Saturday, June 26, 2021

Bobby Campbell on Carl Oglesby


In the "RAW Thoughts" discussion thread at Principiadiscordia.com, Bobby Campbell discusses The Yankee and Cowboy War by Carl Oglesby, a book often mentioned  by Robert Anton Wilson and available as a PDF and in other formats at Archive.org. 

"An oft cited fav of RAW's, which reads almost like an Illuminatus! appendix, describes a secret history of conflict between Northeastern and Southwestern power elites.

"It plays almost like a "previously in the History of the United States" recap / recontextualization of our contemporary political strife. There are so many plot lines & trends that Oglesby identifies back in 1976 that we have now seen come to actual fruition, that there is slightly eerie quality to his more paranoid ruminations. (Defactualization -> TechnoFascism)"

More here. 

1 comment:

Rarebit Fiend said...

Bobby's Lovecraftian collage of the cover photo is worth a gander. Fun stuff!