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The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« on: March 24, 2007, 04:56:47 am »
In the past few months I've been doing some intense reflection on myself, my life, and especially my generation. During this time I've gone on and off through habitual marijuana use, experimented with a variety of new cutting-edge psychedelics, and had a deep religious experience at a parish-ran retreat. I've met new friends and have had more adventurous and educational experiences. Many things have come to pass in the past three months and I came to many interesting conclusions along the way. Some of which should be herd at this forum. Please note that this isn't directed towards anyone specific at this forum, I just hope it benefits anyone who can relate to it.

Throughout my life, I've met many people who could be classified in the alternative, non-conformist, idealist crowd. I didn't realize it at the time, but there are certain characteristics that this group tends to have in common, some are good and some are bad. The bad characteristics are the ones that make them weak. Many of these "idealist" are just that, they only conceive all these wonderful ideas and concepts, but never have the courage or motivation to ACT on them or apply them to the real world. They live a sheltered life but are exposed to esoteric ideas through the internet and the local Barns and Noble/ Borders. This is how I was/am, but I'm slowly pushing myself to make the transition into actual application of whatever concepts I find exciting and beneficial. Many involved in the occult, discordianism, psychedelic therapy, alternative philosophies, and counter-cultural ideas fantasize about spreading these ideas to the masses or even living them themselves. In the meantime they waste away at a computer screen and get fat. Enough fantasizing, enough dreaming, enough jacking off to the anarchist cookbook...A solution can only come through real action. 

Another characteristic I found interesting and somewhat discouraging is that many of these people are still dependent on someone financially, or they really suck with their own money. This gives them more time at the computer and more time to discuss Nietzsche and Leary over a Vanilla Frapacino at Starbucks. This skews their vision of the world and they never learn the fact that some people need to provide the basic needs for their family before they can begin to question their belief system, or spend time broadening their perspectives on some kick ass LSD. The way our current society operates allows them to become even lazier. They can avoid store clerks and going outside by ordering books, groceries, appliances and even drugs(legal, prescription, medical, etc.) off the internet. Even when exercising they can avoid the outdoors with treadmills (which do 50% of the work for you) and stair masters, both of which are often positioned in front a big TV. They miss the beauty of nature and instead experience the artificial glamor and drama of television.

It makes me sad and ashamed when I see the resources we have at our disposal. The advancements in communications, media, and understanding of the world in general should inspire us explore our universe, open our minds, and deepen our learning of love and compassion, the greatest gift to the human race. BUT NO, instead our society focuses most of its technology and mind power on making things easier for people, and we've fallen for the ultimate product hook, line, and sinker. Consumerism and the quest for self-satisfaction is no longer a curse among the rich, it's an addiction that has my entire generation by the balls. Comradely, brotherhood, and the well-being of the human race have turned from anceint societal expectations, to coffee shop fancies. The greatest aspect of being human is experiencing the power and connection when opening yourself to a fellow human being, whether it be a brief exchange of opinion or a deeply compassionate relationship. The act of connecting is becoming more and more absent as time progresses. 

I feel humanity is nearing the breaking point, the brink. We're either going to implode ourselves through materialism, brutal consumerism, and the lack of intimate communication; or we're going to come to some sort of realization, a reckoning in which the flaws of our current way of living present themselves clearly along with the many available paths to their solutions. A shift in thought will occur and not only the preservation, but the future happiness of our predecessors as well, will be insured. This is the ultimate goal and perhaps the final evolution, the progression that signals the end of the human experiment. aquarians

To achieve, we must act, and we must act from the heart.


-The Mad Doctor, March 23, 2007


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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 07:31:59 am »
In the past few months I've been doing some intense reflection on myself,

my life,

and especially my generation.

During this time I've gone on and off through habitual marijuana use,

experimented with a variety of new cutting-edge psychedelics,

and had a deep religious experience at a parish-ran retreat.

To achieve, we must act, and we must act from the heart.



In order:

Win, win, lose, lose, lose big, lose like a bastard, and what does all this have to do with Black peoples?
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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 01:13:03 pm »
Good rant, Cow Ass. Generally speaking, I agree. Lots of idealists never leave the couch. Never put these ideas into effect. But we idealists lack a broad-scale medium to interact with the populous we want to save/destroy. There's very few avenues to change the world in nontraditional ways. I mean, there's the internet, which I do think we are rocking, but but else?

Personally, I've taken up the fight through handing out pamphlets. I love handing out pamphlets and putting up flyers. I know I'm not doing anything huge, but I am affecting my daily environment and there's something to be said about that.

There's a great passage in the BIP about how we can't change the machine, but we can start at the bottom level, rearranging its component parts bit by bit. Until I figure out a way to work larger than that, my mission remains to make my world a bit more casual, a bit less serious, by doing something other than what all those other guys are doing.

It's a start, no?

