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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hilaritas Press report on RAWDay

The photo of Bobby Campbell, above, is taken from Richard Rasa's RAWDay Report from Hilaritas Press. 

Lots of news you should read for yourself (I have posted a handy link under "Official News." I especially liked this excerpt from an old Robert Anton Wilson email, dating back to 1999:

In the dark, terrible months after my daughter’s death, I often repeated to myself a favorite quote from Nietzsche: “Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” Then G Gordon Liddy got out of prison and I saw the TV coverage. Liddy walking to his car, reporters shouting questions, Liddy answering “No comment... no comment... no comment...” Then just before he got into the car, a reporter asked, “Do you have any comment on the American prison system?” Liddy replied, “Anything that doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.”

I suddenly felt a deep empathy with him. Guess that’s what the Romans meant by “humanitas” and Buddhists call compassion for all living beings.

Don’t know much about acting, but writing novels sure teaches a lot of that. I’ve learned more creating/becoming my monsters and villains than I’ve learned creating likeable characters.

Robert Anton Wilson, email to the GroupMind, 5/20/99

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