Posts Tagged ‘Philip K. Dick’

Paranoia plus a generation equals reality; equals the world you are living in.

It’s interesting in our cultural how fringe thinking; paranoid thinking; cynical-outsider-thinking has to be confronted by the mainstream a generation later. So much of it. And it’s just these cranks on the margins of our culture that are actually the seers of what is really going on. William Burroughs’s definition of a schizophrenic: someone who has just realized what is really going on.

It’s amazing how we sort of just get used to things. We just get worn down. A good example, I think, is airport security. The 19 guys who flew those airplanes were not citizens–they were not from this country. When you are going to have a “War on Terror”–if you wanted to target a profile–you wouldn’t pick domestic citizens at all. You would pick people from other countries. But their first impulse was to start strip-searching grandmothers just to kind of show control. It’s like, “They’re keeping us safe”. They’re not keeping us safe. They are just breaking us all down psychologically. Meanwhile all these shipping vessels are coming in unchecked. It’s really creepy and we are just sort of being conditioned to accept a lot of things.

I don’t have any one message. I think any time people can question authority–I don’t know. On one level you just want to tell a story and hope people like your characters and get invested in them and some of the plot intrigues of the characters. You hope they care something about them. But at the same time, it’s kind of your ultimate paranoid story where nothing is what you think it is. It’s the ultimate paranoid nightmare about yourself in relation to the people you think are friends and your own desires and how all of us are manipulated.

The Philip K. Dick in my head was approving what I was doing. It’s important to be delusional.

With writing, you have to be your own best friend. I’ve never had writer’s block or anything like that because there is always something to be working on.

Austin Daze interviews Richard Linklater about A SCANNER DARKLY

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“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.”
― Philip K. Dick

Have you ever noticed how the ‘moral majority’ isn’t moral and there’s more of us than them?

Friendly fire isn’t very friendly?

And there’s nothing correct about political correctness?

…Sorry, wrong meeting.

I subscribe to the ‘Sooty and Sweep’ theory of politics: regardless of which puppet you prefer they’ve all got someone’s hand up their arse.

When I say ‘subscribe to’ I mean ‘invented.’

Politicians don’t own language – WE DO.

They’re just there to tend the garden.

It’s our job to go into the woods and deal with the monsters.

“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.” ― Philip K. Dick

Political Correctness is an oxymoron.

Political.

Correctness.

Two words that should never go together.

Liars and manipulative motherfuckers shouldn’t get to decide what words we can and cannot use.

They won’t even answer a straight question.

Fuck you, fuck political correctness and fuck me for having to state the fucking obvious.

Politicians don’t own language – WE DO.

They’re just there to tend the garden.

It’s our job to go into the woods and deal with the monsters.