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THE FILTH ISSUE quotes



   1: us vs. them

     “Children need to be sick sometimes. That's how they build their own immune defenses....That¹s how they build strength. The overdrugged, overprotected, artificially raised American kids are among the sickest, most allergic, most asthmatic, and most overweight children in the civilized world. It's OK to get a cold once in awhile; it gives the body a chance to use its powers of defense, like fever, inflammation, coughing, and swelling. These symptoms are not the illness. They are just signs that the body is successfully attempting to restore its own balance. To attack the symptoms is to fight the body itself and make it that much more difficult to return to a state of normal health. A body allowed to heal itself will be far more resilient, more RESISTANT in the future. That's the kind of resistance we want.

       What we call disease is very often simply Nature's method for ridding the body of poisons.”

© TIM O’SHEA



   “She says there’s ants in the carpet. Dirty little monsters eating all the morsels, picking up the rubbish...
   Sex on the TV, everybody’s at it, and the mind gets dirty as you get closer to 30...”

 
© DAMON ALBARN - END OF A CENTURY
 


   2:    perfect victim

      “Ignorance is useful. Having individual agents capable of assessing the overall state of the system can be a real liability in swarm logic. You don’t want one of the neurons in your brain to become sentient.”

© STEVEN JOHNSON - EMERGENCE

 

 

   3: structures and ultrastructures

     “’The Abyss’ itself was entitled  Masak Mavdil, or place for rejected failures. A being called  Mesukiel or ‘Veiler of God’ tactfully hid divine and human failures in this dumping ground”
   
© WILLIAM G. GRAY - QABALISTIC CONCEPTS

 


   4: shit happens

    “Kill off animals and plants and the earth will recover...but kill off microbes and in weeks the earth will be just as sterile as the moon.”

© DORIAN SAGAN AND LYNN MARGULIS - MICROCOSMOS
   

 

   5:    pornomancer

     “For decades, allergists have shot up some of their patients with a distillation of dust taken straight from the vacuum cleaner.”

© HANNAH HOLMES - THE SECRET LIFE OF DUST

 


   6: the world of anders klimakks


      “Dealing with the Qliphoth is the psychic equivalent of working with toxic wastes, dangerous animals or high voltage wires.”
   
© EE REHMUS - THE MAGICIAN’S DICTIONARY

 

 

   7: zero democracy
       

         'The word 'sink' is used figuratively to mean a receptacle of foul or waste things. Calhoun invented the term 'behavioral sink' to designate the gross distortions of behavior which appeared among the majority of  the rats in the
Rockville barn. Such a phenomenon, he believes, is  'the outcome of any behavioral process that collects animals together in unusually great numbers....A behavioral sink does act to aggravate all forms of pathology that can be found within a group.''

 © EDWARD T. HALL - THE HIDDEN DIMENSION

 


   8: fuck police


          “Ilya Prigogine, the Nobel Prize-winning pioneer of the study of self-organizing systems, has observed that a breakdown of progress is frequently an illusion. Under the shattered fragments, new structures and processes ferment. And from these innovations come fresh orders whose wonders appear numberless.”

© HOWARD BLOOM - THE LUCIFER PRINCIPLE

 

  
   9: inside the hand

    “The shifting and precarious nature of the
bardo of becoming can also be the source of many opportunities for liberation and the susceptibility of mind in the bardo can be turned to our advantage. All we have to do is remember our instructions; all it needs is for one positive thought to spring into our minds…then that alone can free us.”

© SOGYAL RINPOCHE - THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING
       

 

   10: man made god

           “It is the secret transformative substance, which fell from the highest place into the darkest depths of matter where it awaits deliverance. But no-one will plunge into these depths in order, by his own transformation in the darkness and by the torment of fire, to rescue his king. They cannot hear the voice of the king and think it is the chaotic roar of destruction. The sea (mare nostrum) of the alchemists is their own darkness, the unconscious. In his way Epiphnus correctly interpreted the ‘mire of the deep’ as ‘matter born of the mind, smutty reflections and muddy thoughts of sin...”

© C.G. JUNG - ALCHEMICAL STUDIES
 

 

   11: a very english nervous breakdown

   “I’d like to be somebody else and not know where I’ve been...”

© NOEL GALLAGHER - SHAKERMAKER



   12: schizotype

       “Jung’s psychology has also had its share of accusations of gloominess and of an excessive emphasis on darkness, alienation and evil. Once again, it must be recalled that there are empirical reasons related to the dynamics of spiritual liberation which make such attitudes imperative...”

© ROBERT E. RYAN – SHAMANISM AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF C.G. JUNG: THE GREAT CIRCLE

 

   13: them vs. us
   
       “University of Glasgow chemist A. Graham Cairns-Smith...suggested that the present essential elements of biology - nucleic acids and catalyzing proteins - evolved on a kind of prebiotic scaffolding. Ultimately the scaffolding disappeared, leaving behind the biochemistry that now controls the processes of all living things. The vanished supporting structure, in the view of Cairns-Smith could have been clay.”

© TIME LIFE BOOKS - LIFE SEARCH

 


   'A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down...'

© RICHARD M. SHERMAN, ROBERT B. SHERMAN - SPOONFUL OF SUGAR from MARY POPPINS

 

 

 

 

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UPDATED : 07/12/2003