October 4, 2012

Gameshow vs. roadshow

 We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.

—Terrence McKenna


  1. Sheila Ryan on October 4th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Thank you.

  2. rick neece on October 4th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    If anyone embodies this it’s you, IMHO.

  3. Derek White on October 4th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Thanks Rick, i strive for this in theory, but i don’t think i’m nearly there.