the majority of books i’ve posted on neoalchemist have been from a list compiled by osho. here he is talking a bit about books, reading, and existence – enjoy.
ideas once considered fringe-conspiracy have become widespread, open occurrence; this of course means that the new fringe is even crazier. orwell & huxley probably never saw it getting this far out-of-hand, then again with people like edward bernays around during their lifetime, i’m sure it wasn’t that hard to imagine.
as far as information-mining and hoarding are concerned – shit like this doesn’t bother me. i don’t buy in to their system, i never believed in the sanctity of their constitution, i don’t drink their water, & i don’t inundate my body with their poisons; over-all something as slimy & paranoid as sifting through everyone’s personal information is the least of my worries.
the guy in this interview is an ex-NSA whistleblower who has nothing better to do than spout more fear & paranoia – he could easily be a disinformation agent, or a useful idiot. it’s outdated and obvious to report that the government is untrustworthy, sneaky, thieving, scared and vindictive. this country, to an extent unsurpassed, was founded on genocide, slavery, rape, addiction, fear, control & deception.
there’s a bigger picture here i think, one that illustrates the need now, more than ever, to find & enact your authentic individuality. mass-revolution may not be possible on a spiritual level (whatever that means), but it can definitely happen with things as tangible as technology and philosophy. ultimately it doesn’t matter if the masses ever wake-up, it all starts with you, and that’s all you really need be concerned with: yourself. protesting, fighting, politic-ing, and philosophizing are all just part of that same system – why waste your time? get busy living your life.
the article i’ve linked to leaves a lot to be desired, but if you look at the ear in the side-by-side comparison, that’s the detail that got me thinking this could be authentic. if this isn’t vincent, it would seem he at least used the photo to base a self-portrait off of.
these field recordings of muddy waters were made by alan lomax in 1941 and ’42. in 1941 lomax went in search of robert johnson, only to discover that johnson had been murdered three years before – instead of leaving empty-handed, lomax recorded three tracks by muddy waters (mckinley morganfield); both he and robert johnson had been taught by son house. lomax returned the following year and recorded another 8 tracks by muddy waters and 5 by his mentor son house.
son’s tracks can be found here.
one of the funniest and most original horror films i’ve seen in a long time