In the beginning...well, in the beginning, we got it all fucked up. We all live our lives largely in illusion. To some this may not seem to bad, considering what reality is. The only problem with all of this pretending is that these illusions serve to keep us weak, sniveling, constantly on our knees, losing our money, losing our time, losing our minds and even losing our lives.
What does this book cover? All of the usual suspects; politics, government, religion, love, marriage, our amazing culture, the paranormal, conspiracy theories, you name it. First I outline the problems, then offer some solutions. Deconstructing what we've invented to be our reality isn't always pleasant or easy, but is a journey that is well worth taking.
One brief example from the book:
: “We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, That All Men Are Created Equal.” These are the two concepts that give the world it‘s working reality, aren’t they? The two core beliefs that our very lives are founded upon. Our divine creation and the equality of men.
And so, the law professors swoon, the politicians, like Miss Scarlett, get the vapors, and the public wets their pants. Well, just a couple of minor points: there are no such things as self-evident truths. What we have are biased opinions that we choose to believe, so we dress them up in snazzy top hats and tails that even Fred Astaire would be proud to jitterbug in. But nothing is self-evident. Just ask Hitler what was self-evident to him? Mao? Stalin? Manson?
People are not and never have been created. We just sorta dribbled up from the ground like a big heapin’ helpin’ o’ bubblin’ crude. (And I do mean crude)
None of us are equal. As products of evolution we all are endowed with divergent physical characteristics, genetics, cognitive abilities, intelligence. In fact, we are as
different as our fingerprints themselves. Barreling grooves on bullets, snowflakes, diamonds, never to be duplicated again. But other than that…they just about got it right."