Never Trust A Junkie

I’ll admit I had the lyrics of this song wrong and my childhood best friend was right. Alas.

At the beginning of Ministry’s “Just One Fix,” two guys are talking, and one says “Give me the Thorazine” and the other replies, “You don’t need the Thorazine.” I always thought he said, “Give me the force” … “The force is the source.” I was wrong.

Anyway, I had more to say… now I just gotta remember what it was…

Lately, I’ve been thinking about The Internet as I originally knew it and how it is now. When I first got online in the mid-1990s, I was mostly looking for sheet music at OLGA – the On Line Guitar Archive. Back then, websites were pretty new, and many businesses had no presence. Napster still would not come out for years, and a mobile device with data seemed unrealistic. Back then, we knew technology _had_ to get better, but the _how_ was unclear.

For my part, I foolishly thought people were—and would still get—smarter. Maybe people are getting smarter… across generations. It’s fast for glaciers, I guess.

But I digress.

Anyway, actually I’m going to keep the digression going—humor me here. Humans are really showcasing their primate qualities here. I used to think people were reasonably smart because once in a while, a smart one becomes famous. But by and large, this is some Ayn Rand shit here.

Ok, I think I’m done digressing for now.

I accept that humans are mostly pleasure-seeking machines (primates), but it’s time to raise expectations. Otherwise we’re gonna end up fighting robots, and we will definitely lose.

Firstly, we need to determine what separates us, and we need to cherish that. Yeah, yeah, we sweat and shit. I know. But I was thinking more along the lines of art and poetry. Or acrobatics! Acrobatics are cool!

The point is (if one exists) for all our flaws, humans aren’t so bad (as long as we’re omitting things like pollution 🫣). As such, we need to get our act together and claim this planet—before the robots do!

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