The Other Number 23
On SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006, I quoted Hagbard Celine's reaction to the random throwing of the I Ching's hexagram 23 by his First Universal Cyber Kinetic Ultra-micro Programmer, or FUCKUP.
"My ASS, No blame!" is as valid today as when it was written in 1975.
With approval of The leader of the Free World's war in Iraq actually at 23%, we could all benefit from the re-reading of a book that starts with: "The history of the world is the history of the warfare between secret societies."
PEACE BE UPON ROBERT ANTON WILSON & ROBERT SHEA.
If for nothing else, allowing FUCKUP to point the way out - over thirty years ago - of our current situation:
"THERE IS SOME HOPE OF AVOIDANCE OF THE EMERGING PATTERN WITH PROMPT ACTION OF CORRECT NATURE."
The pattern that has emerged over the last 11 months however, appears to be designed to prohibit prompt action of any kind, much less of a correct nature.
ILLUMINATUS! also introduced us to the two major threads that weave the pattern: Neophobes and Neophiles.
Ted Koppel is obviously the former.
26 years from tonight, after he's told my child's child that he'll still be fighting the War On Terror, Koppel will probably host "9-11 TRUTH?: a critical look"; where he'll dispose of the thermite evidence, the NORAD stand down, Guiliani buying the site of the first anthrax attack for pennies on the dollar (thus burying the evidence at a crime scene), the Cheney resignation, and all the inconvenient truths OBVIOUS to those who embrace new ideas knowing that THAT is the only way that Truth ever sees the light of day, even if IT has been buried for two thousand years. Even if those who have to come up with excuses to NOT have to tweak the concept of Resurrection (possibly the least understood aspect of Christianity), do so because the evidence they are wrong was "too artistic".
Our children's children will prove it, and they'll use new ideas and Art to do it.
The way it was done just hours ago.
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