:: Tuesday, May 06, 2003
here's wot is known as my lengthy philosophical / existential rant..
please note, a lot of this is said with a dose of sarcasm, of humour in futility..
I really find all of this funny, in a kind've tragic and ridiculous way..
with that out've the way.. enjoy my misguided rant.. thank you ;)
is the world becoming yet colder and more remote?
more devoid of personal interaction?
do any of us have any lives worth speaking of?
sure.. I'm having fun.. it's all good for an occassional laugh..
and sure enough I have moments where I'd say I'm fulfilled.. on a higher level..
as a creative entity, I'd ask no less.. than to achieve some kind've clarity..
some kinda closure.. thru unleashin' any of my demons or otherwise in some kinda thematic sound or visual form..
(it's why most musicians and artists seem like such mellow dudes..)
to create one's own vision of the world..
to speak one's own mind.. with clarity..
is a damn good thing to have..
yet.. it seriously makes me fucken wonder..
does it really fucken matter?
what the hell are we doing to ourselves as a society?
where's the fucken humanity?
where's the fucken life?
we witness a war declared, and then won..
by who.. we couldn't care less..
once the dust has cleared, we don't even remember anywaze..
anyone remember Afghanistan?
wot about Kosovo?
the first Iraq war?
it's like it never happened..
simply replacing one regime with another..
switch the channel..
it's not like it matters to us..
governments and corporations and the stock market screw us blind whether the forcast is up or down...
whether wars are fought n won, or lost..
the world could be our open sewer / nuclear wasteland..
yet we'll still be screwing each other poor.. and abusing fossil fuels..
our lives are spent sifting over the trivia of reality tv..
when our reality seems way too trivial to be worthy of tv..
everyday people in badly concocted circumstances provide our entertainment.. our living..
when increasingly we have nothing to speak of for ourselves.. but a paycheck and a morgage (if we're lucky)
wot I find funniest.. is we get on the internet.. and then, read up on other people's lives..
funny to think.. every day.. I read up on someone else's daily rants..
and in turn, people do it on my site.. (hi to everyone reading btw.. hehehehhe)
our jobs if we have them, are tiny insignificant compartmentalised divisions, a subset to some multinational agenda.. to raise share prices from $1.81 to $1.82, and fuck wot'ever and who'ever gets in the way..
we can rant, we can post stuff like this in countless websites.. we can protest and march the streets.. yet, in actuality.. it don't matter shit..
our laughable facade of democracy.. simply gives us ONE vote.. every 3 or 4 years.. enabling us.. to make a choice between SHIT, and same SHIT different smell.. increasingly both parties are the same conservatives.. looking to maintain the status quo.. and keep the multinationals happy, so they'll still invest in their backwater nation.. and keep the share prices up..
we have this ONE vote every 3 to 4 years.. and in the meantime they can just do wot'ever the fuck they want...
they're not accountable to the U.N..
they ignore the opposition..
they call all who appose them unpatriotic..
they get re-elected thru scare tactics, diversions and promises soon broken..
yes we have a choice..
a choice to be entertained or bored out've our skulls..
we live marginalised lives..
pawns in a simple plan...
bought and sold, employed and retrenched on a whim.. to save dollars.. wot'ever..
simply to keep large systems of ideology and economy in play..
we destroy entire ecosytems, drain rivers, raise the sea levels.. pollute our lungs..
poison future generations with increasing rates of asthma, diabetes and cancer..
we are consumers
we are market demographics..
our cash fuels their engines..
yet our lives otherwise mean nothing..
reduce the entire human population to a village of 100..
and we'd rather napalm the whole thing, than deal with the problem..
we are too big..
too damn stupid
and too out of fucking control..
I am smart, I am informed, I have a choice..
but as a collective of six billion.. we are idiots, we are locust hoard.. we consume the world whole and spit out garbage..
we work jobs doing things of no significance to ourselves or to others..
we take imbalanced fad diets and run our hamster wheels, because the real things than once provided us those things.. have been bulldozed,
or declared unsafe and hideously expensive due to public liability or made into reality tv shows to provide our entertainment..
we are demographically marketed.. advertised product we dont need, promoting lives we could never hope to attain.. yet, living vicariously thru these projected virtualities.. we find our subsitute meanings and signifiers..
we fight each other over beliefs we don't uphold, yet chose to enforce upon others..
we are given the choice to be entertained or bored, but nothing else..
so.. I eat my Subway footlong pizza sub..
I don't think of where the meat comes from, or how well it was treated in life..
I don't think how well the employee's in the franchise are treated, here or worldwide..
I dont care how many restuarants were made bankrupt in their rise to power..
or how many nations are bombed, in support of their economic imperatives..
I full well know that despite their claim it's healthy and nutritious...
it likely contains no nutriets wot'sover..
and I'll be hungry again in an hour..
I could just take some vitamin supplements instead..
mass produced by a multinational pharmaceutical company
who looking to cut corners just to raise the share prices by 1c..
ignore a few saftey standards.. coz, who cares about the customer
nothing is real..
real has been dug up, cut down, burnt, bought and sold, synthesized and bottled..
the rest is bullshit to keep us entertained..
we're living in a matrix of happy lies..
and I couldn't care less..
coz, as long as I'm entertained.. I'm happy..
on cloud nine with a gun to our heads
yup.. if you can't find something to laugh about in all that..
then, wot else ya got? ;)
:: Spoz 5:32 AM |