Who was this?
The Con wants us to all believe in the same
> reality, the one where They make the rules. Individual interpretations of
> what reality is are the greatest threat to the Con.
There's another take on this, though (not necessarly contradicting the
above, since we're feeling all flushed and damp): "You create our own
reality - hence have full responsibility/control over your own
misery/happiness" serves the global CONsumer corporate interests nicely by
denying the reality of class, money and power interests that comprise the
status quo, and encourages happy, anesthetized consumers to relax into
their unreflective consumption without guilt: "Hey, if you (U.S. lower
classes, global exploited classes, etc.) are suffering, its your own damn
fault anyway. Whip out your Depak Chopra, will yourself some quantum
prosperity, and quit whining." The interests that be are pleased to allow
both both haves and have-nots construe reality as so plastic and so
>It's hard to discover that most people who believe themselves to be
>SubGenii are actually...pretty damned normal. Ginsu has to get past
>the fact that we all don't levitate at leisure (you and I excepted of
>course), that some of us have wrinkles and/or bad breath, and that for
>the most part, your average SubGenius seems a great deal like your
>average Pink. Once you get past that, you can turn it around and see
>the entire world as potential SubGenii. For those of us who need to be
>special, well...we can always claim that we were in on it before
>anyone else and that Stang likes us best.
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Everything else changes, but who dies will remain dead. The president of
the United States changes every 8 years, television shows come and go,
wars happen and they don't, but a person dying is the last thing sheit'll
ever do. (At least, the last thing sheit'll ever actively do, though
sheit's actions may have far reaching effects beyond their deaths.) And
that's not gonna change.
A death can be viewed as the loss of potential slack you could have gotten
from the dead, which is why we mourn so much, especially for people we
never knew. It's not like we'll miss them in our day-to-day lives. And
if something was to rob me of so much damn slack, you'd be sure I would
talk about it too.
Of course, there also was, back around the Cobain death, the Nixon death,
and remember how much fun that was? It was kinda similar to the
Diana/Teresa set we saw this year. The lambasting defenders vs. the
laughing bashers. You can't *buy* entertainment like that.