Listen up, keyly committed core components of the Counter-Cultural Community!
Technological developments such as the internet and smart-phones have vastly increased the societal scope for spying, surveillance, scopophilic sadism and the circulation of slime…
But how should the Counter-Cultural Community respond in terms of these developments?
To answer this question, let’s interrogate issues around those core counter-cultural icons William Burroughs, George Orwell and Edward Snowden. They would not approve of scopophilic sadism and the surveillance state. Their passionate principle is/was: “Mind your own business and leave other people alone…”
Obviously, that passionate principle is laughed at by the Daily Mail, Rupert Murdoch, chavs, bored teens and other mainstream folk, who have no business to mind and believe in doing as much harm to others as they can get away with…
It’s also laughed at by the surveillance state and agencies like the NSA, GCHQ, and Unit 8200…
Now let’s consider another core counter-cultural icon…
Some fetid folk would say that Headpress C.E.O. David Nekrophile is a dim-but-devious adolescent voyeur, like a cross between a Daily-Mail reader and a Kerekes. They would also say that David’s psychology and preferences place him in the second group — with chavs et al, not with Burroughs, Orwell and Snowden.
This is patent nonsense. David is a passionate admirer of William Burroughs and would never go against that core counter-cultural principle of “Mind your business” etc.
And even if David weren’t a passionate admirer of Burroughs, he would still adhere strictly to the principle.
It’s simple. David’s Mom Mirima Nekrophile was a refugee from the surveillance state of communist Romania, where individual privacy was ruthlessly and remorselessly invaded by the operatives of the security apparatus on a ruthless and remorseless basis…
In a very real sense, David would be spitting in his Mom’s face if he ever supported, let alone indulged in, any kind of spying, slime-sniffing or surveillance…
This is why David proudly and passionately stands with William Burroughs, George Orwell and Edward Snowden. Not with the NSA, communists, Murdoch, the Daily Mail, chavs, bored teens, etc.
It’s also why David would not feel the slightest voyeuristic thrill if he were given the opportunity to witness or participate in the scenarios collected below.
Not the slightest…
Teraticotoxic Textual Tidbits
Something that chavs and Daily-Mail readers would enjoy, but Dave Kerekes wouldn’t (honest) #1
April 4th, 1984. Last night to the flicks. All war films. One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean. Audience much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him, first you saw him wallowing along in the water like a porpoise, then you saw him through the helicopters gunsights, then he was full of holes and the sea round him turned pink and he sank as suddenly as though the holes had let in the water, audience shouting with laughter when he sank. — From George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1986)
Something that chavs and Daily-Mail readers would enjoy, but Dave Kerekes wouldn’t #2
‘Did you go and see the prisoners hanged yesterday?’ said Syme.
‘I was working,’ said Winston indifferently. ‘I shall see it on the flicks, I suppose.’
‘A very inadequate substitute,’ said Syme. […]
‘It was a good hanging,’ said Syme reminiscently. ‘I think it spoils it when they tie their feet together. I like to see them kicking. And above all, at the end, the tongue sticking right out, and blue — a quite bright blue. That’s the detail that appeals to me.’ — From George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1986)
Something that chavs and Daily-Mail readers would enjoy, but Dave Kerekes wouldn’t #3
Many of the people searching through the haystacks were young, enlisted guys … 18 to 22 years old. They’ve suddenly been thrust into a position of extraordinary responsibility where they now have access to all your private records. In the course of their daily work they stumble across something that is completely unrelated to their work, for example an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising situation but they’re extremely attractive. So what do they do? They turn around in their chair and they show a co-worker. And their co-worker says: “Oh, hey, that’s great. Send that to Bill down the way.” And then Bill sends it to George, George sends it to Tom and sooner or later this person’s whole life has been seen by all of these other people. Anything goes, more or less. — Edward Snowden on voyeurism at the NSA
Something that chavs and Daily-Mail readers would enjoy, but Dave Kerekes wouldn’t #4
Palestinians’ sex talks were always a hot item to pass on from one person in the unit to the other, for a good laugh. One person would call over another to come listen. Or some other entertaining talks. For example, “funny” medical conditions like haemorrhoids. It’s part of the unit’s morale. You also pass on photos for laughs that belong to targets, or just to Palestinians. Just photos, family photos, and the guys have a laugh when the children are ugly. There are also private photos, for example, that couples took for one another. — Whistleblower on voyeurism at Unit 8200
• Killing for Culture: Death on Film and the Sizzle of Snuff — seminal snuff-study sizzlingly simul-scribed by David Kerekes and David Slater (Visceral Visions, 2016)
• Encyclopedia Psychopathica: Top Tips, Tactics and Targeting Techniques for Successful Serial Slayers — seminal psycho-slayer ’cyclopedia sinisterly solo-scribed by Sam Salatta (Visceral Visions, 2015)
• Nekro-Vile: Kandid Konfessions of a Korpse-Kontemplator — deeply disturbing depiction of death-dedicated deviance by David Kerekes (Visceral Visions, 2016)