East vs West - 7

Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
— William S. Burroughs

You've been to places like this. They are pleasant. They are quaint. They try to capture what was by putting on some makeup. It is completely understandable and if I was in charge, I would do the same thing. Yet, the sad fact is that they are all fake, not unlike every so called democratic government in the world. Everything is permitted.

THE SEARCH FOR SELF IN THE MATRIX OF SOCIAL GOVERNANCE

I just watched former President Obama's speech at the University of Illinois.  He made a case for democracy, which I found genuine and moving.  The problem, however, is that democracy can not be found within a speech or the person delivering it.  It must be found within the social fabric itself, and that can only happen when the environment that fosters this social fabric is real.  Our world has gone beyond real.  It is no longer organic, existing within the homeostatic system of Gaia.  It is an analogue algorithm that has snaked off into the quasi digital horizon where nothing is true and everything is permitted.