Monday, September 24, 2018

Cognitive Dissidents | Part 2 of ISOLATION: Or, The Art of Being Imperially Alone

"America is a pathetic place where something stupefying must always happen for fear we wake up" William Carlos Williams

 Novelist Derek Swannson's exploration of isolation from mainstream society as a remedy to America's increasingly unaffordable suburban lifestyle in a world gone mad with consumerism and grift.

 "What do you do when corporate America and its entire MKULTRA culture seems to be aligned against you? Well, if you’re like me, you opt for isolation—or 'silence, exile, and cunning,' as James Joyce put it. You find out what it’s like to live a simple life, all alone."

Written, narrated, and (for the most part) filmed and recorded by Derek Swannson. His books can be found—ironically enough—at:

"You are in prison. If you wish to get out of prison, the first thing you must do is realize that you are in prison. If you think you are free, you CAN'T escape" G.I. Gurdjieff

1 comment:

  1. If you've ever wanted to memorize a poem, I highly recommend the brilliant (and very short) "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams.