Friday, February 8, 2008
The Nazis in Germany was possessed by weird ideas. Today the Islamists are possessed and so are fundamentalist Christians and neo-liberals. We can be possessed in so many different ways. We can get all sorts of crazy ideas in our heads. We can be deeply convinced about things that we later understand was completely idiotic. To wake up from such misunderstandings is very painful.
If you think of how we have ruined this planet with our incredible greed, evil and stupidity, you will feel depressed. The holocaust, the gulag, the slave trade, the inquisition trials… It is terrible to think of it. So don’t. Don’t think of it. Put your attention somewhere else. On love, maybe, or something fun. Become like a child. Don’t worry. Be happy. Be optimistic. Positive thinking can do the trick. Bring in the clowns. Or train your mind like you train a dog. Teach him to sit, teach him to avoid shit and, for Christ’s sake, teach him not to eat it. If you happen to see an ugly street fight, just walk away and pretend you didn’t see it. Try to become innocent again. Try to become like an idiot: I don’t see anything, I don’t hear anything. I don’t say anything. You have to have an strategy.