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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    The hint being that "just the right amount of wrong" is the start line, I think. The point of Crowley's "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law" is to breakdown barriers of normal behaviour, morality and ethics. Once you've parked your moral compass anything at all is possible. It's opening the door and consciously ushering the shadow in to play. Once done you're trapped.
    And some one usually has it all on video too.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magda Hassan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    The hint being that "just the right amount of wrong" is the start line, I think. The point of Crowley's "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law" is to breakdown barriers of normal behaviour, morality and ethics. Once you've parked your moral compass anything at all is possible. It's opening the door and consciously ushering the shadow in to play. Once done you're trapped.
    And some one usually has it all on video too.
    Yes.

    This is also about Power.

    How a person achieves Power.

    The intoxication of the exercise of Power.

    The sense of invulnerability of Power.

    The Hypocrisy and Moral Bankruptcy of Power.

    Joker, the Marine grunt, is trying to deal with, to balance and navigate, the Duality of Man - the "Jungian thing".

    The Powerful have already made their choice.
    "It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
    "Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
    "They are in Love. Fuck the War."

    Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

    "Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
    The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

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