Saturday, March 19, 2011

Down in the Hollow Places With The Dead Men

One notes the loss of initiative, even in matters of sexuality. A slow decrepitude has set in which appears to make even anger become an impossibility.

There is certainly something in the water, perhaps something potent enough to make people lose the volition to worry that something might be in the water ... or whether their President might be legally unqualified for the position ... or even if their nation is being run by people who do not have their best interests at heart.

There is an air of fatigue in modern people that always causes me to pull up short on my thoughts, knowing full well I will not have an audience by the time I finish. I curtail myself in speech with others because I know their languor is so great it prohibits keeping their attention for more than a sentence or a paragraph at a time. Complex things and complex ideas greatly elude them, even ridiculous to contemplate when in their company because of their context. How do you convey an idea with three necessary conclusions to a person who is incapable of reaching even one?

These people are supposed to be thoroughly civilized but I detect something in most of them that speaks of barbarism without the vigor. They have the attention span of barbarians but none of the capacity for rage or zest to live. They are like humans with all the good parts rinsed out and bleached to colorlessness.

P.S. For those of you who may have never heard about it, the Japanese Government openly concedes to adding lithium to their drinking water for the specific purpose of controlling the population. It is not a secret. This powerful drug can have different affects on people which vary quite widely, including the creation of "herbivores" as often seen in Japanese males, similar to heavily medicated patients in mental institutions. The difference between the West and the East is that the East admits to it.


Anonymous said...

I don't think it has anything to do with drinking water, I think as we reach closer to technological singularity, there are other venues of entertainment which are becoming more interesting than sex. My old home town of 50,000 population used to have at one time, 4 strip bars. None exist today.

Are we amused to death to the point where even sex has become boring? Sex no longer sells like it used to. Playboy is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hugh Hefner railed against the conservatism of the Church. But it was the mystery of the nude woman (it was taboo because of the Church) that provided him with a very successful business model until recently. Sex is increasingly becoming a cheap commodity, and it no longer has power over people like it used to.

The irony is that when the Church had a much more profound influence over every day lives, there was a lot more fornication and sex within marriage. By creating a religious taboo against sex, one makes sex that much more interesting, and people procreated a lot more as a result.

Pornographers would be wise to secretly fund "the fundies" that they rail against.

Anyway, I digress a lot, but I hope that those reading what I said can understand the point that I'm trying to get across.

Anonymous said...

I was going to respond to this, but I lost my...lost my...something? Oh yes, I lost my track of thought! What I had to say was important, but I can't remember it now. Oh well. I feel rather listless. Maybe I'm dehydrated. I'll go drink a glass of fluoridated water. I'm bound to remember my important...what was it again? Oh yes, my important thought! I'll remember it soon.

Anonymous said...

"the Japanese Government openly concedes to adding lithium to their drinking water for the specific purpose of controlling the population. It is not a secret."

Interesting. Reminds me of the first couple of episodes of Blake's 7, where it is said the Federation controls its citizens, by dosing the air and water with pacification drugs.

As for the non-looting, we all know that it is because of racial differences, right? I mean seriously, Japanese have always had a reputation, for being seen and not heard - except in WW2. :)

Joseph Dantes said...

I don't think it's the flouride or lithium, I think it's the processed and agricultural food.

Eat meat and be free.

And smoke cigarettes to be brilliant.