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15
Feb
10

Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up (Live)

Sittin’ in the morning sun
And watching all the birds passing by
Oh how sweet they sing
And oh how much I wish that I could fly

And I try
I said I try
I try
I really try try try

But I got to
Pick myself up
Dust myself off
Start all over, again

Sittin’ in the midday sun
And wondering where my meal’s coming from
After working so hard
Not even piece of bread at the yard

And I said I try
Oh Lord I try
I try
I really try try try

Sittin’ in the evening sun
And watching the same birds passing by
Sittin’ and wondering
And waiting for the time for me to fly

And I try
I said I try
Good Lord I try
I really try try try

So long and I just find
It was just a waste of time
So long and I just find
I been been wasting all my time

I’ve got to pick myself up…

19
Jan
10

Alduous Huxley on the Mike Wallace Interview Show

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.

Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.

One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

~ Alduous Huxley

19
Dec
09

Miller’s Tale: The Lattice of Coincidence and Cosmic Unconsciousness

03
Dec
09

Viral Mind-Hijacking and the Memetic Lexicon

As walking, breathing, excreting bio-energetic computers, every human is susceptible to progamming. As children, along with our genetic predisposition, we take our initial crawling orders from the neo-hominids in our closest proximity. Like sponges, we absorb imprinting cues that frame our view of the emerging World. Through tribal socio-cultural conditioning and governmental and religious indoctrination, the brain software is infused with binary categorical acceptance or rejection of “the other” predicated on the initial rule set.

Do we ever stop to question how we came about our individual belief system?  The process of identity creation is a slow and seamless process that builds incrementally on previously accepted notions that attract like beliefs. A majority of these beliefs are spoon or force fed to the minds full of mush that we possessed as children. As we grow older, ideas and beliefs that conform to our current worldview are incorporated while opposing views are diverted subconsciously by the bio-computer through cognitive dissonance.

This is where memes come in. Memes are a form of mind virus intentionally employed to override previously conditioned or learned beliefs.  The media, organized religion, and governments are the greatest proponents of meme infestation. WMDs in Iraq, Swine Flu hysteria, and Obama =  anti-war candidate are examples of the media and government colluding to distort the collective reality perception for a desired political aim.

In response to fear-based stimulai , neural circuits are activated in the limbic system that emotionally paralyze the individual. The meme proponents promptly follow up with an immediate solution to the crisis (military invasion, vaccine, etc…) Logic and critical reasoning faculties are rapidly bypassed in a form of sleight-of-mind trickery that temporaily destabilizes the individual through a faux crisis. The pre-devised mock solution is quickly presented to the unsuspecting recipient. The psy-op technicians, mind-warp scorcerors, and lunatic religious hucksters work overtime to co-opt your cranial computer functioning. The meme lexicon listed below provides a bit of insight into their tactics.

Memetic Lexicon

Source


AUTO-TOXIC: Dangerous to itself. Highly auto-toxic memes are usually self-limiting because they promote the destruction of their hosts (such as the Jim Jones meme; any military indoctrination meme-complex; any “martyrdom” meme). (GMG) (See exo-toxic.)

BAIT: The part of a meme-complex that promises to benefit the host (usually in return for replicating the complex). The bait usually justifies, but does not explicitly urge, the replication of a meme-complex. (Donald Going, quoted by Hofstadter.) Also called the reward co-meme. (In many religions, “Salvation” is the bait, or promised reward; “Spread the Word” is the hook. Other common bait co-memes are “Eternal Bliss”, “Security”, “Prosperity”, “Freedom”.) (See hook; threat; infection strategy.)

BELIEF-SPACE: Since a person can only be infected with and transmit a finite number of memes, there is a limit to their belief space (Henson). Memes evolve in competition for niches in the belief-space of individuals and societies.

CENSORSHIP: Any attempt to hinder the spread of a meme by eliminating its vectors. Hence, censorship is analogous to attempts to halt diseases by spraying insecticides. Censorship can never fully kill off an offensive meme, and may actually help to promote the meme’s most virulent strain, while killing off milder forms.

CO-MEME: A meme which has symbiotically co-evolved with other memes, to form a mutually-assisting meme-complex. Also called a symmeme. (GMG)

CULT : A sociotype of an auto-toxic meme-complex, composed of membots and/or memeoids. (GMG) Characteristics of cults include: self-isolation of the infected group (or at least new recruits); brainwashing by repetitive exposure (inducing dependent mental states); genetic functions discouraged (through celibacy, sterilization, devalued family) in favor of replication (proselytizing); and leader-worship (“personality cult”). (Henson.)

DORMANT: Currently without human hosts. The ancient Egyptian hieroglyph system and the Gnostic Gospels are examples of “dead” schemes which lay dormant for millennia in hidden or untranslatable texts, waiting to re-activate themselves by infecting modern archeologists. Some obsolete memes never become entirely dormant, such as Phlogiston theory, which simply mutated from a “belief” into a “quaint historical footnote.”

EARWORM: “A tune or melody which infects a population rapidly.” (Rheingold); a hit song. (Such as: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.) (f. German, ohrwurm=earworm.)

EXO-TOXIC: Dangerous to others. Highly exo-toxic memes promote the destruction of persons other than their hosts, particularly those who are carriers of rival memes. (Such as: Nazism, the Inquisition, Pol Pot.) (See meme-allergy.) (GMG)

HISTAMEME: See vaccime. (Morgan)

HOOK : The part of a meme-complex that urges replication. The hook is often most effective when it is not an explicit statement, but a logical consequence of the meme’s content. (Hofstadter) (See bait, threat.)

HOST : A person who has been successfully infected by a meme. See infection, membot, memeoid.

IDEOSPHERE: The realm of memetic evolution, as the biosphere is the realm of biological evolution. The entire memetic ecology. (Hofstadter.) The health of an ideosphere can be measured by its memetic diversity.

IMMUNO-DEPRESSANT: Anything that tends to reduce a personUs memetic immunity. Common immuno-depressants are: travel, disorientation, physical and emotional exhaustion, insecurity, emotional shock, loss of home or loved ones, future shock, culture shock, isolation stress, unfamiliar social situations, certain drugs, loneliness, alienation, paranoia, repeated exposure, respect for Authority, escapism, and hypnosis (suspension of critical judgment). Recruiters for cults often target airports and bus terminals because travelers are likely to be subject to a number of these immuno-depressants. (GMG) (See cult.)

IMMUNO-MEME: See vaccime. (GMG)

INFECTION: 1. Successful encoding of a meme in the memory of a human being. A memetic infection can be either active or inactive. It is inactive if the host does not feel inclined to transmit the meme to other people. An active infection causes the host to want to infect others. Fanatically active hosts are often membots or memeoids. A person who is exposed to a meme but who does not remember it (consciously or otherwise) is not infected. (A host can indeed be unconsciously infected, and even transmit a meme without conscious awareness of the fact. Many societal norms are transmitted this way.) (GMG)

2. Some memeticists have used `infection’ as a synonym for `belief’ (i.e. only believers are infected, non-believers are not). However, this usage ignores the fact that people often transmit memes they do not “believe in.” Songs, jokes, and fantasies are memes which do not rely on “belief” as an infection strategy.

INFECTION STRATEGY: Any memetic strategy which encourages infection of a host. Jokes encourage infection by being humorous, tunes by evoking various emotions, slogans and catch-phrases by being terse and continuously repeated. Common infection strategies are “Villain vs. victim”, “Fear of Death”, and “Sense of Community”. In a meme-complex, the bait co-meme is often central to the infection strategy. (See replication strategy; mimicry.) (GMG)

MEMBOT: A person whose entire life has become subordinated to the propagation of a meme, robotically and at any opportunity. (Such as many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Krishnas, and Scientologists.) Due to internal competition, the most vocal and extreme membots tend to rise to top of their sociotype’s hierarchy. A self-destructive membot is a memeoid. (GMG)

MEME: (pron. `meem’) A contagious information pattern that replicates by symbiotically infecting human minds and altering their behavior, causing them to propagate the pattern. (Term coined by Dawkins, by analogy with “gene”.) Individual slogans, catch-phrases, melodies, icons, inventions, and fashions are typical memes. An idea or information pattern is not a meme until it causes someone to replicate it, to repeat it to someone else. All transmitted knowledge is memetic. (Wheelis, quoted in Hofstadter.) (See meme-complex).

