Contemporary authorities are invariably full of shit

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


“The practical men have led us to the edge of the abyss, and the intellectuals in whom acceptance of power politics has killed first the moral sense, and then the sense of reality, are urging us to march rapidly forward without changing direction.” - George Orwell, Catastrophic Gradualism, 1945.

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Contemporary authorities are invariably full of shit. There’s a reason Nelson Mandela had statues erected after his death - because by comparison to all of his contemporaries he was a saint. 

If you are a proponent of the establishment, someone who helps the wheels turn just because they’re told it’s the right thing to do, not only do you have no internal values, but you are a gullible and ingratiating piece of shit - a puppet, shirking responsibilities and feigning innocence as you do whatever the current power calls for while challenging absolutely none of it. Morally bankrupt.

How I know? When the subject of morality comes up you simply treat it with irony. You’re a sore disappointment and you hide it from yourself for the sake of convenience. Everyone else is doing it, so it’s ok, right? Moron.

I’m jealous? Yeah, right. Of what? Your blood money, hoarded possessions or social status? I pity you. So does every artist who hasn’t submitted to the mass psychosis of our time and place. Spanish inquisitions, witch hunts, war on communism, on religion, on drugs, on “terrorists” (who’s the real terrorist? Surely not the “good guys”). Whatever is fashionable today. 

You suck it up like dull leeches and then spit it back out as if the idea originated in your mind. Nothing originates in your mind lest you shove it right back into recession. Too “negative”, you say. “Bad vibes”. However the language of the time permits you to dismiss dissenting ideas.

“Wake up sheeple” is a phrase that’s ridiculed, but of all of today’s adages, it’s among the least ridiculous in that it couldn’t be further from the truth. 

You think we’re smart but we’re no more than big-brained chimpanzees who found out a thing or two and used it to dominate the earth to the expense of all else. How selfish can you be when you’re desensitised to people dying of starvation and continual war and animals progressively going extinct? But nah, you’re a good person because you donate a fraction of your income to charities? Keep telling yourself that. 

They filled your head with romantic tales of global conquest and invention, of the elaborate and dignified nature of civilisation. They made you feel pride in what we are - monsters. 

No other organism is this greedy and arrogant. The bower bird is content with bits of blue plastic. You disgust and disappoint me. Pathetic cowards. I’ll never participate in the fashionable mass psychosis of today. I’d rather be called psychotic and locked up (again). 

There’s a reason Diogenes walked the streets of Athens with a lantern in daylight saying “I am looking for an honest man.” Look at yourself. The dishonesty. It’s grotesque.


Submitted: April 22, 2021

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