Sitting here. Everyone gone away.
Obsessed with numbers. The numbers that rule the world. Our technocratic capitalist civilisation of shit.
What a waste of time that is.
Rose and the kids are away. It's me and the dog. And the Monster cat.
I've been reading Francis Bacon. Not the drunk painter Bacon. The Elizabethan cunt Bacon. While listening to Big Black.
Beat the whites with the black square!
Speaking of drunken fool painters. Numbers. Seeing the world as numbers. Dodgy as fuck. History-less numbers. No story with numbers. No story at all.
That's what we're for. The painters and the poets.
You think this is drunken raving? Numbers have fucked us all. It's all Pythagoras's fault (via Plato). Bertrand Russell dismissed Pythagoras cos he wouldn't eat beans, but Russell has no room to talk. He was a silly fool himself.
I say Pythagoras's fault, but I don't mean it. He was on to it. It was the motherfuckers who came after who spoiled it. Just like with Jesus. And Gautama. And all the rest.
I have seen arguments that reckon capitalism is not just the best system for organising society yet invented but the best possible system. Ridiculous arguments. But people buy it. And there are even worse ones, even more common, related stupid arguments, that say science is not just the best system for understanding the universe invented but the best possible system.
To deal with the disenchantment of the world, there are two main alternatives: a vague, ill-defined spiritualism and a deification of science.
Bollocks to both I reckon.
How's that grand unified theory going for you, guys? And where are our fusion reactors, eh? Wasn't that meant to be when I was 10!?! Overconfident bullshit-artist deluded cunts. Just like doctors.
Nothing! Nothing is all there is!
Fucking technocrats. Sub-Pythagorean number-worshipping world-destroying arseholes. You can all fuck off. You don't know a thing. Cos all your assumptions are wrong.
Take the Fermi Paradox! Don't make me laugh with how stupid that is. Uh, it's not actually a paradox at all.
Get this: Science assumes that the universe is pristine and natural, i.e. that everything we observe is the result of natural forces. Then along comes Fermi who says 'But, hey, there should be aliens! So many stars should produce heaps of intelligent species. But there's no observable evidence for them. No artificial structures for us to observe.'
Because the scientists have already assumed everything we obseve is natural. Scholastic idiots playing in their own heads, thinking it's real.
I cannot get over how wrong the world is.
I'll tell you what's real – Nothing is real. Actuality, that which forms ourselves and world we observe around us, is an illusion produced by the logical necessity of probability: there appears to be something because it is possible for there to appear something rather than nothing.
Time to play more loud fuck off music, dance the Shiva dance, and shout abuse at the neighbours. Cos that's the kind of cunt I am. Aren't you glad you don't live next to me?
(It's good for them. It builds character.)
The world ended 2000 years ago, but no-one's noticed yet.