MEME-ALLERGY: A form of intolerance; a condition which causes a person to react in an unusually extreme manner when exposed to a specific semiotic stimulus, or `meme-allergen.’ Exo-toxic meme-complexes typically confer dangerous meme-allergies on their hosts. Often, the actual meme-allergens need not be present, but merely perceived to be present, to trigger a reaction. Common meme-allergies include homophobia, paranoid anti-Communism, and porno phobia. Common forms of meme-allergic reaction are censorship, vandalism, belligerent verbal abuse, and physical violence. (GMG)

MEME-COMPLEX: A set of mutually-assisting memes which have co-evolved a symbiotic relationship. Religious and political dogmas, social movements, artistic styles, traditions and customs, chain letters, paradigms, languages, etc. are meme-complexes. Also called an m-plex, or scheme (Hofstadter). Types of co-memes commonly found in a scheme are called the: bait; hook; threat; and vaccime. A successful scheme commonly has certain attributes: wide scope (a paradigm that explains much); opportunity for the carriers to participate and contribute; conviction of its self-evident truth (carries Authority); offers order and a sense of place, helping to stave off the dread of meaninglessness. (Wheelis, quoted by Hofstadter.)

MEMEOID, or MEMOID: A person “whose behavior is so strongly influenced by a [meme] that their own survival becomes inconsequential in their own minds.” (Henson) (Such as: Kamikazes, Shiite terrorists, Jim Jones followers, any military personnel). hosts and membots are not necessarily memeoids. (See auto-toxic; exo-toxic.)

MEMEPLEX: See meme-complex.

MEME POOL: The full diversity of memes accessible to a culture or individual. Learning languages and traveling are methods of expanding one’s meme pool.

MEMETIC: Related to memes.

MEMETIC DRIFT: Accumulated mis-replications; (the rate of) memetic mutation or evolution. Written texts tend to slow the memetic drift of dogmas (Henson).

MEMETIC ENGINEER: One who consciously devises memes, through meme-splicing and memetic synthesis, with the intent of altering the behavior of others. Writers of manifestos and of commercials are typical memetic engineers. (GMG)

MEMETICIST: 1. One who studies memetics. 2. A memetic engineer. (GMG)

MEMETICS: The study of memes and their social effects.

MEMOTYPE: 1. The actual information-content of a meme, as distinct from its sociotype.

2. A class of similar memes. (GMG)

META-MEME: Any meme about memes (such as: “tolerance”, “metaphor”).

META-MEME, the: The concept of memes, considered as a meme itself.

MILLENNIAL MEME, the: Any of several currently-epidemic memes which predict catastrophic events for the year 2000, including the battle of Armageddon, the Rapture, the thousand-year reign of Jesus, etc. The “Imminent New Age” meme is simply a pan-denominational version of this. (Also called the `Endmeme.’)

MIMICRY: An infection strategy in which a meme attempts to imitate the semiotics of another successful meme. Such as: pseudo-science (Creationism, UFOlogy); pseudo-rebelliousness (Heavy Metal); subversion by forgery (Situationist detournement). (GMG)

REPLICATION STRATEGY: Any memetic strategy used by a meme to encourage its host to repeat the meme to other people. The hook co-meme of a meme-complex. (GMG)

RETROMEME: A meme which attempts to splice itself into an existing meme-complex (example: Marxist-Leninists trying to co-opt other sociotypes). (GMG)

REWARD CO-MEME: See bait.

SCHEME: A meme-complex. (Hofstadter.)

