Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Posts on the last few days

Robert Anton Wilson on karma:

“We should all try to give out as much good energy to other human beings as we possibly can. I honestly believe that every bit of bad energy we put out has adverse effects that go on forever. This is the Buddhist doctrine of karma. The Buddhists believe that every bit of anger, resentment, hate, and so on that goes out passes from one person to another, without stopping. The same is true of good energy: every bit of good energy one puts out makes someone else feel a little bit better. I think if people were really conscious of this psychological fact, they would try very, very hard to put out nothing but good energy, no matter what happened to them. They would certainly not be so casual about passing on bad energy. All the bad energy in the world builds up like a giant snowfall, until we have a huge war. Nowadays, it can mean a total nuclear Armageddon. This is traditional Buddhism, as I say, but I think it's materialistic common sense, too. One only needs to study human behavior to realize it. I regard those people who make a career out of being nasty as emotional plague carriers.”


Related — at least in my mind — is this very good Michael Johnson post about good things and bad things that people have made happen in April.

Steve "Fly" Agaric has also weighed in on the last few days with a very different post.

A few sentences:

"At least with Alex [Jones] you get something different to the BBC and CNN FOX network dribble that would never entertain the idea of secret government interference and manipulation of events, due in part to their keeping in step with their corporate and/or government bosses. But I’ll leave the mainstream media critique for another blog. Here it’s Alex Jones, and the somewhat overly paranoid tone of his sensational claims of a hidden-hand behind many events of a significant terror factor to warrant a mention.

"Alex Jones and his team hit all the buttons, but, I think, hits on them so hard that the keyboard breaks and the noise becomes unbearable. If you can apply some surgical ‘maybelogic’ gloves when handling Alex and infowars, there is lots of good mental exorcise and deconstructive scenario-games to play. If you enjoy that sort of thing, which I do, due to my attention to the writing and side-steppt’ thinking of Dr Robert Anton Wilson, who i suspect a proper master craftsperson, creating good information mosaics that inform and delight."


Oz Fritz said...

Great RAW quote, a real gem I hadn't seen before. I completely agree. Thanks for posting it.

jasonpilley said...

"We should all try to give out as much good energy to other human beings as we possibly can..."

In a world in which humanity hadn't lost The War On "Drugs" this is the approach we'd be taking with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'd view his soul as territory claimed by a sick death-god and we'd win that territory back on behalf of Life, beginning with weekly sessions in which the boy is fed MDMA and introduced to the families of his victims, then he could return to his cell-for-life where he'd be well-kept in hashish, writing-paper, and a complete set of back-issues of "Playboy"; once every three months he'd be allowed an acid-trip with a spiritual teacher, hip Muslims at first and then advocate of other faiths, no faith, anti-faith...