26-02-08

medway charter of the unimpressed

garranteed basic wage
for non-werkers

the rite to bed
and
lodgins

the rite to wank
and
porn

the rite to plentifull
supplies of good food
and
drink

the rite to alcaseltzer
asprin
and
all the essential
vitamins

the rite to raise late
and
retire drunk

the rite to free water
and
solid shoes

the rite to lack
ambition
religon
and
all the rest

the rite to good women
and
good men
to the toothless
the ugly
and
the dumb

the rite to discuss
points of view
but
as people
not sex
race
creed
or colour

Billy Childish*, The Deathly Flight of Angels, Hangman Books 1990, p. 38-39.

*B. Childish is dyslexic, this poem appears as written by the author.


I couldn't have put it better, & I didn't: "the right to lack ambition, religion and all the rest." 'Decadent!', say the people according to the opinion conceived in them that freedom is a thing to fear, a thing to consume in small portions & at designated times.
Decadent it is. Our evolution ís a free fall toward the center of human gravity: boundless imagination. Imagination that never ever will be exhausted. There will always be sets of sentences unexpressed waiting to express a meaning. We fall from the functional grace whether we like it or not - & we know we do not like it a lot. Unavoidably we become more dysfunctional; we compensate. or try to, by inventing new functionality.
But the game is lost. The rules are arbitrary. Fighting for them is an urge we'll always have to fight. Unimaginatively function within arbitrary rules will - over & over - be fought for. The bloodiness expands as our imagination expanded, to be used unimaginatively, against our nature.
It is not our nature to be functional. Nor to achieve. Nor to aspire if aspiring is towards something somebody else might aspire to as well. Radical individuals are the future, their aspirations are not a function of others but the results of their interactions with others: non-exclusive, not to include or help others out of a sense of responsibility but to not exclude others by claiming or desiring a thing by virtue of it being claimed or desired also by others.
Man, this is it - free from ambition, condemned to life of imagination.


Written whilst listening to some Big Band music.

 

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