The Truth Will Set You Free
I Call Bullshit
I have often heard this. Initially this quote came from the Bible, however I am talking about its common secular (non-biblical) use. I don’t think anyone would benefit if I commented on the bible even in jest. The first question I have is ‘who’s fucking truth?‘ My truth is that women who dress up as pirates are about the easiest girls around, easier than jersey girls. That’s my truth, experientially, and so far it hasn’t set anyone free. Well to be honest I had a hand in their being set free on their journey down the drain the shower.
The next questions I have is what will I be freed from? Am I naturally imprisoned ? Was I born into a truthless state of affairs? If it possible to be born into a truthless state of affairs can I be sure that I can ever leave that state? Telling the truth didn’t set Magic Johnson free from AIDS. It really just made him a better businessman. He is building theaters everywhere, doing commercials for AIDS, making stupid commentary for unimportant basketball games at the Olympics and selling off his stock in Starbucks. I guess he finally tried to bought a $15.00 latte after waiting being 3 people with the most ridiculous orders one it made him think about not taking his meds for a while)
- Venti 1 pump caramel, 1 pump white mocha, 2 scoops vanilla bean powder, extra ice frappuchino with 2 shots poured over the top (apagotto style) with caramel drizzle under and on top of the whipped cream, double cupped.
- Tall iced coffee in a grande cup with extra ice, 3 pumps hazelnut, 2 pumps classic, an inch of non-fat milk, with a dome lid and a venti straw.
- Triple Venti Sugar free, Non fat, No foam, extra caramel, with whip caramel macchiato. Then pour regular coffee down the side with 2 packs of raw sugar and a stir stick on the side.
One way You can be set free
Telling the truth can land you in prison and forced non consensual anal rape is definitely not a part of being free.
Political Activist assassinated Steve Biko
How was he set free:
Steve Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 and interrogated by officers of the Port Elizabeth security police including Harold Snyman and Gideon Nieuwoudt. This interrogation took place in the Police Room 619. The interrogation lasted twenty-two hours and included torture and beatings resulting in a coma. He suffered a major head injury while in police custody, and was chained to a window grille for a day. On 11 September 1977, police loaded him in the back of a Land Rover, naked and restrained in manacles, and began the 1100 km drive to Pretoria to take him to a prison with hospital facilities. He was nearly dead owing to the previous injuries. He died shortly after arrival at the Pretoria prison, on 12 September. The police claimed his death was the result of an extended hunger strike, but an autopsy revealed multiple bruises and abrasions and that he ultimately succumbed to a brain hemorrhage from the massive injuries to the head, which many saw as strong evidence that he had been brutally clubbed by his captors.
The truth is ultimately relative, some people might find pirate whores to actually actually classy ladies with a lot to add to a conversations on Proust and French symbolist poets (probably because they all had herpes in common) Even if there is absolute truth how could one articulate it to someone? Truth doesn’t set you free, it either gets you killed or makes you engaged in a forced morning shower expectoration. All pedantic joking aside, quite often I see this quote used in terms of describing deep ontological/Metaphysical questioning or religio-mystical practice. When viewed in a more quotidian way this quote falls apart. I have no idea about any ontological/metaphysical/ mystical questions. Until there is a clear definitive experience in all honesty I have no idea what “truth” or “freedom” is beyond my own limited experience:
“man is the measure of all things, of those that are in so far as they are, and those that are not in so far as they are not”