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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 05:50:27 pm »
Fuck idealism. Idealism is for pussies who think all the problems of the world are:

a) solvable

b) worth solving

c) caused by anything other than the way they interpret it

You want to start a revolution fine, then start a revolution in your head it's the only place you can make any difference and it's the only place that's worth making a difference. Learn to enjoy the world or you're just wasting perfectly good oxygen.

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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2007, 06:05:55 pm »
In the past few months I've been doing some intense reflection on myself,

my life,

and especially my generation.

During this time I've gone on and off through habitual marijuana use,

experimented with a variety of new cutting-edge psychedelics,

and had a deep religious experience at a parish-ran retreat.

To achieve, we must act, and we must act from the heart.



In order:

Win, win, lose, lose, lose big, lose like a bastard, and what does all this have to do with Black peoples?

:lulz:

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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007, 06:20:31 pm »
Good rant, DCA.

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2007, 06:47:17 pm »
In the past few months I've been doing some intense reflection on myself,

my life,

and especially my generation.

During this time I've gone on and off through habitual marijuana use,

experimented with a variety of new cutting-edge psychedelics,

and had a deep religious experience at a parish-ran retreat.

To achieve, we must act, and we must act from the heart.



In order:

Win, win, lose, lose, lose big, lose like a bastard, and what does all this have to do with Black peoples?

:lulz:

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I gotta be me.

Besides, I hate racists.
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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 06:51:57 pm »
personally I dont like to accuse someone as being racist unless I have lots of evidence
its one of the worse things you could call someone in my book
and i would hate to falsely accuse someone
but DCA's silence on the topic (expecialy the tread roger started last year) isn't helping his case, and of course there are his comments in Kaou Sou's rant which went unanswered
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 06:57:31 pm »
personally I dont like to accuse someone as being racist unless I have lots of evidence
its one of the worse things you could call someone in my book
and i would hate to falsely accuse someone
but DCA's silence on the topic (expecialy the tread roger started last year) isn't helping his case, and of course there are his comments in Kaou Sou's rant which went unanswered

Pretty much.  I asked him to clarify his statements about "those people", and he never did.

So I'm gonna assume he's bigoted against Blacks.  :D
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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 07:33:17 pm »
Let's just assume he feels it would be better if he kept silent on those topics.

And it probably would.  I'll just leave it at that.

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Re: The Mad Doctor, First letter to the Aquarians.
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 08:06:09 pm »
 
You want to start a revolution fine, then start a revolution in your head it's the only place you can make any difference and it's the only place that's worth making a difference. Learn to enjoy the world or you're just wasting perfectly good oxygen.

:mittens:

I attended a few SSY meets a couple of years back when I thought I was some sort of socialist revolutionary.

Then I realized that people who think that way are usually just looking for something to piss and moan about.

I realized that I was that way too.

And that socialism is probably the dumbest idea ever.

I got sick of listening to college students in Che Guevara T-shirts a long time ago.


Oh yes, the college "revolutionaries" are the worse of the bunch. The skinny hippies are good for stealing weed from, though. At least they stop bitching when they graduate.

"Those people" are the ones that fantasize about changing the world, or even their own way of living, but instead prefer the safety of the internet and indoors. They are some of us, and they are the majority of idealist. They either don't know how to act or simply don't want to. A waste of good minds.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2007, 09:59:37 pm »
Oh yes, the college "revolutionaries" are the worse of the bunch. The skinny hippies are good for stealing weed from, though. At least they stop bitching when they graduate.

"Those people" are the ones that fantasize about changing the world, or even their own way of living, but instead prefer the safety of the internet and indoors. They are some of us, and they are the majority of idealist. They either don't know how to act or simply don't want to. A waste of good minds.

College skum are at their most annoying when they come back on a major high from some stupid fkin demo or protest or shit-your-pance-in, proclaiming they just changed the world.

Conversely they are fun to poke a couple of days later when it sinks in that they accomplished sweet fuck all  :lulz:

fucking with armchair revolutionaries is like shooting dead fish, in a barrel, with a grenade launcher. Fucking with genuine activists is where the real lulz are.
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2007, 11:02:25 pm »

 The skinny hippies are good for stealing weed from, though. At least they stop bitching when they graduate.
1.)  Am I the only one that finds that extremely assholish? 

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"Those people" are the ones that fantasize about changing the world, or even their own way of living, but instead prefer the safety of the internet and indoors. They are some of us, and they are the majority of idealist. They either don't know how to act or simply don't want to. A waste of good minds.

2.)  'Fraid that doesn't make any sense...

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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2007, 01:59:13 am »


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"Those people" are the ones that fantasize about changing the world, or even their own way of living, but instead prefer the safety of the internet and indoors. They are some of us, and they are the majority of idealist. They either don't know how to act or simply don't want to. A waste of good minds.

2.)  'Fraid that doesn't make any sense...

Yes it does, I described the people I mean when I say "Those people."
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2007, 02:11:22 am »
Yes it does, I described the people I mean when I say "Those people."

Black peoples?

Sorry but I couldn't help myself...