Saturday, March 13, 2010

TMR's Fade To Black: The Beginning Of The End

"It's always been in large part about being kind of bad and loving somebody who doesn't deserve it and failing to appreciate somebody else who was better."
--Ann Althouse, on what American Idol - and, by extension, NewAge culture - is all about.

Well, I think it's safe to say, my time online is about ready to come to a close. I've seen and heard enough "infantile pop philosophizing offered by an ignoramus" to make me sick of people all over again, so there's not much point in me engaging their "ideas" any longer, even if it's just in the form of a post with pictures.

You can have your madness. I don't need it. You can't be helped. I'm done.

Sincerely: I'm as tired of being grossed out by you as you are of being insulted by me.

The blog is now inching up on 5,000 posts, so I'll try to meet that number and then decide what I want to do with it - I may keep going or I may not - but multiple daily postings are definitely coming to an end. As is my involvement on other sites.

Yea, I'm going completely back to the real world where, if I want to see a train wreck, I'll walk out to the tracks or listen to a "progressive" (or sit in the back row of some "spiritual gathering" or another) rather than read another blog.

So - long story short - that's that. If you want to know more about the wages of NewAge, you can either check out the previous posts, or visit my sister site, Panda Bear, M.D., or even the highly informative (and much loved) Mystic Bourgeoisie.

Like I said, I'll still put *something* up here for a little while but, at this point, I don't know what.

I've got to care about people to do what I've been doing but, after learning what "the good people" or "the smart people" are capable of, I just can't fake it any longer: I've lost all compassion for you.

My online experience has taught me that people, generally, are vile and stupid beyond belief and it's probably best just to leave them to their various "spiritual" entertainments - especially the vicious humping of each other's legs under the guise of showing "love for your fellow man". (Special note to Roger Ebert: enjoy your cancer, I am.)

You've sickened me enough to last a lifetime so, now, I'm doing something else. Anything else.

Even if it's just hanging out, alone, and playing music for no one until the day I die, it's gonna be better than spending time with the politically ineffectual, the rebelliously delusional, and the defiantly ignorant. Trust me on that one.

I've been there: I know.


  1. I don't know if your beef is that nobody pays attention to you, but as for that, it would help if you would respond to comments. If not, why bother having them?

  2. Nichevo,

    No, my issue is not only am I sick of the replies I get but I'm generally sick of people, their beliefs, and what they lead to - which is never good. My wife killed three people because of her "good" beliefs, so my take on things may be extreme, but that's what I can't forget when I hear others talk, or see what others do, regarding spirituality. And it'll never go away. I'm damned for life never to experience it as it was but as it is and all the excuses for what goes wrong with spirituality ("that person was crazy but my beliefs are fine") can't change that.

    I'm too far gone - there's just been too much pain, lies, and death - for me to ever really love humanity again. It disgusts me. And the fact most people aren't capable of dealing with that is enough for me to say "enough". I don't have to care anymore than anyone else does - which ain't much if something doesn't affect them personally - I'm just less willing to lie about it. Hell, I'm just less willing to lie, period.

    Anyway, thanks for writing. I'll try to answer comments more, when I visit the site, but I'm sincere in saying that won't be at the rate it has been:

    I'm done.

  3. No, don't stop posting



    Never mind, you're right. Your posts are meaningless. The truly sad thing is that it took you so long to realize the obvious fact that your online blather is completely, one hundred percent meaningless.

    You should find a more meaningful hobby, like watching paint dry.


  4. I understand that you need to do what is best for you. I have never commented but I have enjoyed your posts, even learned from them. It is a comfort to read someone who looks at things in a logical manner, like myself. Thanks for your efforts.

  5. 1jpb,

    I never said my posts were meaningless, I said you are.


    Thank you in return.

  6. Shades of DenBeste!
    but, it's not the same.

  7. test, i couldn't post yesterday.

    tw: ozedwal

  8. oh sure, now I can post...

    so as I was saying yesterday...

    1jpb, it might seem infra dig for Cracky to say this, so on his behalf I will:

    1) Fuck you.

    2) Never mind a defense or exploration of The Macho Response (a blog which I have myself often found unsatisfying): the very fact that you find yourself here crapping on Crack begs the question of what you are doing here, if this place and his remarks are so worthless. His remarks are so worthless they made you come to his blog?

    To quote Obi-Wan Kenobi:

    Who is the greater fool, the fool, or the fool who follows him?

    TW: wouldn't be proper for him to tell you where to get off.

  9. One question you could answer before you go. You post all of these pics generally without caption. There is one in particular - a black woman with what seems to be half her scalp peeled off, holding a cup of dirt - that just mystifies me.

    That's my question. WTF?!?

  10. I hate to see you go, but you do whats best for you. It's been good to see someone with a brain take on these new age quacks.

  11. Too bad!

    You posted some really good stuff. Scared me a couple times and me laugh a bunch too.

    If I were you, I would go to Yellowstone National Park. Get off the trails and just live it up for a while. Forget about culture for a while.


  12. Sometimes when I read your commentary, I am reminded of the following quote:

    The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.
    - Oliver Wendell Holmes.

    Thanks for blowing my mind on many occasions. My best to you.