SOCIOTYPE: 1. The social expression of a memotype, as the body of an organism is the physical expression (phenotype) of the gene (genotype). Hence, the Protestant Church is one sociotype of the Bible’s memotype. 2. A class of similar social organisations. (GMG)

SYMMEME: See co-meme.

THREAT: The part of a meme-complex that encourages adherence and discourages mis-replication. (“Damnation to Hell” is the threat co-meme in many religious schemes.) (See: bait, hook, vaccime.) (Hofstadter)

TOLERANCE: A meta-meme which confers resistance to a wide variety of memes (and their sociotypes), without conferring meme-allergies. In its purest form, Tolerance allows its host to be repeatedly exposed to rival memes, even intolerant rivals, without active infection or meme-allergic reaction. Tolerance is a central co-meme in a wide variety of schemes, particularly “liberalism”, and “democracy”. Without it, a scheme will often become exo-toxic and confer meme-allergies on its hosts. Since schemes compete for finite belief-space, tolerance is not necessarily a virtue, but it has co-evolved in the ideosphere in much the same way as co-operation has evolved in biological ecosystems. (Henson.)

UTISM: UTism is short for ‘us-versus-them-ism.’ Dogmatic adherence to a belief system can create an ‘us vs. them’ mentality in the believer. The ‘us’ group consists of people who share our beliefs, and the ‘them’ group consists of those who hold conflicting beliefs. (KMO)

VACCIME: (pron. vak-seem) Any meta-meme which confers resistance or immunity to one or more memes, allowing that person to be exposed without acquiring an active infection. Also called an `immuno-meme.’ Common immune-conferring memes are “Faith”, “Loyalty”, “Skepticism”, and “tolerance”. (See: meme-allergy.) (GMG.)

Every scheme includes a vaccime to protect against rival memes. For instance:

Every scheme includes a vaccime to protect against rival memes. For instance:

  • Conservatism: automatically resist all new memes.
  • Orthodoxy: automatically reject all new memes.
  • Science: test new memes for theoretical consistency and(where applicable) empirical repeatability; continually re-assess old memes; accept schemes only conditionally, pending future re:-assessment.
  • Radicalism: embrace one new scheme, reject all others.
  • Nihilism: reject all schemes, new and old.
  • New Age: accept all esthetically-appealing memes, new and old, regardless of empirical (or even internal) consistency; reject others. (Note that this one doesn’t provide much protection.)
  • Japanese: adapt (parts of) new schemes to the old ones.

VECTOR: A medium, method, or vehicle for the transmission of memes. Almost any communication medium can be a memetic vector. (GMG)

VILLAIN VS. VICTIM: An infection strategy common to many meme-complexes, placing the potential host in the role of Victim and playing on their insecurity, as in: “the bourgeoisie is oppressing the proletariat” (Hofstadter). Often dangerously toxic to host and society in general. Also known as the “Us-and-Them” strategy. (See UTism.)

You are only as young as the last time you changed your mind ~ Timothy Leary


20
Nov
09

Tweaker.Org: A Helpful Web Resource for Gay Meth Addicts

I have been smoking meth for over 10 years.  I do not try to pretend that I ain’t hooked on the shit (see earlier post).  Some tweakers I know will swear up and down that they is through with Tina, only to find them sucking down domers behind a Taco Bell dumpster two days later. I have more or less reached a semi-healthy impasse where I smoke from Thursday night to Sunday around mid-day and then bust my ass working (crank-free) the rest of the week.

Sooner or later, chasing the “T” will get you in a crazy scene. Although I consider myself straight, I have engaged in a few bag-fag transactions when the situation demanded. Hanging with the fruitopian, rubber sheet, rompus room pounders reminded me why I prefer the mucousy fallopian stank chamber. Although Rick Santorum was well represented at these gatherings, he wasn’t getting no votes. I pity the poor little Tina twinks with their frail feminine hairless bodies getting pummeled by gut-buster deluxe sized masochistic bears. I did what I did out of necessity, but it don’t make me no poofter.

