus Rising..
    Reality a Quantum stew
    of
    purpose
    and meaning
    beyond empirical
    reductionism of
    mind’s
    with
    eYes..;)

    Dove sta memora

    “You have not snared her,
    Scarecrow Death:
    She’s in my pulse,
    My heart, my breath.
    Eye sees only
    Local hardware;
    Brain conceives
    Nonlocal software;
    Brain knows more
    Than eye can see:
    Brain can scan
    Eternity.”

    — Robert Anton Wilson

    Brain is bigger
    than all the books
    in the
    world..
    MiNd
    is essence
    of all that is..
    at
    core of
    UniVerse
    Start Connections..
    Neurons same.. spreading
    out in galaxy of body trillion
    peptide connections.. in cells..
    fire at core
    of sUn
    eMOTiOns
    SeNSEs sAMe
    woRkinG toGeTher
    unleashed released..
    as Quantum god
    sings
    Quantum
    song iSreAL..
    mini-mes
    uNivErse
    iN paRt
    of Fractal wHOle
    are we.. juSt a reminder
    aGaIN more than books and
    or words will ever tail a comet speed away
    from
    now..:)

    In other words
    life is more than
    A Haiku of now..;)

    or a
    twitter
    verse too..;)

    “Never let the future disturb you.
    You will meet it, if you have to, with the same
    weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”

    — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

    Reason will never
    be enough
    for
    LiFe
    as Free..:)

    At least that
    is what the scientists say..;)

    And Popes.. and Priests
    and Pastors too..
    even Gurus..
    and
    Yogi’s
    and
    all who rule..;)

    in
    systemizing
    mind away from Art oF Free..
    feeling sensing more no words at all..:)

    i say
    with reason again..;)

    “Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”

    — Napoleon Bonaparte

    Yes..

    Football..
    Politics..
    Philosophy..
    Religion.. it’s all the same
    and different too as same..;)

    “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

    — Socrates

    And once again i say..
    far beyond
    the
    origin of words..:)

    The word was first..
    yeah.. tell that
    to the Sun..
    and core
    of
    senses and
    emotions same
    as crucible of human soul
    same
    as
    center
    and whole of Sun..
    Fire you’re
    fired
    you
    fire..
    sing
    and dance
    a Song of Sense
    and Feel with or without words of lone..
    be
    ‘fore..;)

    The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be _tremendous and irresistable_. Who are the militia? _are they not ourselves_? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms _each man against his own bosom_? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are _the birth-right of an American_…the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the _federal or state governments_, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, _in the hands of the people_.”

    — Tench Coxe 20 Feb. 1788

    Again.. i appreciate
    my well armed neighbors
    they serve me well unarmed
    with
    biceps
    strong..;)

    “There is one sure way of telling when
    politicians aren’t telling the truth

    — their lips move.”

    — Felicity Kendall

    Yes.. words
    are overrated
    and
    dance
    is largely
    lost as trUth
    and liGht iNside..
    the politics of words
    as written to control..
    all
    present
    and subjugating now..:)

    Seriously the devil’s tool is words
    as the devil is a human without empathy
    and compassion who has lost the non-verbal
    touch of reciprocal social communication now..
    a world of increasing text away from life.. a world
    functionally disabled no less than one who is disabled
    by no choice of tHeir own.. the thing is.. there is positive
    neuroplasticity and positive epigenetics same in response to
    environmental struggle for change.. and there is the dark side..
    the nocebo opposite voodoo affect and effect of placebo miracles
    of positive believe in thought and action too.. in ways of neuroplasticity
    in wiring in brain never made.. and genetics never unpacked in environmental
    challenge and epigenetic processes as they normally do in free and wild.. all
    naked as such on sand and rock.. and grass and meadows colored spring of
    eyes alive.. Nature Deficit Disorder started with the first written word.. and
    now text proliferates
    to save
    the rest
    of Nature
    from the human
    race.. as it’s true
    it is some of the
    best birth control of all hehe..
    as well as pornography and all
    the rest of those youth in Japan
    who never do the wild thing evermorenow..
    hmm.. God as Nature is FucKinG in control..
    humans are just guinea pigs in their own experiment
    of systemizing scientist one and most all now the same..
    i FucKinG
    RoBot
    Zombie Apocalypse
    more.. bottom line
    no FucKinG
    extinguishes
    the fire
    of
    human
    destruction of the rest of the planet more..
    still not sure if God sent me here as savior of what
    and who the same.. perhaps not unlike that New
    Noah movie.. the creatures of the wild
    with God Nature
    eYes
    fair
    and free..
    only to be saved
    by the power of Love
    more than text
    alone..
    i sing
    i dance for more..:)

    “An apple a day keeps the doctor away – if you aim right!”

    — Smart Bee

    And yeS it helps
    to lift more than
    a smArt phone and move..;)

    SeriouSly.. A greaTest insanity
    of humanity today
    comes down
    to one
    word
    now..
    Sitting…

    What FucKinG
    animal survives
    in the long run by sitting..
    not
    for
    longer
    than moving mostly for sure.. i For ONE Dance..;)

    (note to self)
    go out in the
    sand and sun
    and FucKinG do iT noW.. DANCE..
    practice what i preach or feel a real fool now..;)

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