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Eschaton Disco
« on: January 28, 2015, 06:17:13 pm »

Rebellion was a bandage. Faux pacifism. Faux veganism. Faux anti-establishmentism. And rebellion has died away with an eternal, never ending scream.


In the dark net, outrage cries out over every child shot dead by police. Tears are wept over massacres of entire towns that will never make the news. Love is offered to our children as they die of abuse and of isolation.


But even as we rise up. Even as Occupy takes the street. Even as Fergison shakes the country. Even as we cry out in outrage, it is too late. Because senators with a two percent approval rating gain fifty one percent of the vote. Because the right to buy politicians is ruled to be Freedom of Speech. Because even as gay men and women gain the right to marry, they still lack the right not to be fired from their jobs for it.


No, faux rebellion of the hippies and the punks, it has died away. Outrage and indignity claiming the place where ideology and politics once stood. And the huddled masses have nothing left but to cry out and shake their impotent fists at a world that is even now heating up. That is even now dying. Knowing that no matter how loudly they scream, it will not prevent their children from dying in their arms, killed by the poisons that we are even now too late to stop from killing us.


Stories of the dystopian future are no longer warnings, but simply stories that allow us to understand the world in which we have come to live. The Hunger Games parallel the corporate control of our media, 1984 parallels the war on Drugs and Terror, Brave New World parallels our current consumption of ADHD Drugs and Anti-Depressants. The Dystopian warnings of yesterday have become a grim allegory of our present.


Token members of society fight the current. Protest. Refuse to take part. And their motions are no longer even considered newsworthy. Are written out of history with the stroke of a pen and a few dollars changing hands. This, while the world finds new ways to embrace the ID, to avoid thinking about what must be to come, in new cannibalistic fantasies of The Purge, in Serial Rampages of Taken, in Fetishistic Sado-Masochism of 50 Shades and of The Saw #6.


And while at any other time I would be dancing at society finally embracing its shadow impulses, this too is a distraction. A corporate tactic to numb and redirect the masses. Turning righteous outrage inward, to darker, more primeval places.


And though we can warn the world, though we have been warning it for decades, it is already too late to stop. Too late to halt this end. And if dystopian fantasies are now the alagories of our time, then let us turn to Terminator. For our destiny was never to stop judgement day. It is simply to survive it.


And maybe, in dying, we may begin again.

Death, death to the image. And with it, ourselves.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 07:11:50 pm by KRX Troias »
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Re: Eschaton Disco
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 07:08:48 pm »

Demons.

Baldachiensis, Paumachia, and Apologia Sedes.


Because what is a cupboard without it's own little demon?


What is a notebook without a little bit of a haunting?


What if your money gets lonely? Evoke there too.


The idea isn't to flood the world with a thousand demons. But to encourage one. Or two.


The things that go bump in the night, bound to serve the Avatars of the divine on earth. Or maybe just provoke them.


Some would bind them. Some would burn them. Some would even try to run.


But to the desperate and the daring


What's a little hellfire between friends?
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Re: Eschaton Disco
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 06:04:45 pm »

Ether.


Auras look like ether. Like oil in water, but in air.


And magic feels like a fluid. Not a static impulse, not jumping lightening; but like rain on a hot summer night. Like the smooth chill of bourbon as it pours down your throat.


Spirits feel like bubbles in water. Or maybe... cells... self contained and yet distinguishable by the way they ripple the current. By their subtle effect on the... pressure...


Sometimes the current comforts me. And sometimes it scares me. But always it hangs just in the edges of my thought, of my memory, pressing against me. Around me. Through me.


Spells feel like laser focused ink, lurking their way through the oceans, through the ripples. Sometimes they make it to where they are supposed to go, but sometimes the current carries them away.


Is this fluid consciousness? Playing across artificially separate brains? Changing from moment to moment to fuel individualized thoughts and fears of soul, of death, of love? The consciousness, the awareness of myself that I'm experiencing now, was that the same consciousness, the same awareness that belonged to the boy who I am now kissing, just moments ago? And I just can't remember because memory is a function of sedentary matter and not consciousness itself?


Or is there something deeper? A shard of primordial creation, an Avatar of chaos, a crystallized breath of divinity - is there something else inside of me that allows this perception of self? That is separate from this fluid? It moves at my command, so it seems logical that I am not it. That I am not flowing inside and outside of myself with the current - but am something more. Something separate from it. Yet whatever that thing is... I have not seen it. I have not experienced it outside of myself.


Am I blind to it? Or is this simply a delusion of grandeur? A vein attempt at a flawed bit of brain to justify the way that it perceives the world? As an individual instead of an ocean...


But if there is something different from the fluid itself inside of me, if it is not just brain and muscle pushing the current along like the beating of a stationary heart, then is this something that we all possess? Or is it just a select few? With the potential to touch this unseen, etheric abyss.


Can we 'wake people up' to magic... or are people simply machines? Waiting for the spark of creativity, for a shard of chaos, to descend down upon them?
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