Monday, January 15, 2007

"Robert Anton Wilson Defies Medical Experts and leaves his body"

Paul Watzlavic ... performed classic experiments in which totally sane people will begin to behave with all the irrationality of hospitalized paranoids or schizophrenics - just because they have been lied to in a calculated and systematic way. This sort of "disinformation" matrix is so typical of many aspects of our society (e.g., advertising and organized religion, as well as government) that some psychiatrists such as R.D. Laing, claim it is the priciple cause of psychotic breakdowns. When the politics of lying becomes normal, paranoia and alienation become the 'normality' of the day.

The government, as the principal liar of the 1960's was, of course, more deluded than anyone else, since its reality-map had become a classic disinformation system.
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These words, as written by Robert A. Wilson in his Cosmic Trigger, Volume I, are as valid today as back in the 60's when applied to our current government.

It was with some sadness that I learned of the passing of Robert A. Wilson this morning. Much like the Dadaists, Wilson helped to enlarge the reality tunnel in which I now reside. And he did it mischeiviously and most always very entertainingly. Yet his messages were not only thought provoking, they were deadly serious.

In news of his passing, as reported in an AP press release, "Mr. Wilson contended that people should never rule out any possibility, including that lasagna might fly."

As also revealed in that same article, "in his last post on his personal blog, he wrote: 'I don't see how to take death seriously. I look forward without dogmatic optimism, but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying' "

(Pictured above, Dada and Sammy Cincos, shortly after learning of Robert Anton Wilson's death earlier this morning. Here Sam is learning of the influence R.A.Wilson had on his "dad" who is explaining to Sammy in the most Wilsonesque disalarming way as he can, "Reconciliation between 'America the Beautiful' and 'America, the global asshole' is creating a growing cognitive dissonance all Americans will be inevitably forced to reconcile. By what means is yet to be known, Sammy," to which Sammy replied by getting a ball, walking to his doggie door and asking, "Can we go toss a few now?" I think Wilson would have appreciated Sam's reaction.)

5 comments:

PoliShifter said...

I had never heard of Robert Anton Wilson until today. I was checking out his website and his thoughts.

Thanks for sharing.

D.K. Raed said...

Sammy looks quite intent on your lesson, Dada. I believe his response was the perfect way to deal with dognitive dissonance. Rest Illuminatus Peace, R.A. Wilson. ~~ D.K.

azgoddess said...

thanks for the info...much appreciated!

nice pic...smile

enigma4ever said...

I love seeing you and Sammy sitting there...namaste...

dada said...

Yeh, Sammy keeps me grounded. In the six months A.D. Pony and before Sammy, I was often bouncing off the walls. It's good to be anchored again.