Tuesday, September 30, 2014

No more barking dogs

  «You don’t direct your anger at the barking dog, but at its master».
  This is an age-old and basically accurate proverb.
  That, however, doesn't relieve the dog from responsibility for its actions.
  Public officials, corporate officials, they’re all to blame for their blind and eager obedience to their masters. If they weren't there, their masters would be helpless, would be unable to implement and sustain their oppression.
  The truth of the matter is that most of those officials enjoy their power and get off on it. They’re not unwilling or reluctant participants.
  Get rid of all the barking dogs, all the eager servants and no one is left to execute the will of the masters. The result is evident and inevitable: No more masters.

  The vast dangers of obedience

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Walkabout

  Walking is in itself a special, underestimated pleasure.
  It can be and very often is a walkabout, a spiritual and material search, an exploration of the corporal and the mind.
  I have walked all over the planet, in and around my local forest, in London, the Norwegian mountains, the moors of Cornwall, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Caracas, Sao Paolo, Tierra del Fuego, The Amazon Jungle, Africa’s mountains and jungle and desert, Hong Kong, the infested streets of Kolkata (Calcutta), the city of the dead in Cairo, even the Mojave Desert at night.
  To name a few places.
  I may sit in front of the computer. Writing, creating is slow. Then, being fed up with inactivity I don my worn shoes and step outside, into the night. After just a few steps or at least a few minutes of walking my mind is filled with clarity and inspiration. It is operating at a higher level of consciousness, just like when I’m traveling or celebrating a Witchnight or taking off into the deep forest or similar elevated states of being.
  Evolution has, both physically and mentally made us to move, really, not to sit on our ass, not to sit ourselves sick.

  It’s pretty clear to me what our natural state of being is and should be.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Enough!

  I took a stand on writing/art and publishing politics early. It was inevitable, given my radical stand on everything. My position has only strengthened itself since I started up my truly independent publishing company.
  Establishment publishers have lots and lots of reasons to be defensive: their active, repugnant censorship, their ongoing centrism, their ruination of both potentially good stories and authors. And not the least: Their hateful attacks on truly independent authors, those that don’t want to submit to their authority and be a part of their system of propaganda and oppression.
  Avoid them, at all cost.
  There are, unbelievably so still written articles about how authors should handle rejection by these entities of conformity, and authors buying the hype.
  Don’t! Self publish instead. There is just no reason to not do it anymore. Reject the voice of authority and oppression so prevalent in establishment publishing.
  Not that I care about such trifles at all, but self-publishers should have been and should be hailed as pioneers.

  But of course we won’t be, since the existing oppressive system sees us as a threat to their earnings and hegemony.