so yesterday a brilliant blogger friend of mine who busts his ass trying to help people understand how they're being manipulated got an email critique which basically told him to calm down sheesh you sound all preachy hey maybe if you really want to be helpful you should think of all the white christians who might read this and try to connect with them and don't be putting pictures of dead children in your articles it's very upsetting you know. well naturally the critic phrased it all somewhat less pointedly, not much, but you know i'm all about reading the actual message no matter how it's couched and that was the message of this critic, all smugly self-assured that it can't possibly be as bad as some of us claim so therefore we oughta tone it down or risk being marginalized. and i have been personally accused of going too far and upsetting people in their bubbles with my sharp pointy pointedness. which is true. i absolutely have done that many times so many times and i am consequently marginalized and that's fine with me.
so my friend felt badly here he has put so much thought and time into his work, uncompensed of course, and he asked me what i thought. and i told him that blogger is free and if this critic really wants to be "helpful" this critic should start a blog and make it just as dumb as the critic finds appropriate for his or her dumb thumb-sucking audience. ok i didn't put it quite that way but that was the message. i mean why should anyone dumb anything down at this point do we not have enough dumbed down information in the world? must we forever protect people's feelings from the sharp edges of the truth? fuck that shit. as i said in my own defense when it happened to me, yeah i know so and so is upset but it's TRUE. what am i supposed to lie to make people feel better? i don't think so. go get your fucking blankey and curl up on the couch if it upsets you. read a magazine or watch teevee god knows you won't be assaulted by the truth doing that.
there's some progression people go through. those who started with 9/11 of course have been at it for a long time, the ones who started earlier should be revered as the real prophets of our age but let's leave them aside for now. let's say sometime after 9/11 a person began to have some nagging doubts and started looking into things. one thing leads to another it's all connected, that is both the horror and the beauty of starting to look into things independently, you soon learn that everything you ever knew is total bullshit. and i do mean everything -- politics religion finance culture media history science medicine education foreign policy think tanks charities -- the whole thing has been tainted with a shade of evil twisted sometimes subtly sometimes not but in every field of endeavor you will find lies important lies strategic lies that mean the difference between life and death for somebody somewhere. and you start to realize how many somebodies have died as a result of these lies and you see so many others queued up for misery and death all chipper and willing and obviously mind-controlled but having NO IDEA and you say to yourself wtf? this is absolutely diabolical. so after you recover your balance you're now standing right-side up in an upside-down world, realizing that *everything* is fucked up but now you are properly oriented and sufficiently recovered from the shock so you can move around freely again without bumping into things.
however what seems to happen is that some people can see you moving around freely but they just can't accept that *everything* is fucked up that just can't be possible so they must keep a few sacred pillars in place to orient themselves in the fucked-up world. but they still want to move about freely. except they refuse to do the polar magnetic reverse mind-fuck manuever which one has to do in order to drink the free-thinking juice from the free-thought-straw. so the resulting confusion and frustration which results from their denial that they have to go "all the way" like some free-thinking whore, that frustration of being neither here nor there must go somewhere and that's what people like me are for -- to be "fucked up" so you don't have to be. so sayeth the critics.