Aphorisms. Part II.

XIV.

Enjoy the decline.

XV.

Go outside. Get some sun.

XVI.

Why is there something rather than nothing?

XVII.

Music is often recognised as a universal language, but there is another one, perhaps even more effective at getting its message across: violence.

XVIII.

Physics is dead.

XIX.

Art is really only worth paying attention to at the extremes. The very good and the very bad. For either to take place, some risk is required — be it a risk informed by cojones, or one driven by sheer naivety and oblivion (obvious examples to point to for the latter are The Shaggs, Viper, The Room etc).

XX.

Oh ye passionate defenders of capitalism — how amusing is it that so many of you don’t even own capital. You’ll eventually get there though, right?

XXI.

One does not feel alive until they have found that which they are unhesitatingly willing to die for.

XXII.

Someone will always rule the world.

XXIII.

The mark of genius is artistry, not IQ.

XXIV.

“The news” exists either to sell ads, or support the short-term interests of the ruling class. When something actually becomes important, it ceases to be “the news”, and it becomes history. Keep up with history, not “the news”.

XXV.

It’s not so much poor taste that’s the problem now, but the complete lack of it. It’s frowned upon to even attempt to cultivate it.

XXVI.

One cannot have the sacred without sacrifice. Our most influential religion is centred around sacrifice…the GREATEST possible sacrifice.

XXVII.

Yes.