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Robert Anton Wilson – 2

seems to me immanent and decentralized, not transcendent and authoritarian. More like Internet than like a monarchy. Aleister Crowley said “Every man and every woman is a star.” We in the Guns and Dope Party have changed that to “Every man and every woman is a Tsar.” That not only signifies scientific and political freedom, but someting in the neigborhood of Vedic identification of the true self with divinity, or at least the Quaker “inner light.”
David: How has marijuana helped you with your creative writing process?
Bob: I have always had strong tendencies toward compulsive rewriting, polishing, refining etc. and marijuana has intensified that. In fact, these days I seldom stop fine-tuning my prose until editors remind me about deadlines. As Paul Valery said, “A work of art is never completed, only abandonned,” and I regard even my nonfiction as a kind of art.

David: Are you still as optimistic about the future now as you were when you wrote Cosmic Trigger?

Bob: More so, but only because I don’t think politics has as much importance as most people imagine. The real changes occur first in pure science, then in technology, then in social forms; the politicians then run around in front of the parade and pretend they’re leading it, like Al Gore claiming he invented Internet. If you only look at Dubya and Osama, the world looks like a Dark Age madhouse, but look at bio-tech and computer science and space colonies and a much more hopeful scenario dawns. Politics always

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5 comments to Robert Anton Wilson – 2

  • Eric Wagner

    Great interview. It brings Bob back to life a bit. I wonder what he would make of Twitter and the Obama presidency, etc.

  • Eric Wagner

    Ahah! I just saw the “awaiting moderation” comment. Interestingly it has the date November 22 (Andre Gide’s birthday) whereas here in California I perceive it as November 21 (Earl Monroe’s birthday). Anyway, great interview!

  • […] —¿Por qué crees que la política de este planeta es tan desastrosa y por qué crees que los seres humanos son tan violentos los unos con los otros? —Porque mucha gente no ha oído nunca de la lógica del quizás y viven en un mundo de y/o, lo que aplicado a la ética y a las políticas sociales hace que el mundo se convierta en una cuestión de bien/mal. Entonces la vanidad humana determina que todos los idiotas se coloquen en la posición que corresponde a lo bueno y dejen a aquellos que no están de acuerdo en la de lo malo. (…) La violencia procede de la gente que se cree moralmente superior, y esta superioridad moral viene muchas veces de la lógica de lo bueno/malo, sin quizás alguno. —Robert Anton Wilason en esta recientemente publicada entrevista. […]

    • admin

      Estoy feliz de anunciar, publicar esto, pero yo no hablo español, así que lo siento pero no puedo hablar de forma inteligente al respecto. Tal vez alguien te responderá. Espero que esta traducción no es demasiado patética.

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