It has seemed to me worth while to show from the history of civilization just what war has done and has not done for the welfare of mankind. In the eighteenth century it was assumed that the primitive state of mankind was one of Arcadian peace, joy, and contentment. In the nineteenth century the assumption went over to the other extreme — that the primitive state was one of universal warfare. This, like the former notion, is a great exaggeration.
Thanx to Stalin, Anon. Nietzsche, Hank Purcell Jr. Chicago May Day ' Such a spectacle ought to offend nearly everyone. Paste up in public places a xerox flyer, photo of a beautiful twelve-year-old boy, naked and masturbating, clearly titled: Follow the same general procedure as outlined in Section 5 below, but utilize an aesthetic of good fortune, bliss or love, as appropriate.
A technique adapted from Malaysian sorcerers: This yantra or veve invokes the Black Djinn, the Self's dark shadow. Full details obtainable from the A.
The night before these letters arrive, wheatpaste the institutional premises with xerox copies of the Black Djinn's emblem, where they will be seen by all employees arriving for work next morning.
Were the Kallikaks onto something good? We'll find out somewhere boys dream that extraterrestrials will come to rescue them from their families, perhaps vaporizing the parents with some alien ray in the process. The suchness of things when unchained from the Law, each molecule an orchid, each atom a pearl to the attentive consciousness--this is our cult.
Supposedly initiation to the inner circle required the neophyte Moor to assassinate at least one cop. Was he a precursor of Ontological Anarchism? But the man dynamited himself aged 22 to cheat the gallows Slicing off heads gains us nothing, but only enhances the beast's power till it swallows us.
When the last cop in our brain is gunned down by the last unfulfilled desire-- perhaps even the landscape around us will begin to change But as Shiite Extremists eager for the overthrow by any means of all police, ayatollahs, bankers, executioners, priests, etc.
What does it mean that we have invented a way to destroy all life on Earth? We have dreamed this as an escape from the contemplation of our own individual deaths. We have made an emblem to serve as the mirror-image of a discarded immortality.
Like demented dictators we swoon at the thought of taking it all down with us into the Abyss. The "normative" past or the future heat-death of the universe mean as little to us as last year's GNP or the withering away of the State.
All Ideal pasts, all futures which have not yet come to pass, simply obstruct our consciousness of total vivid presence. Certain sects believe that the world or "a" world has already come to an end.
For Jehovah's Witnesses it happened in yes folks, we are living in the Book of Revelations now. For certain oriental occultists, it occurred during the Major Conjunction of the Planets in Hassan II of Alamut proclaimed the Great Resurrection, the immanentization of the eschaton, paradise on earth.
Profane time came to an end somewhere in the late Middle Ages. Since then we've been living angelic time--only most of us don't know it. Or to take an even more Radical Monist stance: Time never started at all.
The Empire was never founded. We suggest that the End of the World be declared a fait accompli; the exact date is unimportant. A boy smiles at me in the street. I may be your lover Recently some confusion about "Chaos" has plagued the A.
We must at last descend to flying banners with angry slogans in 's type faces declaring what Ontological Anarchy is not. Remember, only in Classical Physics does Chaos have anything to do with entropy, heat-death, or decay. Chaos as the "sum of all orders. Ontological Anarchy aims to build aesthetic cloud-busters OR-guns to disperse the miasma of cerebral sado-masochism which now passes for slick, hip, new, fashionable.
What kind of two-bit conniving horseshit Compared to that kind of intelligence we'd choose real stupidity, bucolic New Age blissed-out inanity--we'd rather be pinheads than queer for death. But luckily we don't have to scoop out our brains to attain our own queer brand of satori.Success or excellence, which is more valuable?
So many people desire to be successful, yet struggle to attain excellence. Excellence is far more precious and valuable than success. It is more fulfilling and rewarding. In fact, when success and excellence are contrasted, one can see that, in our world, excellence is essential.
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10 Steps To Achieve Excellence in Anything | Productivity Hacks-September 4, I agree – there is a meta-pattern for success, and you outlined it well. There’s a lot to be said for passion + strategy, and taking a learn and respond approach. Although a person can become successful through mediocrity, excellence can only be attained by those who devote % of their time and ability.
References excellence. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved March 06, , from alphabetnyc.com References: excellence.
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