Saturday, May 21, 2011

On False Apocalypses

"The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it's only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse. If you go to Bosnia or Somalia or Peru or much of the third-world then it appears that the apocalypse has already arrived.” 
--- Terence McKenna

Today is the day of the evangelical fraud of the so-called 'judgment day,' a day that makes a mockery of all things eschatological and apocalyptic in the world.  Eschatology is an existential comportment to being-as-such with respect to the vulnerability of what it means to be, to be in a finite, mortal, biological body; the apocalypse is the realization of the sum of all existential fears, and judgment day is the culmination and turning point, a crossroads of remaining entrenched in failed ideologies and all their historical activities, or waking up to something evolved, to a co-creative self-understanding, a realization of interdependence with absolutely everything, to a mode of being that interweaves with the resonance of the planet, the cosmos, and all its fellow inhabitants.

Fear-based evangelicalism and fundamentalism are making their usual attempts at psychic blackmail and pulling the wool over their sheep's eyes, even as they are continuously exposed for what they are: Falsehood and Poison, in their vilifications of nature, of the feminine, of the liberated, of the beautiful, of the peaceful, and of the authentic.

But the hubbub's collective wave and fervor have been alchemically transmuted; even base dirt (and in this case, base bullshit) can be turned to priceless gold; bilious poison has been converted to mystical medicine.