Ha, ha ha!!! What a silly, bitter man! Maybe people still hitchhike in rural Scotland because foreigners are not perceived as a threat here as much as down in England heh? :D
I definitely feel more welcome here than down south. My best pagan/magick friends in here come from Germany, France, Wales (born in Iran) England and Scotland. Lady running local magick shop comes from Australia. Bristol in England might be much more cosmopolitan city than Inverness but most magicians at the local moot in Bristol were English. I prefer mixed origins and attitudes.
Sad thing about guys like Carroll is that they cry over lost past. We're here to stay and we do not give a fuck if some old farts do not like it. It will be better for him to simply accept reality. Ah, and he admits he votes out of fear! Another sign of weak mind in my opinion. He clearly fights another lost battle.
Pete! These days if you're say you're English you will be arrested and thrown in jail!
Wikipedia definition: "A decentralized campaign of civil disobedience, activism, art movements, especially performance art and guerrilla art, culture jamming, graffiti and other vandalism, practical jokes, hoaxes, reality hacking, chaos magic, words of power, and anything else that is believed to bring about social change through disrupting paradigms and thus forcing the victim to question the parameters of one's reality tunnel". I think this is basically a more elaborate/mystical uptake of dadaism.
About a decade ago with my band we engaged heavily in mindfuck by delivering highly controversial performances. Later i continued with this during private parties by breaking social norms of behaviors (nudity and orgies) . Last year I engaged heavily in mindfuck during the Scottish independence debate. The most recent of my performances was writing a message to P. Carroll in response to his blog on emigration :-D It's fun and it makes your life more interesting...
When it becomes distasteful?- when it loses its purpose. To me the whole point of it is to make people see the world differently. If you do it for fun only you can easily lose the track of what's acceptable. With my band we crossed that line more than once. It wasn't healthy. One time we decided to serve our guests jug full of piss to drink. It was meant as a joke but they got horribly offended and frankly I would too in their place...When you start behaving like an asshole eventually you become one.
^ My second comment above was copy pasted from my reply to this thread on CMG, but I decided I didn't want it to 'get lost' in the stream there, and so saved it here for posterity. It repeats some of the things I said in my first post. But oh well... o.O
Unfortunately messenger has to be killed ;)
Hey dont kill the messenger. :)
A Hippy village needn't be anti-technology, more about clever use of technology in harmony with natural cycles. Understanding of natural cycles and harnessing renewable energy is a high technological goal. Removal of illth (harmful technology and practises detrimental to health and therefore wealth) from our lifestyles is a worthwhile 'hippy' goal without having to embrace so kind of primitivist idealism. Maybe I'm just a cyber-hippy though... :P~
A mushroom? I knew it!
I dont understand you people. I am a mushroom.