Monday, January 30, 2012

The Future of Human Evolution: Ants or Artists?

“You have served the people and the superstition of the people, all you famous wise men—and not truth…Thus, the master lets his slaves have their way and is amused by their pranks. But the free spirit, the enemy of fetters, the non-adorer who dwells in the woods, is as hateful to the people as a wolf to dogs.”

            -Thus Spake Zarathustra (pg. 214)

Evolution of mankind this very moment as you read this blog.
There remains a unfortunate opinion on human evolution today so popular, so engrained within our modern psyche, chiseled into our unconscious conception of what and who we are by these wise men of the people—these social “scientists”—that it’s now taken as a matter of course: Ant colonies are the model for humanity’s future. These preachers of insect virtues—who would not hesitate one second to devour The Mona Lisa with their hideous jaws in the name of “feeding the people”—pride themselves as being “Darwinian,” “scientific,” and “progressive” in contrast to those whom they wish to save. (And, thus, rule): the sad masses who hold true to their belief in “creationism” or “intelligent design”. And at best modern Westerners are presented with a false dichotomy: you can be one of the scientifically enlightened followers of insect virtues, one of the privileged Human-Ant-colonizers of the future; or you can wallow in your ape-like delusions as a drag on human progress. “Progress” here being defined, of course, as leaving one herd for another, only to become a vicious though highly industrious pest with no sense of individuality, beauty or wonder.
The choice is a lie. Each one denoting the same thoughtless poppy tune played in different keys. And there is another way.     

Friday, January 20, 2012

Why On Earth Don’t We Aliens Conquer Planet Earth?

My homeboy, E.T.

“You preachers of equality, the tyrannomania of impotence clamors thus out of you for equality: your most secret ambitions to be tyrants thus shroud themselves in words of virtue. Aggrieved conceit, repressed envy—perhaps the conceit and envy of your fathers—erupt from you as a flame and as the frenzy of revenge.” –Thus Spake Zarathustra (pg. 212).

When we approach Planet Earth from the stars, we  strange winged creatures who soar above the clouds and satellites and bright blue atmosphere, why do we always encounter a dying race of men and women?
            And hovering above the sick and murderous masses we ask ourselves, why shouldn’t we conquer it, we aliens? Why shouldn’t we rule over what is just one small mass of blue matter spinning with centrifugal force in the great black abyss that you Earthlings call space? I’m often puzzled by astrophysicists and science fiction speculators who debate whether or not we would conquer the rest of the world were we to invade it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Max Beckmann’s Wonderful World of Decadence

“Oh, my friends, that your self be in your deed as the mother is in her child—let that be your word concerning virtue.”
            -Thus Spake Zarathustra (pg. 209)

            Far be it from most Americans to admit that Hitler bestowed the U.S. with any lasting gifts at all. That’s understandable. Besides the ideological offspring of National Socialism they unwittingly revere hiding beneath several contemporary political cloaks, few Americans know that we have at least one reason to be thankful for the historical existence of the Third Reich.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What’s Wrong with Open Nakedness If You Dwell in the Metropolis of Modernity?

Our Modern World and The Brave Nude Few Lost within It

“And then again there are such as consider it virtue to say, ‘Virtue is necessary,’ but at bottom they believe only that the police is necessary.”—Thus Spake Zarathustra

When the sun is high and the air crisp with winter’s afternoon chill, I enjoy a long circular promenade to reflect on the day’s adventures around the perimeter of my own backyard every other day or so with a cigarette or glass of wine and I am content. And naked. Urban society and naked life. What’s wrong with it? The Western Ancients and Primitive Man both basked in the light of life sans the raiment Modern Man cowards beneath today in his cities and neighborhoods and urban dwellings of “progress”.