Anways, the point of the post is that I wanted to recommend a  wonderful resource for the Tina-fueled buggerers, rectal rambos, and dook-diggers out there on the scene. The web site is called Tweaker.Org and has a wealth of great risk-mitigation strategies for the homosexual tweakers. Below is their description of one of the more creative meth ingestion techniques:

Booty Bumping

How it’s done:
There are two ways this works.  In the first, think turkey baster!  With some acrobatics thrown in for good measure. The crystal is dissolved in water and a syringe without the needle is used to “bump” this solution of crystal into your butt hole. The other way is to push a small shard or a fingertip covered with powdered crystal into your butt.  Either way, the drug is absorbed by the blood vessels in the lining of the rectum.
Time to get off: about 3-5 minutes.
Things to watch out for:
If you bottom after booty bumping, you’re likely to have something besides your absorbent blood vessels and his big dick up your butt. You’re also gonna have an abrasive powder which can increase chances for internal abrasion and condom breakage. If there’s no condom on that dick,  the risk for abrasions both in your rectum and on his dick goes up. This increases the chance for exchange of blood. Damage to the mucous membranes that line your rectum, like burning or tearing, can put you at higher risk of giving or getting HIV and other STDs.
Strategies to reduce possible harms:
If you booty-bump and bottom make sure he has a condom on. Make sure you use clean water to dissolve the speed. Don’t share booty bump syringes – you could be sharing shit which could give you hepatitis, parasites or other diseases.
Meth is a helluva drug – Lois Griffin
18
Nov
09

More White Devil Word Games

Below is a random cell phone text message that I received:

–Fwd: Why when black folks wear their pants low white people call it saggin? Make you think huh? Spell saggin backwards [niggas] them crackers got us again misunderstood.

Evidently, the originator of the text had cracked a closely guarded word reversal technology used by Anglo-Caucasoid bigots to covertly mock their dark-skinned droopy-drawered enemy.

I got to give the message sender props though, that shit did make me think. Is the reversed spelling a mere coincidence or an intentionally employed linguistic dehumanization device aimed at African-Americans?  Well, as Wats Faller used to ax,  “One never knows, does one?”

14
Nov
09

Dwight David Honeycutt for Conway School Board

I weighed 14 pounds when I was born. My mama had 64 hours of labor. She pushed so hard that she shot a turd that knocked off the doctor’s glasses.

When they said I couldn’t teach because of previous incarceration I became the star of a local children’s show. We played games and played songs and I didn’t even mind taking direction from a Black.

I have the biggest dreams and the strongest hands in this goddamn state.

I made out with a dude.

I stole my granddaughter’s ADD medicine.

A guy punched my wife outside of Arby’s one night. I hunted him down and beat the fuck out of him with a trace chain.

I’m fucking this ol’ sunburnt girl one time…

05
Nov
09

Sneakers O’Toole: His Sneakers, His Right

Alongside Butters from SouthPark, Sneakers O’Toole is one of the animated characters on television that I respect the most. His incredibly dogged insistence on doing it his way makes Sammy Davis Junior look like a disrespected token minority cast member  in a  Anglo/Italian, skirt-chasing, drinking club. No Wait.  Sneakers O’Toole has the strength of resolve rivaled only by George W. Bush when he stood on the rubble at Ground Zero and inspired America with bloodlust and hatred for Arab Mohammadists. O’Toole’s purposeful stride and and forceful refusal to remove his sneakers are a testament to his inner strength. God bless you Sneakers O’toole, for you are the America that I cherish and love.

13
Oct
09

Interzone

Dedicated to Ian Curtis and William S. Burroughs – fallen soldiers who navigated the bleak and barren landscape.

Hustlers of the world, there is one Mark you cannot beat: The Mark Inside.

– Naked Lunch, 1959

05
Oct
09

Clay Aiken Why Have You Forsaken Me?

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Johnny Peepers

----> is a socio-pathetic degenerate with a penchant for cheap booze, ruphy-laden broads, and dim sum soup.

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