Happiness Is A Side Effect Of Meaning | Proudly Made in the USA

Happiness is a Side Effect of Meaning | Proudly Made in the USA

Happiness is a Side Effect of Meaning | Proudly Made in the USA

It's a beautiful day to be alive here at the peak of recorded human history

BASKET CASE THEORY ft Scott Adams out now!


"Life is as kind as you let it be" - Charles Bukowski






America's preachers tell me that there is no sermon
Which is looked forward to with less enthusiasm than a sermon about sin [laughs]
Well, that's probably true
If we're talking about a secular sermon on the subject of hard work

Pregnant skyline of America
Was set in place one brick at a time
Now that represents a lot of callouses
America the beautiful is not an accomplished fact guaranteed to remain intact
God shed his grace on thee to be sure, but
This was waste land when God had it to himself
He handed man a hoe and said you want another Eden? All right, earn it
And all that's necessary for the weeds to take over again
Is for you and me to lay down that hoe
If I were the Devil
If I were the Devil

If I were the Prince of Darkness, I'd want to engulf the whole world in darkness
And I'd have a third of its real estate
And four-fifths of its population
But I wouldn't be happy until I had seized
The ripest apple on the tree – thee
So I'd set about however necessary to take over the United States
I'd subvert the churches first
I'd begin with a campaign of whispers
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve
"Do as you please"
To the young I would whisper that the Bible is a myth
I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around
I would confide that what's bad is good and what's good is square
And the old, I would teach to pray after me
Our Father – which art in Washington
And then I'd get organized
I'd educate authors in
Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas
Has it been five years?
It seems like a lifetime
The kind of peak
That never comes again
San Francisco in the middle sixties
Was a very special time and place to be a part of
But no explanation
No mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that
You were there and alive
In that corner of time in the world
Whatever it meant
There was madness in any direction
At any hour
You can strike sparks anywhere

From a distance, you can hear the brass and the drums as they get closer

And it begins as a sound

It’s very interesting, it begins as a sound

And as it gets louder, there comes a point

Where imperceptibly, it becomes visible

And then, all I can say is, it gets bigger

Just like someone marching toward you through three-dimensional space

(Ma – Marching toward you through three-dimensional space)

And so, it goes from being a little phenomenon on the horizon of your awareness

To, you're there, you're with them

You're playing the tuba, you're marching along

It's happening

It's happening

And then, they peel off and march away and leave you in the same way they came

The archetype of this phenomenon, as far as I can tell is the archetype of the circus

Now, people can say all kinds of things

They can say, well, this is just the autonomous substructures of the psyche manifesting themselves

But sounds to me like a lawyer's explanation

It's hard to smoke DMT, especially if you're not a smoker

It's harsh

Some people don't get enough

I would say, of the people who smoke as much as I think you should smoke

75% probably report something like this

It's hard for people to report

I've had years and years of practice

What I've just told you about this is an incredibly crumpled, compressed edited version Because what is really happening

In there is