Sunday, February 11, 2018
Online reading material
1. Martin Wagner has unearthed another Robert Anton Wilson article, "Werewolf Bridge," published in 1967.
I liked this part:
Every tribe chooses to encourage certain games and discourage others. The head-hunting game is given great status and “religious” meaning in some tribes, and regarded as a worthless and evil pastime by other tribes. Some games are compulsory, like the witch-burning game in medieval Europe. Some games are not compulsory, but so popular that virtually everybody participates in them, like the Grand Opera game in Italy. Some games are discouraged, but not forbidden, like the pacifist game in America today. Some games are absolutely against the law, like the homosexuality game throughout Occidental civilization. Every game, then, exists somewhere on a scale between the sacred and profane. Those games which are most sacred become institutionalized into laws. Those games which are closest to this sacred end of the spectrum, but not completely sacred, are institutionalized as dogmatic mores and prejudices. Those games which are profane are left to the preference of the individual, who can play them or not, as he sees fit.
The eternal struggle between Authority and Liberty is a struggle for the desacralization of society.
2. "1,600 Occult Books Now Online, Thanks to the Ritman Library & Author Dan Brown."
3. Free book from the Cato Institute: The Fire Next Door: Mexico's Drug Violence and the Danger to America. By Ted Galen Carpener. Via the Cato Institute Weekly Dispatch, an email bulletin worth subscribing to.