Do you know what this word really means? Apocalypse
Apocalypse (Greek: Ἀποκάλυψις –translit. APOKALYPSIS, literally: the lifting of the veil), is a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the mass of humankind. Today the term is often used to mean “end of the world”, which may be a shortening of the phrase apokalupsis eschaton which literally means “revelation at the end of the world”.
I’ve recently been listening to Terrence Mckenna’s Novelty theory which he managed to contrive from the Chinese ‘Iching’ and simultaneously trying to understand other theories such as peak oil and global warming. And it does kind of feel a little apocolyptic, is there a certain lifting of the veil, or are we looking at something completely different?
It doesn’t cease to amaze me why we all make the decisions that we do. The Earth spins around its axis, and we wake every ‘day’ thinking its a new day, that the past has been erased in our sleep, that yesterday is separate from tomorrow (we have calendars to prove it). And we continue to do the same things, day after day after day.
But who actually sit’s and thinks about what is happening actually at this moment? Consider the world as a whole? Consider it as a picture of a single day? Where on the left hand side people are just waking up and as you scan your eyes to the right they go through the motions of a day, when finally on the right, the are just about going to bed.
And consider what they do? Our main industry is to mine the earth, and to build houses and buildings? 😉 This is non-stop. And we have got very very very very good at it!
Do we not have the imagination to do anything different? Eat, Sleep, drink, fuck and build? Is that the programming inside you? Will by questioning this programme, people think you mad or simply dysfunctional? or Dangerous?
The point is clear? We Eat, Sleep, drink, fuck and build. and if you think that your excluded from the cycle your just delusional, or as the fact might be, under a spell. Or you could be in subsaharan Africa under the whim of some militia cut of from modern world economy. So that is what you do.
Another point is also clear, this is the first time in history that there are 6 billion of us on Earth who are quite so good at doing the above point.
and the third point which is crystal. Everyone pretends that we know what we are doing! We have been to school! Man has been on the moon! And what about the human genome project! Of course we KNOW what we are doing!