Thursday, October 19, 2006

That You Shall Have No Envy

The elements of blind chance are, for once and for all, disturbed to the point of whereby they can be consigned to the recesses of etc. We put things in this end here to see what comes out of that end there. Sometimes goodness. Occasionally evil.

Our purpose, to bluntly extrapolate, is to hammer home the point of being no longer bound by our shackles to the, you know, biological fascism that ensures we are short on this mortal coil by a distance not in keeping with what we, crazy fools that we are, believe is, at the least, something that could significantly be longer. Thus our banner campaign slogan strapline of: We are all Methuselah now.

Mice though. They shuffle through their metaphorical baffles, emerging as extensions of their former shortened selves.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We are all Methuselah now" linking transhuman fascism to Islamic fascism... maybe?

Well one stands completely against fascism and the other seems to be the modern masked face of acceptable fascism. I think you'll find the that the main transhuman players are all hard core socialists and even the libertarians strive for basic standards of equaility and completely sign up to the statement below by the best known transhumanist group.

'Any and all doctrines of racial or ethnic supremacy/inferiority are
incompatible with the fundamental tolerance and humanist roots of
transhumanism. Organizations advocating such doctrines or beliefs are not
transhumanist, and are unwelcome as affiliates of the WTA.'

WTA (2002)

Mice may not take the opportunity of vastly increased lifespans to create great poetry and art... but you never know maybe they just haven't been given the opportunity to live that long before ;¬)

Russell

9:42 AM  
Blogger Shannon Forbush said...

Whoa, Russell, I think you're on the wrong blog! This is the fiction one! I didn't see the Islamic fascist connection - just a reference to someone who lived a really, really, really long time - and instead saw this as a rather pro-transhumanism piece, against those 'biological fascists' who would keep us to our God-given years. And it's a rather good piece too.

Then again, he won't admit to his misogyny pieces either, so who knows? :)

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all Methuselah now
We are all Hezbollah now

Was the link to Islamic Fascism

"I think you're on the wrong blog! This is the fiction one!"

I know that, I was just talking to Paul about it on the email. I've been involved with verbal warfare with racists trying to hijack the H+ debate last week so the "We are all Methuselah now" line coloured the work in a partially but not wholly negative way for me.

By the way I don't think that its inappropriate respond to a work of fiction in a way that references real world events or themes. That's just my point of view.


Russell

12:35 PM  
Blogger Desperate Living said...

Well...every banner means something to the person holding it. We all hold banners in our own way. Perhaps we don't shove it on a stick, but in our words, our faces, our minds, our hearts. Some of our banners are hidden.

Mice though, ah yes...the mice. Shuffling mice. Perhaps they are the ones we should fear the most. I certainly do.

You don't have to read anything into anything. All words are universal. 'Crazy fools that we are.'

7:48 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

mice! of course! thanks :)

5:28 PM  
Blogger Desperate Living said...

As I said, Inc, I think it's all about the mice. You know...we try and conduct a given 'identity' that we want people to see and then we shift and change it. But, we do actually return to our foreshortened selves eventually. Tired and saddened that we try and change perceptions with our words and unable to do so. Without mutiny and revolution of course.

8:26 PM  

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