In July of 2017, astrologer Wade Caves published an examination of “The Great American Eclipse”–a total solar eclipse on August 21 of that year, which he felt had great negative bearing on the fate of President Donald Trump.
I. THE FOURTH WALL: A VERY (VERY) BRIEF OVERVIEW
“Breaking the fourth wall” is when a fictional character—or even simply the narrative itself—acknowledges the existence of the “real life” audience existing beyond the (now-tenuous) barrier between fiction and reality. Some famous examples of breaking the Fourth Wall are Ferris Bueller directly addressing the viewer, Dark Helmet discovering the VHS tape for Spaceballs during the middle of the movie, and the ending of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Well folks, I’ve been having gastrointestinal/hormonal/who-the-fuck-knows issues for a couple of weeks now. Was it the Jenny Craig? Was the alcohol I haven’t drank in two months actually an integral part of my nutritional structure & I just didn’t realize it? Am I finally at that beautiful point in my overall cycle of life where my dwindling supply of estrogen has gone bugfuck crazy & I’m ready to embrace the Dark Goddess? All of the above?
Another late-in-the-day entry, but at least I get points for consistency!
This might be somewhat late for a Daily Eris posting, but my sense of time is all fakakta after writing the previous post 3 AM this morning.
Trying to stay ebullient about humanity, but if I’m honest it’s hit-or-miss.
I’ve often said that there are two seemingly near-universal human frailties that have caused an inordinate amount of suffering in the world. The first is the overestimation of humanity’s collective evolution & sophistication in relation to other animal species.
The second is: people generally seem to be unable to handle the truth.
“Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason”
–The Georgia Guidestones
There is a uniquely American monument that you won’t see discussed very often in all the standard encyclopedias and travelogues: The Georgia Guidestones.
Located in Elbert County, Georgia, the Guidestones are somewhat of a “modern Stonehenge”—consisting of 5 massive slabs of granite topped with a sixth slab. Engraved on the slabs is a whole host of information, including something resembling almost a secular “Ten Commandments”:
There are people who believe that everything happens for a specially orchestrated reason. And there are those who believe we operate in a totally random universe.
And then there are the jerks. Like me.
“Think of two parallel lines…One is the life of Lee H. Oswald. One is the conspiracy to kill the President. What bridges the space between them? What makes a connection inevitable? There is a third line. It comes out of dreams, visions, intuitions, prayers, out of the deepest levels of the self. It’s not generated by cause and effect like the other two lines. It’s a line that cuts across causality, cuts across time. It has no history that we can recognize or understand. But it forces a connection.”Don DeLillo, “Libra”
Every once in a while, I revisit the topic of Lee Harvey Oswald’s possible doppelgangers. I do this because I’m generally a well-adjusted person who is fun at parties.
“Nothing happens anywhere in the cosmos except in interaction with the human mind.”
–Mark Booth (a.k.a. “Jonathan Black”)
I’ve just started reading through Mark Booth’s 2010 book The Secret History Of The World for the 4th time, and I thought I should just dash off a quick review.