Sunday, 12 April 2009

COPACABANA - THE MEMORANDUM




Jonathan said: How was the fishing?



Always fishing for information, Jonathan. And I, for once, have none to
impart. Except, perhaps, for what my experience taught me. What I had expected
to find was a real summer sale of sexual solicitation. Couples copulating on the
beaches, and making love in casual encounters. Women who were discarding all
modesty or freely exposing their intimate parts. Animal intimacy and an erotic
fever. But forgive me casting doubt on this, for what I discovered was a diverse
and inviting expanse of beaches and a healthy and happy conjoining of the sexes.
A heterogeneous but cohesive people who, under a statue fortuitously named
Christo Redentor, seem to have no sense of moral displeasure at their own
inherent disposition. A point not recognized in Europe, but surely compelling in
the moral behaviour of a culture which so wholesomely contrasts the image of
lascivious exhibitionism that has for so long attended the European female. Nor
does it fail to grasp that the body is not meant to be a pornographic gift, but
a natural affirmative statement. Sex is a perfectly proper pursuit in the
circumstances, and I read no sinister connotations into it.

No subversion, no insinuation, no measures of voyeuristic coercion that
any foreign intruder might introduce will shatter this South American
equanimity. To me, the most striking thing about them is an extraordinary happy
quality in their animate eyes and their Latin temperament, their vitality and
good humour. The whole interweaving pattern of racial counterpoint and ethnic
distinction which is mirrored charmingly in the manner of their vernacular and
its symphonic construction, communicating, as it does, with a phonetic,
gesticulative impact. Some people might say that a gift for mimicry is the sign
of an undeveloped language. In this case it is an example of the extraordinary
rapport the indigenes can establish with the minds and emotions of strangers.
Even South America’s dispossessed, the campesinos and the urban poor in their
barrios or favellas, seem a breed supremely more vibrant than the blue-eyed
Caucasian elite which, in spite of outward appearances, is already carrying the
senescent virus of a declining race.

Let’s face it, the beleaguered fortress of Europe has fulfilled its
Faustian compact with what is now a truly demonic civilization. Its modus
vivendi
having acquired a deftly nightmarish tinge, compounded by collective
paranoia if not the wholesale departure of the will to live. Which is a problem
with a far less definable solution than poverty and destitution. A sort of muted
psychosis, one might say, within this ghastly twilight zone that has gathered
closely around us. A cultural Gö tterdämmerung, no less, where all the rules
and exhortations of moral history and enlightenment are abruptly beginning to be
held up to a different light. Nor is it difficult to reconstruct the reaction of
those tormented minds and bodies which are solemnly informed that the pursuit of
pornography is compatible with full mental health. For that, to me, is the
supreme example of a rampant schizophrenia which allows some to trample on every
erotic secret and gynaecological mystery, while others are being forced into
stranger and stranger orientations, often bereft of the apposite sex, and then have to find something else to fuck, and that generally means themselves.

I am, heaven knows, no mere bystander in the business of fornication - but it seems to me that all this must be part of the ever more desperate self-deception underlying our mental development, which is increasingly fuelled
by the terrifying urge for wealth, as in the field of economics, and virtual pleasure, as in the field of electronics. The moral side of it does not bother me, but I have no doubt that this curious borderline reality has its effects on the collective mind. For whether you finally crack and are taken to A&E suffering from repetitive-cyber-attention-psychosis, or perish from a cocktail of heroin, cocaine and skunk, is pretty much the same thing once you've become
dependent, or even addicted, to the almost hourly fix of being injected with
yet another online-dopamine rush.

Soma for the feeble-minded!

The actual world is simply too real for us and we don't want to be part
of natural life. We want to create a magic world in the likeness of our own
image, a blueprint no less, to become actual when linked and twittered, blogged
and face-booked en masse. In this way we can enjoy a fantasy as if it were a
reality. Not to mention those whose minds have come to dwell exclusively on
electronic images while looking for the one thing they can never find, which is
reality. Nor is it generally realised that we now have four species of man: the
celebrities, the pornographers, the politicians, and the mutants. For even if
you are not as yet an active pervert, an electronic mutant or hounded into mental
paranoia, there are plenty of people around you who are. All those unsavoury
habits of diseased little minds, incapable of appreciating the balance of the
world's forces and concentrating instead on the parochial conflicts of religious
wars, Keynesian politics and how to improve the technology for killing other
human beings. Flotsome amid this greater enterprise, their proliferating miseries of interest to no one but themselves. For the inspired sense of the art of the impossible which so characterized the ascent of this once great Western civilization has long since become submerged in the
limitless links for the never-ending distractions which are all virtual, without roots, intangible and circumstantial shortcuts to arousal on a journey that is made unwillingly, without appetite or positive hope of a welcoming and redemptive climax...

And there you are, folks: So I went to South-America and - discovered Europe. God help us all!










Dreamy

21 comments:

All Shook Up said...

we now have four species of man: the celebrities, the pornographers, the politicians, and the mutants

Ohhh Dreamy... you really do need to come and live in a village. Believe it or not, life still ticks mundanely and modestly by - much as it always has if you ignore the newspapers and the blogs.

And anyway... what's all this about happy little picanninies, splashing on their beach, innocently baring their wholesome bodies, untroubled by the ravages of the modern world? With child sex slavery rampant and 25 times more likely to be murdered there than in the UK... are you sure they wouldn't swap their one-room shack in a stinking favella for a council house in Bolton?

Glad you enjoyed your hols.

mutleythedog said...

Hi caramba!

I had no idea you were back as you never bother visiting my blog. I spent the whole day out and about on the beach and at the allotment - not tweetering and what not - I do my blogging in the evening because telly is crap.

Ibiza does sound fun - but I am not sure its for me - though my daughter says I would enjoy the views!

Selena Dreamy said...

Never see my absence from you shameless blog as anything other than temporary, Muts. I have never felt ashamed of you being a very perverted person, because your friendship is valuable! Which reminds me, Hon, do you grown any French beans on your allotment?

Selena Dreamy said...

Ohhh Dreamy... you really do need to come and live in a village.

Ohhh ASU...may the Lord preserve your innocence - and...erm....crush this "thing I have become".

"are you sure they wouldn't swap their one-room shack in a stinking favella for a council house in Bolton?"

I'd take my chance with the squabbling, noisy, pro-creative anthills of South America, anytime, rather than the never-ending parade of dejected council captives, holding on to their welfare checks, looking forward to their pensions. Thanks - but, no thanks!

5000 homicides per annum? Woa, bound to be. It's self-explanatory.

Perhaps the true criterion should be: how many suicides...?

mutleythedog said...

I do have french beans - care to try some? They will be ready in June-ish...

elberry said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/7996571.stm

i hear you had some problems getting through Customs.

All Shook Up said...

5000? Nah... add a nought on and you're getting close.

Funny thing... Belgium's suicide rate (no jokes please!) is 3 times the British which, itself, is just 10.4 (per 100,000) compared to Brazil's 6.8. ( http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide_rates/en/index.html )

Oh Dreamy, come on! A couple of days combing through rubbish dumps for your food would give you a fatal attack of the vapours!

Selena Dreamy said...

I shall here forbear even to hint as to how I'd make my living, ASU - but, all the same, thanks for the statistics.

5000 homicides? That, of course, is Rio alone!

Selena Dreamy said...

"A Brazilian woman was refused entry to the UK when she arrived at Newcastle Airport with luggage containing only T-shirts, a dressing gown and lingerie. UK Border Agency officials said they suspected the 32-year-old of being involved in the sex industry."

Frankly, it wasn't me who was refused entry, Elberry, Far from it, UK custom officials were charmed to find I was a virgin....

Bob said...

All that and they look good as well. The women. Under 30.

Bob said...

My radarscreen says you're in Brasil again. You like it there huh?

Bob said...

No need to be disturbed. The hitcounter on my blog shows the origin of the visitor, and yesterday it showed a hit from Brasil. Visits from Brasil to my blog are very rare, so I figured...

Selena Dreamy said...

...my hitcounter shows rather more hits when I am not blogging, than when I'm blogging (I think there is a lesson to be learnt here...)?!

Brasil? Nope! But I should be in Holland this month, Bob - on transit to The Reich!

How are the tulips?

percy stilton said...

...bring me back a stick of rock

Bob said...

Selena?

Bob said...

Are you in jail?

Selena Dreamy said...

Just a few years, Bob, taking a long Zzzzzzzzzz..... I definitely recommend it.

Thanks for asking, though, I no longer feel unloved and unappreciated...xxx

Bob said...

Selena, the Internet is getting boring without you. Wat are you doing?

Anonymous said...

keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice and relax day!..................................................

merry weather said...

To all readers of Mutleythe dogsdayout

I am so terribly sorry to break this news:

Rob, the author here on blogger of mutley the dog, and my beloved partner in life died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours last Friday, the 21st of May.

I would have preferred to email readers privately. That would have been best, I know. So sorry. Simply it is this - I am heart-broken.

At some near time I will post properly, as Rob would wish - a celebration!

Regards

Kate

Anonymous said...

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

-The Late Mitchell Warren