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March 3, 2018

Hit in the socket

Technology is a hole.
It makes me lie to my friends.
Technology has supplanted self-awareness in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
Much the same way acknowledgement of pop culture has
Replaced true wisdom.


When you're hit in the socket a profound calm settles within ones psyche.
It is the feeling one gets after eating a meal, waking after a restful sleep,
Shitting, fucking, or getting high on ones drug of choice.
Technology has afforded this sentiment to the user,
A fulfilment of ones perceived need or want.

Herein lies the problem, need has been confused with want.
This is what generations of privilege and lack of strife can birth.
A general substitution of desire for ones basal urge of require.
As a friend recently recalled from the wartimes,
Praise the lord, pass the ammo.


How can the sufficient be substituted for the necessary?
Only out of bewilderment or design.
To understand human desire as a knee-jerk, Pavlovian response
Would allow capitalist hysteria to switch sufficiency
With necessity.

Who needs self-awareness when we have Twitter?
Why search ones soul when one can search the internet.
What is more satisfying than being acknowledged for ones suffering?
When there is connectivity, who needs community?
Where have all the flowers gone?


Gregorian chants have replaced the post-war celebrations.
Solemnity has substituted salubriousness.
In filling our chalice, we have become gaunt in spirit.
We have lost our community with the idea of digital immunity.
Separation from ones past does not afford ones future.

Technology has hypnotized the masses.
Creating an organic blob sustained by inorganic sources.
Shining the light of wisdom on the heap of shame
Burdening the modern pop culture.
A burden of blame focused away from the self.


There is no self-awareness, only self-fulfillment.
Like the junkie masses have consumed fake news.
They too will willingly and willfully consume the needs
Of others and substitute them with their own necessities.
Like an obsessed orphan of cosmic proportion.

Technology has replaced self-awareness with itself.
Awareness of the pop culture blob, the latest trend or fad
Has replaced the wisdom of ones self, ones own soul and being.
It's not about being anymore, it's about dying.
The hand that used to grasp my dick is now grasping the eye of Sauron.

That freedom in my pocket, the freedom to discern fact from fiction
Has in effect enslaved me to the idea that I need an idea force fed to me
In order to understand myself from the perspective of others.
The other has replaced self as the prime motivator and cause of being.
Instead of searching oneself for answers, ones now relies on others.

If I need a solution to the problem plaguing my inner psyche,
Ask the internet for the answer, ask others to understand the self.
The fundamental problem with this philosophy is that the other
Will never truly understand or empathize with the self.
The other is as cold as steel in the ribs under a moon-less sky.


In other words, searching for the self by looking to the other.
Is a form of prolonged suicide, a formula that is bound to fail
Simply because the entire epistemology of technology is fake.
It a system of knowledge based upon opinion rather than fact.
Only on the internet can popular sentiment outweigh truth.

Why would we allow ourselves to be deceived on such a profound level?
Because technology hits us in the socket.
Like a hit of crack, or a steak dinner, or some good sex.
Like a kiss or a nice breeze on a hot day.
Or a tall, cool drink.

Technology satisfies an urge inherent in the human psyche.
The urge to know or learn something.
Even if it's false, an abject lie, a tool to market a specific product
Or commodity that we do not or cannot have.
It satisfies that desire to know or at least believe in knowledge.

For without knowledge, there in only folly and chaos.
Even though the environment which created and sustains us
Catapults towards catastrophe, we are afforded the illusion
Of knowledge and fulfilment of necessity through the technology
Which deceives us into believing that they are us.


That the other is as important as the self.
That the present is as meaningful as the future.
That the past is as meaningless as the present.
That the humans are as necessary as the environment.
That the source of life is death itself.

For all it's omniscience, it's surprising that the human race
Has not overcome its inherent need for recognition.
Has not cast aside the perceived benefice of technology.
And been enlightened in the arts of environmental empathy.
But then again, we've been hit in the socket.


March 16, 2018

Break Away Culture

Humanity has forfeited ontological fitness
In order that we may pursue the other
Rather than ourselves
Illusion of temporal fitness
Custom built by custodial hands.

Contemporary pop culture
Has separated itself from custom
In an attempt to re-invent the
Lost religion
Being as other.

Cultural worship of technology has created
Individuals whose locus of identity
Is external to themselves.
Always focused on others activities
And the nuances of virtual existence

Cultural obsession with technology
Has degraded understanding of cause and effect
It has altered our entire understanding
Of the space time continuum
Our will to be reduced to envy.

Vicarious being designed to obfuscate
Accepted as organizational
And informational
Condemned afterwards as the same
In reverse.

Enlightenment has been mass marketed
Produced for the layman
In the form of a hand held object
Used to be a bible
Now its a device.

Religion served to control the masses
Just as technology has now afforded
Mass mind control in a form
Recognized as freedom
Freedom as slavery.


Spirituality has been supplanted with technological bondage
The Supreme Intelligence has been replaced with
We now carry our obsession / fetish with us, 24/7/365.14
All the fucking time.

We have a generation of dependents
Too entitled to work or even move
There is a reliance on technology rather than the self
Which is bound to end badly
Considering the history of humankind.

Social media has convinced the collective mind
That organization and community are essential to survival
More so than present physical reality
Or the constant struggle against Nature.
Our adversary and mother.

Makes us easier targets
Staring blindly at our smartphones
While the rug figuratively gets pulled
From beneath our feet
And nature collects her tithes.

Virtual reality has no physical component
No interaction with another or the other
Yet the extreme piety which it demands from its users
Results in the neglect of the self
In the sense of self-awareness

Now the modern culture's attention is clearly planted
On the other
Other than self
Being has become non-being
Has become

In a cosmic dance which has handicapped
Our ability to understand the consequences
Of our inactions
The techno-zombies have dominated
The lens of tomorrow


Present generations of the technologically crippled
Can solve all problems with a finger
Don't even have to break a sweat
Break away from custom
Rely on others to support you.

With the eyes on the phone
The wolves move in
Oblivious to your surroundings
You obsess over fake news and marketing
Substitutes for self-reflection and identity.

Mind control marketed as enlightenment
Or was it entitlement
Has convinced the masses to clutch
The technological fetish close to their
Parts most susceptible to metamorphose.

Like their morality or fealty
Toward the social collective
Big Brother in the palm of your hand
Surveillance having replaced

Rather, having also created it.
Having gathered all the data for the other
On how we operate
How we understand
Our interaction with our environment

How we interact with others
How best to spread the disease
How best to influence and control us
From afar
From the stars.


Technology is the answer
To all (y)our problems
To all your dreams
To all your catastrophic terrors
Meant to unify through division.

Like a mitotic cancer cell
Just starting its career
Technology is still pertinent to our
Understanding of our cosmic position
Yet, it must be excised.

Lest we perish
When those we have raised perish
With us as obligate dependents do
When their sustenance expires
One dependent cannot support another.

A generation of dependents
Will not stand a chance
Against the other
Against themselves
In spite of themselves.

We are our own worst enemy
As all children seem to be
As all dependent, entitled
Cancerous, syphilitic
Troglodytes is.


Neoplatonism has destroyed us
First in the form of Christianity
Now in the form of technology
It is a break away culture
Blindly going where none have yet ventured.

Remember me
I'm Motorhead

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