A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Public Service Announcement


14 April 2014

Visible is moving home April 15th 2014.

At the same time, all his blogs - including this one, will be relocating, too; this means that soon this page will disappear - as will all other pages on Vis' sites. The move (the blogs' move that is, not lord Visible's) is expected to take somewhere between 3 and 8 Earth days so should complete some time between 18 and 25 April 2014.

The blogs will remain accessible however, on their old blogspot.com URLS, and here is where you are going to find them - so please bookmark the following links!


Reflections in a Petri Dish
Smoking Mirrors
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Please also be aware that although all the existing blogs' content will remain accessible, many image links and other bits and pieces may look a bit tatty for the duration of the move (not that anyone visits Vis blogs for pretty pictures anyway, but it's just polite to let you know)



Thank you for bearing with us during the move!



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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

When Kneeling and Bending is Not Enough

Argue the point if you will. There are those among us who think that everything is just an accident; that we are meat puppets controlled by chemical changes... but if you look you see things that indicate trends, patterns, some kind of symmetry of event and condition that moves over the globe the same way weather patterns do.

In recent days a number of famous people are dying. I suspect there will be more. In baseball, three players are approaching milestones. In politics across the globe we have seen the appearance of far right front men; Pen in France, Haider in Austria, Bush in America, Sharon in Israel, Berlusconi in Italy, Howard in Australia and sycophantic reflex types who may not be of the type but play one on TV, like Blair in England.

In music a few years ago there was the sudden appearance of a collection of Mouseketeers; Spears, Aguilera and Timberlake rising out of a Spice Girl soup and making Bimbo-Model Pop the sugar free sweetener of the airwaves and spawning a wealth of cloned look-alikes. This was counter-pointed by Blackragia hiphop-rap that was geared to doing something nasty with the sex drive as a prelude to de-humanizing the man woman thing; make us into diseased bitches and hammer-fucking all-man dominators intended to send the clear message that we are the beasts that the overlords intend to treat us as in the bye and bye.

In the underground cultural-control laboratories of The Rocky Mountains and Lake Geneva, the government scientists were experimenting with Meth for Homosexuals, Urban Fear Control, Media Manipulation and Health and Education Reduction programs; these are only a few of the areas that were all a part of the patchwork quilt which had a different transistor in each segment, complete with running LED lights that you could see when you closed your eyes.

You see, if you want to get ‘there’ from ‘here’ you have to proceed in stages. In order for the Mentus Ordinarius to respond properly to new stage sets you had to change the scenery by degrees. Transition needed to be seamless. At no point was it desirable that Mentus Ordinarius should be aware that the point was to get from ‘here’ to there’. The reason for this is that no one who was here would want to be there.

If you are going to make people less comfortable in every area of life while proceeding to make them comfortable with that, you can’t take all of the furniture out of their living room in one night. You have to remove each object slowly and by pieces when possible; one couch cushion at a time. Consonant with that you have to increase their body fat and decrease their awareness, or at least compromise it, so that they still think they are sitting on the missing cushion.

Now, I’m not saying whoever is up to this has anything to do with Baseball milestones or dead directors. I’m saying that things do seem to come in threes, although that number is arbitrary. You’ve seen it with plane crashes. I am saying that I believe the Mouseketeer thing was engineered by the same people that took your sofa cushions and that making you fat and stupid help you to get from here to there regardless of whether you want to go.

In the natural world there are trends. We’re familiar with such things as the seasons, night and day, birth and death. Some sort of force is behind this. There are various theories as to what that force may be and whether it is intelligent or some sort of automatic sprinkler control kind of thing.

In the unnatural world, the manufactured world, there are also trends and there is also a force behind it and it is more likely intentional than automatic or maybe I am projecting.

Today we are seeing something we haven’t ever seen before in this particular movie which appears to have started in the Indus Valley, or Egypt or maybe somewhere else according to our earliest copy of the script. What we are seeing is the unnatural world big time predominating over the natural world. At the same time we are seeing things manufactured within us that are predominating over our natural inclinations. Take a walk through the mall.

Nature gets gas and belches and volcanoes erupt. Nature rolls over in her sleep and you have an earthquake. Similar things happen in the unnatural world. Ideally the natural and unnatural worlds have a certain harmony between them but... we’ve never been about the ideal. See, this is because...

...there are different kinds of people in this main world which has these two basic divisions. There are ambitious and acquisitive people who also like to be in command and there are other people, less ambitious and sometimes no less acquisitive and sometimes less acquisitive whose inclination is to be commanded. There are other groups such as those who want to be left alone and those who take exception to the dance going on between the two main groups. These people are misfits and troublemakers- according to the first group and reflexively according to the second group because they were told this by the first group. The first group is much smaller than the second group. The second group mostly just wants to have enough and the first group can never have enough no matter how much there is. Sooner or later the first group has increased their holdings of all things desirable to an exponential extent over the second group.

The first group has a plan and it’s not going to be fucked with or annotated by the second group unless the other two small groups get involved and somehow make their condition clear to the second group which is never an easy thing, although they get it after awhile when there is no furniture left in their living rooms except for the TV and the TV has only one channel but it looks different when you change the channel and meanwhile they are kneeling and bent over and it hurts like Hell because their legs are so fat.

Sometimes, due to major excesses on the part of the first group there are revolutions for good or ill depending on whether certain troublemakers have been successful or whether people from the first group masquerading as troublemakers are successful. If it is the latter then there will be another revolution at some point. There’s going to be lots of explosions and screams and various effects in the process. Sometimes the natural world has a revolution and you get the same thing.

