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Saturday, February 14, 2009

The high water mark

I love hunter S Thompson. I do. I consider him one of the more influential writers that I've ever read. But you know whats scary? Much like the things bill hicks said in the early nineties about how everything was going to shit, Hunter said the same in the late sixties. We see the proof everyday that we are watching the ouroboros of life just keep happening. Why is it so hard to think that everything is connected, in the grand scheme of things we watch it wash, rinse, repeat every decade or two and we are astonished that shit don't change. Really? What is the fucking definition of insanity? Oh wait I remember its doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Whatever, the people that get what I'm trying to say don't need to hear this and the ones that don't get it are too dumb and hopeless to figure it out. Just read the hunter quote and maybe it'll explain better then I can about what I'm trying to get across here. " You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. . . . And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting — on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . . So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."

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