500. March 4th… “The following statement is true….The preceding statement is false””….oh and “Every man is a liar”…

“The bed was comfortable…but the room service sucked” 2011

“The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.” – John Updike

I rented a car last night for a trip I am taking…to my surprise…the taxes…destination fees…miscellaenious handleing costs…airport security blah blahs and a few other tacked on expenses…turned a 12.00 one day rental car into 43.00 a day rental car…and that’s without any of their insurance….something about this whole scenario smells rotten…

how is it…the cost of something is initially almost 4 times cheaper than all of the “Extras” …well of course it’s to make sure everybody gets theirs…I grew up on the border….and I recall the whole “mordita”…..”little bite”….mentality…it.always seemed so middle of nowhere…dusty road type antics…some bribe that had to be paid to get from point A to point B…..I recall as a small child…traveling in Mexico….at every check point…my father handed the checkpoint guard…a pack of lucky strikes…and two folded 1 dollar bills….and off we went onto the next one…and we Northerners can only say how…barbaric….and primative…they are…

we are in the age of as Donald Rumsfeld said…”Disinformation”….and boy he couldn’t have been more accurate….we (the public)…are given information…we either nod our heads and say….”those sons of bitches”…or respond with…”that doesn’t sound right”….yet very little is done to either deny or confirm something that has been lost in our system…”THE TRUTH”….

yesterday while at a coffee…shop…I asked the young people behind the counter why we went to war…in Iraq…only one person said…..”Weapons of Mass Destruction”…then I asked why we are at war with Afghanistan…”I don’t know” was the unanimous response…finally I asked what country were the “terrorists”… that destroyed the world trade centers from…unanimously they said Pakistan….one person felt uncomfortable giving her “opinion”…there are still people out there that believe that Iraqis were the 9-11 “terrorists”….and don’t know the “terrorists” were largely Saudis…our number 3 supplier of crude oil….

I’ve come to the conclusion that…that most people don’t know why anything has happened other than what they have been told…by somebody that sounds convincing….says things like “Unknown knowns and known knowns”….you know stuff that sounds like a riddle or the information looks like a press conference…and there are furrowed brows questions from people who look like they can ask “good” questions……tons of head nodding…and of course nice expensive suits….good job Don….

we are in the midst of another “Oil Crisis”…of course we are…and Libya is getting the finger pointed at them…in any more ways than one…as the culprit for our rising gas prices….($3.35/gal.here in NM)…and many people are saying…”Those sons of bitches”….here is a great site…Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports Top 15 Countries….surprisingly…Libya isn’t mentioned at all….the top two countries giving us oil are our Canadian neighbors to the North…and the Mordita grabbing ones to the south…hmmmmm…disinformation????

we as a system….have lost our ability…for the truth…or maybe we never had any to begin with….and we just kept it hidden until we didn’t want hide it any longer…I think it’s a lot like a dating site…there are those that send the recent pictures and tell their real age…the truth about themselves…while there are those that don’t and will deal with the tidal wave when they have to…I mean come on what’s ten years….a few pounds…a bachelors degree is only 2 years away from a masters degree…and once you get to know me….my bag of deception will seem insignificant…compared to my stellar…personality…these type of people are hoping we will forget…and get past the deception…at some point because after all…everything is deceptive…we’ve just become accustom to it…and are living our lives around it….I think that might be called denial….

there is an extremely sharp point of perception at the moment of delivery…of anything….people believe all kinds of things…take them and twist them into something that works for them…or worse…they know “Someone” who really knows….”Kalopsia” – fundamentally  is like a bar at 1:30 am…everybody is getting better looking…

Kalopsia-  “The delusion of things being more beautiful than they are”…this idea is a virus among the art community…which is a small yet significant microcosm of the global picture….after all…art is the only real way we can know anything about anything…especially when the voices are silenced…well as long as it’s good art….but delusion and disinformation make the art community as two left footed as the place we we call home….

combine kalopsia with selective amnesia…(amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember)  and I’d have to say….

things are looking pretty good…and as far as I can remember…they always have…damn!!!! it’s good to be alive…..

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer

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4 thoughts on “500. March 4th… “The following statement is true….The preceding statement is false””….oh and “Every man is a liar”…

  1. Amen to it all.
    Mordita…seems like a practice our local governments have taken to. What’s the word for “big bite”? That would be the direction our government is taking. Because we allow it.
    Complacency-I find that to be quite paradoxical too.

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    • I agree…even on the local level the blatant disregard for truth is amazing…seems the little fish follow the big fish….

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