We’re in a unique situation at the moment. There have never been so many of us. There has never been such an unnatural predominance. There has never been such a tight proximity between so many different people and things all being pulled on strings in an effort to make some godawful number of people kneel and bend over and ask, “Can I have another one Sir!”

I don’t precisely know where it’s going but I do know that the soundtrack is awful. I know where ever it is headed it won’t just stop all of a sudden and say, “Let’s just take a breather and reassess our priorities and do the right thing.” The first group isn’t fond of that sort of productivity and profit loss and that is why it is always a good idea to have laws that can’t be trifled with because, more than anything else, they tend to maintain a sort of collective vision and balance that keeps this thing called Life from strangling on it’s own intestines, even if it can’t ever do much about the epidemic, irritable bowel syndrome.

If we are just meat puppets then I think the smart money says, “You are fucked.” If, hopefully, that isn’t the case and there is such a thing as Providence, then... well, that’s not my department but... still, as long as Spring can find it’s way to spring again I think there may actually be a reason why hope springs eternal.

Friday, July 13, 2007

When Did it all go Bad?

Yeah, I have a third blog that I don't contribute to that much because it makes me feel like the guy with the septic pump truck making house calls.

But I feel like making a contribution. That's what my girlfriend and I will say to each other before we take a dump. On occasion we will announce to whose benefit this contribution is dedicated.

But here is where it started, way before the Nirvana pinheads when bad lyrics was the soup de jour-

“Let’s Dumb them Down”
“Ooh baby I love your way (everyday)
Ooh baby I love your way (everyday)
Shadows grow so long before my eyes
And they're moving across the page
Suddenly the day turns into night
Far away from the city
But don't hesitate 'cause your love just won't wait
Ooh baby I love your way (everyday)
I Wanna tell you I love your way
I Wanna be with you night and day
Moon appears to shine and light the sky
With the help of some fireflies
I wonder how they have the power to shine, shine, shine
I can see them under the pine
But don't hesitate 'cause your love just won't wait
Ooh baby I love your way (everyday)
Wanna tell you I love your way
Wanna be with you night and day
But don't hesitate 'cause your love just won't wait
I can see the sunset in your eyes
Brown and grey and blue besides
Clouds are stalking islands in the sun
I wish I could buy one out of season
But don't hesitate 'cause your love just won't wait
Ooh baby I love your way (everyday)
Wanna tell you I love your way
Wanna be with you night and day
Ooh baby I love your way (everyday)
Wanna tell you I love your way
Wanna be with you night and day”



This loathsome piece of shit was on an album that sold ten million copies. If I tried I couldn't write a song that bad. I think it was also number 1 as a single. It's right up there with Achey Breaky Heart.

I constantly ask myself, "are people that stupid?" But I don't take my own advice which is to research shit before you say it. I can be forgiven in this respect; it doesn't take much research. Recently Madonna said that anyone who interviews her must maintain eye contact. And they can't ask her about her publicity baby or any of that because there's larger money involved. There was another point, just on the cusp of disco when "I'm a material girl, living in a material world" came out.

I won't bore you to death with the transition of bad singers with no message like 'Smashing Pumpkins' and 'Stoned Temple Pilots' all I can say is that it turned me off music for good and that was a good thing because then came rap, sometimes called hip hop. sometimes called whatever they want to switch the marketing to.

Now you have thousands of songs you can't remember and it's not an accident. And it's all about 'bitches and ho's' and it's all good and fine because there's money in it, but god help you if the industry doesn't have your back.

Opps, before I forget, go listen to my 'ho'-mage to Madonna. Links being what they are here you have to travel a quick circuitous route. Go to www.lesvisible.com and then click on Les Visible and the Critical List and then in the right hand menu hit music. It's really easy. Trust me, you'll be amused.

Why am I writing this? Because for a long time I have been asking myself, "are people that stupid?" See... I thought they were just putting up with it and that it wasn't part of what they would have made their game plan; if they had had a choice, or a game plan.

I have come to understand that a huge majority of what passes for human beings on this benighted sphere actually like this stuff and will put up with it. Therefore, people actually are stupider than I ever imagined and it is no wonder that shit does happen.

Bad things are in the offing when a noted walking Pepsi Cola ad who sells sex that she can no longer deliver (fantasy wise) presumes to be studying the kabala with a couple of cats who are running a real estate scam. The thing about the Kabala is this- it's not mainstream. It cannot, after a certain point, be transmitted except in an interior bios flash and it is never transmitted by cats running real estate deals.

So it goes...Madonna- kabala- bo bana etc Tom Cruise and a legion of other types, Scientology; which is just the reactive mind... any idiot can do that on their own. Now Pope Rottweiler says that only people that pray in churches where the priests molest their children is qualified as an extension of God.

God's not interested in that shit. And God is not impressed. No one has ever described God. No one has ever comprehended God and therefore, no one is empowered to legislate or 'interpret' God.

You know the end is near when the most shallow people on earth are telling you what God intends and getting idiots to go to Walmart to buy a red string to tie around their wrist which is a direct ripoff of the Buddhist initiation ritual. But, let's face it, in a world where people really are that stupid...anything goes.

Those who say there is no God are actually correct. The God the atheists don't believe in doesn't exist. Their mistake is that they don't know what they mean; that that God is not real and those less wise take that as an excuse to shitcan the whole thing. I'm not here to tell you your business. You'll find out soon enough. I'm just saying.... it's weird out there and you ought to come in from the cold before you catch your death.