Bowie RIP and thoughts unleashed

Four months ago I was being “told” by everyone around me that I should be mourning the passing of one of three people who in reality had brought me nothing but…reasons to be angry OR terrified OR depressed OR all of the above. (You can’t say that I owe the dead person any gratitude for “keeping me alive” – others might have done that. What matters is the mauvaise legacy they left)…
Why am I writing this here, on this page? To make the point that – for most people, I believe – our “real parents”, the ones who shaped the valuable parts of our Selves, are people we never knew personally, whose foibles never impacted upon us, but whose particular strain of intellectual brilliance educated us in some more valuable way than anything any relative (or schoolteacher, of course) could provide / impose.

Last Monday I was one of the many walking in a grey haze, distant from the world around, hearing nothing but ghostly echoes of “Subterraneans”, “The Motel”, “Sweet Thing/Candidate”, “Savior Machine”, “Bewlay Brothers”, “Life On Mars?”…

Not since the demise of FZ had I felt so much empty space.

Message to a Spectator magazine columnist whose name I forget (she was a right-wing feminazi type): You can claim that people mourning Bowie are simply using him as a symbol for their own heightened awareness of mortality (mourning their younger selves). But it’s not as simple as that.

Everything Bowie – and rock music – represented is under threat from, if not actually extinguished by, the right-wing socio-political hegemony.

Issue #1: The way young people are disempowered, as never before.

The school leaving age has been raised to 18. (Instead of being lowered to 13 – as the first stage in the process of official acceptance of what we all know from personal experience – formal education

    doesn’t work

, it’s not just counter-productive but destructive, a psychological abuse we spend the rest of our lives trying to recover from. First step in reversing this millenia-old crime against humanity / reality is abolishing the unmitigated waste of time that is secondary education, and replacing it with work-based training schemes, for which the attendee is paid a small wage!)

The age of consent has “effectively” been raised to 18 (via laws against “indecent communication”, laws imposed on hotel keepers in the wake of the Rotherham scandal, etc). And people in power in the UK and US have been heard arguing that it should be raised to the mid-twenties! (Instead of being lowered to 13 [or whatever the standard age of pubescence is now] in line with biological reality – which would have the effect of at last breaking the destructive hold on young minds of falsities like the desirability of monogamy, the indesirability of “promiscuity”, that there is any such thing as “enduring romance” (a.ka. “true love”). Concurrent with this, the powers-that-shouldn’t-be have lost their ability to distinguish between paedophilia and ephebophilia. (How many people were saying, of the Simon Dancszuk affair, that there was something inherently wrong in a 40 year old man desiring a 17 year old?! When such a desire is not only normal but absolutely biologically proper – it’s the natural-selection/survival-of-the-fittest instinct? See also that Spectator feminazi who, in her dissing of the Bowie cult, described him as “a man who almost certainly had sex with an underage girl while his wife waited in the next bed” If underage means “post pubescent / consensual”, good on ‘im! )
The tragedy is that so many young people are weak-minded enough to believe they do need protection from “sexual predators” including their own peers – to believe they are being harmed, not educated / toughened-up, by “sexting” and by access to pornography (which is the greatest weapon for demolition of those myths I listed five sentences ago – and for revealing to men how they have been defrauded by feminism, revealing what they are entitled to and, in real life, being denied, in terms of fulfilment of sexual desires or should I say “fetishes”).
In which case – shame on parents, teachers and the media for making so many teenagers so abnormally, dangerously, timid and lacking in self-knowledge and self-confidence. (No wonder they reach university feeling so threatened by contradictory political views, or by song lyrics that someone has ludicrously misinterpreted {q.v Robin Thicke} !) But shame on the teenagers themselves for allowing it to continue – they’re not pitiable, they’re detestable, because they threaten other people’s basic human freedoms as they fail to embrace their own.

Why am I associating Bowie with this?  Because he more than anyone before him represented sexual revolution.  Championing bisexuality, homosexuality, the transsexual or at least transvestite, all the nuances of sexuality and gender-identification.  We should take a moment to remember how much worse the world would be if he has not existed.  But he left the job unfinished – he forgot how much there was still to do in terms of liberating (or rather rationalising) heterosexual life.

 

So, to finally come to the main argument, the voting age, the drinking age, the driving age, and the sex age, should all be lowered to 13, in line with biological reality. All of these five age-related barriers must be lowered simultaneously in order for any one of them to make practical sense.
(For anyone who dredges up a load of false pseudo-science to deny this “biological reality”, to argue that humans don’t achieve even a modicum of “maturity” until the age of twenty-something – I say: who do you think you’re fooling, when you can’t fool yourself? You know you’re slandering your own younger self as you spout this toxic cack!)

 

Now – Issue #2: Rock culture also represented emancipation from religion. But now representatives of and adherents to religion are grovelled to and guaranteed access to positions of government, more than they have been for decades.
Religious people would be pitiable if they were isolated eccentrics who only afflicted themselves. They’re not. They deceive, intimidate and defraud not only their families, but everyone else – via their influence over state education (which brings us back to Issue 1a above) and over the state itself (Who is it that blocks liberalisation of abortion laws, sex laws etc? Religious people, and people who deny being religious but are clearly motivated by half-submerged religious indoctrination which they cling to in defiance of inconvenient realities).

People whose every decision in life is in some way informed by belief in things that don’t exist (“God” and “the afterlife”) – these beliefs being invariably accompanied by an array of easily disproven pre-scientific beliefs (often cloaked in the gibberish language of false pseudo-science) about everything from how the universe works to how the human body works (and the latter is more dangerous – it brings us back to Issue 2b above). Such people are not mentally in a fit state to occupy any position of responsibility whatsoever. Which is why all equal opportunity laws need to be scrapped – no religion should ever be “respected”. You publicly identify yourself as a Christian or Muslim or Hindu or pagan (I know from experience they’re as bad as any of the above) or whatever – it’s unemployment for you (and readers will know I don’t say that inadvisedly!)

David Bowie, like so many of his generation, flirted with, and almost succumbed to, religion at times (1975 and 1992) – a “flirtation” potentially far more dangerous than his passing interest in fascism. That he eventually returned to sanity / atheism, using religious symbolism (in the lyrics of the albums Blackstar, Heathen, Reality etc) as merely that – symbolism – is easily deduced and therefore widely documented.